World-Class Russian Education!

The goal of Project 5-100 is to maximize the competitive position of a group of leading Russian universities in the global research and education market.




Novosibirsk State University (NSU) 

Science. Community. Life.

Year of foundation: 1959

Location: Novosibirsk

Total students: 7,200 / International students: 1,400

Faculties: 9 / Departments: 115

Faculty: 2,500

Rector: Mikhail Fedoruk


NSU provides a unique network of researchers, teachers and science-oriented business leaders. Location of the university in Akademgorodok, the scientific center of Novosibirsk, is its  enviable advantage.

This allows close cooperation with Russia’s leading research institutes which are also situated in Akademgoro¬dok. Most NSU teachers combine  teaching at the university with working at these institutes.

NSU aims at training high-profile specialists for science, education and science-oriented industry.


  • Elementary Particle Physics
  • Photonics and Quantum Optics
  • Arctic Research
  • Cancer Therapy Innovation
  • Chemistry, Materials and Technologies
  • Genomic Technologies
  • Biomarkers and Social Behavior
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Archaeology

International collaboration and partnerships

NSU's partners include 152 universities and organisations from 29 countries, including the United Kingdom, Brazil, China, Germany, Spain, Italy, Norway, USA, France, Switzerland and Japan, including:
  • Viadrina European University (Germany) 
  • Cadiz University (Spain)
  • The University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
  • University of Florence (Italy)
  • Xinjiang University (China)
  • The Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
  • University of Heilongjiang (China)

Distinguished alumni

  • Alexander Aseev, RAS academician, director Rzhanov Institute of Semiconductor Physics 1998-2013, chairman of the Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences 2008-2017, vice president of the Russian Academy of Sciences 2008-2017
  • Efim Zelmanov, Russian mathematician, Fields Medal winner (1994), professor at the University of California, San Diego
  • Igor Kim, Russiasn entrepreneur, MDM Bank shareholder
  • Evgeniy Matochkin, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Arts, Nicholas Roerich International Award winner (2011)
  • Ivan Shestakov, professor at the University of Sao Paulo, academician of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences
  • Vladimir Zakharov, Soviet and Russian physicist who developed nonlinear physics, RAS academician,  awarded a Dirac Medal (2003).

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