NORPART - Call for applications 2018

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A new call for applications for funding of long-term projects between higher education institutions in Norway and Pakistan has been launched. Projects may be awarded up to NOK 5 million for the period 2019-2023.

The overall aim of Norwegian Partnership Programme for Global Academic Cooperation (NORPART) is to enhance the quality of higher education in Norway and developing countries through academic cooperation and mutual student mobility.

NORPART is funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and is administered by The Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU). The programme addresses both higher education policy and development policy goals.

The programme supports academic partnerships and student mobility with an emphasis on the Master level.

The call is open to five-year project cooperation with a project period from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2023. Each project may be awarded up to NOK 5 million.

The final deadline for submitting applications is 31 May 2018, at 15:00 Norwegian time (CEST).

The applications should be prepared jointly by the applicant institution in Norway and the project partner(s).

A minimum of NOK 90 million are made available through this call for applications.



The programme shall lead to:

  • Strengthened partnerships for education and research between developing countries and Norway

  • Increased quality and internationalisation of academic programmes at participating institutions

  • Increased mobility of students from developing countries to Norway, including mobility in connection with work placements

  • Increased mobility of students from Norway to developing countries, including mobility in connection with work placements

NORPART will support close academic cooperation and mutual student mobility between higher education institutions in Norway and the partner countries, based on common academic interests and strategic priorities of the institutions.

Student mobility through academic partnerships is a core element in the programme, with emphasis on the mobility of students from partner countries to Norway. Mobile students will prosper academically and gain an international understanding, intercultural competence and access to international networks. They will bring new perspectives back to their home institutions, thus contributing to internationalisation at home.

Academic partnerships will benefit both mobile and non-mobile students. Educational cooperation facilitates knowledge sharing, network building and the development of better and more relevant academic programmes. This will lead to enhanced quality of higher education and will strengthen the partners in a long-term perspective. International cooperation will connect the partners closer to global knowledge production and strengthen the education and research at the institutions, better enabling them to effectively address local and global challenges.


More information

For more information about the aim, objectives and funding framework of NORPART, eligibility and selection criteria, and an outline of the administrative process of project selection under the programme, click here.