By funding Nordic-Russian cooperation projects in higher education and research between educational institutions and research organizations, the programme aims to initiate long-term partnerships that will improve the direct links between the involved institutions and organizations.
Targeting the above goals, the cooperation efforts in higher education and research are directed towards multilateral cooperation in the training of highly qualified experts, exchange of undergraduate and postgraduate students and university faculty, as well as joint research projects and promotion of innovation.
The Programme is funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers and the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.
Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU) coordinates the Nordic activities of the programme on behalf of the Nordic Council of Ministers. SIU administers education activities in cooperation with the other Nordic programme offices, while NordForsk administers research activities.
The Russian activities of the programme are coordinated by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.