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Welcome to the Norwegian University Center in St. Petersburg!


The Norwegian University Center in St. Petersburg is owned and financed jointly by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim and the Universities of Bergen, Oslo and Tromsø.

The center is administered by the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Oslo on behalf of the four owners.

Why use us?

To a stranger Russia may seem unfamiliar and at times a bit intimidating. In fact, quite a lot of things function quite differently from the way it works in Norway. If you wish to establish contacts with Russian universities and research institutions you are therefore most likely to perceive it as safe and reliable to make use of our services. We are “a piece of Norway in Russia”, and have a large number of cooperation partners here.

What do we offer?

We can establish contact for you to Russian research or particular researchers in your field, and we have the necessary infrastructure to host meetings and conferences. The center has offices, reading and computer work places for researchers and master’s students who need it. We also assist in establishing courses in English within different fields with the help of our cooperation partners in St. Petersburg.

What does it cost to use the center?

Basic services are for free for employees at the owner institutions (naturally, extras such as meals and excursion costs must be paid for). Others can also enjoy the services of the center, against a fee to cover the costs. Such costs will naturally vary in accordance with your planned programme. Please contact the center leader for details.

In the menus on these pages we have gathered information on our facilities, on research activities, Ph.D courses, courses on bachelor’s and master’s level, visa and visitors’ information.

We apologise for not having the time and capacity to deliver the same quantity of information for English speakers as we do for Norwegians, but if you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the center director (see contact information).

Entrance to the center
Photo: Anastasia Makarova

Norwegian Language Center

With support from the Norwegian Consulate General the Norwegian University Center in St. Petersburg hosts a Center for Norwegian language (Russian website), offering courses in Norwegian language and preparatory classes for the Bergenstest. The center also hosts a Norwegian language club.