Novosibirsk, University of

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Novosibirsk, University of


one of the leading educational and scientific research centers of the USSR in the newest branches of the fundamental sciences. It was founded in 1959 as an integral part of the Novosibirsk science center of the Siberian Division of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (AN SSSR). Many of the center’s scientific researchers teach at the university, and students in senior courses may participate in research work at the center’s institutions. The formation and development of the University of Novosibirsk have been associated with the work of scholars and scientists at the Siberian Division of the AN SSSR, including S. T. Beliaev, I. N. Vekua, V. V. Voevodskii, M. A. Lavrent’ev, A. I. Mal’tsev, and S. L. Sobolev.

In 1974 the university had departments of mathematics (mathematics, applied mathematics, and mechanics), physics, natural sciences (chemistry and biology), geology and geophysics, humanities (history and philology), and economics, as well as a department for improving the qualifications of university teachers (mathematics, physics). The university also has an institute for improving the qualifications of social science teachers, a graduate school, a preparatory division, and a physics and mathematics boarding school for students in the eighth through tenth grades. In addition, the university has 50 subdepartments, six scientific research laboratories, and a computer center. The library’s holdings number about 370,000 volumes.

During the 1973–74 academic year, approximately 4,000 students were enrolled at the University of Novosibirsk. There were about 650 teachers and scientific research workers, including 37 academicians and corresponding members of the AN SSSR, more than 80 professors and doctors of sciences, and approximately 270 docents and candidates of sciences. Thematic anthologies of scientific works are published by the university. Between 1963 and 1973, the University of Novosibirsk trained about 4,000 specialists.


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