NEFU ‘s total undergraduate student population number is about 17,650. More than 500 students are engaged in postgraduate work. North-Eastern Federal University trains more than 300 foreign students in major educational programs from such countries as China, Mongolia, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, etc.
1,601 academic staff are currently employed at the University. Of these 209 hold doctor’s degree, 845 candidate of science degree. 

The University occupies 40 buildings and 12 residence halls located mostly in the University campus. The accessible and convivial dimension of the campus makes students feel at home; international students are well integrated as it is easy to contact faculty, administration and other students. There are student canteens almost everywhere throughout the campus that propose different meals at an affordable price.

There are 1 500,000 books, periodicals and other items in the University Library. Computer stations make up the University’s library resources available to users throughout the campus. Moreover it has access to a reach database of electronic resources including both Russian and foreign periodicals (EBSCO, Science, JSTOR, Oxford University Press etc.) 

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 M. K. Ammosov Yakutsk State University, the university with 75 years history.

There are 6 scientific research institutions such as:

THE INSTITUTE OF MATHEMATICS – NEFU Scientific Research Institute of Mathematics was founded in 1993 (as YSU Institute of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science) on the basis of YSU Faculty of Mathematics and Department of Applied Mathematics of YSC Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences. It is the first university research institution in the Sakha Republic. 

The purpose of the Institute is to promote research in the field of fundamental and applied mathematics, information technology, integration of research and training process, training of a highly qualified scientific and pedagogical staff.

Main research areas:

  1. Differential equations,geometry, discrete mathematics and mathematical cybernetics.
  2. Development and implementation of mathematical models of natural, technological and socio-economic processes in the Arctic and the North

THE INSTITUTE OF HEALTH – The institute was established as a research institution – Institute of Health, by the Decree of the President of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) № 1265 of 25 December 1995. Academy of Sciences of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia),renamed the Institute to Federal State Scientific Institution “Institute of Health” onthe Order № 1007 by the Federal Education Agency of June 8, 2007. According to the Order № 157 by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, dated February 4, 2011 there was a merger between FSSI “Institute of Health” and the Federal State Autonomous Educational Institution of Higher Professional Education “M. K. Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University” as a separate structural unit “Scientific Research Institute of Health”.

The Institute carries out research in the field of natural sciences and liberal arts.

Areas of research:

  • Scientific bases development of formation and restoration of human health in the North.
  • Study of Vilyui encephalomyelitis and otherdegenerative brain diseases.

 THE INSTITUTE OF APPLIED ECOLOGY OF THE NORTH. Institute of Applied Ecology of the North was opened in 1993 by the Decree of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences 03.02.1993 № 21. In order of the Academy of Sciences of Sakha (Yakutia ) of 08.11.1994 № 17 Institute of Applied Ecology of the North was admitted to the Academy of Sciences of Sakha (Yakutia). In order of the Government of the Russian Federation from May 8, 2007 № 575 the Institute was transferred to the Federal Agency for Education.

On the basis of the Order of the Ministry of Education 09.08.2011 number 155 was created a new separate division “Scientific Research Institute of Applied Ecology of the North”, of the Federal State Autonomous Educational Institution of Higher Professional Education “M.K. Ammosov North- Eastern Federal University.”

Key research areas :

  • Man-made environmental problems and human impact on the ecosystem of the North;
  • The scientific basis for environmental monitoring and forecasting in intensive industrial development of the North;
  • Problems of environmental regulation of natural resources and land reclamation in the North ;
  • Paleoecology and evolution of the Late Cenozoic mammals of Yakutia.


Laboratory of Ecology and Geography of permafrost soils

Laboratory of Water Ecosystems

Laboratory of Environmental Regulation and Remediation

Laboratory of Applied Zoology and bio-indication

Laboratory of Physical and Chemical Methods of Analysis

Group of Ecological Mapping

Laboratory “Mammoth Museum”

Laboratory of Cryogenic Soil

International Common Use Center “Molecular Paleontology”

THE INSTITUTE OF REGIONAL ECONOMY OF THE NORTH. Institute of Regional Economy of the North was and till this days continue to be the only academic institution in economics in the huge territory of the North Asian Russia from the North Urals to Kamchatka. It conducts basic and applied research on the socio-economic problems of the North on the example of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), and other regions of the North-East of Russia. The scientific curators in different years from the Russian Academy of Sciences Institute were academics A.G. Aganbegian, A.G. Granberg and V.V. Kuleshov, from Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences the scientific curator was academic P.A. Minakir.

