FIRST+ Programme

The FIRST+ programme (Finnish–Russian Student and Teacher Exchange Programme) promotes partnerships and collaboration of higher education institutions in Finland and Russia. The programme supports student and teacher mobility between Finnish and Russian higher education institutions and the organisation of joint intensive courses in Russia.

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 (UTU) and Åbo Akademi University. (AAU)

UTU partners:

Category 1 North-western Russia:

    St. Petersburg State University
    Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University
    St. Petersburg State University of Economics (UNECON)
    Saint-Petersburg State Chemical Pharmaceutical University
    Petrozavodsk State University
    Northern (Arctic) Federal University, Arkhangelsk
    Pskov State University

Category 2 All the other parts of Russia:

    Financial University, Moscow
    Higher School of Economics, Moscow
    Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, Moscow
    Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow
    Tver State University
    Kazan Federal University
    Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod
    Udmurt State University, Izhevsk
    Ural Federal University, Jekaterinburg


AAU partners:

Category 1 North-western Russia:

    Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University
    Petrozavodsk State University
    Northern (Arctic) Federal University, Arkhangelsk

Category 2 All the other parts of Russia:

    Higher School of Economics, Moscow
    Udmurt State University, Izhevsk 

 

Contact information:
International Officer
Kaija Kangasjärvi
incoming@utu.fi