Novosibirsk Scientific Center "Akademgorodok"


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Akademgorodok is 20 km south from the center of Novosibirsk, on the right shore of the Ob sea. Akademgorodok is one of the major science and education centers in Russia. It is a home to dozens of research institutes, Presidium of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SB RAS) Novosibirsk State University, Physics and Mathematics School. The campus of Novosibirsk State University is also located in Akademgorodok.

The main target during the Akademgorodok construction was to preserve the local nature as much as possible. The target was well achieved and now Akademgorodok lives in the woods of taiga. Walking along Morskoi Prospekt from the center of Akademgorodok to the Ob Sea beaches will not take more than 20 minutes. August 2006 was marked with decision on creating a technopark in Akademgorodok, to provide the innovative businesses and institutions with the most up-to-date infrastructure and environment. Today it is one of the most succesful science clusters in Russia.

Another landmark of Akademgorodok is its unique atmosphere. People here are very friendly and jovial, and if you get lucky enough, you can join one of the strange but funny events that happen here all the time (Computer Mouse Throwing Contest, as one of the examples).
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Akademgorodok science

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Institute of Thermal Physics

Institute of Thermal Physics

The world's first specialized Institute of Thermal Physics was organized in 1957 in the Novosibirsk Akademgorodok. Currently, the Institute of Thermal Physics, being one of the leading research centers on the theory of heat transfer and physical fluid dynamics , carries out fundamental research in dozens of fields of science.

The successful activity of the institute is largely ensured by the presence of highly qualified specialists, among them are 185 research staff, including 2 academicians, 53 doctors and 94 candidates of sciences. Total number of employees - 490 people. The works of scientists awarded by highest state awards and are recognized by international organizations. There were registered two discoveries of world importance. The Institute maintains close scientific ties with many research centers and companies in the United States, Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Norway, Japan, Poland, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, China, Korea. The scientific laboratory for microgravity was created in conjunction with the Free University of Brussels, сcurrently it supporting communication with research centers CIS - Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan.

Annually are published about 300 scientific articles and several monographs. The Institute publishes two scientific journals - "Journal of Engineering Thermophysics" (in English) and "Thermophysics and Aeromechanics" (in Russian and English). Leading scientists of the Institute are members of the editorial boards of various national and foreign journals. Institute of Thermal regularly organizes traditional scientific conferences and seminars of various levels, including the Workshop "Transport Phenomenain Two-Phase Flow" (Bulgaria), International Symposium on Rarefied Gas Dynamics, International conference "Optical methods of research streams." A great interest to them shows the relevance of presented problems.

A Training of specialists in the field of thermal physics and power engineering is also one of the most important activities. The Institute cooperates with more than five universities in Siberia.

Institute of Inorganic Chemistry

Institute of Inorganic Chemistry

Institute of Inorganic Chemistry was organized in 1957 within the creation of the Siberian Branch of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. During organization of the Institute were attracted promising young scientists from various scientific organizations of the country.

Institute of Inorganic Chemistry performs a basic and applied researchs in the field of inorganic chemistry and related sciences. Scientific directions of the institute encompass all of modern inorganic chemistry, including clustered and supramolecular compounds, thermodynamics of inorganic systems, electronic structure and crystal chemistry, functional materials and physicochemical principles of the separation and purification of substances. In the Institute organized the production of high-purity materials, scintillation crystals are grown and are developed new methods and technologies.

The Institute is actively involved in the training of young specialists. The Institute has the postgraduate study, in which annually trains more than 50 graduate students. The Institute cooperates with the Novosibirsk State University and Novosibirsk State Architecture and Construction University, annually awards scholarships and prizes for the best students, annually organizes the Inorganic Chemistry Olympiad, as well as employees of the Institute are actively involved in the conduct and organization of the Chemistry Olympiad for schoolchildren. Also Institute contributes to solving scientific and social problems of young scientific employees, and actively involved in the cultural life of the city, organizes tours and conferences.

Institute of Nuclear Physics

Institute of Nuclear Physics

Institute of Nuclear Physics Siberian Branch of the Academy of Sciences was created in May 1958 on the basis of Laboratory of new methods of acceleration of the Institute of Atomic Energy within the construction of Akademgorodok.