The main scientific research areas of the Institute are:

  • Identification of patterns and characteristics of the formation and development of the regional economy in the North;
  • Development of scientific bases of the state of socio-economic policy in the regions of the North-East of Russia;
  • The study of the theory and practice of modernization and innovative development of the regional economy.


Information and Analysis Center “Expert”

Department of Regional Innovation Economy

Department of Financial Problems

Department of Population Economics and Demography

Department of Subsoil Economics

Department of Construction Economics and Housing

THE INSTITUTE OF A.E. KULAKOVSKY. The Institute of A. E Kulakovsky (Eksekyulyah Elekseya) is a scientific and educational structural division of the Federal State Autonomous Educational Institution of Higher Professional Education “M. K. Ammosov North- Eastern Federal University”.

The research unit was created at NEFU in 2010 on the basis of the research laboratory “Study of Artistic and Scientific Heritage of A. E Kulakovsky”. 

Research areas:

  1. Complex study of artistic and scientific heritage of A. E.Kulakovsky (1877-1926), a poet and scholar, researcher of culture, languages and folklore of the North-East of Russia, fundamental questions of social and economic problems of the early twentieth century.

Aims and objectives:

To publish A. E.Kulakovsky’s complete works in 9 vols. : comparative-historical study of the literary texts, their edits, their variations and dubia in aspects of a textual analysis (II vol.); preparation of authors’ texts from the scientific archives, their real-historical, textual scientific commentaries, composition of personalia ( III – V vol.); to organize and conduct regular scientific conferences, round tables, seminars on the heritage of A. E.Kulakovsky in the context of the Russian spiritual culture.

2.Problems of textology and literary criticism in the study of the Yakut literature history: fundamental and applied research of classical works and heritage by especially important authors, and the Yakut literary process in the perspective of the comparative literature issues.

Aims and objectives:

To perform scientific research and experimental development related to the genesis and formation of genres, artistic features of the national style, the transcultural model of author’s identity on the testsmaterials of the original texts in the Yakut and Russian languages.

THE INSTITUTE OF OLONKHO. Scientific Research Institute of Olonkho (SRI Olonkho) was created on November 17, 2010.

Today, the world’s only institute of Olonkho is imposed with an awesome responsibility for the development and dissemination of a scientific understanding of a universal nature of the Yakut epos Olonkho.It is the greatest monument of folklore, revealing the inner essence of a proud and independent spirit of the Sakha people in a vibrant art form; thereby they preserve their language and original spiritual culture for thousands years.

The Institute scientific activity consists of the following top areas:

  • Study of Olonkho’sorigin and development as a unique monument of folk wisdom and spiritual potential;
  • To translate the Yakut heroic epos into the languages of the peoples of the world;
  • Publication of the Yakut epos monuments;
  • To create the infrastructure of a common information and communication space for a preservation, study and dissemination of Olonkho.

The Institute of Olonkho as a coordinator of interdisciplinary research and study of the epic heritage can become the research center for a scientific and educational process of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) after reaching the goals.It will lead to a recognition of NEFU as the recognized center of the preservation, study and dissemination of the cultural heritage of the peoples of the Russian Northeast.

  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

North-Eastern Federal University is based on four campuses. The University’s main campus is located in Yakutsk, the capital of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). Three other campuses are in Mirny, Nerungry and Chukotka.

North-Eastern Federal University consists of the following Institutes and Faculties:

More than 450 Degree Programs are available to our students.


The Institute of Medicine at M.K. Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University (founded in 1957) may be called as one of the oldest higher medicine institutes in the North-East of Russia. The Institute of Medicine is known both in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) and outside of it, as a real source of practical and scientific and pedagogic personnel training. We have the students not only from the Republic, but from Magadan, Irkutsk, the Republic of Buryatia and other regions of Russia.

The medical profession is a precious and honorable job, aimed at preservation of health – the main heritage not only of every person, but every society.


General medicine



Medical and preventative care




The Institute of Economics of Yakutsk State University was established on the base of the Faculty of Economics by Decree of the President of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) № 1052 of May 22, 1995 in order to realize the federal state educational standards of the higher professional economic education and to improve Human Resourcing of the republic economic reform. In 1996 it was reorganized into the Institute of Finances and Economics.

The professionals’ time has come in the field of economics – people who have the basic higher economic, financial education. The Institute of Finances and Economics of North-Eastern Federal University is a leading higher educational institution, preparing highly qualified economic personnel for the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).


