The University of Nizhni Novgorod was inaugurated on January 17, 1916 as one of Russia's three People's universities in the emerging system of "free" universities. In 1918 it acquired the status of a state university. Today the University of Nizhni Novgorod (UNN) is one of the leading universities in Russia and a major education and research complex.
Being an innovative university, the Lobachevsky University provides high-quality research-based education in a broad range of academic disciplines and programs.The combination of high educational quality and accessibility of education due to a great variety of educational program types and forms of training is a distinctive feature of the University in todays global knowledge economy.
In 2006, Lobachevsky University was among 17 top Russian universities winning the national competition between institutions of higher education within the framework of the national project Education.By the decision of the Russian Government, in 2009 Lobachevsky University was awarded the prestigious status of a National Research University.
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International students take an active part in the life of the University: together with Russian students they perform in concerts, organize students´ parties, participate in contests, festivals and sport events, they are represented in the Student Council of the University. All this gives international students a great opportunity to make friends all around the world, to learn the cultural peculiarities of a new country, provides them with the skills necessary for their future professional career in the globalizing world.
The Faculty for International Students actively participates in the activities of the International Students Club of Nizhni Novgorod, it also cooperates with various organizations and governing bodies in the framework of international students support programmes.
The Student Council of the Faculty for International Students encourages international students´ self-actualization. Its main task is to raise the social role of international students and their activity in the educational, scientific and social life of both the Faculty and the University.
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