About the NCFU



The North-Caucasus Federal University was founded based on Decree by President of Russian Federation № 958 (July 18, 2011) and Order by Government of Russian Federation № 226-р (February 22, 2012), as the result of a merge of the three universities located in the Stavropol Region – the North-Caucasus State Technical University; the Stavropol State University, and the Pyatigorsk Humanities-Technological University.

This institution is not only rated as one of the largest educational institutions of the region yet it also is a unique site for numerous scientific and innovation projects, the leading arena for intercultural dialogue both within the region and beyond, and is a leading force contributing to the sustainable regional development through educational, cultural, and scientific links both within the NCFD and with the neighboring countries.

By the year 2021 the NCFU shall become the largest academic institution for higher education in the North-Caucasus Federal District.

The NCFU is moving ahead being a driving force for the scientific and academic potential of the North Caucasus at the same time serving the basis for the economic development as well as an arena for intercultural dialogue both among the various local ethnic groups and foreign ones.

The aims and objectives of the new institution are reflected in the NCFU Development Program for the years 2012-2021 (approved by Government of Russian Federation, Order № 854-р, of May 28, 2012), and the priority streamlines here include:

  • Industrial progress in the NCFD through supplies of newer advanced technologies in nanomaterials, fundamental medicine, biomedical and pharmaceutical achievements, food technologies and food safety, engineering, oil & gas exploration and processing.
  • Improved NCFD infrastructure through newer energy-efficiency and energy-saving methods, geo-informational technologies, telecommunication systems, construction and transportation & logistic network development.
  • Building up the recreational potential of the NCFD including tourism, hospitality business, promoting biological diversity, environmental technologies and rational use of natural resources.
  • Socio-humanitarian development implying better methods for investigating ethnic, cultural, social, demographic, and political processes and intercultural communication; keeping up the role of the Russian language as the official language of the country, and maintaining the Russian civil identity in the North Caucasus.
  • The development of economic & financial institutions and management system in the NCFD; legal public control over the economy and social services as well as promotion the development of a civil society based on strong ad reliable democratic traditions for authority development and functioning.

The North-Caucasus Federal University comprises ten institutes and two branches (Pyatigorsk and Nevinnomyssk):

  • Institute of Humanities;
  • Institute of Mathematics and Natural Sciences;
  • Institute of Life Sciences;
  • Institute of Law;
  • Institute of Economics and Management;
  • Institute of Education and Social Sciences;
  • Institute of Oil and Gas;
  • Institute of Information Technologies and Telecommunications;
  • Institute of Engineering

These divisions all together comprise 100 departments.

Today the NCFU employs 1626 highly competent teachers most of them holding high scientific degrees (Doctors of Science –229; 1090  Candidates of Science of the entire teaching staff body) the share of qualified professors reaching 81,1% which is well above the official level established by the Ministry of Education (60%). The average age of the teachers employed at the NCFU is 45, which brings the University on top of the list of the Federal Universities of Russia.

As for the academic year of 2018/2019, the first bell came for 7 000  students.

The University can boast of 26 scientific schools and 47 research fields. Besides, the University offers training within 186 areas. The training at the Bachelor’s and Master’s courses is available both full-time and part-time (free and paid tuition modes are offered).

Apart from conventional classes the NCFU is offering its student numerous opportunities for self-training and a special mention to be made here is the Scientific Library of the North-Caucasus Federal University that is rated among the best ones in Russia with a stock of over 2.5 mln units. Special pride is taken in the unique collection of rare books where the oldest of them dates back to the 17 Century.

The North-Caucasus Federal University has been involved into international collaboration with universities and centers from 15 countries worldwide (Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Germany, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Korea, Poland, Slovakia, Turkey, Ukraine) and is still rapidly expanding the number of its foreign partner institutions thus offering its students another option both to expand their academic skills and intercultural competence.

At this University we are not just teaching yet we are offering a path to the future – a future where you will see the NCFU as the major competitive and viable player at the academic field of the North Caucasus, a University initiating change and innovation both in industry and in the community thus meeting the future demands and keeping up with the world’s leading educational institutions.

We are looking forward to welcoming you at the North-Caucasus Federal University!