Botanical Garden

The Institute of Natural Sciences and Mathematics is a subdivision of Ural Federal University, which engages in educational, scientific, innovative, social and educational activities. The fundamental nature, a lot of practical tasks, involvement of scientists, and the students’ participation in scientific activities are the keys elements of our education.


The integration of education and research ensures the competitiveness of graduates in employment market in the field of natural science and related applied areas. An important task of the Institute is to attract talented young people to form a community of teachers, students and graduates.


Our student community includes winners and prize-winners of National Olympiads and competitions in Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Astronomy, and prize-winners of world championships in programming and information security.


Our graduates are experts in such fields as high technology, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, space, military defence, clinical diagnostics and genetics. They work in institutions of the Russian Academy of Sciences, research and expert laboratories, industrial corporations, leading computer companies and universities in Russia and abroad.


The Institute conducts fundamental and applied research, carries out expertise in different areas, including education. It integrates specialists in the international academic community, initiates and implements international research projects. The Institute provides work centres for collective use and popularizes scientific knowledge among the population. The main research areas of the Institute are:


• Mathematical and computer modelling of physicochemical processes in multiphase media;

• Mathematical modelling in physiology and medicine;

• Theory of automata and formal languages;

• Advanced materials, nanotechnology and physical instrument making;

• Bioresources, biotechnologies, physiology and fundamental medicine, bioinformatics;

• Information and telecommunication systems;

• Information processing and analysis technologies;

• Space physics.


The research work is based in the departments, laboratories, Research Institute of Physics and Applied Mathematics, research and educational centres, collective use centres, Kourovka Astronomical Observatory, Botanical Garden, Biological Station, Centre for Fundamental Biotechnology and Bioengineering.

arcsThe Botanical garden of our Intstitue is the oldest in Ekaterinburg and is part of the Botanic Gardens Conservation International.

The garden includes an arboretum which is designed as a landscaped park arranged according to the principle of geographical placement of plants. The garden features a collection of rare and endangered plants listed in the Red Book of Russia, the Urals and the Sverdlovsk region. The "Park of Rare Plants" is a landscape exhibition of the "Poaceae" and "Amaranth" families. A collection of subtropical and tropical plants is located in the greenhouses. The park’s collection of cacti and succulents is one of the largest in Russia.

The Botanical Garden is among the largest in Russia in terms of the number of cultivated species in need of protection. In the Main Botanical Garden of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow), there are 320 species; in the Botanical Garden of the Botanical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (St. Petersburg) - 300 species; in the botanical garden of the Moscow State University - 166 species and in the botanical garden of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Ekaterinburg) - 130 species.