The center is cross-disciplinary and aims to promote and accomodate for research and teaching cooperation between Norway and Russia.
The center offers office space and necessary infrastructure for research stays in St. Petersburg.
The center has facilities to host courses according to the initiatives from the four owner institutiions, in cooperation with - and with teachers from - universities in St. Petersburg.
The center serves as a meeting place for Norwegian and Russian researchers, e.g. with the aim to establish joint Norwegian-Russian research projects.
The center assists in establishing contacts between Norwegian and Russian researchers and with gaining access to libraries and collections in Norway and Russia.
The center also has conference and meeting rooms.