• Nizhnevartovsk State University

    NVSU research strategy is aimed at developing and intensifying the scientific activities based on fundamental and applied research of university teachers, students and graduate students and simultaneously meeting the local educational, socio-cultural and economic needs for research, innovation and innovative services.
    The university pays great attention to organizing and conducting fundamental scientific research, ensuring its high scientific and practical value, using the research results in teaching, engaging undergraduate and graduate students into research projects, and increasing the effectiveness of training in the field of professional teaching and research.
    Aimed at training teaching and research professionals, NVSU postgraduate studies are a significant part of university life and development. Students can choose to master any of 15 postgraduate programs offered at 11 university departments. Every year, the university creates a pool of NVSU master students actively involved in student research and technological projects to be later admitted to further postgraduate studies.
    Over the past few years, NVSU staff members have been actively engaged in research in the following areas:
    1. humanities;
    2. psychology and education;
    3. philosophy, cultural studies and art history;
    4. natural science;
    5. mathematics, information technology;
    6. energy efficiency and energy saving;
    7. economics and management.
    NVSU publishes four scientific journals, including Bulletin of Nizhnevartovsk State University (4 issues per year), Materials on Ancient and Medieval Crimea Archeology and History (1 issue per year), Orthodoxy. Science. Education (2 issues per year) and Nizhnevartovsk Philological Bulletin (2 issues per year).
    The Bulletin of Nizhnevartovsk State University is included in the List of Peer-reviewed Scientific Publications publishing major results of dissertations for the degree of candidate of sciences (PhD) and doctor of sciences (Grand PhD) approved by the Higher Attestation Commission of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation. The five-year journal impact factor is 0.295.
    The Materials on Ancient and Medieval Crimea Archeology and History is indexed in the leading Russian and international high-tech databases, such as Russian Science Citation Index, Cyberleninka, ERIH Plus, Ulrichsweb, EBSCO, CEEOL, MIAR, ZDB, Google Scholar, DOAJ, etc. The five-year journal impact factor is 0.457.
    Orthodoxy. Science. Education and Nizhnevartovsk Philological Bulletin are included in the Russian Science Citation Index.

    NVSU is taking part in developing state educational programs including Social and Economic Development, Investment and Innovation of Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Area-Yugra in 2014-2020, Social and Economic Development, Investment and Innovation of Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Area-Yugra in 2016-2020, Social and Economic Development. Increasing the Investment Prospects of Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Area-Yugra in 2018-2025 and up to 2030.
    In 2016, the local authorities adopted a regional concept called Thrifty Region in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Area-Yugra, with concept activities coordinated by NVSU.
    The university is in close cooperation with Yugra Entrepreneurship Fund supporting research projects aimed at increasing the innovative activity of social entrepreneurship. The expected economic effect is seen in increasing the income of social entrepreneurs and reducing the social burden on the regional budget.
    In 2018, members of NVSU staff conducted a research “Modern morpholithogenesis of natural and natural-anthropogenic geosystems of the Arctic region” within the basic part of the state assignment No. 5.7590.2017/БЧ. The total funding amounted to 3 039.1 thousand rubles.
    The NVSU researchers developed flow charts enabling engineering design and business planning in the central part of the West Siberian Plain, based on the space-time modeling of natural and natural-anthropogenic geosystems. In 2018, the research was at the stage of applying remote research methods with the correlation of morpholithological data based on GIS (QGIS) data.

    Significant research and innovation projects (Russian Foundation for Basic Research, Russian Foundation for Humanities, etc.) and references
    The following projects can be attributed to the significant research and innovation projects carried out by the research and teaching staff of the university:
    - Research work No. 5.7590.2017/БЧ Modern Morpholithogenesis of Natural and Natural-Anthropogenic Geosystems of the Arctic Region, assigned by the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia;
    - Projects financed by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research and the Government of Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Area-Yugra:
    1. Project No. 17-11-86004 “Emergence of Cossack Community in North-Western Siberia”;
    2. Project No. 17-11-86001 “West-Siberian Peasant Uprising of 1921 in Tobolsk North: Problems of Interaction between the Authority and Society in the Context of a Political Crisis”;
    3. Project No. 18-49-860002 “Russian Orthodox Church in the North-Western Siberia in the Late 16th – early 20th Centuries: Impact on Political, Social, Economic and Ethno-cultural Processes (Forms, Factors, Specificity, Historical Role)”;;
    4. Project No. 18-44-860005 “Monitoring the State of Raised Bogs in Conditions of Oil and Gas Industry”;;
    5. Project No. 18-44-860006 “Ecological Regulation of the Biosynthesis of Flavonoids and Anthocyanins in Evergreen Plants of the Middle-Ob Bog Ecosystems”;;
    6. Project No. 18-45-860001 “Natural Hazards in Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Area-Yugra in the Context of Climate Change: Integrated and Rational Environmental Management”;;
    7. Project No. 18-410-860002 “Digital Economy Vectors: Development of Human, Research and Educational Potentials”;;
    8. Project No. 18-410-860004 “Assessment and Development of Innovative Activity among Local Social Businesses”;;
    - International projects implemented together with foreign partner universities and organizations:
    Capacity building in Higher Education:
    UNISON project “University-Enterprise Cooperation via Spin-off Companies Network”, No.573555-EPP-1-2016-ES-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP ;