Today it is the largest academic institute of Russia, and approximately 3,000 employees are working there: more than 400 scientific employees, 61 PhD and 167 candidates of sciences. A feature of the institute is the presence of a large experimental production (about 1,000 people) with a high level of technical and technological equipment. Unique machines and equipment of Institute form the basis of infrastructure for a wide spectrum of interdisciplinary scientific and technological research being conducted in the created at the Institute four centers for collective use: Siberian Center for Synchrotron and Terahertz radiation Center photochemical studies, Cenozoic geochronology Center, Center for Radiation Technology. Each year hundreds of organizations are using the possibilities of centers.

Institute of Nuclear Physics of Akademgorodok - it is one of the world's leading centers in several areas of high-energy physics and accelerators, plasma physics and controlled fusion. In the Institute are carried out large-scale experiments in elementary particle physics on the electron-positron colliders and on the unique complex of the open plasma traps, modern accelerators are being developed, and also sources of intense synchrotron radiation and free electron lasers. The institute is the only one in Russia for most of its destinations.

Pretty big amount of work the Institute was performed for the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.

The Institute is lead actively work in the preparation of scientific and technical-engineering personnel of higher qualification. It is the basic Institute for the seven cathedras of the Institute of Physics Department of Novosibirsk State University and the Physical-Technical Faculty of the Novosibirsk State Technical University, on which are enrolls more than 300 students. The Institute conducts regular tours and conferences.

Institute of Catalysis

Institute of Catalysis

Institute of Catalysis was founded in 1958 as a part of the Siberian Branch of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. Today the Institute is one of the largest research centers in the field of catalysis. The institute has branches in St. Petersburg and Volgograd. Staff of the Institute is about 1,000 people, including over 350 scientists.

The sphere of work of the Institute ranges from solving problems of the fundamental nature in the catalysis area till create new catalysts, catalytic technologies and pilot-industrial production of catalysts. The main direction of scientific activity of the Institute is to establish the general physical and chemical regularities of catalysis, creation of scientific bases of molecular design of substances and materials, the development of the theoretical foundations of the implementation of catalytic processes, creating a new generation of highly efficient catalysts for the basic chemical, oil refining and petrochemical industries, as well as the creation of catalysts and technologies for new application domains.

Institute's Laboratories are equipped with unique scientific equipment, that allows to carry out a comprehensive study of the chemical composition and properties of catalysts, to study the mechanisms of catalytic reactions and create new efficient catalysts for various chemical industries.

Each year the Institute outs of more than 300 publications in peer-reviewed journals, more than three dozen patents. Over the last five years, the Institute has been received 180 titles of protection on the territory of Russia. Currently supported by 30 foreign patents.

Institute of Cytology and Genetics

Institute of Cytology and Genetics

Institute of Cytology and Genetics, Siberian Branch of the Academy of Sciences is one of the oldest scientific organizations in Siberia and is one of the largest biological institutes in Russia and abroad. The history of the formation of the Institute is closely connected with the revival of the russian genetics after the slowdown temps of its development in the first half of the XX century. The Institute of Cytology and Genetics was established in 1957 as the first Genetics Institute in the system of Academy of Sciences of the USSR. Today the Institute is engaged in a complex study of the genetic bases of the organization and functioning of living systems on the basis of interdisciplinary research and the integration of experimental and bioinformatics methods. The Institute has leading positions in a number of the most promising areas of genetics, selection, cell and molecular biology, evolutionary and physiological genetics, systems biology, biotechnology, biomedicine.

The main directions of scientific research of the Institute are molecular genetics, the reconstruction of the genomes, the mechanisms of realization of genetic information, bioinformatics, biotechnology, bioengineering, nano-bioengineering, cell biology, molecular basis of immunity and oncogenesis, developmental biology and evolution of living systems, general genetics, bases of biodiversity, development new methods of genetics and breeding of animals and plants to make effective use of their gene pools.

In the structure of Institute is 51 research unit (4 departments, 30 laboratories, 7 sectors, 10 sectors included in the laboratory) and 17 scientific-support departments. Scientific units of the Institute are functioning in three interlaboratory seminars: 1. the animal genetics, 2. plant genetics, 3. molecular genetics, cell biology and bioinformatics. The Institute has 11 centers for collective use.

Institute received 22 patents for inventions and selection achievements allowed to be used, developed 34 computer programs and databases. Joint researches are conducted with the Republic of Kazakhstan, Belarus, Ukraine and Tajikistan.

