V.S. Sobolev Institute of Geology and Mineralogy (IGM) and A.A. Trofimuk Institute of Petroleum Geology and Geophysics (IPGG) Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences (SB RAS) are academic institutions growth from Institute of Geology and Geophysics, which was founded in 1957 by initiative of academician A.A. Trofimuk. Since this date, the history of Institute of Geology and Mineralogy began as well.

Scientific activity of V.S. Sobolev Institute of Geology and Mineralogy SB RAS  includes: 1) Earth’s dynamics and evolution of geological processes, magmatism, metamorphism, ore-formation and metallogeny; 2) mineral growth and fluid circulation in deep Earth, diamond origin; 3) global changes of environment and climate, geoecology and geoinformatics.

A.A. Trofimuk Institute of Petroleum Geology and Geophysics SB RAS  performs fundamental and applied research in the oil and gas geology, stratigraphy, sedimentology, geophysics, oil-and-gas borehole geophysics, and geochemical and geophysical engineering.
IGM and IPGG SB RAS have joint research projects together with different scientific organizations: Universities of Valencia (Spain), Tohoku, Tokyo, Hokkaido (Japan), Tallinn, Tartu (Estonia), Dublin (Ireland), Cambridge (Great Britain), China University of Petroleum, Lanchow, Hong Kong (China), Tasmania and Curtin (Australia), Oulu (Finland), Carnegie (USA) etc.

Novosibirsk State University was established in 1958, six months after the decision to found the Siberian Branch of the Academy of Sciences. The University was growing up together with the Novosibirsk Scientific Center focusing on training highly qualified specialists for science and education. Among the University graduates there are many laureates of prestigious world awards and prizes such as Fields Medal, EPS Europhysics Prize, etc. The feature of NSU is the system of competitive selection and training of talented young people. The system of selection and training of highly qualified specialists consists of Olympiads, correspondence schools on various subjects, winter and summer schools for students and applicants as well as undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate training at NSU.


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