VERA - the network of Russian and Border Studies
The network of Russian and Border Studies, VERA, at the University of Eastern Finland promotes research and expertise activities related to borders, border regions and Russia carried out in the University. Activities at this multidisciplinary centre involve researchers from a number of different fields. VERA promotes education programmes specialising in Russian and Border Studies, such as the Borders and Russia unit comprising a minor subject and taught in Finnish, as well as the international Border Crossings master's programme and the Borders, Mobility and Russia thematic area within the Doctoral Programme in Social and Cultural Encounters. The VERA Centre works in close cooperation with other regional actors.