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BERMAP - Business, Educational and Research Cooperation between Institutions of Northern Finland and Northwest Russia

The BERMAP project creates prerequisites for the development and expansion of business, education and research cooperation between the higher educational institutions and companies of Northern Finland and Northwest Russia. The direct aim of the project is to increase cooperation in practical level between University of Oulu, Oulu Polytechnic, Murmansk and Arkhangelsk State Technical Universities, and Petrozavodsk State University.

The project is divided into three sections – education, research and business.

1) Educational and Research sectors
    - selecting and prioritizing the possible topics of educational and research


    - writing the educational and research cooperation plan

2) Business sector
    - market analysis in North-West Russia in the field of environmental

    - knowledge and information transfer workshops for the companies of Barents region

A joint plan of research and educational cooperation will be set up for and carried out by the region's universities, which extends to year 2010. A model of cooperation will be created for the environmental enterprises of the Barents region, which serves as an example for other branches as well.


Workshop 25.10.2006


Cooperation proposals 25.10.2006


Press-release (week 43/06)


Press-release (week 12/07)

Workshop 3.-4.5.2007


Press-release (week 48/07)


Action plan (2Mb, pdf)



State Provincial Office of Oulu, Department of Education


Ministry for the Environment


Execution period:


4/2005 - 12/2007

Further information:

Natalia Golubeva

Niko Hänninen


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