Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU) has launched calls for proposals for international cooperation of Norwegian higher education institutions. Around NOK 55 million (EUR 6.6 million) will be allocated to international cooperation between Norway and BRICS, North America, the Republic of Korea and Japan.
The activities targeted by these projects include international student and staff mobility, development of joint courses, programmes, seminars and workshops as well as linking education and research with enterprises in public and private sectors.
Funding is offered through five programmes:
- The Indo-Norwegian Cooperation Programme supports cooperation at Master’s and PhD levels and has a budget of up to EUR 146 000 over a three-year period.
- The High North Programme supports cooperation with Canada, China, Japan, Russia, the Republic of Korea and the US. Its total budget is around EUR 3 million.
- Project funds for cooperation with North America are allocated for cooperation between higher education institutions and public or private sectors and the overall budget is around EUR 300 000.
- The Cooperation Programme with Russia targets cooperation between higher education institutions in two countries and offers an overall budget of EUR 490 000.
- The UTFORSK Partnership Programme is a pilot programme that aims at strengthening the link between higher education and research through international cooperation between Norway and BRICS plus Japan. The budget allocation for these activities is a little over EUR 700 000.
More information about the calls can be found on the SIU website