Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University is a modern training and research center, one of the largest technical universities of Volga Federal District. The University has more than 1,100 lecturers and 3,300 staff members. There are 1 RAS academician, 3 RAS corresponding members, more than 200 doctors and professors, 700 associate professors and Ph.D. in Engineering. More than 17,000 students of all forms of learning study at the university. Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University consists of 7 institutes, Dzerzhinsk and Arzamas polytechnic institutes, branches in Vyksa, Pavlovo, Zavolzhye, the training and retraining institute, the postgraduate course, the institution of doctoral candidacy, and the center of foreign students' education. The developed educational and scientific infrastructure is formed at the university.  Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University has close collaboration with industry and research organizations of Nizhny Novgorod, Volga Federal District and Russia.

The Government of the Russian Federation develops the training of engineering personnel to modernize the economy. This direction is a top priority for Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University. High training quality at the university confirms the high demand for graduating students.The level of employment exceeds 93%. Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University is proud for its graduating students, such as R.E. Alekseev, I.I. Afrikantov, A.F. Nikolaev, V.I. Luzyanin, V.E. Kostyukov, V.V. Kadannikov. Today more than 70% of managers and leading specialists of industrial enterprises of Nizhny Novgorod region are graduating students of Nizhny Novgorod Polytechnic University.

The university is actively involved in implementation of government contractual work to train personnel for defense industries. Each year more than 300 students begin to study at the Technical University in the direction of defense enterprises.

In 2010 Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University and the leading scientist, Professor of Chalmers University (Gothenburg, Sweden) Leonid Kuzmin, prepared a proposal for research on the subject "Development of ultrahighsensitive receiving systems of THz wavelength range for radio astronomy and space missions". According to the contest results Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University became one of 40 winners and embarked on the project. The main aim for the next two years is the creation of the university-based world-class laboratory. The laboratory will not be only a center of development receiving systems of THz wavelength range of a new generation, equipped with necessary equipment and provided by qualified staff, but also will play a coordinating role in the creation of complex systems within the bounds of the broad international and interdisciplinary cooperation.

In 2011 the Program of the development of the university innovation infrastructure for integrating with high-technology production became a winner of the competition organized by Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation. The Program contains purchase of modern equipment for the development of innovative educational and research process to the amount of 90 million rubles.

In 2011 Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University was defined as the main institution of the State Corporation "Rosatom" in training for the industry. It is actively involved in implementing the program of the State Corporation innovation development.

In 2011 Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation made Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University the main institution of higher education in Volga Federal District in terms of organization of information exchange between institutions of higher education and Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation in the performance of the state defense order.

Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University associates its development with young personnel. Today young scientists are actively involved in all innovative educational and research projects implemented by the university. The motto of educational work at the university is «History, success, youth».

The main aim of Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University is to become the national research university.