Karelian Regional Institute of Continuing Professional Education of Petrozavodsk State University

The KRIMEL implements educational, scientific and applied projects in cooperation with partner organizations from numerous foreign countries and with the financial support of the international organizations and donor programs.

The PetrSU KRIMEL  international activity increases the Institute competitiveness on the domestic and international market of educational and scientific services; it also enables the Institute to integrate into the international educational space via participation in a number of the key international projects aimed at sustainable social-economic development of the region.

The main projects realized by the KRIMEL of the PetrSU together with foreign partners correspond to our major higher and additional professional education programs, including management and business administration, power engineering, tourism and social-cultural work.

In the last years the following international contacts and projects have been the most efficient:

  • SME support (partners: Joensuu Regional Development Agency, Finland; University of the Eastern Finland; Aalto University Business Incubator, Finland;);
  • Culture and creative industries (partners: Roskilde Business College, Denmark; Lillihammer Innovative Park, Norway; Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences, Finland;  Oulu University of Applied Sciences, Finland);
  • Energy management and energy efficiency technologies (partners: Oulu University, Finland; CENTRIA University of Applied Sciences, Finland; Narvik  University College, Norway);
  • Tourism (partners: Joensuu Regional Development Agency, Finland; the Center of Tourism Studies of  the University of the Eastern Finland; ”Karelia Expert“ Tourism Development Agency; the Institute of Applied Sciences of the Northern Karelia, Finland; Klaipeda Business College, Lithuania).

Mutually advantageous cooperation with foreign partners lets the PetrSU KRIMEL organize thematic exchange programs which guarantee the students of the Institute the access to the vanguard expertise and the best foreign practices, they also can apply their professional knowledge and skills. The PetrSu KRIMEL invites leading foreign experts to lecture and to conduct training sessions; uses the up-to-date equipment and other resources of the Scandinavia and Finlanduniversities.

List of projects run by KRIMEL in cooperation with the foreign partners in 2012-2014




Title of the project

Donor and amount of grant funding

Time span for implementation





Promotion of low-cost and youth tourism in the cross-border areas» (KA346)


ENPI CBC Karelia

EUR 432.000


University of Oulu (Finland),

Central Ostrobothnia University of Applied Sciences (Finland);

Karelian Regional Institute of Management, Economics and Law of PetrSU (Russia);

Karelian State Pedagogical Academy (Russia);

Petrozavodsk State College of Technology and Entrepreneurship (Russia);

Kostomuksha State Polytechnic College of Professional Education (Russia);

Sortavala State College of Professional Education (Russia);

Northern State College of Professional Education (Russia);

Olonets State College of Professional Education (Russia).


Increasing the competitiveness of SMEs through energy efficiency (KA385)


ENPI CBC Karelia

EUR 298.600


Karelian Regional Institute of Management, Economics and Law of PetrSU (Russia) – lead partner;

University of Oulu, NorTechOulu, (Finland);

Centria University of Applied Sciences (Finland);

OOO ”Bukhgalter“ on behalf of the Business Incubator of the Republic of Karelia (Russia);

ANO ”Energy-Efficiency Center“ (Russia),


Life-long learning in cultural management to promote creative industries and tourism




ENPI CBC Karelia

EUR 252.813 


Karelian Regional Institute of Management, Economics and Law of PetrSU (Russia) – lead partner ;

Oulu University of Applied Sciences (Finland);

Karelian College of Culture and Arts (Russia);

NGO ”Karelian Volunteering Development Centre“ (Russia),


Green cities and settlements



ENPI CBC Karelia

EUR 400.000

2011 – 2013

Oulu University (Finland)

Lennrot Institute (Finland), Kainu Administration, Council of Oulu region (Finland),

Karelian Regional Institute of Management, Economics and Law of PetrSU (Russia)

Administration of Kostamus Municipality (Russia)

ANO ”Energy-Efficiency Center“ (Russia),

Karelian Research Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences


 ”Contemporary Old City“ (KA366)


The project is managed by the Leisure and Cultural Services Centre of City of Joensuu. Other partners are:

Karelia University of Applied Sciences (Finland)

Kizhi State Open Air Museum (Russia)

Petrozavodsk City Administration (Russia)

University of Eastern Finland, Center for Tourism Studies(Finland)

Karelia Expert Tourist Service Ltd (Finland)

Institution of the Russian Academy of Science Karelian Research Centre of the RAS(Russia)

Center of Cultural Initiatives(Russia)

Karelian Regional Institute of Management, Economy and Law at PetrSU (Russia)