Novosibirsk State University has strengthened its position, jumping to 433 place in the overall ranking of world universities by the media company U.S. News and World Report.
During the summer and autumn of 2018, archaeologists from the NSU Humanities Research Laboratory studied the Tesinsky Gulf-3 burial site. It is located on the left bank of the Yenisei River (now the Krasnoyarsk Reservoir), in the Bogradsky District in the Republic of Khakassia. This is one of the largest burial grounds of the Tashtyk culture that existed on the territory of the Minusinsk Basin from II CE - VII century BCE. The burial ground consists of more than 80 graves, with surface markers of various sizes. Although discovered during an expedition several years ago, it was not until 2017 that NSU archaeologists began excavation of the site. In 2018, work was resumed in collaboration with students from the NSU Department of Geology and Geophysics and two other Siberian universities.
The conference “Spain and Russia: The History and Today” was organized and conducted by the Center for Spanish Language and Culture at the NSU Humanities Institute. The main objectives of the event were to strengthen ties between the two countries and to promote the Spanish language and culture. Presentations by guests and NSU students were given in Spanish with simultaneous translation.
November 1, registration opened for the Correspondence Stage of the VI International Medical Tournament. The International Medical Tournament is a team competition that invites medical students to assess complex clinical problems based on real cases. The Tournament consists of two rounds. During the preliminary round from November 1 to February 11, participants are given cases to assess at home. The final round takes place in Novosibirsk from April 19 to April 22, 2019. The competition also features two divisions: Russian-speaking and English-speaking leagues. Participants choose which language their team will compete in (Russian or English).
Novosibirsk State University has retained the title of one of the best universities in Eastern Europe and Central Asia in the regional rankings by the British company Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).
Scientists at the NSU Physics Department Laboratory for Functional Materials created mono domain crystals of Potassium Titanyl Arsenate KTiOAsO4 (KTA). This was the first time scientists in Russia were able to achieve this. These nonlinear optical crystals are used to convert laser radiation in the visible mid infrared range in optical parametric oscillators (ODO). The ferroelectric properties and high homogeneity of the crystals made it possible to use them as the basis to create periodic structures that significantly increase the conversion efficiency of laser radiation in the spectral range up to 5 micrometers.