    Cooperation and joint research with working life organizations
    NVSU has several department branches at the premises of local partner organizations and companies aimed at providing more effective training for students, ensuring their knowledge of innovative technologies applied in production practice, as well as conducting joint research. In 2014, the university opened two department branches, one at the premises of ZAO Nizhnevartovskaya GRES (Nizhnevartovsk Regional Power Station) and research center ZAO NII Yugraneftegaz. In 2017, a department branch was launched at OOO SIBINTEK, a branch of Macroregion Zapadnaya Sibir, and in 2018, the university opened a department at AO Samotlorneftegaz.
    In 2013 -2016 NVSU was involved in implementation of Tempus project "Evaluation of Quality of Cooperation in Education Ecosystem as a Mechanism for Building Professional Competencies". The main objective of the project was to promote the reformation and modernization of the higher education in the Russian Federation. The main deliverables of the project are assessment of cooperation between HEIs and working-life organizations using general evaluation framework, implementation of action plans to enhance working life relevance and cooperation in co-beneficiary HEIs, increasing the know-how of HEI staff in working life cooperation methods and ways of integrating them into curricula.

    Research centers, laboratories, university branches
    In 2019, NVSU launched three research laboratories: Laboratory for Geo-ecological Research; Laboratory for Complex Research of Social Systems; Laboratory for Sports and Health Technologies, and three student design laboratory: Student Laboratory of Robotics, Design Laboratory of Electric Power Industry and Energy Efficiency EDS Samotlora, Design Laboratory Energetik).
    Laboratory for Geo-ecological Research
    The laboratory is involved in research of modern morpholithogenesis of natural and natural-anthropogenic geosystems of the Arctic region. The research is aimed at developing flow charts for engineering design and business planning in the central part of the West Siberian Plain based on the space-time modeling of natural and natural-anthropogenic ecosystems, including an informative database.
    Laboratory for Complex Research of Social Systems
    The laboratory studies the economic, legal, cultural, ethical and other principles social system formation and development. The research is aimed at identifying sustainable types of social systems, their interrelations and development trends.
    Laboratory for Sports and Health Technologies
    The laboratory research is focused on scientific and methodological feasibility of using sports and health technologies in educational institutions. The research is aimed at developing new and improving the existing sports and fitness technologies and ensuring the harmonious physical development of students.
    Department for Scientific Research
    The university’s Department for Scientific Research includes two units: Department for Research Organization and Support and Publishing Department.
    The Department for Scientific Research is involved in developing and supporting research activities and implementing the strategic part of the unified university research policy.
    The department activities are as follows:
    - developing and supporting the university research database;
    - developing the university information access system for the teaching and research staff, including data on research programs, funds, potential customers of research and technical products, etc.;
    - research consulting and marketing services;
    - managing and supporting specific research projects;
    - coordinating efforts and activities of various university departments and units and uniting them in scientific studies and using research results;
    - ensuring the compliance with the QMS indicators, tracking the effectiveness of the university’s research activities;
    - editing and publishing;
    - ensuring high level quality of published materials.

    Small innovative companies
    NVSU supports a number of small innovative companies, including a small innovative company OOO MIP Intellektualniye Tekhnologii (Intellectual Technologies), established in 2015 to commercialize the university’s research potential. The company was launched within the Federal Law of the Russian Federation of August 2, 2009 N 217-FZ “On amendments to certain RF legal acts on the establishment of economic units of budgetary research and educational institutions aimed at practical application (implementation) of intellectual deliverables”.
    The company provides a wide range of services in software development, research, and printing. The company staff has developed a number of software products, including a certified computer program “RuExam Automated system of knowledge assessment for foreign citizens” (2017).
    In close cooperation with NVSU Student Laboratory of Robotics, the company has developed a designer exercise unit based on Arduino platform. Presented at the 8th International IT Forum in Khanty-Mansiysk attended by BRICS and SCO member states representatives, the unit provides an excellent opportunity to learn the basics of robotics, design and construct a personal robot.
    In 2018, the company’s educational activities were licensed by the Federal Education and Science Supervision Service (, which allows providing training in robotics at the company’s premises.
    The company’s future goals include expanding the range of services to include student research support, developing research initiatives and attracting new research staff.

    European Research Dimension
    NVSU is an active participant of the EU-funded programmes, in particular Erasmus+ 2014-2020. NVSU is committed to promotion of research and education on the EU-related issues and thrives to enhance understanding of the European Union locally, regionally and nationally. Thus, NVSU is actively involved in implementation of Jean Monnet programme. Currently 5 Jean Monnet Modules and 1 Jean Monnet project are implemented at NVSU:
    1. Jean Monnet Module “Interaction of Environment and Human Health: Experience of the European Union”, No 574826-EPP-1-2016-1-RU-EPPJMO-MODULE ;
    2. Jean Monnet Module “The European Union Social Policy”, No. 574865-EPP-1-2016-1-RU-EPPJMO-MODULE ;
    3. Jean Monnet Module “Standardization in Product Quality Management: EU Experience and Cooperation Prospects”, No. 574925-EPP-1-2016-1-RU-EPPJMO-MODULE. ;
    4. Jean Monnet Module “Developing Green Skills for Entrepreneurship and Business Based on the EU Experience”, No. 587650-EPP-1-2017-1-RU-EPPJMO-MODULE ;
    5. Jean Monnet Module “Environment, Health and Climate change: Facing the challenges and Adapting to Impacts: Experience of the European Union”, No. 600178-EPP-1-2018-1-RU-EPPJMO-MODULE;
    6. Jean Monnet Project “Promoting Biodiversity Conservation in RF via Advanced EU Practices, No. 600034-EPP-1-2018-1-RU-EPPJMO-PROJECT