The Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod (UNN) was established in 1916. In 1918, it became the first State Higher Educational Institution of Soviet Russia. In 1956, the University was named after the great Russian mathematician Nikolai Lobachevsky. UNN is one of the leading classical research universities in Russia and the winner of all the major recent Russian higher education competitive programmes. In 2009, Russian Government awarded the University with the honorable status of National Research University.
Today UNN provides quality education to over 30000 undergraduate and graduate students and 1000 postgraduates. The University staff comprises over 1200 Candidates of Sciences (PhDs) and over 400 Doctors of Sciences. International students from more than 70 countries of the world choose UNN. Being an innovative university, the University of Nizhni Novgorod provides highquality research-based education in a broad range of academic disciplines and programmes. The combination of high educational quality and accessibility of education due to a great variety of educational programme types and forms of training is a distinctive feature of the University in today’s global knowledge economy.
UNN is actively involved in cooperation with foreign partners, it has won many international awards and works in close connection with various Russian and foreign companies (Intel, Microsoft, NVIDIA, Cisco Systems, Sberbank, YAZAKI).The University is also a member of the Association of Russian Leading Universities and European University Association (EUA). UNN is ranked 74 by the QS World University Ranking BRICS and has five ‘QS Stars for Excellence in Teaching, Employability, Innovation, and Facilities. UNN is one of only 15 Russian universities awarded in 2013 with a prestigious grant of the Government of the Russian Federation to implement the Leading Universities International Competitiveness Enhancement Programme.
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