Institute of Mathematics

Institute of Mathematic

Institute of Mathematics as a part of the Siberian Branch of the USSR Academy of Sciences was established June 7, 1957. Creation of the Institute of Mathematics was part of a global deployment plan of scientific work in Siberia within the construction of Akademgorodok.

The main objective of the Institute is in creation of fundamental knowledge in algebra, number theory, and mathematical logic, geometry, mathematical analysis, differential equations and mathematical physics, probability theory and mathematical statistics, computational mathematics, computer science and mathematical cybernetics, mathematical modeling, theoretical physics of elementary particles and the atomic nucleus.

Annually Institute conducts dozens of scientific conferences, seminars and schools, publishes specialized magazines, awards medals and pays a premium to well-deserved skilled in their field of expertise.

The Institute conducts extensive work on the preparation of highly qualified scientific personnel in collaboration with Novosibirsk State University. Most of the leading scientists working in the Institute are teaching at universities in Novosibirsk, Russia and the world.

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography

Originally existed the Institute of History, Philology and Philosophy in 1990 was transformed into a Joint Institute of history, philology and philosophy. It includes the Institute of History, Institute of Philology of the Institute of Philosophy and Law and the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography. In 2001 the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography acquired complete independence, coming out the composition of the Institute. Today, the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of the Academy of Sciences is one of the largest academic centers in humanities researches in the country, is widely known for his scientific achievements in Russia and abroad.

Main directions of scientific activity of the institute it is the study of the cultural and historical processes in the ancient times and the Middle Ages, in a new and newest time in North, Central and East Asia, the study of the problems of the initial settlement of these territories, the development of Paleolithic cultural traditions, economic activity and paleoecological conditions habitat of prehistoric man, anthropological composition of the population in ancient times and the Middle Ages, systemic study of traditional culture, ideology and social organization of indigenous population, spiritual and material culture of the Russian population of Siberia and modern ethnic processes in the Asian part of Russia, carry out works on preservation historical and cultural heritage in Siberia and the Russian Far East.

In the Institute employs are 145 scientific employees, including two academicians, 33 doctors of sciences, 77 candidates of sciences. Expedition researches of the Institute covers the area from the Adriatic Eastern and Southern Caspian till the North Vietnam. Each year in the Institute formed more than 40 expedition squads.

Annually the Institute acts as an organizer of international and national conferences and symposia. In the 2009-2014 period It was conducted over 50 scientific events both regional and international level.

Institute of Laser Physics

Institute of Laser Physics

Institute of Laser Physics was founded in 1991 based on the Department of Laser Physics of the Institute of Thermophysics. By this time the range of studies carried out at the Department of Laser Physics, has been very wide - from the problems of detecting gravitational waves to the use of lasers in medicine, there was created the basis for the development of optical sensors for the detection of gravitational waves. The Division of Plasma Physics and Space Research of the Institute of Applied and Theoretical Mechanics is also joined to the Institute.

The Institute carries out research in laser spectroscopy of ultrahigh resolution, studied laser frequency standards, solid-state and semiconductor laser systems and materials of quantum electronics, is produced the generation of ultra-short pulses, is investigated the energetics of high-power lasers for scientific research and technology, developed the use of lasers in medicine and biology, are conducted work in the field of electronic systems and the use of computer technology.

Over the past three years more than 100 invited talks at international conferences was made by employees of the Institute. In 1995, 1997 and 2000 in Akademgorodok was held the International Conference "Modern Problems of Laser Physics", in which the Institute of Laser Physics was the main organizer. This conference which has become traditional, has a high academic authority among Russian and foreign scientists. Also in the Institute conducted research on many international programs, in particular, managed to determined Rydberg constant with the highest precision to date. As part of a series of programs the Institute cooperates with the University of Heidelberg (Germany), the Rutherford Laboratory (England), Oxford University (England), the Institute for Quantum Optics at the Max Planck (Germany), National Institute of Standards (USA), North University of Paris (France), University Electro-Communications (Japan), the National Institute of Metrology (PRC).

