Siberian Federal University is located in Krasnoyarsk — the largest cultural, economic and educational center of Eastern Siberia. Krasnoyarsk is the administrative center of the Krasnoyarsk Territory (the second largest subject of Russia). The city is situated on the banks of the Yenisei River, one of the largest rivers in the world (with a length of almost 3.5 thousand kilometers). Regional center is located in the area of temperate sharply continental climate. The climate conditions in the city are milder due to the influence of the Yenisei that does not freeze up in the winder.
Most of the territory of Siberian Federal University is located in a forested area of the city of Krasnoyarsk in the vicinity of the Krasnoyarsk Scientific Center, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Academic buildings and dormitories of the university are surrounded by natural forest lands. The sports facilities are placed in the birchwood — ski resorts, stadiums, ski trails.
Siberian Federal University occupies a special place in the development plans of the Krasnoyarsk Territory. Intellectual center of the "big Krasnoyarsk" must have an appropriate infrastructure, so initially it was envisaged to establish the university campus. It covers an area of 650 hectares, the venue includes 26 study and laboratory buildings and 29 dormitories. Some of them have been built with an active participation of private business and the territory. So, an electronic library of SibFU opened its doors in 2008. Library users have access to more than 50 million electronic books and documents. SibFU library resources are available not only for students, but also for all residents of the territory. In addition, it is connected to 100% schools and colleges of the Krasnoyarsk Territory.
The university campus in Krasnoyarsk includes 30 dormitories, 24 study buildings, a building accommodating the library and the university administration offices. A University Assembly Hall is to be put into operation in 2015.
Krasnoyarsk has been nominated as the host city for the Winter Universiade in 2019. The Universiade Village will be located at the University campus which is favourably close to the main winter sports venue Academy of Winter Spots. The Universiade infrastructure is partly in place, while the following facilities are yet to be built by 2018:
- a multifunctional sports centre;
- a first-aid medical centre for athletes;
- a complex of residence halls “Universitetsky” (three 18-storey buildings);
- a complex of residence halls “Perya” (“Feathers”) (four 17-storey buildings).
The campus is cobstantly developing and becoming attractive for young people and city residents.
Virtual tour to SibFU (in Russian)