Foundation of the Finnish Institute in the Middle East

National Network

Kalliolinnantie 4
00170 Helsinki

00358407320 776
Telephone (other)
00358 407756 877
E-Mail (2)
Organisation Type
Public/Private Non-Profit Foundation
Year of Establishment
Fields of Activity
  1. International/Cultural relations
  2. Research
  3. Youth and education
General Information

Non-profit foundation. One full-time, four part time employees. Yearly Budget approx. EUR 370 000 Funding from: The Ministry of Education of Finland, other public agencies, private funding Types of activities: Conferences, seminars, scholarships, student courses, other educational projects, cultural projects and events.

Mission and Objectives

The aim of Foundation of the Finnish Institute in the Middle East is to promote and support the research and teaching of the Middle Eastern languages and cultures. To fulfill its aim, the Foundation supports the Finnish Institute in the Middle East (FIME) and grants research and travel awards to graduate and advanced students as well professionals. The Finnish Institute in the Middle East is an academic institute that focuses on the study of Middle Eastern classic and modern languages, cultures, religions and societies. The Institute supports Finnish research on the Middle East and arranges teaching in the above-mentioned fields in cooperation with universities.

Main Projects / Activities

Regular Finnish Colloquiums of Middle East and North African Studies, visiting fellow programme, publication of the bilingual electronic article series Levant Letters, yearly courses for Finnish university students, concert tours in Lebanon of Finnish musicians.

Contact (1) Full Name
Anu Leinonen
Job Title
Head of Network
Head of the organisation
Ms. Anu Leinonen
Contact (2) Full Name
Ella Kaplas
Job Title (2)