Researches and Staff
The University was founded by merging 5 major Krasnoyarsk institutions of higher education. Among the members of the University Board of Trustees there are representatives of large companies, politicians and scientists. The Chairman of the Board is Dmitry Medvedev, the Prime Minister of Russia.
The mission of the University is to create an advanced education, research and innovation infrastructure and to promote new knowledge and technologies to meet the challenges of social and economic development of the Siberian Federal District, as well as to form the human resources potential — competitive experts in the priority areas of the Siberian and Russian Federation development, corresponding to the modern intellectual requirements and meeting international standards.
SibFU IN FIGURES
• 20 schools and 3 regional branches
• Over 31,000 students and 700 post-graduate by research students
• 7 860 employees, 3 450 teachers, 420 Professors
• 151 study programs (Bachelor & Master)
• 121 doctoral programs in 18 fields of study
• 29 on-campus dormitories
• About 50 sports clubs in over 31 kinds of sport
• About 100 creative and artistic student clubs
• 70% of graduates get employed in the field of their major
SibFU provides unique opportunities for both research and education. Since the university foundation its material and equipment base has been enlarged 5 times due to special-purpose investments. The SibFU research analytic Common use center “Knowledge-intensive research and analytic methods of new mineral raw and and nano-materials”, which is the infrastructure element of the university innovative system, allows to handle massive cross-disciplinary problems in the field of hi-tech.
Priority research trends:
◦ Sustainable environmental management
◦ Biology and biotechnology
◦ Physics, chemistry and new materials
◦ Radio technology, IT&digitalisation
The University possesses:
• a supercomputer, one of “Top-50” most high-performance computers in Russia;
• a space data receiving centre and a centre of seismic prospecting;
• an observatory fully equipped with a weather station and a lunar-planetary camera;
• a complex of equipment for physical and chemical research;
• biotechnological, clinical and biological, nanotechnological and electronic laboratories.
For the purpose of providing international recognition to the research conducted by faculty and staff, postgraduate and Ph.D students a project of publishing an own scientific journal has been launched. “SibFU journal” is a peer-reviewed journal consisting of five thematic series: “Humanities and Social Sciences”, “Mathematics and Physics”, “Biology”, “Chemistry”, “Engineering and Technologies”. The articles are published both in Russian and English.
One of the most important university activities in the field of innovations is the foundation of small enterprises aimed at the transformation of the new knowledge into the new products, which is a modern and opportune field for Russian universities. SibFU founded over 40 small innovative enterprises in the fields of technologies, consulting and services.
A number of publications by the SibFU staff in international journals has risen 4 times since the foundation of the University, and the amount of awarded grants has turned 6-fold. The pure research profit of the SibFU in 2006 was approximately 126 million rubles, while in 2014 it reached 530 million RUB.
There are 143 MoUs and MoAs on international cooperation between SibFU and universities from 34 countries, as well as 7 programs accredited by European Council on Business Education.
There are 350 international students of all levels (Bachelor, Master, Doctoral and Internship programs) from 23 countries currently studying at SibFU. The largest numbers of students come from China and CIS countries – Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. Other students come from Nigeria, Ecuador, Vietnam, Australia, etc. Exchange students from Germany, Japan, Czech Republic and Spain come on a regular basis.
In the same year 120 SibFU students studied abroad under grant programs and participated in seasonal scientific and language schools. 85 students took part in internship programs.