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SibFU is in the Russian Academic Excellence Project 5-100

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In October 2015 the SibFU joined the federal Project 5-100, which is supposed to enhance the international competitiveness of the Russian universities among the world’s leading research and education centers. The project involves 21 universities now.

For joining the project, the SibFU has developed and presented the Program to improve the international competitiveness, which continues the SibFU Development Program for the 2011-2021 in the part of the arrangements aimed at the University to access the global research and education market. Applied significance of the program — the promotion of the SibFU in the international rankings.

Overall, the expected result of the Project 5-100 by the year 2020 is the entry of at least five Russian universities in the first hundred of the global education rankings.

Target model of University Development: SibFU as a world competence center of innovation, development and heritage preservation of northern (taiga and arctic) territories. Siberian Federal University-Corporation combining high level of basic and applied research with the training of personnel for high-quality production and sole proprietorship.

The Mission of the Project 5-100: comprehensive maintenance of rational use of unique territories rich in renewable resources, this maintenance is to combine balanced approach to the application of Eco technologies and energy-efficient technologies of natural resources management in the context of maximum environmental protection; creating of advanced educational research and innovation infrastructure; new knowledge and technologies advancement; creation of high value added production to facilitate the solving of crucial economics tasks.

Leading Scientific Schools and Focus Research Areas

  • Forest science and forest management, biophysical ecology of forest land, climate change, biogeochemistry

    Research areas:

    • forest genetics;
    • dendroclimatic monitoring of forest watch in Northern Eurasia;
    • dynamic mapping of boreal forests;
    • research in the field of genomics and bioinformatics of different living organisms;
    • applied innovative research for the development of biological products for forest satiation;
    • climate history of holocoen in Eurasia according to dendroclimatic data;
    • microanatomy of tree-rings in physiology, ecology, climatology and archeology
    • biogeochemistry of ecosystems in Eurasia;
    • genomic studies of basic boreal softwood forest forming species and their most dangerous pathogens in the Russian Federation;
    • forest pyrology.
  • Biology and biotechnologies

    Research areas:

    • scientific basis development for degrading biopolymers production (PHAs), technologies and production establishment of degrading bioplastics Bioplastan™ (polyhydroxyalkanoate, polyglycolide) for medicine, pharmacology and other spheres with high market potential.
  • Physics, Chemistry, New materials

    Research areas:

    • micromaterial, nanostructured material and nanophotonics research;
    • physicochemical stabilization method of thermal-physical properties of nanoliquids;
    • development and research of new nanomaterials, photonic crystal- intermetallic- mechanoactivation-amorphous-organic materials;
    • dew electrotechnical- heat-insulating- chemically-stable materials for non-ferrous and ferrous metal industry and building industry;
    • nanoparticles and their structure with preselected configuration controlled by resonance laser radiation;
    • developing of magnetic laminated heterostructures and interlayer coupling and transport properties research;
    • vacuum plasma-chemical evaporation-condensation process research;
    • composite material development and research;
    • design and research of nanoparticles-modified hard-alloy composites with enhanced mechanical and performance characteristics;
    • resources-saving technologies of germanium and rare-earth metals fabrication, compound oxide matters synthesis and developing of new materials on their base;
    • technology concepts development of nanoscale nitrides, metal oxides and carbides and their physical, chemical and processing characteristics research;
    • research of physical and chemical properties of compound oxide matters offering nonlinear optical properties;
    • new technologies of advanced cracking;
    • synthesis, structure and properties of bioligand metal complex as a base for the development of a production process for compounds, products and materials of practical use;
    • petrochemical catalytic processes research to develop a through production technology of motor fuel offering better performance characteristics;
    • methods of chemical noncovalent binding of nanoscale organic structures on solid mass surface with a view to developing new sorption materials with targeted physical, chemical and analytic properties, solid state sensitive elements and test systems;
    • simulation of structure and properties of pnictide thin films of transition metals.
  • Radio-engineering

