Areas of research and innovation activities NEFU :

- Development of cooperation with the scientific and design organizations, industry, financial and industrial groups, individuals and legal entities to jointly meet the challenges of socio-economic development of the region, the development of the commercial potential of the university, to ensure the creation of new technologies and products based on scientific research at the university, the expansion of the works by the university to improve the quality of life in the region;

- Organization and examination of investment projects to their further implement;

- Expansion of international cooperation with institutions , organizations and enterprises of foreign countries for the purpose of entering into the global educational environment and the system of science and innovation , joint development of scientific and technical products and their commercialization;

- Creating the conditions for renewal and creation of qualitatively new experimental and production facilities of the university in fulfillment of the "Program of the Federal State Autonomous Educational Institution of Higher Professional Education "M.K. Ammosov North- Eastern Federal University "as well as through the integration of the structures of YSC Russian Academy of Sciences , universities , enterprises and organizations in the region ;

- Imposition of investment projects for consideration by the Investment Committee and the Supervisory Board of the University, in the cases stipulated by the legislation of the Russian Federation and the Charter of the University;

- Management of the Endowment Fund of the University.