Coordination of
the Northern Dimension Institute

The lead coordinator of the Northern Dimension Institute is the Center for Markets in Transition CEMAT (Aalto University, School of Business, Finland) and the co-coordinators are the Northern (Arctic) Federal University and the St Petersburg State University of Economics from Russia.

The NDI receives funding from the European Commission and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.

Lead Coordinator

Center for Markets in Transition CEMAT, Aalto University School of Business


Riitta Kosonen
Professor, Director
+358 50 402 7079


Päivi Karhunen
Research Manager




Northern (arctic) federal
University (Narfu)

Marina Kalinina
Rector’s Advisor on International Cooperation
+7 8182 21 61 60

Svetlana Popkova
Head of International Projects Unit, International Cooperation Department
+7 8182 21 89 27

ST. Petersburg state university of
economics (Unecon)

Dmitry Vasilenko
Vice-Rector for International Relations
+7 8123 10 19 63

Sofia Rekord
Head of Dept. of International Economic Relations
tel. +7 8124 58 97 64 ext. 3401

ND business council (NDBC)

Mr. Jari Jumpponen
(Advisor to Mr. Rolf Jansson, Co-chairman of NDBC)

Mr. Pavel Isaev
(Advisor to Mr. Alexey Mordashov, Co-chairman of NDBC)