    Research areas:

    • BIS non-inquiry test stations networking for GLONASS ephemeris time support;
    • algorithms and software for solving ephemeris time tasks of extended precision for GLONASS;
    • hardware and software complex development for GLONASS and GPS navigational signals source and receiver;
    • development of advanced navigation signals of next generation and signal processing techniques for global positioning system;
    • non-inquiry jam-resistant test stations development offering spatial discrimination using an active phased array with digital signal processing;
    • centimeter or millimeter wavelength modular microstrip array development; artificial nonuniform dielectric lens development;
    • low-altitude satellite navigational support system;
    • modern onboard command and measurement equipment development of CCSDS standards for unpressurized spacecraft;
    • phase-measuring antijam equipment development designed to operate in high- navigation area.
  • Mining engineering

    Research areas:

    • opening methods and technologies modernization in underground mines of Norilsk Mining and Metallurgical Combine;
    • ash and slag recycling aimed to platinum group metals extraction;
    • pyrrhotite concentrate treatment process development with the use of bacterial oxidation;
    • recommendations for choosing optimal drilling and blasting parameters for different ore types in the mines of Norilsk Nikel MMC;
    • technological measures aimed to loss enhancement and precious metal reextraction out of cuttings at Nadezdinskij metallurgical plant;
    • analysis of precious metal loss mechanisms and forms;
    • technogenic resource estimate of Norilsk industrial area, technological justification, geological evaluation;
    • scoping study to estimate reserves of Gorevskij lead and zinc deposit;
    • drilling device renovation;
    • special purpose boring device development and technologies of their use in open pits;
    • methodological substantiation of rolling cutter consumption for shothole drilling in open pits and taking measures to improve their durability;
    • surveying at Joint-Stock Sereulskij Mine;
    • technology advancement in sulphide gold concentrate bioleaching;
    • expert review of industrial safety , equipment record and roasting pipeline of the gold recovery plant Olimpiadinskij Mining and Enrichment Combine;
    • methodological and engineering maintenance of drilling in the complex environment of Talnakh ore cluster;
    • research and development of selective slime flocculation methods of rich and impregnated cupronickel ores;
    • scoping study of polymetallic deposits in Transbaikal;
    • scientific and practical support for underground copper-nickel ore mining of Norilsk Mining and Metallurgical Combine.

Position in world’s leading ratings

IndicatorIndicator’s Value Forecast
QS ranking601–650351–400251–300201–250
QS ranking by Subject area «Agriculture & Forestry»151–200101–15051–100
QS ranking by Subject area «Environmental Sciences»251–300201–250151–200
Times Higher Education ranking801+601–800501–800351–400301–350
ARWU ranking500+
SCImago ranking 669650–700600–650600–650550–600
Webometrics ranking1489900–1000800–850500–560350–400
Worldwide Professional University Ranking (RankPro)488400–450350–400301–350201–250
Current position in other ratings

Number of articles in science database per faculty member

Number of articles
in the Web of Science (5 years) 0.630.811.081.622.26
in the Web of Science (3 years) 0.420.630.861.181.64
in the Scopus (5 years) 0.830.
in the Scopus (3 years) 0.580.70.951.311.82

Average citation index per faculty member

Average indicator per faculty member
Yeararticles included in the Web of Science and Scopus databases without duplicationarticles included in the Web of Science databasesarticles included in the Scopus databases
2017 1.751.61.7

Share of the academic and teaching staff with H-index above 10

Percentage shares
YearPercentage shares
2016 1.5
2017 1.7
2018 2.7
2019 3.2
2020 3.8

Share of international students and faculty and staff members

Percentage shares
Yearprofessors, lecturers and researchersstudents enrolled in the key educational programs of the University
2016 1.282.0
2017 2.03.7
2018 3.86.0
2019 5.58.0
2020 8.010.0

