The decree signed this week by the Russian Ministry of Education officially transfers the Sevmashvtuz institute from the Sankt Petersburg State Technical Maritime University to the Arkhangelsk-based Northern Arctic Federal University. The unit will from now on be called the Institute of Shipbuilding and Arctic Marine Technology, a press release from the Arkhangelsk university informs.
The merger will be based on a deal struck between the Northern Arctic Federal University and the United Shipbuilding Corporation. It will be completed within 30 June this year.
Since 1965, the Sevmashvtuz has been a key Russian teaching institution on the training of expert for the nuclear submarine industry. A total of 3200 students divided on six faculties and 20 faculty institutes are enrolled in the college, which after the merger with the university will remain based in Russia’s Arctic engineering capital of Severodvinsk.
The merger is part of the strengthening of the Northern Arctic Federal University, which since its establishment in 2010 has been one of Russia’s nine universities with federal status. The university is based on the former Arkhangelsk Technical University.