Northern (Arctic) Federal University (NArFU)
NArFU was set up on the basis of Arkhangelsk State Technical University (ASTU). The Rector of the University is Elena V. Kudryashova, professor, PhD. On 12 July 2011, the University was restructured through merger with state-owned high and vocational schools – M.V. Lomonosov Pomor State University, Emperor Peter I Forestry Engineering College in Arkhangelsk, Severodvinsk Technical College – and renamed into M.V. Lomonosov Northern (Arctic) Federal University. The university bears the name of the 18th century polymath Mikhail Lomonosov, born in the Arkhangelsk region.
NArFU`s mission statement to advance innovative basis for scientific and human resources development in order to provide geopolitical and economic interests of the Russian Federation in the Arctic. To accomplish this mission NArFU serves as a center of life-long learning and professional higher education through integration of education, science and industries as well as strategic partnership with business and communities.