Novosibirsk State University (NSU) is one of Russia's leading institutions of higher-education. It is located in Novosibirsk, a cultural and industrial center in Siberia . The University was founded in 1958 on the principles of the integration of education and science, the early involvement of students with research activities at all levels, and the engagement of leading scientists in its teaching programmes. Currently NSU is home of around 7200 students in 115 different sections.