Additional indicators

IndicatorIndicator’s Value Forecast
Average USE (Unified State Examinations) score of full-time students enrolled to the University with their tuition to be paid out of the federal budget under bachelor and specialist degree programmes68,168,569,070,075,0
Share of revenues from non-budget sources in the structure of the University's revenues, %23,033,035,038,541,0
Average age of the faculty members5352515048
Total value of the research conducted per faculty member, mln. rubles0,260,40,60,81,0
Share of Master’s degree students with Bachelor’s or specialist degrees gained at other universities, %2326303540

International Advisory Council of Siberian Federal University

The International Advisory Council is a new institution for the University formed for the purpose of supporting significant expansion of its international activities up to, and beyond, 2020.

Its role is to provide the University with high-level guidance on all aspects of increasing of the University’s competitive position in comparison with established international universities.


The Council monitors and reports the University’s progress towards internationalization and provides feedback, advice and recommendations to the Supervisory Board (the ‘Governing Body’) on re-positioning the University’s global reputation and growing its international network over the next six years.


The main tasks of the Council include:

  • guiding and giving expertise on effective international marketing strategies for the University, including social networking;
  • selecting, proposing and approaching global and regional strategic partners, networks and collaborations;
  • targeting and expanding countries' list for international student recruitment;
  • analyzing and giving professional expertise on international staff recruitement policy (including Visiting Professors, Researchers, Administrators, Lecturers);
  • selecting international standards for benchmarking the University to its peer-group;
  • analyzing and estimating the University research priority directions;
  • assisting in gaining international grants and scholarships for the University, including regional (European, Northern European) development grants;
  • advising on entering international league tables.

The members of the Council

Malcolm Hughes

position: Regents’ Professor, University of Arizona, Laboratory of tree-ring research (USA), Fellow of American Geophysical Union, Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAA)

Herman H. (Hank) Shugart

position: W. W. Corcoran Professor of Environmental Sciences and Director of the Center for Regional Environmental Studies, the University of Virginia (USA), Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Fellow of American geophysics Union, Fellow of World Innovation Foundation, Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAA)

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Christiane Cornelia Schmullius

position: Chair, Department for Earth Observation, Institute of Geography, Faculty of Chemistry and Earth Sciences, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena (Germany)

Jacek Oleksyn

position: Professor, Director of the Institute of Dendrology, Polish Academy of Sciences (Poland), Research Associate and Graduate Faculty Member of Forestry, University of Minnesota (USA)

Hans Ågren

position: Chair Professor in Theoretical Chemistry, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm (Sweden)

Prof. Joel Guiot

position: Director of Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), at European Centre for Research and Teaching of Geosciences (CEREGE) (France); Director of the interdisciplinary center for environmental studies ECCOREV; Director of the laboratory of Excellence OT-Med on Global Change and natural hazards in Mediterranean

Gregor Berghorn

position: Scientific Advisor to the German-Russian Forum (Berlin), founder and head of DAAD office in Russia (1992–98, 2002–04 and 2009–16), initiator the Institute for Comparative Studies in Russian and German Literature and Culture at the RGGU in Moscow, as well as the “German-Russian Institute for Advanced Technologies” (GRIAT) at TU-KAI Kazan in Tatarstan, ex-director of the German House of Research and Innovation (DWIH) (2011–16)

Strategic academic unit (StrAU) “MINING”

Goal: solving the tasks of the mining-metallurgical complex.

Scientific tasks and products:

  • Development of technologies for increasing the extraction efficiency of ore components used in industry
  • Development of technologies for accelerated return of ore wastes into natural geochemical cycles
  • Ecological-geochemical charting and methods for integrated assessment of territories (with access to new economic assessments)
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Related educational products

  • Master's Programs "Metallurgy", "Technological machines and equipment" in collaboration with Polyus, RUSAL, SUEK
  • Five Unique PhD programs
  • International summer schools and expeditions
  • Scientific and production projects with foreign centers

Management Solutions

  • Formation of R&D centers in cooperation with Norilsk Nickel, RUSAL, Russian Platinum
  • Formation of 2 joint laboratories with academic institutes with the participation of the Helmholtz Association
  • Formation of 2–3 start-ups by 2020
  • Formation of an engineering center for "returnable" technologies (an element of the SibFU's Technopark)
  • Develompent of information technologies with the use of UAV (an element of SibFU's Technopark)

Strategic academic unit (StrAU) “E-TECH”

Goal: creation of new electronics, digitalization of environment, including the Internet of things.

