The main goal of international cooperation is modernization of educational process and scientific research activities with the aim of successful positioning in the international academic space.

Objectives of international cooperation:

  1. Internalization of educational programs of the Institute;
  2. Joint educational programs with international partners and involvement of foreign students and professionals;
  3. Intensification of research through participation in international programs;
  4. Professional development of language competence.

Directions of international cooperation:

  • Development of educational products for Russian and foreign students, including development of joint educational programs with foreign universities;
  • Export and import of educational services;
  • Development of international academic mobility of students, teachers, researchers and administrative staff;
  • Implementation of educational, scientific, infrastructure and network projects of the Institute with international participation;
  • Involvement of foreign teachers and researchers to educational and research activities;
  • Publication and dissemination of the results of educational and research activities;
  • Development of foreign relations of the institute;
  • Professional development of teachers, researchers and administrative staff and development of global competence of students, teachers and administrative staff;
  • Internationally-oriented information provision of international activities of the Institute.

International Projects and Partners:


Interantional Partners

Poverty and Survival Strategies in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus (financed by Swedish Institute), 2011 – 2013,

Uppsala Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies (Sweden)

Higher Education in the High North:Regional Restructuring through Educational Exchanges and Student Mobility, (financed by NORRUSS programme), 2012 – 2014,

University of Nordland (Norway)

Ageing Healthcare Workers and ICT: Making healthcare workplaces healthy for 50+, (financed by the Research Council of Norway). 2009 – 2012,

University of Nordland (Norway)

The Arctic Change and Elderly Exclusion: A gender-based perspective. (financed by Nordic Council of Ministers’ Arctic Co-operation Programme 2012-14. ). 2012 – 2014,

Unit of Gender Studies, Faculty of Education, University of Lapland (Finland)

Neighborly Asymmetry: Russia and Norway 1814-2014. (financed by the Research Council of Norway). 2008 – 2012

The University of Tromsø, Department of History and Religious Studies (Norway);

The Institute for Defence Studies, Oslo (Norway)

Murman – the coast of hope. (financed by The Norwegian Barents Secretariat, Arts Council Norway). 2010 – 2012

Finland’s National Archive, Helsinki (Finland);

The Provincial museum of Lapland, Rovaniemi (Finland),

University of Tromsø. Department of History and Religious Studies (Norway)

Living in the War: Everyday life in the Barents Area During the Second World War and Aftermath. (financed by The Norwegian Barents Secretariat). 2012 – 2015

University of Tromsø (Norway);

he Museum of Reconstruction in Hammerfest (Norway);

University of Oulu (Finland);

Kemi-Tornio University (Finland)

A Bilateral Maritime History Project «Russian timber – Norwegian ships 1850-1939». 2010-2014.

University of Tromsø (Norway);

University of Agder (Norway);

University of Greenwich

Bilingual Immigrant Children in North Norway: The Norwegian Welfare Society and the Language of Russian-Norwegian Children (BIC) (financed by Tromsø Forskningsstiftelse). 2010 – 2012

University of Tromsø (Norway);

University of Nordland (Norway)

Gender, Sexuality and Power (ReSET Program, OSI, HESP) Regional Seminar for Excellence in Teaching (ReSET) (financed by Program of HESP/OSI; Research Center for Visual Studies of National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in Ukraine) 2011-2013.

University of South Florida, (USA),

University of York, (UK),

University of Jyvaskyla, (Finland)

History Book and Encyclopedia about the Barents Region 2006-2011.

Umeå University (Sweden);

Luleå University of Technology (Sweden);

University of Lapland, Rovaniemi (Finland);

Institute for Sámi Studies, University of Oulu (Finland);

Sámi University College, Sámi Research Institute, Kautokeino (Norway);

University of Tromsø (Norway)

Barents Institute, Kirkenes (Norway).

Updated 11.05.2013