Nizhny Novgorod State University “Chemical Faculty”

N.I. Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod (UNN) was established in 1916 as a People’s University. The University has provided the basis for the development of higher education and a fundamental research system in the Nizhni Novgorod region. It is one of the best classical universities in Russia.


The University is renowned for innovation in the fields of research and higher education. As a result, UNN’s scientific and pedagogical schools have won international recognition for their excellence. The continual development of these schools ensures the high standard of UNN’s educational activity as a research university. The University aims to respond in an effective manner to new and evolving scientific and educational challenges.


The University has concentrated its research efforts through the creation of large research institutes that focus on work in cutting-edge fields. Additionally, UNN’s scientific and educational cooperation with the Russian Academy of Sciences has been formalized. The University also continuously engages in multifaceted interaction with various branches of the economy.


The University endeavors to generate additional funding to support its educational and research activities.


UNN is the centre of integration for the educational, scientific and cultural life of the region.


UNN intra-university life is distinguished by a high degree of democracy.


The University of Nizhni Novgorod sees its mission as maintaining and strengthening the role of UNN as one of the leading institutes of Russian higher education which is engaged in:

  • research-based training of highly skilled graduates capable of making an effective contribution to Russia’s development;
  • the development of fundamental and applied research as essentials for the provision of high quality education and as sources of new knowledge and technologies that provide solutions to pressing social and economic problems ;
  • the development of a knowledge and technology transfer culture common to all universities;
  • making a significant contribution to the development of Russian education and participation in the efforts of Russia’s universities to form an integrated system of higher education in Europe;
  • active influence on socio-economic, cultural and ethic development of the Nizhni Novgorod region and the Volga Federal District.


Faculties of Nizhny Novgorod State University “Chemical Faculty”:

  • Faculty of Chemistry
  • Institute of Biology and Biomedicine
  • Institute of Military Education
  • Institute of Information Technology, Mathematics and Mechanics
  • Institute of International Relations and World History
  • Institute of Economics and Entrepreneurship
  • Minor Academy of Public Administration
  • Faculty of Radiophysics
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Physics
  • Faculty of Physical Education and Sports
  • Institute of Philology and Journalism
  • Faculty of Law
  • Institute of Doctoral Studies
  • Advanced School of General and Applied Physics
  • Faculty for Professional Development
  • Institute of Open Education


Student Accommodation

International students live in a comfortable dormitory, which is situated on the UNN campus in immediate neighborhood of the city center. International students live in 3-bedded rooms, equipped with the necessary furniture and bedding. All rooms in the student dormitory have Internet access points. 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.

Nizhniy Novgorod City

Nizhny Novgorod (or simply Nizhny in everyday speech) is a large city in Russia, the capital of Nizhegorodskaya oblast and the Volga Federal District. It is an important economic, transport, and cultural center. From 1932 to 1990, the city was called Gorky in honor of the famous writer Maxim Gorky.

Nizhny Novgorod features

Nizhny Novgorod is located 417 km east of Moscow, in the center of the East European Plain, at the confluence of two major waterways of the European part of Russia – the Oka and Volga rivers. This location made the city an important shipping center of the country. The Oka divides the city into two parts.

Nizhny Novgorod is the fifth most populous city in Russia. The city is one of the largest Russian centers of river tourism. The historical part of the city rich in tourist attractions and is an important tourist center. UNESCO included Nizhny Novgorod in the list of Top 100 cities in the world which are of great historical and cultural value.

The climate is temperate continental with long cold winters and warm, relatively short summers. The average temperature in January is minus 8.9 degrees Celsius, in July – plus 19.4 degrees Celsius.

Strigino International Airport (IATA: GOJ, ICAO: UWGG) is located in the western part of Avtozavodsky district, 18 km south-west of the center of Nizhny Novgorod. Flights to Moscow, St. Petersburg, Ekaterinburg, Izhevsk, Kirov, Penza, Perm, Samara, Saratov, Sochi, Surgut, Ulyanovsk as well as Dubai, Yerevan, Nha Trang, Prague, Tashkent are available.

Parks and forests cover one-fifth of the city. “Switzerland”, the biggest park, occupies 380 hectares. In total there are more than 15 parks in Nizhny Novgorod.

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