Institute of Semiconductor Physics

Institute of Semiconductor Physics

Institute of Semiconductor Physics was created on the Siberian land in rapidly developing Akademgorodok in 1964 by merging the Institute of Solid State Physics and Semiconductor Electronics and the Institute of Radio Physics and Electronics. During this years the Institute has become a multi-faceted research center that combines profound academic science, aimed at the fundamental scientific discoveries, the practical realization of sought-after high-tech innovations for a modern economy and training of highly qualified scientific researchers and engineers and elite engineering and technical specialists. The Institute holds leading positions in the field of semiconductor physics, condensed matter physics, physics and technology of low-dimensional systems, nanoelectronics, quantum electronics and other branches of science.

Scientific directions of the Institute related with the physics of semiconductors and dielectrics, the physics of low-dimensional systems, element base of microelectronics, Nano electronics, quantum computing, optics and laser physics. Based on the results obtained in the Institute, are implemented instrumental developments of matrix photodetectors infrared diapason for the night vision devices and thermal imaging, electron-optical converters, microwave transistors, single-electron transistors and nanosensors. Specific achievements of the Institute related with development of equipment and development of modern nanotehnology for semiconductor electronics.

About 800 employees are working in the Institute, including 214 scientific employees, among them 2 academicians, 43 doctors of sciences and 140 candidates of sciences. The Institute consists of five departments, 24 laboratories and groups.

Central Siberian Botanical Garden

Central Siberian Botanical Garden

The largest botanical scientific research institution in the Asian part of Russia it is Central Siberian Botanical Garden, it was organized in 1946. Currently, Central Siberian Botanical Garden it is a center of botanical and ecological research in Siberia. It is located on an area of more than 1 thousand Ha in Akademgorodok. Here are located the main laboratory building, hothouses, greenhouses, storage facilities.

The main directions of scientific activities of the Botanical garden are the study of vegetation and flora of Siberia, the improvement of cultivated plants and introduction to the culture of Siberia new plants, introduction of promising plants for Siberia from other natural areas, development of effective methods of gardening Siberian cities and the establishment of shelter belts in the steppe regions of Siberia, the creation of scientific-popularization of the Botanical center for the promotion of knowledge.

Novosibirsk botanical garden it is a place not only important scientific developments in the areas of environmental protection, but also a big Siberian recreation center. Having got in the Botanical Garden, do not forget to visit the beautiful exhibition "Garden of continuous bloom," "Rocky Hill," "Bonsai" in the open field and others. In the garden Zyrianka river flows, which is looks like a brook (its length of 12 km, depth - 0,5 m, width - 1.5 m), on which is situated a pond. The pond was created for the abstraction of water for irrigation of numerous plants of the Botanical Garden, it gradually became a favorite destination for weary by concrete jungle city dwellers. Here you can observe a large number of animals as a widespread so and listed in the Red Book. And it is a great place to collect mushrooms and picnics.

During warmer months, the Botanical Garden is nice and good for your health to ride a bike and in winter to take a walk on skis. Also in the complex terrain of the Siberian botanical garden has slopes suitable for snowboarders.

Research Institute of Circulation Pathology

Research Institute of Circulation Pathology

Created in the late fifties of the last century among the first institutions of the Siberian Branch of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, the Institute is today one of the largest multi-disciplinary research, clinical and educational institutions specialized medical care. Aside from cardiovascular surgery at the Institute develop oncology, neurosurgery, pediatrics, obstetrics-gynecology, transplantology. Specialists of the Institute perform all kinds of operations on the heart and blood vessels, including intervention in disorders of cerebral circulation, heart transplantation and other organs.

Developments of the Research Center of the Institute - is the creation of new methods of diagnosis and treatment - are successfully introduced in many clinics around the world. Specialists of the Institute are actively participating in the largest and most important international conferences and congresses. The Institute organizes and conducts large scientific and practical activities, such as congresses, conferences, schools.

Training Centre of the Institute presents an educational system designed for the creation, translation and reproduction of knowledge, and includes the education department, a specialized classroom fund, research library and a museum of the history of the Institute. The Institute carries out educational activities for postgraduate programs, additional vocational training. In the educational process involved more than 100 leading experts from the Institute.

The Institute it is the national center of health of Russian citizens. The residents from all over the country are accepted on the treatment. Each year, a more than 15 000 patient receives a specialized care.

Novosibirsk State University

Novosibirsk State University

Novosibirsk State University was founded in 1958. Novosibirsk State University today - a physical-mathematical school, Higher College of Informatics, 13 faculties, postgraduate and doctoral studies, Institute of retraining, research and education centers.

