North Eastern Federal University

North-Eastern Federal University, previously known as Yakutsk State University, is a school for higher learning in Yakutsk, Siberia. It was established in 1956 and is the largest institution of higher learning in the north east of Russia. It has 10,000 students, 800 academic staff and has 5 institutes (medical, finance and economics, Institute of foreign philology and regional studies) and 9 departments (mathematics, physics, philology, law and history, geology and prospecting, technics and engineering).

The main campus of the university is located in Yakutsk. Schools and academic departments of the main University campus are located in 7 buildings.



Students live in 8 halls of residence. There is a Cultural Centre at the University (900 seats) where different student festivals, concerts and contests take place.

Sports Complex is comprised of several gyms, a swimming pool, a stadium and offers grounds for basketball, volleyball, aerobics, gymnastics, wrestling, weight lifting and fitness classes, etc.


Collection of the Archeology and Ethnography Museum at university contains exhibits reflecting history of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).

Yakutsk State University is composed of 19 Institutes and faculties. Yakutsk State University has cooperative relations with Universities in the USA, Canada, Germany, France, Poland, Japan, Korea and others.

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