Researсh is the priority of UNN. Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod provides education based on research. UNN houses many centres, and some of them resulted from international collaboration.

Research & education centers

Researсh is the priority of UNN. Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod provides education based on research. UNN houses many centres, and some of them resulted from international collaboration.

The Nizhny Novgorod Neuroscience Center (NNNC) of the UNN Institute of Biology and Biomedicine

Presently NNNC is a center of Postgraduate Training Network in Biotechnology of Neurosciences BioN, organized with the financial support of Tempus IV grant program. BioN is a first scientific postgraduate training network in Russia, that serves an innovative development of Biotechnology in Russia. The implementing BioN program was created consortium of leading scientific centers involved in biotechnology research, collaborating with universities and research institutes. In 2012 on a base of NNNC was organizes scientific school “Neurobiotechnology”. The school provided advanced educational courses, seminars and workshops organized under the supervision of leading international scientists in neuroscience.

Technology Commercialization Center

Technology Commercialization Center's goals:

1. Establishing a systemic approach to Tech Commercialization

  • Building an effective local innovation eco-system, connected into the global business community;
  • Developing LT strategic JV R&D partnerships with business enterprises seeking to solve complex technological problems;
  • 2. Support small innovation companies 
  • Create a sustainable pipeline of new high tech start ups with effective teams & business models able to attract investors & grow the LT value of UNN’s portfolio of IP Assets;
  • Develop global Commercialization Road Map strategies for each new innovation project, including IP protection strategies and partner searches.

Italian-Russian Center for Intellegent Material Applications

The Agreement about creation of the Italian/Russian Center for Intelligent Material Applications (IRCIMA) was concluded between N.I. Lobachevski State University of Nizhni Novgorod (UNN) and the University of Calabria (UNICAL) (Rende (CS), Italy) on February the 15th, 2006 in accordance with the aims, determined by the international programme “Russian-Italian University”, which has been implemented by the parties since 1992 aiming to develop further cooperation between the Universities in scientific and technological spheres. The Agreement was signed by the Rector of the University of Calabria, Prof. Giovanni Latorre and by the Rector of N.I. Lobachevski State University of Nizhni Novgorod, Prof. Roman G. Strongin.

The Supercomputing Center of the University of Nizhni Novgorod

The Supercomputing Center of the University of Nizhni Novgorod (UNN-SC) is a member of the national system of supercomputing centers, which was formed in Russian Federation in 2011-2012 in the framework of the National project “Supercomputing Education”. UNN-SC is one of the main departments of the University of Nizhni Novgorod (UNN) oriented on training and research in the field of supercomputing technologies and high-performance computing.

Center for Innovative Entrepreneurship of Young Scientists

Within the framework of the Russian­American program EURECA, 2 centers were set up at UNN - Center for Innovative Entrepreneurship of Young Scientists and Center for International Cooperation in Technology Transfer. UNN’s partner in the implementation of this project is Purdue University, USA. The main goal of the Center for Innovative Entrepreneurship of Young Scientists is to put in place a comprehensive system for the support of innovative entrepreneurship among students and young scientists. 

Innovation Technology Center

The Innovation &Technology Centre of Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod  facilitates the interaction between its research units and industries. 

UNN develops an infrastructure for knowledge transfer that includes a system for interaction with external companies, organizations, and research institutions. The University’s Innovation Technology Center provides a link between inventors and investors in the region of Nizhni Novgorod and in the whole of the Volga Federal District. UNN conducts research together with major Russian scientific centers of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian and foreign centers for innovations and research, and hi­tech companies (Intel, Microsoft, National Instruments, Mera, Teleca, etc.)

Research and Education Center "Physics of Solid State Nanostructures"

The Research and Education Center "Physics of Solid State Nanostructures" of UNN was established on July 3, 1998 as a pilot project supported by the American Foundation for Civil Research and Development and the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation. 

Center for International Cooperation in Technology Transfer


Center for International Cooperation in Technology Transfer was created to modernize and improve the effectiveness of the interaction between the University and its external partners (companies, NGOs, government) at the regional, national and international level. UNN’s partner in this project is the University of Maryland, College Park, United States.

Biodiversity and Biologically Active Substances Education Centre

The Botanical Garden was established in 1934. Prof. Sergey Stankov, a well-known scientist in our country, was the founder of the Botanical Garden. Its area of 35.2 hectares houses 3,500 species. It collaborates with 120 botanical gardens across the world. 

Centre for Molecular Biology and Regional Ecology

The Centre for Molecular Biology and Regional Ecology was established on October 2, 2002. The Centre for Molecular Biology and Regional Ecology works with other IBBM centres to expand opportunities for students and researchers