Siberian Federal University was created following the decision taken by the Government of the Russian Federation on November 4, 2006. The institution integrated four large higher education institutions (Krasnoyarsk State University, Krasnoyarsk State Academy of Architecture and Civil Construction, Krasnoyarsk State Technical University, State University of Non-Ferrous Metals and Gold) into one 43 000-student university. The merger will benefit from an investment of 17 billion rÓubles (over $650 million), including funding from the government of the Russian Federation, local government and businesses.
Siberian Federal University will have the size and span of expertise to establish itself as a world-class, competitive university that will undertake research and teaching of international distinction for Siberia's benefit. The exciting opportunities offered through the merger are expected to create many thousands of skilled workers who will provide highly qualified labour for a range of industries and public services. The merger will enable leading industries in Russia and Siberia to compete internationally and to strengthen the Russian contribution to the economic development of the Asian-Pacific region. Groundbreaking university research will contribute to improving the development of local industry - a great return for the university's many stakeholders. In addition to these economic benefits and the increased recognition and opportunities for Siberian Federal District and Krasnoyarsk on the international stage, the merger will also produce teaching and learning benefits and will strengthen public services in Siberia by the development of professional skills.
A long tradition of research
With over 43 000 students and 3329 lecturers (including 8 Academicians and Corresponding Members of the Russian Academy of Sciences, as well as 2087 employees with doctoral and Ph.D. degrees), the university offers 170 programmes at various university levels. Scientific development and the advancement of knowledge at Siberian Federal University are part of a long tradition of research previously begun at the four universities. University researchers are currently involved in a number of projects conducted together with the European Space Agency, NASA, European Council, National Institute for Environmental Studies (Japan), etc. Additional funding will benefit both the development of science and regional scientists, who will have better career opportunities from international competitiveness and the raised national and international profile of the new larger university.
Key fields of development:
Contributing to major national economic projects (located in Eastern Siberia, Russia's Far East) as well as to the economic development of the Asian-Pacific region; creating a skilled labour force;
Raising the university's international profile in terms of teaching and research;
Integrating university research into Russian economic development, creating new hi-tech industries in the region;
Working together with businesses and local government to prepare a flexible workforce capable of adapting to changing labour markets;
Investment to enhance staff career opportunities and improve academic buildings, libraries, equipment and IT infrastructure.
Key research areas:
Satellite Technology; Satellite Monitoring, Navigation, Communication;
IT; Distributed Computing Systems;
Energy Production, Transport, Distribution, Accumulation; Coal, Oil, Gas Processing; Transport, Logistics;
Nanotechnology; New Materials and Materials Science; Non-Ferrous Metallurgy; Mechanical Engineering;
Geology; Environmental Management;
Architecture and Construction;
Humanities and Social Sciences; Management and Economics.
- Institute of Arts and Sciences, Siberian Federal University
- Institute of Basic Biology and Biotechnology, Siberian Federal University
- Institute of Basic Training, Siberian Federal University
- Institute of Economics and Nature Management, Siberian Federal University
- Institute of Economics, Management and Environmental Studies, Siberian Federal University
- Institute of Education, Psychology and Sociology, Siberian Federal University
- Institute of Engineering Physics and Radioelectronics, Siberian Federal University
- Institute of Humanities, Siberian Federal University
- Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, Siberian Federal University
- Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals and Materials Science, Siberian Federal University
- Institute of Space and Information Technologies, Siberian Federal University
- Institute of Urban Construction, Management and Regional Economics, Siberian Federal University
- Khakas Technical Institute
- Military Engineering Institute, Siberian Federal University
- Polytechnic Institute, Siberian Federal University
Other institution names:
- Siberian Federal University