Scientific tasks and products:

  • Development of technologies for high-level synthesis, verification and industrial production of the System-on-chip VLSI and instrument base on their basis
  • Development onf new materials, devices and algorithms for the radio navigation systems, terrestrial and satellite radio communication
  • Development of the methods and means for increasing the autonomy of the operation of Low-Earth orbit and synchronistic spacecrafts
  • Nanoplasmonics and nanotechnologies for creation of a new generation elemental base
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Related educational products

Master's programs in English:

  • "Mathematical models and methods of navigation"
  • "Microelectronics in instrument engineering"
  • "Management of the life cycle processes of communications-electronics equipment"
  • "Radio technical information-measuring systems and comlexes"
  • "Applied Computing in Engineering and Science"

Management Solutions

  • Formation of R&D centers in cooperation with JSC M. F. Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems, RADIOSVYAZ, ISKRA Design Engineering Group, Rostec Corporation, PJSC Mikron
  • Collaboration in the field of fundamental studies with Technical University of Berlin (Germany), Luleå University of Technology (Sweden)

Strategic academic unit (StrAU) “SPORT LIFE”

Goal: improving the quality of life and extending the human lifespan based on sport as an industry and lifestyle, i.e. such areas as physical culture, dietology, sports-related architecture and design, sports law and sport management.

Scientific tasks and products:

  • Development of effective monitoring systems for compensatory-adaptive alterations induced by physical loads
  • Creation of algorithms for price determination and the adequateness of system adaptations of sportsmen
  • Development and implementation of physiologically based, personalized traning technologies
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Related educational products

  • Master's programs in English:
    • "Innovative management technologies for objects of the Universiade"
    • "Information technologies of creative urban space"
    • "Innovative management"
    • "Business Development Management"
    • "The additional education program in marketing" in cooperation with The State University of Management (Russia) and Inholland University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands)
  • Opening of the major "Technology of products and organization of specialized and curative-preventive nutrition"

Management Solutions

  • Creation of the scientific and study laboratory "Smart-city Universiade 2019" on the basis of SibFU's Department "Economics and Information Technologies of Management"
  • Creation of the international scientific and study laboratory "Innovative technological solutions" of the "smart city" in cooperation with Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg (Germany)? East Bavarian Technical University (Germany)
  • Cooperation with FISU, Ministry of Sports of the Russian Federation

Strategic academic unit (StrAU) “ENERGY”

Goal: development of the Siberia's Energy Complex on state-of-the-art technologies, including renewable energy.

Scientific tasks and products:

  • Active use of technologies and methods of intensification of oil production
  • Development of new technologies for advanced oil and gas processing
  • Development of existing and involvment in the development of new oil fields of the North of European part of Russia, Eastern Siberia, and Far East
  • Research of catalytic processes of petrochemistry
  • Development of new technologies and renewable energy sources
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Related educational products

  • Introduction of the joint Master's program on the development of shekf projects in cooperation with IFP School (France)
  • Development of Master's Programs in English

Management Solutions

  • Formation of R&D centers in cooperation with Rosneft, Schlumberger, RusHydro, SUEK
  • Creation of laboratories: oil and oil products, Computer-Assisted Design and modeling, modeling of sedimentation systems and oil-and-gas bearing systems, washing liquids and cementing slurry
  • Creation of the core research center with the complex filtration characteristics
  • Creation of a collective use center
  • Creation of a training and production ground for "SibNeftegaz"

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