Arto  Mustajoki Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Arto Mustajoki

Professor Emeritus
Helsinki University

Professor Mustajoki 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. Recently he has studied the biggest problem of the world: why people do not understand each other. In addition, 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.


• Born 20 December, 1948 Tampere (Finland)
• Mother Tongue: Finnish
• Married, 4 children, 11 grandchildren

• 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


    Master's degree 1970 University of Helsinki German languag
    Doctor of Philosophy 1981 U of Helsinki, Russian linguistics

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

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

    Areas of prfessional expertise
    • indicators of research assessment
    • societal impact of research
    • the role of humanities and social sciences
    • ethically grounded choices

Personal Interests

    Writing blogs and bookd and givin lectures to various audiences on the topics:
    • Russian languaege in a nushell
    • Russian culture in the context of other cultures
    • The benefit of universities for the society
    • Approaching ethical questions in a new way



Featured Title
 Featured Title - A New Approach to Research Ethics, Mustajoki and Mustajoki - 1st Edition book cover


Presentation: New apparoch to reseach ethics

By: Arto Mustajoki

My Presentation on new approach to research ethics at the conference Phisosophy and history of open science #PHOS16 in Helsinki 20 Nov 2016