Introduction to Nordplus Higher Education

Nordplus Higher Education awards grants to higher education cooperation with Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and other actors in the Nordic and Baltic countries as well as the autonomous regions of the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland. Grants may be awarded for networking activities, intensive courses, joint study programmes, development projects and mobility of students and academic staff.

The goal is to enhance the collaboration between the actors within higher education and with working life. The dissemination of good praxis and innovative results is important. The programme supports also academic mobility and work placements of high quality.

The cooperation can revolve around mobility for individual students and academic staff between the partner institutions, intensive courses, development projects, joint study programmes or networking activities. It can include all subject areas and deal with themes that the actors find relevant. Usually the themes are subject related but the cooperation can also address overarching themes such as education and the working life, entrepreneurship, digitalisation, sustainable development, democracy or e.g. integration.

Nordplus Higher Education and Nordic Council of Ministers' Nordic Master are programmes that complement each other and support the development and establishment of joint study programmes.