Neso Russia focuses on the following activities:

  • coordinating partnerships between education institutions and initiating a lively dialogue;
  • supporting students from the Netherlands in coming to Russia for study, research and internships;
  • promoting Dutch higher education and increasing student and staff mobility between Russia and the Netherlands;
  • intensifying ties with the Holland Alumni network in Russia;
  • offering language courses.

You can read more about these activities below.

Dutch Science Talks

Dutch Science Talks is the name of a series of lectures designed to facilitate academic dialogue. In these talks, we introduce the latest developments within the following fields:

  • Peace & justice
  • Circular economy
  • Agri & food
  • Designing the future

These open lectures are intended for a broad audience. Contributing Dutch professors include Louise Fresco, Nico Schrijver, Daan Roosegaarde, Louise Vet and Janneke Gerards.

Depending on the topic, local start-ups and businesses are also involved.

The Dutch Science Talks are organised by Neso Russia, with funding from the Dutch embassy.

Internships in Russia for Dutch students

As a follow-up of our WilWeg campaign, Neso Russia encourages students from the Netherlands to study, do a work placement or conduct research in Russia. There is an internship programme that provides information to Dutch students on the opportunities for study, work placements and research projects. Are you interested in an internship, contact the office at

At the local level, Neso Russia is constantly looking for opportunities and drawing them to students’ attention, either directly or through institutions.

For more information about studying in Russia, please check the WilWeg website (in Dutch).

Dutch language courses

In cooperation with the Dutch Language Union, Neso Russia provides Dutch language courses. Since 2016, 2 to 4 groups have started every semester, from beginners to advanced level. There is also an intensive course in the summer, especially for students who are about to depart to study in Holland.

The course are taught by qualified teachers from Moscow State University. Every year, Neso Russia also organises the official exams for Dutch as a Foreign Language (CNaVT).

Summer and Winter school for Dutch students

Russian higher education institutions offer a great variety of summer and winter schools. These courses give students the opportunity to get to know the country and learn more about the Russian culture, habits and language.

Neso Russia supports these courses by promoting them among Dutch students and facilitating students in the selection process.

Contact details

Neso Russia

All-Russia State Library for Foreign Literature (VGBIL)
Neso Russia
Nikoloyamskayaulitsa 1
109189 Moscow

Phone: (+7) 495 915 00 23
Fax: (+7) 495 915 00 23

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