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Sakha (Yakutsk) State University


Address 58, Belinsky Street, Yakutsk
Republic of Sakha, RUSSIA, 677891
Tel. No. +7(4112) 26 33 44; +7 (4112) 26 15 94
Fax No. +77 (4112) 26 09 11
E-mail address
  • School of Biology and Geography
  • School of Geology and Survey
  • School of Civil Engineering
  • School of History and Law
  • School of Mathematics
  • School of Foreign Languages
  • School of Sakha Linguistics and Native Culture
  • School of Physics
  • School of Russian Linguistics and Native Languages
  • Medical Institute
  • Teachers’ Training Institute
  • Institute of Finance and Economics
  • Type of course Full-time/ Part-time
    Length of programmes 5 to 6 years for undergraduates
    3 years for post-graduates
    Date of commencement 15 September
    Class size Varies from 10 to 30 depending on the programme
    Accommodation Available for limited number (Available for overseas students)
    Fees Different depending on the type of programme. The information on cost and fees is available upon request.
    Student grants Not available
    Admission requirements National: All applicants must take entrance examinations. The number of applicants to be enrolled is limited.

    International: Must be fluent in Russian. For degree programmes - entrance examinations. For non degree-seeking students - no entrance examinations. Further information is available from the Office of International Programmes.
    Student profile
  • Ratio of National / Overseas students: overseas students - 0.2% (10,565 national and 20 overseas students)
  • Ratio of Men / Women: Men - 43 %, Women - 57%
  • Age range:17 - 35
  • Contact for application Dr. Claudia I. Fyodorova
    Director, Office of International Programmes

    Sakha State University
    58, Belinsky st., Yakutsk
    Republic of Sakha, RUSSIA, 677891
    7 (4112) 26 33 44; 7 (4112) 26 15 94
    FAX: 7 (4112) 26 09 11


    School of Biology and Geography

    Degree Programmes
  • Teacher of Chemistry
  • Analitical Chemistry
  • Chemistry Technology and Biotechnology
  • Teacher of Biology and Chemistry
  • Zoology
  • Botany
  • Ichthyology
  • Radiobiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Teacher of Geography
  • Geography and Landscape
  • Geography and Hydrology
  • Geography and Ecology

  • School of Geology and Survey

    Degree Programmes
  • Information Science in Geology
  • Deposits of Diamonds and Precious Metals
  • Deposits of Metal and Non-metal Natural Resources
  • Geoecology
  • Water-supply and Drain
  • Land-reclamation and Water-supply
  • Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology
  • Study of Frozen Soil Conditions (Permafrost) and Survey
  • Ore geophysics
  • Geophysical Research of Oil and Gas Wells
  • Structural Geophysics
  • Oil-field Geophysics and Geology

  • School of Civil Engineering

    Degree Programmes
  • Industrial and Civil Construction
  • Production of Building Materials, Articles and Constructions
  • Heating and Gas Supply, Ventilation
  • Technology of Woodworking

  • School of History and Law

    Degree Programmes
  • History and Political Sciences
  • Teacher of History
  • History and Archives
  • History and Ethnology
  • Public Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Civil Law

  • School of Mathematics

    Degree Programmes
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Computer Mathematics
  • Teaching Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics and Information Science
  • Mathematics and Programme Provision
  • Mathematical Economics

  • School of Foreign Languages

    Degree Programmes
  • French and Sakha Languages and Literature
  • French and English Language and Literature
  • English Language in Indigenous Schools
  • German Language and Literature
  • German Language and Psychology
  • Translation and Interpretation
  • English and Japanese Language and Literature
  • English and German Language and Literature

  • School of Sakha Linguistics and Native Culture

    Degree Programmes
  • Sakha Language for Indigenous Schools
  • Sakha Language for Schools with the Russian Language
  • Sakha Language and Native Culture
  • Sakha Language and Oriental Languages
  • Cross-Cultural Studies

  • School of Physics

    Degree Programmes
  • Teacher of Physics, Astronomy and Computer Science
  • Physics of Solid Bodies
  • Thermal Physics
  • Theoretical Physics
  • Technology of Cutting Production
  • Technology of Diamond Instruments

