At present NovSU possesses a modern technological base, and considerable scientific and pedagogical potential. The peculiar characteristic of NovSU is the fact that alongside with traditional forms of vocational education, such as humanities and natural sciences, it provides technical, agricultural, medical, and pedagogical education.
Vocational education at the University is structured into following levels:
- Secondary vocational education (SVE), realized at NovSU colleges;
- Higher vocational education (HVE), realized at the faculties and in its turn having three levels:
Besides acquiring basic educational programmes SVE and HVE, students have the opportunity to take part in advanced vocational education programs at different levels:
- Vocational education (working trades), allowing the students to receive working trades, which improves the quality of knowledge in their majors and strengthens their social security both during studying and in the future;
- Higher professional education through programmes, allowing the students to receive additional qualification “Teacher”, “Lecturer”, “Interpreter in the sphere of professional communication”.
Now the University has the right to carry out educational activities in 219 educational programmes including: