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UTFORSK

The UTFORSK Partnership Programme supports project cooperation between higher education institutions in Norway and higher education institutions in Brazil, China, India, Japan, Russia and South Africa.

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Call for Applications 2018

A new call for applications for two-year project collaboration will be published in 2018. 

The call for applications and the application form will be made available in March.

The tentative application deadline is 25 September 2018 at 15.00 CEST.

Call for applications 2017 - four-year projects

By the application deadline on 31 May 2017, SIU had received 48 eligible applications for four-year UTFORSK projects. The UTFORSK Programme Board met on 26 October 2017 and allocated funding to 15 four-year projects. See the list of supported projects here. All applicants will be contacted individually by SIU regarding the outcome of the application process and the reasons for the Programme Board's decisions.

Call for applications 2017 - two-year projects

By the application deadline on 22 September 2017, SIU had received 49 eligible applications for two-year UTFORSK projects. SIU allocated  funding to 10 two-year projects on 15 December 2017. See the list of supported projects here. All applicants will be contacted individually by SIU regarding the outcome of the application process and the reasons for SIU's decisions.

Presentations and webinars

An overview of relevant presentations and webinars for the 2017 calls for applications is available on the presentations and webinars sub-page

Cooperation in higher education

The overall aim of the programme is to enhance long-term cooperation in higher education with the countries encompassed by the Norwegian government’s Panorama strategy, Brazil, China, India, Japan, Russia and South Africa. The programme will support academic partnerships based on the mutual, strategic interests of the partner institutions. The programme also aims to enhance the quality of international cooperation in education by encouraging integration with research cooperation and involvement of non-academic partners.

The UTFORSK Partnership Programme is funded by the Ministry of Education and Research and administered by SIU.

Who may apply?

  • The main partner institution in Norway must be an accredited Norwegian institution for higher education, or an institution with accredited higher education programmes.
  • The main partner institution outside Norway must be an accredited institution for higher education, public or private, in Brazil, China, India, Japan, Russia or South Africa, providing accredited education programmes at a level equivalent to that offered at the Norwegian applicant institution
  • Applications may also involve cooperation with other institutions in Norway and the partner country, or other approved partner countries, as network partners. Research institutes and non-governmental organizations, public agencies or public and private enterprises; in Norway or in the partner countries may also be involved as network partners.