  • School of Russian Linguistics and Native Languages

    Degree Programmes
  • Correspondent and Commentator
  • TV and Radio Journalism
  • Advertising and Marketing
  • Teacher of World Culture
  • Teacher of Sakha Native Culture
  • Teacher of Russian Culture
  • School psychology
  • Native languages of Indigenous Peoples (Evenk, Even, Yukagir)

  • Medical Institute

    Degree Programmes
  • Internal Diseases
  • Surgical Diseases
  • Midwifery and Gynaecology
  • Children’s Surgery
  • Paediatrics
  • Dentistry

  • Teachers’ Training Institute

    Degree Programmes
  • Physical Education
  • Speech Therapist
  • Music
  • Methods of Physical Education
  • Methods of Teaching Fine Arts and Drawing
  • Social Pedagogy
  • Tutor
  • Computer Science
  • Teacher of Foreign Languages for Pre-School Age Students
  • Maintenance of Motor Transport
  • Maintenance of Radioelectronic Equipment and Computers

  • Institute of Finance and Economics

    Degree Programmes
  • World economics
  • Business and Management
  • Banking
  • Human Resource Management
  • Accounting and Auditing
  • Taxes and Taxation

  • About the University

    The M.K. Ammosov Sakha State University was established on August 6, 1956 on the basis of the Yakut Teachers' Training Institute. Opening of the first University in Yakutia was a significant historic event in the life of the Republic. On February 6, 1993, the University was granted the status of the main educational institution in the region. The Sakha State University takes its name from Maksim K. Ammosov, a well-known Sakha politician and statesman, the founder of the Autonomous Republic.

    The Sakha State University is one of the leading higher educational institutions in the North-East of Russia. The University offers a range of programmes and diplomas to postgraduate and professional qualifications and beyond. The University is a diversified scientific educational and cultural complex, which is based on three main campuses; one in Yakutsk, the capital of the Sakha Republic, and two others in Nerungry and Mirny, south Yakutia. The University is composed of 9 Schools (School of Mathematics, Physics, Biology and Geography, History and Law, Russian Linguistics and Native Languages, Sakha Linguistics and Native Culture, Foreign Languages, Geology and Survey, Civil Engineering), 3 Academic Institutes (Institute of Finance and Economics, Teachers' Training Institute and Medical Institute), a number of Colleges, Research Institute of Applied Mathematics and Information Science, Centre of New Information Technologies, Regional Education Centre, Cultural Centre, Linguistics Centre, Sakha-American Education and Research Centre of Business, Preparatory courses Department (enrollment 130), Library (more than 1,200,000 volumes), Publishing House, 9 museums, Sports Complex, Student Residence Complex. The University trains specialists in 39 degree-seeking undergraduate programmes; it also offers 32 post-graduate courses. The student body is about 10,565 including 3,490 part-time students. The faculty consists of 1060 instructors, including 21 Academicians, 83 Dr.Sc., professors and 381 Cand.Sc., Associate-Professors. 102 Departments and 24 Branches of the Departments function as industrial enterprises and scientific research institutes of the Sakha Research Centre of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Science.

    The Sakha State University is an intellectual centre which has an essential influence upon the development of economy, education, science and culture of the Sakha Republic. With the support of the President of the Sakha Republic, the Sakha State University is able to offer high-quality training that meets needs of enterprises and businesses of the Sakha Republic. Professors, researchers and students are involved in organization of regional research and technical programmes, enhancing the connections between educational institutions of different levels.

