PNU is the only university in the region that provides training in most engineering, economic, social sciences, law, arts, architecture, design, pedagogy. Training is conducted in 127 fields of undergraduate and postgraduate studies in 7 branches of science. Research is carried out in science, engineering and technology, materials science, fundamental physics, mathematics, information and communication systems.

PNU is the region’s international education leader. For over 25 years, it has been preparing international students for higher professional education programs, additional educational and academic exchange programs, internships, Russian as a foreign language programs for international teachers and students, Russian language educational programs. International students come to PNU from Europe, North America, Africa, the Asia-Pacific countries, the Commonwealth of Independent States, Afghanistan, and Syria.