Implemented Projects

Internationalization as a Resource of Barents Region Development

Project objectives:

  • Exchanging best practices of internationalization
  • Developing agenda and concrete mechanisms for meeting the BEAC JWGER tasks prioritized in the JWGER Mandate and Resolution, including strengthening academic cooperation and development of mobility programmes in the Barents Region
  • Developing Concept Action Plan of education and research of the Barents Region
  • Mapping out synergy potentials of the BEAC JWGER and the University of the Arctic
  • Increasing effectiveness of communication between the higher education internationalization process stakeholders within the Barents Region

Nordic – Russian Green Growth Arena

The purpose of the umbrella project is to implement green growth development principles in the North-west Russian regions and municipalities based on Nordic experience.

Renewable Energy in Northwest Russia

To investigate potential of further use of hydro and tidal power, wind and bioenergy in the Barents Region of Russia and Northern Europe. Introducing modern technologies and attracting investments to the region should become the next step in supporting local economy, making it more sustainable and less dependent on imported fuels.

Entrepreneurship Program — Young Entrepreneurs

The goal of the Program is to exchange experience and case studies how to start and develop business in Russia and in Norway. Practical training in entrepreneurship and business development.

Model Arctic Council

This course gives an orientation to the activities of the Arctic Council, as well as provides an understanding of the specifics of international affairs and policy making.

Offshore Oil Spill – Oil Drift Simulation and Emergency Oil Spill Analysis

Oil spill scenarios determination, oil drift simulations.

Scientific and Research Cooperation with Norsk Energi

Research into energy efficiency and monitoring of fuel and energy companies emissions.

Second Open Contest «Idea Sourcing 2.0»

Chance to promote the project to potential investors to choose the best innovation ideas and technologies facing the Arctic. The competition aims at fostering the innovative approach to research work by students and at supporting the implementation of the ideas regarding energy, ecology, and oil and gas field development in the Arctic.

Northern Summer Camp of ICT and Design

Professional orientation to draw attention to information and communication technology, mathematics and design, in particular to the areas of "Information systems and technologies" and "Applied Mathematics and Computer Science"

Neighborly Asymmetry: Russia and Norway 1814–2014

This is a broad-based research project, the aim of which is to analyse historical relations between Norway and Russia from 1814, when Norway acquired its Constitution, to 2014, when the bicentenary of this event will be celebrated.

Water Management and Climate Change – Common Challenges, Common Decisions.

To raise awareness of human impact on climate and water resources and to introduce methods of adaptation to climate change in North-West Russia using the Nordic experience

CETIA: Coastal Environment, Technology and Innovation in the Arctic / 1 call

CETIA will contribute with knowledge, innovation and expertise in addressing challenges posed by offshore developments in the sensitive marine environment in the Arctic.

КITENPI: Kolarctic IT Education Networking Partnering Infrastructure

Increase collaboration between academia and ICT industry. KITENPI strengthens competitiveness of the involved regions in the area of ICT for increasingly global markets, and promotes competence in cross-border collaboration.

Barents Cross Border University Development Project / BCBU+

The Barents Cross Border University development (BCBU+) project is based on the cooperation among partner universities involved in the Barents Cross Border University network (BCBU). The project contributes to establishment of higher education in the Barents region by developing jointly international multidisciplinary Master's programs of BCBU in the fields of comparative social work, information systems, circumpolar health and wellbeing and environmental engineering.

BART Public-Private Partnership in Barents Tourism / 1 call

Contributing to the regional and economic development of the Barents region by creating and initiating development mechanisms in long term public-private partnership for the tourism industry on all stakeholders' levels.

Arctic Bridge

Overall objective:  Development of postgraduate education in Russian Federation and Norway, the harmonization of postgraduate education programs in the field of the mining industry management in the North

Water Management and Climate Change – Common Challenges, Common Decisions

Overall objective: To raise awareness of human impact on climate and water resources and to introduce methods of adaptation to climate change in North-West Russia using the Nordic experience


Objective: Association of leading academic institutions in Norway and Russia to develop new knowledge through education and research projects in cooperation between academic institutions and business in both countries in the field of energy.

HEROMAT / Protection of Cultural Heritage Objects with Multifunctional Advanced Materials

Overall objective: improvement of the physical state as well as the resistance to degradation of the monuments sustaining the functionality and the aesthetic appearance through a long period of time.

BART Public-Private Partnership in Barents Tourism / 1 call

Overall objective: Contributing to the regional and economic development of the Barents region by creating and initiating development mechanisms in long term public-private partnership for the tourism industry on all stakeholders' levels.