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Lobachevsky University

The University of Nizhni Novgorod was inaugurated on January 17, 1916 as one of Russia's three People's universities in the emerging system of "free" universities. In 1918 it acquired the status of a state university. Today the University of Nizhni Novgorod (UNN) is one of the leading universities in Russia and a major education and research complex.

PhD Programmes



The State University of Nizhni Novgorod (UNN) was founded in 1916. Today UNN is one of the leading classic universities in Russia.

The faculty for International Students was established in 2005 to ensure UNN strategic development in the sphere of export of education and further integration into the international educational environment.


  • The University provides higher education to approximately 30000 students, including 1000 PhD students. UNN provides fundamental education in compliance with the best Russian higher school traditions. The combination of high quality of education and its availability at UNN due to a wide range of study programmes and forms of training is the hallmark of the University in the context of global knowledge economy.
  • UNN realizes over 250 specialist, bachelor and master’s programmes (both full-time and part-time). UNN also offers Bachelor’s programmes “Information Technologies”, “International Relations”, “Economics” and Master's programmes "Mathematics and Computer Science", "Management", which are taught in English.

University Ranking

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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Student services

The Faculty for International Students cooperates with various organizations and governing bodies in the framework of international students support programmes.

Housing services

  • International students live in a comfortable dormitory, which is situated on the UNN campus in immediate neighbourhood of the city centre. International students live in 2- or 3-bedded rooms, equipped with the necessary furniture and bedding.
  • Lavatories, washrooms and kitchens are located on each floor. There are also classrooms on each floor of the student dormitory.
  • There is also a student canteen, grocery stores, banks and a sport complex nearby. Round-the-clock security is provided for maximum safety of the students.

ICT services

All rooms in the student dormitory have Internet access points.

Student Life

Student clubs

The Student Council of the Faculty for International Students encourages international students’ self-actualization. Its main task is to raise the social role of international students and their activity in the educational, scientific and social life of both the Faculty and the University.

Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia