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.

The list of our International Laboratories

Power Engineering, Resource Saving and Environmental Management

Climate and Environmental Physics Laboratory

Dr. Jean Jouzel, Nobel prize co-winner,
Institut Pierre Simon Laplace, France

Flexible Technologies and New Materials

Nanoscale ferroelectrics laboratory (NANOFER)

Dr. Andrey Kholkin
University Aveiro, Portugal

Research Laboratory of Advanced Low Dimensional Materials and Nanostructures

Dr. Lars Hultman
CEO of The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, Linköping University, Sweden

Laboratory of Chemical Design of New Multifunctional Oxide Materials

Dr. Bernard Raveau
University of Caen, France

Laboratory of Magnetic Sensors

Dr. Manuel Vazquez Villalabeitia
Institute of Material Studies of the Spanish National Research Council, Spain

Living Systems and Health

MIFE - Laboratory for Membrane Transport and Stress Biology Research

Dr. Sergei Shabala
University of Tasmania, Australia

Laboratory of Molecular Mechanisms of Morphogenesis

Dr. Alexander Kinev
CEO of the independent research corporation Creative Scientist Inc., USA

A brief description of international laboratories in Ural Federal University.