Economics (World Economy, Finance and credit; Labor economics; Accounting, analysis and audit) 

Economics (joint program of two diplomas of the M.K. Ammosov NEFU with the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis (France)) 

Management (Marketing, Financial management) 

Personnel management 

State and municipal management 


Mining Institute dates back to 1956, when a Mining Department was opened as a part of YSU Faculty of Engineering. The Sakha Republic (Yakutia) is the largest mining region in the northeastern Russia, there has been the training of Mining Engineers for 55 years at NEFU Faculty of Mining. The present and the future of the Republic is associated with the mining production and its refining. Our country is one of the main suppliers of diamonds, one of the largest miners of gold, mica, tin and coal. In the future, we expect to develop the new diamond deposits, the richest iron and apatite ores, construction and facing materials, and other minerals. It provides a stable demand for mining engineers.


Technospheric safety 



The Institute of Modern Languages and International Studies is an educational institution which creates knowledge through multidisciplinary research and education. The Institute was established on 1st of October, 2010 on the basis of the Faculty of Foreign languages, the faculty with 41 years history.

Every year many foreign students, teachers and researchers are welcomed to study, work and guide us to modern study environment.

We train experts and multifaceted professionals for specialized fields in Linguistics and Regional Studies. The graduates enter the job market as interpreters, clerks, experts of education, environment, culture, etc.



Foreign regional studies (American studies) 

Pedagogical education (with two training profiles) (Foreign language (English) and a foreign language (Chinese)) 

Pedagogical education (with two training profiles) (Foreign language (German) and extended education) 

Philology (Foreign Philology (English Language and Literature) 

Philology (Foreign Philology (Korean Language and Literature) 

Philology (Foreign Philology (German Language and Literature) 

Philology (Foreign Philology (Japanese Language and Literature) 

Philology (Applied Philology (Chinese Language and Literature) 

Linguistics (Translation and Translation Studies) 


The institute was established on the base of the Department of Mathematics of the Faculty of Physics and Mathematics of Yakutsk Pedagogical Institute. In 1956 after opening of Yakutsk State University there was intensive training of scientific and pedagogical personnel in Mathematics, and in 1977 the Faculty of Physics and Mathematics was divided into two faculties: Mathematical and Physical. In 1999 the Faculty of Mathematics was reorganized into the Institute of Mathematics and Information Science.

We teach to analyze, set and formulate the new goals and tasks. Our students get analytical thinking and ready to control complex system. The education given at our institute gives the opportunity to develop as a personality in career plan.

The Institute of Mathematics and Information Science is always developed, opens the new specialties, using new technologies, new forms of education.



Applied mathematics and informatics 

Fundamental informatics and information technologies 

Computer science and computer facilities 

Applied Informatics 

Infocommunication technologies and communication systems 

Business Informatics 

Pedagogical education (Mathematics) 


The Institute of Psychology is one of the youngest institutions of NEFU. It is opened for all those who decided to cast in lot with mastering of knowledge abouthuman soul. How effectively to build relationships with people, information, technics, power, how to develop your abilities and to find new possibilities – these are the basic questions to which you can find answers in psychology.

In current lifeconditions,a psychologist becomes essential. Psychological knowledge finds the practical application almost in all spheres of human activity. Our graduates work in the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Education, Centers of psychological help and rehabilitation, medical institutions, schools and kindergartens, banks etc.



Clinical Psychology (Psychology of Health and Sports) (Specialty) 

Social work (Psychosocial work with the population) 

Pedagogy and psychology of deviant behavior (Psychological and pedagogical prevention of deviant behavior) (specialty) 


The Faculty of Road Construction established on November 27, 2006. It was created by the Yakut road builders with the support of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Informatization of the Sakha Republic(Yakutia) on the basis of two departments: “Highways and Aerodromes” of the Engineering Faculty and “Engineering Science” of the Teacher Training Institute.

The purpose of the faculty was not only to train highly qualified personnel – engineers, road builders, mechanics, and teachers of automobile engineering. In addition, the aim was to organize and strengthen the research activities in the field of improving a design, organization and technology of a construction, repair and maintenance of roads and bridges in the Far North, particularly in Sakha Republic (Yakutia).

We train specialists in five specialties, and three areas of a highway construction, operation and maintenance of transport technology, and pedagogics of vocational education.


Construction (Automobile roads)

Construction, operation, repair and maintenance of highways, bridges and tunnels (specialty) 

Technology of transport processes (Transport logistics) 

Ground transportation and technological complexes (Hoisting – transport, construction, road machines and equipment)  

Exploitation of transport – technological machines and complexes (Automotive service) 

Vocational training (by industry) (Transport)


Yakut State University (YSU) was organized under the Order of the USSRMoscow Military District № 685 of 28 August 1956 from 1 September 1956,based on the Yakut Teachers College, pursuant to the Decree of the Council of Ministers № 1184 of 23 August 1956. Technical Faculty (TF) as a structural unit was a part of the University with five specialties, including “Geology and Mineral Deposits” and “Development of Mineral Deposits”.

