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photo: Tiina Lehmusvaara

FIRST

The FIRST Programme (Finnish-Russian Student and Teacher Exchange) promotes partnership and collaboration between higher education institutions in Finland and in Northwest Russia. The programme supports student and teacher mobility and joint intensive courses between Finnish and Russian institutions of higher education.

In addition to developing and supporting high-quality partnerships between higher education institutions in Finland and Northwest Russia, the FIRST programme also seeks to promote balanced student and teacher mobility between Finland and Russia.

Within the programme, higher education institutions come together in networks, which are eligible for FIRST grants.