Siberian Federal University

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Year of foundation: 2006

Total students: 33 046 / International students: 481

Faculties: 19 / Departments: 182

Faculty: 3 105

Professors233 Associate Professors1 044 Doctors of Science362 Candidates of Science1 554 International faculty members21
Professors233
Associate Professors1 044
Doctors of Science362
Candidates of Science1 554
International faculty members21

Main educational programmes for prospective international students: 584

Bachelor's programme208 Master's programme160 Specialist programme97 Training of highest qualification personnel119
Bachelor's programme208
Master's programme160
Specialist programme97
Training of highest qualification personnel119

Additional educational programmes for prospective international students: 54

Pre-university training programmes 22 Russian as a foreign language 8 Short term courses 24
Pre-university training programmes22
Russian as a foreign language8
Short term courses24
  • International research laboratories: 5
  • Average age of the teaching staff, years: 46
  • Average capacity of contract for research and development, $: 16 300
  • Small innovative enterprises: 42
  • Share of non-resident students, %: 65

Siberian Federal University (SibFU) was founded in 2006 in order to train highly qualified specialists and to develop innovative technologies for production facilities located in the harsh conditions of the north. It is difficult to find another region in our country that has more national projects or as many points of growth in education, science, and industry.

Today, SibFU is the largest university beyond the Urals. We have about 35,000 students from various Russian regions and 30 foreign countries, including 25% students from other regions of Russia and 500 students from the CIS and other foreign countries. The university has 6,000 students whose tuition is government- funded, which is the second largest number of government-funded students among Russian universities.

SibFU is rightfully called the fastest growing university of the Russian Federation. During its existence, the university has made significant progress in Russian and international ratings. The university is in the TOP-15 of the national rating of universities and ranks sixth according to employer feedback (in terms of the demand for graduates). SibFU has 3 stars in the QS Stars rankings. In the same rankings, SibFU has 5 stars, which is the highest achievement, in terms of quality of education, innovations, and infrastructure.

Scientific Research 

The university has tremendous opportunities for the development of fundamental and applied research. Thanks to targeted investment, it has advanced instrumentation.

Priority areas of research:

  • natural resource management, ecology, and sustainable development;
  • metallurgy, geology, and geotechnology;
  • hydrocarbon processing and transportation;
  • IT;
  • advanced navigation and communication systems;
  • power engineering;
  • new construction technology;
  • industrial biotechnology and biomedicine;
  • oil and gas extraction;
  • sports management and sports technology;
  • socio-cultural research into issues concerning the preservation of indigenous peoples of the North.

One area of research is the environmental management of unique areas such as the taiga and the Arctic using a comprehensive approach.SibFU is a leader in the field of ecology and environmental studies, sustainable development, forestry, geography, remote sensing of the Earth, biophysics, biogeochemistry, and other specialist areas thanks to its advanced scientific schools and cooperation with foreign partners. SibFU also operates 42 small innovative companies that provide technology and consulting services.

Today, SibFU has 75 research laboratories, including 5 international science and research laboratories:

  • Bioluminescent technology laboratory, led by professor Osamu Shimomura (USA), who is a Nobel laureate in chemistry;
  • Biotechnology of New Materials Laboratory, coordinated by Professor Dr. Anthony John Sinskey, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA, USA;
  • Sib-Lab, the Central Siberian laboratory of global climate change, led by Professor Christiane Schmullius, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany;
  • Laboratory of Genomic Research, led by Professor Konstantin Krutovsky, University of Göttingen (Germany), who also is the head of the Laboratory of Forest Genetics and Genomics, College Station, Texas (USA);
  • Laboratory of Multidimensional Complex Analysis and Differential Equations, led by Ari Laptev, Professor at KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden) and Imperial College London (UK).

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