FIRST+ follows the FIRST programme (2000–2016), which supported high-quality cooperation between higher education institutions in Finland and north-west Russia. FIRST+ covers the whole of Russia and is open to all fields of education.

The programme is funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI).

Aura FIRST+ Network

Aura FIRST+ Network is coordinated by the University of Turku.

The Finnish partners are the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University.

Category 1 North-western Russia:

Category 2 All the other parts of Russia:

The partners of Åbo Akademi University in this network are:

FIRST+ teacher exchange

The FIRST+ programme supports teacher mobility both from Finland to Russia and from Russia to Finland.

The teaching provided during an exchange must be an integral part of the hosting institution’s curriculum.

Teaching may be given at any degree level.

The minimum duration of a teaching exchange is five teaching hours.
Teacher mobility grants can be used to cover travel and subsistence costs.

The maximum teaching grant in the FIRST+ programme is:
• CATEGORY 1: max grant €100/day
• CATEGORY 2: max grant €120/day

The amount is the maximum FIRST+ grant that can be paid to one beneficiary per day.  The grant payment is based on an average number of three (3) days
of a mobility period, 

Contact information:
International Officer
Kaija Kangasjärvi

20014 Turun yliopisto, Finland
Tel. +358 29 450 5000

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