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Year of foundation: 1916

Total students: 26 125 / International students: 1 064

Faculties: 11 / Departments: 250

Faculty: 1 330

Professors190 Associate Professors645 Doctors of Science273 Candidates of Science856 International faculty members4

Main educational programmes for prospective international students: 372

Bachelor's programme135 Master's programme150 Specialist programme19 Training of highest qualification personnel68

Additional educational programmes for prospective international students: 17

Pre-university training programmes 2 Russian as a foreign language 10 Short term courses 3 Other programmes 2
  • Megagrants under supervision of leading researchers: 7
  • International laboratories and research centres: 27
  • Supercomputer "Lobachevsky" (the 24th Among the World's University-based Supercomputers): 1
  • Patents: 64
  • Small innovative enterprises: 23
  • Media Centre: 1
  • Research Botanical Garden: 1
  • Student summer camp/resort: 2

National Research Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod is a top Russian higher education centre providing thorough training in the best Russian academic traditions. The university has had the status of research centre since 2009.

Lobachevsky University’s distinctive feature is high quality of education and affordable tuition fees. It offers a large range of education programmes and modes of study, as well as scholarships and grant programmes.

UNN won recognition worldwide. It is a member of the European University Association (EUA) and the Deans European Academic Network (DEAN) Executive Committee. It was listed in the top 100 100 BRICS education centres in QS Rankings 2013-2015.

UNN offers English medium programmes in the following fields:

Bachelor’s degree: 

  • Fundamental Informatics and Information Technology
  • Economics
  • International Relations

Master’s degree:

  • Management

In 2014, the University launched a state-of-the-art Lobachevsky computational cluster ranking 24th among the world’s supercomputers. In 2015, it opened the SPF Vivarium , the third in Russia, to conduct research in schizophrenia, epilepsy, and Altzheimer’s disease. In 2017, UNN launched the Center for Innovative Development of Medical Instrument Engineering featuring full design and marketing of competitive high-tech domestic products. The Centre is tasked with consolidating the research, clinical and education tracks.


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