Research at IKBFU
The University conducts research in 36 major research fields. Over the last 5 years, research funding has increased 6.5-fold. More than 140 research themes were developed in 2013 with a total funding of more 180 m roubles. More than a half of these themes focus on applied studies in natural and exact sciences.
140 postdoctoral and 500 doctoral students, young scientists, graduate and undergraduate students contribute to the University's research activities.
The University trains highly qualified staff - doctoral and postdoctoral students. Over 600 students are undertaking their doctoral studies at IKBFU.
The University offers 5 postdoctoral programmes. There are several doctoral and postdoctoral thesis panels in IKBFU. Young people are increasingly engaged in research: many doctoral students and young teachers have received grants from Russian and international research foundations.
In 2008-2011, IKBFU scholars published 150 monographs, more than 400 course books and teaching materials, and more than 2,500 research articles. The University Press publishes scientific journals included in the list of Russia's High Attestation Commission - IKBFU's Vestnik (in all research fields), Kantovsky Sbornik, and The Baltic Region (published in collaboration with Saint Petersburg University in Russian and English).
As a result of restructuring, the following research institutions were created at IKBFU:
- Science Park
- Research Institute for Applied Informatics and Mathematical Geophysics;
- Baltic Studies Institute.