The Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University, NEFU previously known as Yakutsk State University, is the largest higher education institution in the Russian northeast and it is one of the ten federal universities of the nation. NEFU has four campuses with the main located in Siberia’s Yakutsk and others in Chukotka’s Anadyr, Mirny, and Neryungri.
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:

Institute of Medicine

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.

Institute of Finances and Economics

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).

Institute of Mathematics and Information Science

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 at the initiative of the first President of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) M.E. Nikolayev.

The main goal of our institute is to educate highly qualified personnel of Bachelor and Master in the following specialties:

      • Mathematics
      • Applied Mathematics and Information Science
      • Fundamental Informatics and Information Technologies
      • Information Science and Computer
      • Applied Mathematics
      • Pedagogical Education

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.

Institute of Physics and Technologies

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.

There are 8 specialties and 8 specializations in Bachelor at the institute.

Institute of Sports and Physical Education

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.

Institute of Modern Languages and International Studies

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.
Institute of Psychology

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.

Institute of Languages and Cultures of the Peoples of the North-East

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.

Teacher Training Institute

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.

Institute of Engineering & Technology


Institute of Engineering & Technology (former Technology Faculty) was founded at a time of foundation of Yakutsk State University in 1956.
The Institute’s main objective is to create an enabling environment in order to provide quality training for engineers who are competitive on the Russian and international labor markets with a view to their further integration into the international engineering community.

A key advantage of IET is research and development programs on construction and livelihood in the North:

new and efficient construction materials and prefabricated structures;
temperature resistance and  energy efficiency of the structures in northern environment.
maintainability and safety of constructions and life-support systems of buildings and structures in Yakutia
architecture and urban planning
northern wood timber processing and wood construction technologies
development and land management of northern and arctic territories 

Institute of Natural Sciences

One of the oldest faculties of the North-Eastern Federal University was opened in the Teacher Training Institute in 1938. It is the faculty of YSU since 1956, and of NEFU – since 2010.

The faculty trains teachers of biology, chemistry and geography for secondary schools in Yakutia, ecologists and specialists for industrial and research institutions of the republic.

There are the following areas of bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the Faculty:

Direction 050100.62 – Pedagogic education (biology and chemistry, geography and ecology)

Graduates can work: teachers in secondary educational institutions; teachers of primary and secondary vocational schools;workers in research institutes; experts in the social and cultural sphere.

Direction 020400.62 – Biology (gene management, genetics, crop science)

Graduates can work: employees in research, production, and design organizations; bachelors ofbiomonitoring and biological control of environmental conditions in environmental, research institutions; researchers at different levels of biological systems in the scientific and industrial organizations;workers at biomedical facilities.

Direction 021000.62 – Geography (geography, recreational geography)

Graduates can work: at geological, cartographic and geodetic, design and exploration companies, and research institutes;at research institutes, statistical centers, planning departments of ministries and agencieson the economic and geographical issues; in the general, vocational education.

Direction 022000.62 – Ecology and natural management (ecology, natural management)

Graduates can work: in the design, exploration, production, research, marketing, consulting, economic, legal, expert divisions, departments, bureaus, companies, institutions involved in the environmentprotection; in environmental authorities, environmental management, departments of agriculture, etc.

Direction 240100.62 – Chemical Engineering (chemical engineering)

Graduates can work: as technologists in the oil and gas industry, environmental protection, standardization and certificationlaboratories;as technologists in industries (timber, wood), in manufacture of constructions, plastics, pharmaceuticals, solid fuel, energy-full materials; in synthesis of substances and materials laboratories, as workers of analytical and technological laboratories of various industries; in the laboratories of research institutes .

Direction 020201.65 – Pure and Applied Chemistry (pure and applied chemistry)

Graduates can work: as research staff at research institutions; as analytical chemists in the laboratories of the oil and gas industry, environmental protection, standardization and quality certification,biochemistry,geochemistry,ecology,pharmaceuticals; in the system of higher, and secondary vocational education.

Mining Institute 

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.

Faculty of History

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.

Faculty of Philology

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”.

Faculty of Law

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.

Faculty of Road Construction

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.

Faculty of Geology and Survey

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.

Scientific research institutes:

Research Institute of Regional Economy of the North

Research Institute of Applied Ecology of the North

Research Institute of Health

Research Institute of Mathematics

Research Institute of Olonkho

Institute of A. E Kulakovsky


All favorable conditions are created in the hostels: rooms for organization and running of events, sports areas, household rooms with all necessary equipment, personal hygiene rooms, libraries, Internet, cloak-rooms.

Main directions of work are:

formation of social and living conditions for students;
improvement and activation of work of self-government bodies;
formation of conditions for personal development and realization of creative activity;
propaganda of healthy lifestyle.

About City

Yakutsk is the capital city of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia). It is situated on the Lena River. It used to be a small wooden fort built in 1632 by Russian Cossacks who were exploring Siberia/ Nowadays it is a big city with the population of more than 250,000 people. The city of Yakutsk presents a mixture of modern tall buildings, Soviet time blocks of apartments and old wooden houses. The city was built on permafrost, a layer of frozen soil hundreds of meters deep which never melts. Most of the constructions are on stilts so that the heat from the buildings does not melt the layers below.

In the winter Yakutsk is shrouded in “habitation” fog, brought about when the air is so cold that hot air from houses, people and cars cannot rise. It is not a good idea to walk out in the streets of the city in winter when the temperature falls below -40C. But you can enjoy yourself visiting one of the museums or theatres of Yakutsk. Major attractions include the Natural History Museum, that covers the history of the region, both of man and of flora and fauna, the University Museum of Archeology and Ethnography, the Museum of Mammoth, the Fine Arts Museum.

The cultural life in Yakutsk is vibrant. The performances year round are at Opera and Ballet Theatre, the Sakha and Russian Drama Theatres. You can enjoy folk dances at the Dance theatre. It is fascinating experience to live in this cold but hospitable city. Yakutsk welcomes you!

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