Nordic Cooperation with Russia in Education and Research

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This study maps current and planned education and research cooperation that the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) have with Russia. The study includes bilateral, Nordic, regional, intergovernmental and EU levels, but focuses on the bilateral, national level. The study covers all the fields of research and all the educational levels: primary and upper-secondary schools, vocational, higher and adult education. This study is of use on both a national and international level. It serves both readers who wish to obtain an overview of cooperation in bilateral education and research between the Nordic countries and Russia, as well as readers interested in becoming acquainted with the various forms in which Nordic countries cooperate in the fields of education and research with Russia as a whole. This study, commissioned by the Nordic Council of Ministers, has been carried out by the Aleksanteri Institute, which is the Finnish Centre for Russian and Eastern European Studies at the University of Helsinki.



Intergovernmental organisations in the region: cooperation in education and research

The Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM), the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS), the Barents-Euro Arctic Council (BEAC) and the Arctic Council (AC) are intergovernmental organisations covering largely the same geographical area with the same kind of activities, including education and research, although their resources for cooperation vary. The organisations meet regularly to develop interaction, coordinate regional measures and plan possible joint initiatives. The aim is to prevent unnecessary overlap, as well as to pave the way for possible synergies between the organisations’ activities. The end of this section presents some other forms for regional cooperation as well.


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