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Organization profile

Organisation Profile

The Aleksanteri Institute, Finnish Centre for Russian and Eastern European Studies, is an independent institute of the University of Helsinki and provides high-standard academic expertise in Finland with regard to Russia and Eastern Europe.

The Aleksanteri Institute functions as a national centre of research, study and expertise pertaining to Russia and Eastern Europe, particularly in the social sciences and humanities. The Institute promotes cooperation and interaction
between the academic world, public administration, business life and civil society, both in Finland and abroad.

One of the 15 new Centres of Excellence (CoE) in Research for 2012-2017 funded by the Academy of Finland is Aleksanteri Institute’s Choices of Russian Modernisation, led by Markku Kivinen.

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.


The Future of Renewable Energy in Russia

Gritsenko, D.


Project: Research project

Sinulle on vihapostia -hanke

Kotilainen, N., Hast, S., Vuorelma, J., Kangas, A. & Särmä, S.

01/08/2017 → …

Project: Research project

MISHA: Migration, Shadow Economy and Parallel Legal Orders in Russia

Heusala, A., Aitamurto, K., Urinboyev, R. & Eraliev, S.


Project: Research project


Being, becoming and challenging European: subject positions in the European Heritage Label

Kaasik-Krogerus, S., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Europe - Asia Studies.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Creating and Governing Cultural Heritage in the European Union: The European Heritage Label

Lähdesmäki, T., Ceginskas, V. L. A., Kaasik-Krogerus, S., Mäkinen, K. & Turunen, J., 2020, (Accepted/In press)

Research output: Book/ReportBookScientificpeer-review

Global deinstitutionalisation policy in the post-Soviet space: A comparison of child-welfare reforms in Russia and Kazakhstan

An, S. & Kulmala, M., 19 May 2020, In : Global Social Policy. OnlineFirst, 19 May 2020, p. 1-24 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Kuvia perhepiiristä? Viron ja Suomen suhteiden esittäminen tiedotusvälineissä.

Kaasik-Krogerus, S., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Liikkuvuus, muutoliike ja ylirajaiset suhteet Suomen ja Viron välillä.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Air emissions from ships in port: Does regulation make a difference?

Tovar, B., Tichavska, M., Gritsenko, D., Johansson, L. & Jalkanen, J-P., Mar 2019, In : Transport Policy. 75, p. 128-140 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review


Birgit Beumers

Ira Österberg (Host)
3 Mar 201916 Mar 2019

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

Joan Neuberger

Ira Österberg (Host)
4 Jun 20198 Jun 2019

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH


Ira Österberg (Speaker: Chair), Sigrid Kaasik-Krogerus (Speaker: Opponent/discussant)
24 Oct 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Larisa Shpakovaskya

Meri Kulmala (Host)
15 Jan 201915 Feb 2019

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

Reflections on Civic Organisations in Russia – civil society and poverty

Leo Granberg (Speaker)
5 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


Agricola Prize 1988

Vesa Oittinen (Recipient), 1988

Prize: Prizes and awards

Best paper award at ISMI 2017 conference

Mikko Villi (Recipient), Mikko Grönlund (Recipient), Tommy Carl-Gustav Linden (Recipient), Katja Lehtisaari (Recipient), Bozena Mierzejewska (Recipient), Robert Picard (Recipient) & Axel Röpnack (Recipient), 17 Oct 2017

Prize: Prizes and awards

Best Poster Award for Early Career Researchers

Daria Gritsenko (Recipient), Jan 2016

Prize: Prizes and awards