Higher Education in Eurasia

For the past decade, the Corporation has supported higher education programs in Russia and Eurasia through a special initiative on Higher Education in the Former Soviet Union (HEFSU), which was launched in 1999 to respond to the dire situation of academics and intellectuals in the region. This attention built on the Corporation’s long-standing investment in U.S.-Russian relations. Given Russia’s economic recovery and growing governmental funding for the higher education sector, the HEFSU program is being phased out, with final grants in fiscal year 2012 that aim to:

  • Sustain a network of university-based Centers for Advanced Study and Education in Russia and Eurasia.
  • Strengthen university and academic leadership in Russia and Eurasia.


Program News

March 15, 2010
Philanthropy News Digest

Carnegie Corporation of New York Awards $2.5 Million for Eurasian Centers for Advanced Study Learn More

March 11, 2010

Carnegie Corporation Commits $2.5 Million to Centers for Advanced Study in Post-Soviet Regions over Next Two Years – Bringing Total Investment to $14 Million Learn More

February 12, 2003

Carnegie Corporation Creates Academic Centers Of Excellence In Belarus And The South Caucasus Learn More