Applications within all academic fields and disciplines are welcome, as well as multidisciplinary projects and professional studies.

The High North is defined as the circumpolar arctic, including the Barents region. SIU invites Norwegian higher education institutions to apply for funding of cooperation with institutions in Canada, China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Russia and the U.S. within the High North Programme.

Much of what we consider to be knowledge relating to the High North concerns topics that are cross-border in nature, such as climate change, the environment, resources, transport/logistics, economy, and issues relating to indigenous peoples. The programme will support academic partnerships based in the mutual, strategic interests of the partner institutions.

Accredited Norwegian higher education institutions, public and private, may apply to the High North Programme.The institution may apply together with one or more partner institution in the eligible countries.

Support may be given to joint activities such as:

  • Student and staff mobility (including student internships or work placements)
  • Joint seminars, workshops and similar activities involving both researchers and students from participating institutions
  • Development of joint courses (including intensive courses), study programmes or degrees
  • Joint teaching and supervision
  • Publication and dissemination

Read more about the High North Programme.

See the Call Announcement.

See also the Call for applications and guidelines.