| Education Info in Short
The Republic has a huge educational potential.
- There are 750 preschool institutions, 681 state daytime general education institutions and 19 extra-mural ones;
- Over 60 institutions of elementary and intermediate vocational education;
- 8 autonomous state higher education institutions;
- 14 branches of Republican and Russian higher education institutions;
- 9 branches of non-governmental higher education institutions.
Training of specialists with elementary vocational education is conducted in 73 professions for 24 branches of economy; training of specialists with intermediate vocational education is conducted in 77 different fields for 12 key branches of the Republic's economy.
Yakutsk State University named after Maxim Ammosov is one of the largest higher education institutions of Siberia; about 19 thousand students study there in four consolidated groups of specialist fields. Yakutsk State University includes 7 institutes, 10 faculties, and 2 branches in the towns of Mirny and Neryungri. Today 135 departments, Scientific and Research Institute of Applied Mathematics and Informatics, 19 scientific and research laboratories, and interuniversity scientific library make the centres of scientific and pedagogical work. The share of lecturers with academic degrees makes 52 percent; the share of doctors is 10 percent. More than 60 of the University's lecturers are the members of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation's public academies, and the Academy of Sciences of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia).
Technical specialists for the key branches of economy - rail, air, and water transport, communication and informatization, extracting and processing industries, power engineering, housing and utilities sector - are trained outside the Republic.
Long-term contractual relations have been established with 300 leading universities of Russia and CIS. Over 4 thousand people study outside the Republic in 28 directions and 220 specialist fields.