Please note that from 2018, NordForsk is the main coordinator of the programme activities, while SIU administers cooperation projects in higher education.
The programme is built on mutual Nordic-Russian interests, joint priorities and shared funding, and is based on an MoU between the Nordic Council of Ministers and the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.
The Nordic-Russian Cooperation Programme is steered by a Nordic-Russian Joint Working Group, consisting of representatives from both Nordic and Russian education and research authorities.
The main objective of the programme is to promote multifaceted contacts in the fields of education and research, in the interest of sustainable social and economic development in the Nordic countries and Russia.
Who may apply?
Eligible participants in higher education cooperation within the Nordic-Russian Cooperation Programme are Nordic higher education institutions that are defined as such in their respective countries. Eligible partner institutions in Russia are fully accredited higher educational institutions, limited to certain types of institutions. Further details are provided unded Application.
For information on eligible applicants and partners in Nordic-Russian research projects, please see NordForsk's programme page.
In its meeting on June 20, 2016, the joint Nordic-Russian Working Group granted support to 14 higher education projects. The list of supported projects for 2016-2017 can be found here: