National Research Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod


The University has over 30,000 students including approximately 1000 postgraduate (PhD) and postdoctoral students. At the University of Nizhni Novgorod, academic education is based on research.

UNN is a regional knowledge integrator. UNN is a member of the European University Association (EUA).

The Faculty for International Students of UNN was opened in 2005.

The University

Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod (UNN) consists of 5 institutes – Institute of International Relations and World History (IIRWH), Institute of Economics and Entrepreneurship (IEE), Institute of Biology and Biomedicine, Institute for Postgraduate and Doctoral Studies and Institute of Military Training – as well as 14 faculties – those of Chemistry, Radio physics, Physics, Mechanics and Mathematics, Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics, Philology, Law, Social Sciences, Physical Education and Sports, Preparatory Faculty, Faculty for International Students, Faculty for Regional Personnel Training, Minor Academy of Public Administration and Advanced School of General and Applied Physics.

UNN has a close collaboration with the Nizhny Novgorod Scientific Centre of Russian Academy of Sciences (NNSC RAS). State University is a member of the European University Association (EUA).

More than 1,000 UNN students and staff were trained in the best European universities during the implementation of 21 Tempus projects.

The State University of Nizhni Novgorod is carrying out 7 innovative scientific projects supported by the Government of the Russian Federation to establish world-class research laboratories, develop promising scientific fields, involve students in scientific research and encourage them to develop projects from an idea to a business.

The Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod has forged successful partnerships with 95 universities and educational centres worldwide since 1991 when the closed city was opened up. International cooperation has resulted in the unique programmes – Russian-French University and Russian-Italian University. The latter programme was twice included in Russia-Italy Joint Action Plan. Students graduate with diplomas from two educational institutions in two countries.

The City if Nizhny Novgorod

The city of Nizhny Novgorod was established at the confluence of two Russian great rivers, the Volga and the Oka, by Prince Yuri Vsevolodovich in 1221 as a stronghold to defend Russian border. Nizhny Novgorod was a capital city of the Nizhny Novgorod-Suzdal principality, one of the strongest in Russia during the period of feudal fragmentation in the Middle Ages. Owing to its favourable geographical position Nizhny Novgorod became a big commercial and cultural hub. Makariev fair was moved to Nizhny Novgorod in 1817. The middle 19th century saw its Volga shipping company succeed. Nizhny Novgorod was connected by rail to Moscow. Throughout the 20th century, Nizhny Novgorod (named Gorky in the Soviet Union) was developing into a big industrial city. It has its own administration and hosts a regional government.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Russian

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Bachelor degree in Philology

Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 Russia Nizhny Novgorod

Bachelors program "Philology" is designed for the training of scholars of modern Russian language and of Russian-speaking communities, teachers, translators, editors, speechwriters, communication specialists. [+]

Bachelors program "Philology" is designed for training of scholars of modern Russian language and of Russian-speaking communities, teachers, translators, editors, speechwriters, communication specialists.

The Foreign Philology program also includes courses in two foreign languages (Russian, English, German, French, Italian), in theoretical, applied and communicative aspects, literature and culture of the countries of these languages. The program prepares students for research and translation activities (oral, written, consecutive translation of different texts) and for work in the field of intercultural communication.

Students also get a chance to receive an additional specialization: "Czech language"; "Russian as a foreign language"; "Philology in the History of Art"; "Philology in (International) Public Relations”.... [-]

Bachelor in Economics

Campus Full time 4 years October 2018 Russia Nizhny Novgorod

The goal of the programme is to train professionals in economics, management, finance, and entrepreneurship. [+]

The Bachelor in Economics is a four-year full-time course taught in English.

Lobachevsky University has more than 50 years of experience in educating professionals in economics, management, finance and, more recently, entrepreneurship enriched by a favorable context of a historic industrial and commercial region, transformed nowadays into an area of knowledge and innovation.Instruments, skills, and attitudes acquired during the studies will allow students of economics to reach a sound professional level, and they will be highly sought after by private and state-owned enterprises and corporations, small and medium business entities, banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions, all levels of government.Students graduating with a degree in Economics are highly qualified specialists combining both the theoretical and practical knowledge in all fields of economic activity, they are ready to carry out analytical, research, consulting, administrative and teaching work.The teaching process is based on modern approaches such as critical thinking development, case study, cooperative learning, problem-based learning, individual instructional experiences outside the classroom during internships and practical placements, and e-learning.Students of economics are actively involved in various international programs of academic mobility, including some double degree programs. This testifies to the high quality of the UNN’s educational programs recognized by Russian and international academic community.International students are offered two training options (specializations), both opening up first-rate possibilities for employment worldwide: International Economics & Markets and Finance & Credit.Specialization in International Economics & MarketsThe International Economics and Markets major will assist students in developing a deep understanding of the global economic transformations and... [-]

Bachelor in Information Technology

Campus Full time 4 years October 2018 Russia Nizhny Novgorod

The Bachelor’s programme “Information Technology” is aimed at training experts in high-level programming for hi-tech companies in the information industry. [+]

Today the demand for specialists in Information Technology in the international labor market is very high. Lobachevsky University offers a Bachelor’s programme in Information Technology taught in English.

Lobachevsky University is engaged in successful cooperation with major international IT companies like Intel, Microsoft, IBM, Cisco Systems, NVIDIA that provide the University with advanced computer equipment and software. This ensures that the educational process is based on the latest achievements in this field of science and technology. At the University, there are research laboratories established with the support of Intel Corporation as well as educational centers of Microsoft and Cisco Systems.... [-]

Bachelor in International Relations

Campus Full time 4 years October 2018 Russia Nizhny Novgorod

The programme is intended for students wishing to do a career in domestic politics and diplomacy, international business. [+]

Lobachevsky University offers the Bachelor’s resident course in English which implies 4 years of full-time training in line with Russian Federal Standard of Higher Education in «International Relations».

This programme is committed to excellence in leadership, public policy, and international relations education. For more than 20 years, Lobachevsky University has been educating professionals who serve in diplomacy, politics, public, private and non-profit organizations.

Through rigorous political and historical science research and hands-on experience, the UNN graduates and faculties stand up for human rights, strengthen markets, protect the environment, and cherish peace all over the world.... [-]