    The Sakha State University's sees its research and academic priorities in the following fields:
  • History and culture of the peoples of the Russian North-East;
  • Political and Legal issues and problems of the Sakha Republic's development and peculiarities of law in the North-East of Siberia;
  • Social and economic problems of the Sakha Republic's development in the period of transition to market economy;
  • Modern pedagogical and methodological issues and problems of Education in the Sakha Republic;
  • Different languages and literatures in the Sakha Republic: their co-existence, interaction and functioning;
  • Native culture and mythology;
  • Methods of investigating and solving differential equations and discrete systems;
  • Design and study of mathematical methods and technologies of computing experiment, their use in modeling natural and technogenetic processes, ecological-economic and information systems;
  • Theoretical and experimental study of physical phenomena in various surroundings;
  • Biological resources' study and technologies of their utilization;
  • Geology, survey and development of mineral deposits in Yakutia;
  • Physiological and medical aspects of health-care among various age groups in the Sakha Republic.
  • Two research laboratories (physiology and pathology of digestive organs; complex geophysical research of earthquake's search and presage) and some disciplinary laboratories carry out their research at the University. Research Institute of Applied mathematics was established in 1993. High-qualified personnel and scientific staff training is conducted through activities of Student Science Society, Young Scholars Board, Graduate Courses Department and Department of clinical studies of the Medical Institute. There are 5 Dissertation Boards which award Doctor's and Candidate's Degrees in the following areas of Science: Philosophy (Dr.Sc.), Pedagogy, Linguistics, Physics, Mathematics, Technical Sciences, Medicine (Cand.Sc.). Research projects in fundumental areas are funded by RF State Committee for Higher Education. Grants for research in fundamental areas are offered by RF State Commitee for Higher Education and Russian Fund for fundamental research. Research is done within the framework of technical programmes "Universities of Russia", "Noosphere and Sustainable Development", "Architecture and Construction". Research is also funded by Sakha State Committee for Higher Education, Science and Technical policy within the framework of research and technical programmes' agenda. The University also signs contracts and agreements for conducting research with various enterprises and agencies.

    The University's main campus is located in Yakutsk. Schools and academic departments of the main University campus are located in 7 buildings. Students live in 6 halls of residence. Medical services are provided by Student Medical Centre with the capacity 70 patients a day. There is a Cultural Centre at the University (900 seats) where different student festivals, concerts and contests take place. The Sports complex is comprised of 3 gymnasiums, a swimming pool, a stadium and offers grounds for basketball, volleyball, aerobics, gymnastics, kick-boxing, wrestling, weight training and fitness classes, etc.

    The university Library services offer a learning environment with collections to support class-room work, a wide range of books in all fields of science, periodicals and other materials. A total stock is equivalent to approximately 1,200,000 volumes including more than 30,000 volumes in foreign languages. The University Library is a methodological centre for other educational institutions’ libraries. It conducts methodological work on problems of Library science and often hosts conferences on various topics. The programme of complex computer information library network has been conducted according to MARC Library format. Readers appreciate the advantage of electronic catalogue, which includes more than 31000 titles and offers unlimited options for search of information. A significant role in the University publishing belongs to the University Publishing House. The average number of its publications is about 300 various titles per year. The University has established relations with the Russian universities in Moscow, St.Petersburg, Tomsk, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk and others. The University has cooperative agreements with the Universities in the USA, Germany, France, Great Britain, Poland, Turkey, China, Japan, Canada. The agreements provide for collaborative researches in the following directions:
  • Economics
  • Foreign Languages: English, French, German , Japanese and Chinese
  • International Business Experience
  • Political Culture of Multinational States
  • Ethnography
  • Medicine and Health Protection
  • Shamanistic Studies
  • Cross-Cultural Studies
  • Geography and Mapping
  • Environmental Studies
  • The University maintains exchange programmes both for students and faculty; 12 visiting professors delivered lectures to the Sakha University students during the last two years. Among other international programmes carried out by the University are:
  • "Summer in Siberia" - annual Russian Language courses for foreign students;
  • International Educational Programme "Elderhostel";
  • Collaborative Programme on Training Journalists with UAF (USA) funded by US Information Agency;
  • Programme funded by US AID: «Partnership in Economic Literacy»;
  • Project funded by the Gorbachov Foundation and University of Calgary "Yakutia - Sakha and the North-East of Siberia.";
  • TEMPUS-TACIS Programme "New Technologies in Teaching Foreign Languages.";
  • Project with UNBC (Canada) "Indeginous Land Tenure and Administration in the Sakha Republic of the Russian Federation";
  • The "Polar PAC" Library Project in cooperation with Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska-Fairbanks;


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