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  • A hidden gem: How the Far East is cutting out its niche in the diamond industry

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    For decades, Russia’s diamond cutting center has been Yakutia, which owns a quarter of the global deposits of those stones
  • Aleksei Ryabtsevich: This was the best All-Russian meeting of Student Construction Teams!

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    There have never been such a number of regions in the history of the All-Russian gathering of Student Construction Teams. Aleksei Ryabtsevich said this to YSIA. According to him, the event exceeded all expectations.
  • Arctic expedition in the footsteps of Obruchev starts in Yakutia

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    The expedition will follow the trail of the scientist and traveler of the early XX century, Sergei Obruchev. This was reported on Wednesday by one of the organizers of the expedition, Executive Director of the Yakut branch of the Russian Geographical Society Dmitry Solovyov.
  • Author of books in French about the little mammoth Kyym in Yakutsk

    On March 28, the general director of SitimMedia Group Maria Khristoforova met with Jean-Michel Chevry, the author of the book/album The Holiday of the Sun in Yakutia, as well as a series of books for children about the little Yakut mammoth Kyym.

  • Bridgestone tests tires in Yakutia

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    Head of the Bridgestone department of winter tires testing Chiaki Oyama

    Yesterday, February 5, Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University hosted the meeting of the department head for winter tires testing of the Bridgestone Company, Mr. Chiaki Oyama, with acting rector Evgenia Mikhailova.
  • Decade of Architecture and Design in Yakutsk

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    March 21 - 31, the Union of Architects of Yakutia, with the support of the Ministry of Architecture and Construction of the Republic, the Yakutsk District Administration, hosts the traditional Decade of Architecture and Design.

  • Experts: Tenfold increase of Northern Sea Route’s cargo turnover possible

    Experts say building up the cargo turnover along the Northern Sea Route to 80 million tonnes by 2025 is a realistic task,

  • Extreme conditions of Yakutia for tires of world brands

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    NEFU Testing Ground
    starts a project to build a unique testing ground for checking the quality of tires. The Development of the Far East Corporation approved the application of the investor to carry out activities at the ‘KangalassyIndustrial Park’ Advanced Development Zone.

  • Fur coats from reindeer skins and costumes of the XVIII century: Exhibition of Verkhoyansk masters

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    Verkhoyansk folk masters exhibit their works of deer wool, horse hair, leather and other materials in the ‘Urgel’ art gallery.
  • Hereditary children's doctor Alshafi from Sudan talks about work in Yakutsk

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    Head of the Department of Pediatrics and Pediatric Surgery, Associate Professor, Ph.D. in Medicine Yana MUNKHALOVA introduced us to each other. She told that this year NEFU Medical Institute trains about forty foreign students, graduate students and resident doctors. One of them, the first and only resident doctor from the Far Abroad, is Sudanese ALSHAFI. After graduating from the St. Petersburg State Pediatric Medical University, he has been gaining medical experience in Yakutsk since November last year.
  • Invention of Yakut scientists in ophthalmology

    Scientists of the North-Eastern Federal University have developed a method for DNA-diagnosis of congenital cataract. This is reported by the NEFU press service with reference to the center of intellectual property of the university.

  • NEFU and Belgrade University will exchange students


    Twenty years after the commissioning of the building of Natural Sciences Faculties of the North-Eastern Federal University, the general contractor of the facility, Deputy of the Serbian Assembly, the architect and the head of the Brothers Karić Company, Dragomir  Karić visited the university. He examined laboratories, training classes, the atrium and NEFU Botanical Garden, noting that the NEFU can exchange students with the University of Belgrade, the press service of NEFU reports.
  • NEFU and Chukotka sign an agreement on cooperation

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    Rector of the North-Eastern Federal University Evgenia Mikhailova and the governor of the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, Roman Kopin, signed an agreement on cooperation that consolidated relations between Chukotka and the federal university. This is reported by the press office of the federal university.
  • NEFU and the University of Saskatchewan to open International Summer Institute

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    NEFU and the University of Saskatchewan will open International Summer Institute for Nursing Education in the Arctic.
  • NEFU and University of the Arctic to continue cooperation

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    The joint projects of University of the Arctic and North-Eastern Federal University will be continued - the parties signed an agreement on future activities of the Russian-language Information Support Center of University of the Arctic, which has been operating since 2011 on the basis of NEFU. This was announced at "The Arctic - Territory of Dialogue" Forum, which was opened on March 29 in the city of Arkhangelsk.
  • NEFU Arctic cluster and modern technologies


    Small power engineering, the development of modular stations, the production of frost-resistant tires, solar panels - the development and implementation of these and other similar projects that allow us to develop resources and develop the infrastructure of the macroregion, will be created by the Arctic cluster created at Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University in Yakutsk.
  • NEFU expands cooperation with Chinese universities

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    The M.K. Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University is a participant in 12th Forum of Rectors of Higher Educational Institutions Association of the Far East, Siberia and the North-Eastern Regions of the PRC in Harbin. The university was represented by NEFU Rector Evgenia Mikhailova and NEFU Oriental Institute Director Nyurgun Maksimov.
  • NEFU identified DNA of fossil animals

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    North-Eastern Federal University researchers together with colleagues from the South Korean Sooam Biotech Research Foundation Professor Hwang Kyu Chang and his assistant John Jang Han worked to identify the DNA of ancient fossils.
  • NEFU Neryungri branch and Hankuk University kick off cooperation

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    Hankuk University

    Professors of the South Korean Hankuk University visited the Technical Institute (branch) of the North-Eastern Federal University within the framework of the complex scientific research expedition ‘Lena’.  During the meeting, the parties agreed on cooperation between the institutions of Seoul and Neryungri, the NEFU Press Service reports.
  • NEFU scientists develop underground gas storage facilities in the Arctic

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    A joint project of a group of scientists of North-Eastern Federal University and Oil and Gas Institute under the Academy of Sciences of Yakutia on "Improving the efficiency of gas-supply systems in the Arctic region through the creation of underground gas storage facilities in hydrated state," has reached the finals of Skolkovo Petroleum Challenge in "Transportation and storage of oil and gas," reports NEFU Faculty of Geological Prospecting.