About University

Northern (Arctic) Federal University is a brand new ambitious university of distinctiveness and innovations designed to meet the needs of the Russian North and the Arctic.

Being an educational institution, we make particular emphasis on training competitive top quality specialists flourishing in the chosen fields of activities. Our University offers wide-ranging and high quality programmes of higher, postgraduate and vocational education intended to prepare students for success. Apart from that we actively participate in organization of joint international educational programmes which enable students to go into higher education in accordance with the requirements of the Bologna process.

Being a door-opener to the world of foreign education, the University gives to its students and fellows a unique possibility to gain experience in teaching, studying and research abroad.

In turn we are warmly-welcoming to international students giving us an invaluable insight into their cultures and traditions. The diverse international community makes NArFU a perfect place to broaden and enrich personal horizons and make friends from all around the world.

Being a promising research platform, our University stands a good chance to become a recognized “manufacturer” of life-changing technologies and innovations in the Arctic region through expanding the range of research activities and strengthening research performance in the Arctic region. To ensure scientific progress NArFU involves in research activities top quality people and cutting-edge technologies, cultivates collaborative partnership with industry, public and private sectors, business and government.

Among other things Northern (Arctic) Federal University has a great international political significance. We cooperate not only with similar institutions but also develop diplomacy through cooperation between students, teachers, staff communities and specialists.

Our aim is to break barriers within the Arctic intellectual development through peaceful means and in accordance with the existing international agreements.



Severnaya Dvina Emb. 17,
Arkhangelsk, Russia; 163002;

Tel: +7 (8182) 21-89-27
+7 (8182) 28-76-14



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Updated 14.05.2012