Officially, the Geological Department opened on September 21, 1956. It had only one division- “Mineralogy and Petrology”.

The Faculty of Geology and Survey was formed in September 1983.

The mission of the Faculty of Geology and Survey is to provide a high quality of training of competitive specialists based on innovative educational technologies for the geological exploration industry of the Northeastern Russia.

There are all conditions on the Faculty of Geology and Survey for students to be able to show their ability not only to academic disciplines, but also to realize their potential in science and public life.

Laboratory and practical classes are held with the modern equipment, using the latest specialized software and unique collections of minerals and rocks.

Practical trainings take place at four sites. Training, research and production expeditions are organized to conduct the field trips.

Graduates of the faculty work in the leading exploration and mining companies of the Northeast of Russia: “ALROSA”, “Surgutneftegaz”, “Diamonds of Anabar”,“Yakutskgeologiya”, “Yakutskgeofizika”, etc.

Geological engineer is a high and noble vocation, an honorable profession, and society needs it.


Oil and Gas Engineering 

Applied geology (specialty) 

Technology of geological exploration (specialty)


Historical Department is the oldest educational division at the university. The first students of this branch were since the Teacher’s college opening in 1934.The faculty was transformed into the Faculty of History in 2000.

From the moment of the university opening, the faculty trains historians of a wide profile in following spheres: teachers at educational schools; employees in the state structures and scientific institutions. Outstanding scientific researchers, honored national teachers, writers, honored workers of culture and well-known sportsmen are the graduates of the Historical Faculty.

Specialization begins with the first course where students receive more profound knowledge on the chosen professions: archival science, museology, methods of teaching history and social science, political science, history of Yakutia.

There are the museum of archeology and ethnography, research archeological laboratory. Annually archaeological and archeological-ethnographic expeditions of the faculty work in different regions of the republic and find new antiquities of the native land.

The international activity of the Historical Faculty, which is based on exchange programs with the foreign universities, intensively develops during the last years. We intend to develop new directions, continuing traditional forms of the international cooperation.


Political science 

Pedagogical education (History) 

Pedagogical education (with two training profiles) (History and Social Studies) 



The Institute of Sports and Physical Educationat M.K. Ammosov North-Eastern Federal Universitywas founded under the decree of the first president of the Sakha Republic № 672on 3 February 1999.

Now the institute is the largest higher educational institution in Russia, equipped with the advanced sports constructions that gives the chance to the further development of physical preparation of students and sports development in the republic. The institute became the advanced forge of high-class sportsmen. Annually students achieve convincing sports results in various sports not only in the republic, but also in Far East region of the Russian Federation, Russian and world championships among students.


Pedagogical education (Physical education) 

Pedagogical education (with two training profiles) (Life safety and physical education) 

Physical education 

Physical education for people with disabilities in the state of health (adaptive physical education) 


The Institute of Languages and Cultures of the Peoples of the Northeast was opened by the order of NEFU Rector E.I.Mikhailova in 2010, based onSakhaPhilology and Culture Faculty, and Northern Philology Department of Philology Faculty.

Mission of the Institute of Languages and Cultures of the Peoples of the Northeastis becoming acentreof humanitarian and pedagogic education of the Northeast region of the Russian Federation, to keep and to develop its cultural-educational space, to give the qualitative classical arts education answering to the international standards and requirements of consumers and employers.

Our institute co-operates with the International linguistic organizationSilinc, Tokyo State University (Japan) and Seoul State University (South Korea). Students and teachers can study abroadunder the international program “North-to-North”.

We are glad to inform you that this year the new directions “Service” and “Tourism” were opened.

One of the main features of work with students are creative studios, whichsuccessfully develop talents of the youthsince 1995


Organization of work with youth (Regional and municipal youth policy) 


Tourism (Technology and organization of tour operator and travel agency services (network program with the Bohai University (China)) 

Tourism (Technology and organization of tour operator and travel agency services 

Pedagogical education (with two training profiles) (Native language (Yakut) and literature and a foreign language (English)) 

Pedagogical education (with two training profiles) (Native language (Yakut) and literature and World art culture)) 

Pedagogical education (with two training profiles) (Native language and literature of indigenous minorities of the North, Siberia and the Far East and primary education) 

Philology (Russian philology (Even, Evenki, Yukagir, Chukchi, Dolgan languages and literature)) 

Philology (Domestic philology (Yakut language and literature)) 

Culturology (Socio-cultural design) 

Folk art culture (Management of amateur theater) 

Literary Creativity (Specialty) 


Institute of Physics and Technologies is one of the oldest institutes of the university. The first higher educational institution was Teacher Training Institute in 1934 and the Faculty of Physics and Technologies was part of it. The Institute of Physics and Technologies was established by Decree of the President of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) M.E. Nikolaev of May 4, 2000 in order to realize a concept of development of the higher professional education for providing fundamental, physical, engineering and technological education.

