SIU har blitt Diku – Direktoratet for internasjonalisering og kvalitetsutvikling i høyere utdanning. Det vil komme et nytt nettsted tidlig 2019.

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Russia Programme

The Norwegian Cooperation Programme in Higher Education with Russia supports cooperation between universities and university colleges in Norway and Russia.

Call for Applications 2018

Diku isued a call for two-year funding of higher education cooperation between Norway and Russia in spring 2018. At the application deadline, 25.09.2018, Diku had received 20 applications for funding of two-year cooperation projects in higher education between Norwegian and Russian partners, at a total amount of 5 823 126 NOK.

Diku has now granted funding to 11 projects. Each project will receive up to 300 000 NOK for limited cooperation projects to be implemented in the years 2019-2020. Information about the selected projects is available here,

Call for Applications 2017

At the application deadline, 01.11.2017, SIU received 35 applications for funding of long-term cooperation projects between Norwegian and Russian higher education institutions.

In their meeting 06.02.2018, the Russia Programme Board decided to grant support to 11 Norwegian-Russian cooperation projects in higher education for the years 2018-2020. See Cooperation Programme with Russia 2017 - Projects selected for support for more information.

Who may apply?

Eligible participants in the programme are accredited higher education institutions in Norway and in Russia. Read more under Application.


The overall goal of the Russia Programme 2017-2020 is to strengthen long-lasting knowledge cooperation in areas of shared interest between Norway and Russia.

The Russia Programme is managed by the Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU) on the basis of an agreement with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

The Russia Programme has in the period 2011-2016 funded 14 long-term projects and 43 limited projects, at a total amount of 53,9 million NOK. Details about the supported projects are available in SIU's project database