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Arto Mustajoki

Prof. Arto Mustajoki

The University of Helsinki, Finland

Prof. Arto Mustajoki is Professor Emeritus at The University of Helsinki. He has published nine books and 100 articles (in English, Russian, and Finnish) on Russian language, linguistic theory, Russian mind and (with Henriikka Mustajoki) on research ethics. In addition, prof. Mustajoki has a diverse experience of academic administration and science policy. He has also compiled textbooks, dictionaries, TV courses and computer programmes for learning Russian.

• Professor of Russian Language and Literature, University of Helsinki 1982–2016

• Head of  Department of Slavonic and Baltic Languages and Literatures 1981–1991, 1998–2009

• Head of  Department of Modern Languages 2010-2013

• Dean of Faculty of Arts, University of Helsinki 1988–1990, 1991–1992, 2014-2016

• Vice-Rector, University of Helsinki 1992–1998

• Member of the Board of the Academy of Finland 2001–2006, 2014-2019

• Chair of the Research Council for Culture and Society (Academy of Finland) 2001–2006

• Chair of the Board of the Academy of Finland 2010–2014

• Vice-President of Finnish Academy of Science and Letters, 2006-2008, President 2008-2010

• International Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature, Secretary General 1991–2003, Vice-President 2003–

• Member of Standing Committee for the Humanities ESF 2001–2006

• Member of the ERIH (European Reference Index for the Humanities) Steering Committee 2003–2009

• Member of the ESFRI (European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructure) committee for Humanities and Social Sciences 2004–2006

• Member of the Expert Group on assessment of university based research (EU) 2008-2009

• Member of research assessment panel and steering group several times

• Invited guest lectures at universities abroad: Moscow (several times), Tartu (several times), Tallinn, Oxford, Budapest, Warsaw, Basel, Sofia, Ulan-Bataar, Ekaterinburg, Saratov, Novosibirsk,  Simferopol, Bishkek (Kyrgystan), Gothenburg

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

Research areas are Russian language, linguistic theory, corpus linguistics, functional syntax, cross-cultural communication, causes of miscommunication, Russian mind

Areas of professional expertise include indicators of research assessment, societal impact of research, the role of humanities and social sciences, ethically grounded choices