Northern (Arctic) Federal University

Northern (Arctic) Federal University (NArFU) was established in June 2010 by merging a number of leading Arkhangelsk higher educational institutions. It includes 7 higher schools, 2 institutes, 3 colleges and 3 branches providing educational services to about 20,000 students.  

One of the major NArFU research focuses is the Arctic development. Core areas of NArFU academic focus are high technologies and knowledge-intensive sectors, infrastructure development and Northern Sea Route, natural resources management, environmental protection and climate change, health and well-being, social sphere and human resources in the High North.

As a federal university NArFU develops a system of higher professional education that will optimize regional educational structures and strengthen links between educational institutions and economic and social spheres in the North-West of Russia.

Facts and figures

Web http://www.narfu.ru
Year Established 2010
Total Number of Staff 4165
Number of Academic Staff 1163
Number of Students 20000
Focus Areas

Building engineering in a cold climate environment
Environmental management
Maritime oil and gas constructions
Ecological monitoring and environmental safety
Industrial biotechnology and bioengineering
Shipbuilding
Ship power plants
Industrial economics
Hydrometeorology
IT for analysis of remote-sensing data on ice moving
Information and space systems for ecological management
Applied geology
Medicine biophysics
Nuclear physics and technologies