Two alumni of NSU are on the 2016 Forbes list of Russia’s 200 richest businessmen:
“Pharmstandard” – 77 rank
“Pharmstandard” – 175 rank
Graduates of the Department of Economics of Novosibirsk State University are among the highest paid professionals in Russia: NSU places the 5th place among Russian universities in terms of salaries of young professionals working in the area of "Economics and Management"
In 1994, Efim Isaakovich Zelmanov, who graduated from the Department of Mechanics and Mathematics of NSU, was awarded a Fields medal
Among NSU alumni, there is one Academician of the Russian Academy of Education, and 28 Academicians and 37 Corresponding Members of the Russian Academy of Sciences