Novosibirsk State University

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Novosibirsk State University. The real science.

  • If you want to become a highly qualified specialist with strong academic background,
  • If you dream of quickly putting into practice your knowledge, to undertake research in laboratories and big companies,
  • If your goal is to get a prestigious and highly-paid job,

Then Novosibirsk State University is for you!


  • 6000 students
  • 13 faculties
  • 2000 university teachers
  • 880 associate professors
  • 570 full professors with doctorate degrees
  • 60 members of the Russian Academy of Sciences


826 international students from 37 countries

43 international university teachers from 12 countries

15 English-taught programs

28 opportunities of scientific internships for international students


29 international joint programs

  • CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) Joint University offers 8 joint Master’s programs leading to a double-degree in economics and management
    CIS Joint University is a consortium of 19 leading universities from 8 countries: Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan and Ukraine
  • The Shanghai Cooperation Organization University (SCO University) – offers 4 joint Master’s programsleading to a double degree in IT
    NSU is the leading educational organization of the SCO University
  • The Chinese-Russian Institute – offers 6 bachelor and 2 Master’s programs leading to adouble degree.
    The CRI is a unique educational project of NSU and Heilongjiang University (Harbin, China) dedicated to the joint training of bachelor, Master and PhD students in chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics, economics and law
  • Gumilyov Eurasian National University (Astana, Kazakhstan) – offers a joint Master’s program leading to a double degree in archeology
  • France3 joint Master’s programs with Ecole Polytechnique Paris Tech and the Optical Institute Paris Tech, with the Paris-Ouest university of Nanterre la Defense and with the Paris-1 University Pantheon Sorbonne; 5 joint Master’s programs “double degree” with French Grandes Ecoles (Telecom Paris Tech, ENTSA Paris Tech, Ponts et Chaussées ParisTech, School of Industrial Physics and chemistry Paris Tech)


  • 132 partner universities in 29 countries
    • Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Brazil, Great Britain, Germany, Spain, Italy, Kazakhstan, Canada, Kyrgyzstan, China, Mongolia, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Slovenia, USA, Tajikistan, Taiwan, Turkey Ukraine, France, Switzerland, Japan


The main areas of research

  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Medicine
  • Chemistry
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • IT

Schools / Colleges / Departments / Courses / Faculties


  • Algebra and Mathematical Logic
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computing Mathematics
  • Deformable Solid Mechanics
  • Discrete Mathematics and Informatics
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics
  • Programming
  • Theoretical Cybernetics
  • Theoretical Mechanics
  • Mathematical Methods in Geophysics
  • Deformable Solid Mechanics
  • Mathematical Analysis
  • Mathematical Economics
  • Higher Mathematics
  • Differential Equations
  • Chair of Computation Systems
  • Chair of Geometry and Topology


  • Physical Methods of Solid Research
  • Physic-technical Research Automation
  • Aerophysics and Gas Dynamics
  • Biomedical Physics
  • Higher Mathematics
  • General Physics
  • Quantum Optics
  • Quantum Electronics
  • Radio Physics
  • Theoretical Physics
  • Nonequilibrium Physics
  • Semiconductor Physics
  • Plasma Physics
  • Continuum Physics
  • Physic-technical Informatics
  • Cryophysics
  • Accelerator Physics
  • Elementary Particle Physics
  • Chemical and Biological Physics

Geology and Geophysics

  • Geophysics
  • Historical Geology and Paleontology
  • Mineralogy and Petrography
  • Rock Mechanics
  • General and Regional Geology
  • Oil and Gas Field Geology
  • Ore Deposit Geology
  • Geological Museum

Natural Sciences

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • General Biology and Ecology
  • Informational Biology
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry

Information Technologies

  • Computer Systems
  • Discrete Analysis and Operations Research
  • General Informatics
  • Informatics Systems
  • Information and Measuring Systems
  • Parallel Computing


  • Business Administration
  • General Sociology
  • Law
  • Mathematical Methods for Economics and Planning

Foreign Languages

  • English Language
  • German Language
  • History and Typology of Languages and Cultures
  • English Philology
  • French Language
  • Further Professional Education


  • Ancient Languages
  • Ancient Literatures and Literary Source Studies
  • Archeology and ethnography
  • General and Russian Linguistics
  • Languages and Folklore of Siberian Peoples
  • Literature of XIX-XX Centuries
  • National History
  • The History of Culture
  • Universal History


  • Semiotics and Discourse Analysis
  • Mass Communications
  • Theory and History of Journalism


  • Internal Diseases
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Fundamental Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Surgical Pathology


  • State Law
  • Civil Law
  • Criminal Law
  • International Law


  • Philosophy
  • Logic and Methodology of Science
  • Epistemology and the History of Philosophy


  • Clinical Psychology
  • Personality Psychology
  • Comparative Psychology


Three fellow members of the USSR Academy of Sciences Lavrentiev, Sobolev, and Khristianovich, decided to bring international level research over the Urals from Moscow to the vast territories of Siberia. Siberia possessed copious natural resources, but lacked large research institutions which would promote economic development and growth in the region. The idea was implemented with the establishment of the Siberian Division of the USSR Academy of Sciences in 1958 near the large industrial city of Novosibirsk. A new academic town (Akademgorodok) started to grow rapidly and half a year later a new university was founded to train young researchers for the newly born science center.

Thus, in May 1959 the USSR Higher Education Ministry issued a decree to begin studies in Novosibirsk State University on September 1, 1959 with Ilia N. Vekua as rector (Russian for president or chancellor of a university). The July 20, 1959 issue of the newspaper Pravdareported the opening of the new university and announced admittance with entrance examinations for future students from all over the USSRin the period of August 1 through 20. 139 first-year students were admitted as full-time students and 119 as part-time students. In addition, the best students from other Soviet universities were selected as second-year students. The applicants for chemistry and physics accounted for eight and five persons per vacancy respectively, with three persons for mathematics, mechanics and geology.

The official opening of the University took place on September 26, 1959 at the Concert Hall of the Opera and Ballet Theater in Novosibirsk.

First lectures were held in the building of a secondary school, and first dormitories for the students were just tents amidst the forest; but the spirit of novelty and the lust for education and research created a strong motivation among the first students.

At first, the only department of the University, the Department of Natural Sciences, combined Mathematics, Physics, Mechanics, Biology, Chemistry and Geology. Between 1960 and 1967 new departments began to separate into their own disciplines. In December 1963 the first graduates of the Novosibirsk State University, including 26 physicists, 24 mathematicians and ten researchers in mechanics, received diplomas.

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