Nowadays the Institute of Physics and Technologies is one of the largest units of the university with thousand students. There are ten departments at the institute, which include eight computer classes, about sixty educational and research laboratories, experimental trail.


Physics (Fundamental Physics, Medical Physics, Renewable Energy) 

Radiophysics (Electronics, micro- and nanoelectronics) 

Radio engineering (Radio engineering means of transmission, reception and signal processing) 

Electrical Power Engineering and Electrical Engineering (Power Supply) 

Automation of technological processes and production 

Technology of artistic processing of materials (Technologies for processing precious stones and metals) 

Pedagogical education (with two training profiles) (Physics and Informatics, Physics and Mathematics) 


Our mission is to provide a high standard of education of qualified and competitive teachers for the North-East of Russia on the base of innovation activity of teachers, students and staff in a positive educational environment, opening the path to success for graduates. The Teacher Training Institute focuses on integrating efforts of teachers, psychologists and methodologists of the republic in providing multilevel, continuous professional education.

We are proud of our pedagogical building, where every student becomes a modern and competitive professional. There are all conditions for students to show their abilities not only in study, but in science, public life, art and sports.

Teacher is a high and honourable calling, necessary profession at all times. Young and talented students are welcomed to study at the Teacher Training Institute. Grigorieva A.A., Director of Teacher Training Institute, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor.


Pedagogical education (Pre-school education) 

Pedagogical education (Primary education) 

Pedagogical education (Technology) 

Psychological and pedagogical education (Psychology and social pedagogics) 

Psychological and pedagogical education (Psychology and pedagogy of professional education) 

Psychological and pedagogical education (Psychological and pedagogical support of general and extended education) 

Special (defectological) education (Speech therapy) 

Vocational training (by industry) (Computer science and computer facilities) 

Vocational training (by industry) (Economics and management) 

Pedagogical education (with two training profiles) (Primary education and extended education) 


The Faculty of Philology, one of the oldest NEFU’s faculties, is open for all those who decided to twist fortune with mastering of humanitarian knowledge, who is interested in philology, world art culture and journalism, who dreams to return to school ina new quality –as a philologist.

A classical philological education becomesincreasingly important in a century of information technologies. Graduates of the philological faculty work as teachers of Russian language and literature, world art culture.They can work as teachers of Russian language and literature with the right of teaching Yakut and foreign languages; correspondents and editors of the mass media; Press Secretaries at the various enterprises, organisations, and firms; teachers of languages and literatures of the peoples of the North; PR managers; advertising managers; experts in advertising production, after a training on a specialty “Russian language and literature in international communication”.


Advertising and public relations (Advertising and public relations in the commercial sphere; Advertising and public relations in the system of state and municipal management) (Network program in conjunction with NAFU and BFU) 


Pedagogical education (with two training profiles) (Russian language and foreign language (English) 

Pedagogical education (with two training profiles) (Russian language and literature) 

Philology (Russian philology (Russian language and literature), Teaching of philological disciplines (Russian language and literature), Applied philology (philological consulting) 

Philology (Applied philology (Russian as a foreign language) Network program in conjunction with East University of Heilongjiang, Harbin (China) 


NEFU Department of Law was established in 1982. Then, in 2000-2001 was transformed into the Faculty of Law.

The main task of the facultyis to prepare specialists on the basis not only of the world’s and Russian legal heritage, but also taking into account the specifics of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), as the subject of the federation, and its place in the geography of the world, features of its own statutory regulation.

Today NEFU Faculty of Law is one of the largest lawyers training centers in the Far East. The faculty trains lawyers for the State government bodies and local government, the authority ofMinistry of Justice of the Russian Federation in the Sakha Republic- Federal Registration Service of the Russian Federation, Prosecutor’s Office of the Sakha Republic, Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Sakha Republic, Federal Security Service of the Sakha Republic, and legal services of different organizational and legal companies.


Jurisprudence (Legal support of state, economic, private activity) 

Jurisprudence (Legal support of law enforcement activity)

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