The university was built and developed together with the Akademgorodok, guided on the training of highly qualified personnel for the science and education. Since the day of the foundation there are about 50 thousand specialists left the walls of the NSU . More than 6000 of them defended their dissertations, more than 1,500 became doctors of science. 47 graduates were elected in the Russian Academy of Sciences of the NSU. Among the graduates of the NSU - winners of prestigious international awards and premiums (The Fields Medal and Prize, the Prize of the European Physical Society, and others).

The specificity of the NSU is a system of competitive selection and training of talented young people. NSU is the only university in Siberia, which developed a multi-level model of continuous education. Olympiads, correspondence courses in various subjects, winter and summer schools for students and students - all this are links in a single system of selection and training of qualified specialists.

Magistracy of the NSU pays maximum attention to such priority areas as the industry nanosystems, nano-materials, information and telecommunication systems, environmental management, environmental protection, energy conservation, power engineering, counteracting terrorism, security. Magistracy of the NSU carries out training by the 46 programs. The university created the Interdisciplinary Center for the Engineering Master's training, providing training in the following areas of Magistracy: physics, chemistry, computer science and computer science, biology. The main part of the composition of the NSU teachers it is the employees of RAS. Undergraduates of NSU receive scientific and professional training in various institutes of Akademgorodok.

According to the Round University Ranking international rating, Novosibirsk State University in 2015 has occupied the 140th place in the world. NSU is in the top 100 world universities for training specialists in physics and astronomy. In QS subject ranking, NSU is located in the top-100 group (51-100). According to the QS University Rankings: EECA 2016, NSU occupies the 2nd place among 200 leading universities of the European and Central Asian developing countries.

The University is renowned for its tradition and active student life.

Novosibirsk Technopark

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Novosibirsk Technopark is called Academpark. This is a complex Technology Park, designed to create the ideal conditions for the emergence and development of innovative companies and the successful development of existing innovative companies, a place where are research and development are embodied in industrial technologies.

Academic Park is developing on the territory of the Novosibirsk Akademgorodok, which has outstanding success story of development and implementation of scientific and technological developments.

Technopark in Novosibirsk has a cluster structure. It includes a business incubator, different technology services, office, laboratory and production premises, as well as advanced engineering infrastructure. Here is formed a service and technology base for the development of each directions of activity of innovative companies, with into account their technological features.

The main activities of the Novosibirsk Academpark are instrument making and high-tech equipment, information and telecommunication technologies, biotechnology and biomedicine, development of new materials and also nanotechnology.

Novosibirsk Technopark is the best object of its kind in Russia.

Akademgorodok atmosphere

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When you get in Akademgorodok from the busy center of the Siberian capital, it seems that you is on another planet. Green, quiet... Proud pines, inconspicuous houses, as if "growing" in the forest, and staid rhythm, prepossessing, intended by the founders of this oasis of science, to the scientific contemplation. It really is a little oasis, and it was planned very artfully - its space as if rounded: university, all the institutions and infrastructure elements are situated "in a circle" - everything is closed and everything is in a walking area. And the proximity of the Ob Sea makes this place almost resort. Walk on Akademgorodok creates a sense of that you is really somewhere in the resort area. It is hard to believe that somewhere nearby the twenty most powerful scientific research institutes of the country, and about the proximity of the largest Novosibirsk University shows only the abundance of young people on the streets.

Akademgorodok it is the special territory not only because of the scientific institutes and universities, but also due to the special, so to speak, an intelligent atmosphere. The main of the residents here are students of the NSU, scientists, laboratory technicians, teachers, descendants of the founding scientists, and highly spiritual people, in general. This atmosphere is very difficult to describe in words, it can only be felt by strolling through Akademgorodok and after talking with his friendly people.

Getting here

Way №1: Start from 'Rechnoy Vokzal' metro. Take minibus (marshrutka) to 'Tsvetnoy Bulvar' bus stop.

Way №2: Start from 'Rechnoy Vokzal' metro. Take bus to 'Tsvetnoy Bulvar' bus stop. 

Way №3: Start from Main Novosibirsk Railway Station. Take local train to 'Obskoe more' (the Ob sea) train stop.

Way №4: Start from anywhere in the city. Take taxi to 'Dom uchenyh' (House of Scholars).   

You can purchase the train tickets on the Russian Railways website. If you want to make the full trip, choose Moscow as departure city and Vladivistok as arrival city.