23.01.2021  The new life of the Smetanin's House

The government of the Novgorod region signed an agreement with NovSU on the transfer of the «House of G.М. Smetanin», a two-story building of the XIX century, located in the historical center of the city, to NovSU.

The House is a rare example of a residential building dating back to the early XIX century, decided in the spirit of classicism and having urban and memorial significance. Now NovSU is planning to create a Centre for Student Initiatives there in addition to two other regional youth platforms. The initiative to transfer the building to the use of the university belonged to students searching for more place for their activity, coworking and communication.