N. I. Lobachevski State University of Nizhni Novgorod (UNN) was established in 1916 as a People's University. The University has provided the basis for the development of higher education and a fundamental research system in the Nizhni Novgorod region. It is one of the best classical universities in Russia.
The University is renowned for innovation in the fields of research and higher education. As a result, UNN's scientific and pedagogical schools have won international recognition for their excellence. The continual development of these schools ensures the high standard of UNN's educational activity as a research university. The University aims to respond in an effective manner to new and evolving scientific and educational challenges.
The University has concentrated its research efforts through the creation of large research institutes that focus on work in cutting-edge fields. Additionally, UNN's scientific and educational cooperation with the Russian Academy of Sciences has been formalized. The University also continuously engages in multifaceted interaction with various branches of the economy.
The University endeavors to generate additional funding to support its educational and research activities.
UNN is the centre of integration for the educational, scientific and cultural life of the region.
UNN intra-university life is distinguished by a high degree of democracy.