Novosibirsk State University has improved its position in the International Academic Ranking of World Universities (2018). The ranking is prepared by the Center for World-Class Universities (CWCU) at the Institute of Higher Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Novosibirsk State University scientists have proposed the hypothesis that the Alay Valley at an altitude of 2,300-3500 meters above sea level is one of the earliest human sites. This assumption makes it possible for scientists to identify tools found during an archaeological expedition in 2017. Confirmation of the exact age of the site will help with the selection of new artifacts.
Novosibirsk State University launched their Siberian Summer Program "Business in Russia: Understanding and Surviving". Program participants are from Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, the United States, Venezuela, Indonesia and Russia. This is the first time the NSU Department of Economics has conducted this type of program designed primarily for foreign students.
On July 27 scientists from the NSU Observatory captured a rare astronomical phenomenon, the total lunar eclipse. In order to do this they traveled 200 km from the City because the sky over Novosibirsk was covered by clouds.
Scientists at the joint laboratory of Novosibirsk State University and the Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology SB RAS and the Institute of Cytology and Genetics SB RAS, together with American and Chinese colleagues, decoded the DNA of domesticated and wild foxes. This made it possible to identify the genes responsible for the animal’s good nature. The prestigious scientific journal “Nature Ecology & Evolution” published the results of these geneticists’ work.