North-Eastern Federal University (NEFU)
Selected programs:
Russia / Yakutsk
Other locations: none
Institution Description
North-Eastern Federal University in Yakutsk (NEFU) is one of the nine Russian federal universities. Recent reforms in the Russian Federation have created a new network of federal universities. This trend towards integration and modernization in higher university education is typical of many countries. As international experience shows, additional financial support from government promotes the high quality of education and higher performance in international rankings. The North-Eastern Federal University is to become a strategic center for the formation of a common cultural, scientific and educational space, based on the values of indigenous culture of the peoples of the northeast of Russia, providing quality personal education in a multiethnic environment. 

Quick Facts
  • NEFU 's total undergraduate student population numbers over 20 ,000.
  • More than 500 students are engaged in postgraduate work.
  • 1,434 academic staff are currently employed at the University. Of these 139 hold doctor’s degree, 718 – candidate of science degree.
  • 12 Institutes, 6 faculties, 3 University branches in Mirny, Nerungry and Chukotka, 6 major research institutes.
  • 119 degree courses are available to our students.
  • The University occupies 9 buildings and 12 residence halls located mostly in the University campus.
  • 1 300,000 books, periodicals and other items are held in the University Library.
  • The University has Geology Field Station, Museum of Archeology and Ethnography, Botanical garden and Orangery open to staff and students’ research and study.
  • The University has a Stadium, a Swimming Pool, a Social Centre.
  • Our students and staff have free access to the Ethernet and Wi-Fi in all University buildings and Residence Hall
  • NEFU was officially established in April 2010th on the basis of Yakutsk State University named after M.K. Ammosov, the university with 75 years history.
  • The university was named after Maksim Kirovich Ammosov, an outstanding statesman, the son of the Yakut nation and one of the founders of Yakutia and Kyrgyzstan statehood.
  • There work 6 research institutions such as the Institute of Mathematics and Health Institute, the Institute of applied ecology of North and the Institute of regional economy of North and, certainly, the Institute of Olonkho and A.E.Kulakovsky Institute.
University priorities:
  • New quality of the university
  • Safeguarding of ecological security and effective reproduction of mineral and raw base; rational nature management
  • Technology usage and production in the North
  • Rise in living standards in the North
  • Preservation and development of the Arctic nation culture