Siberian Federal University, a public higher education institution located in Krasnoyarsk, was established in 2006 via a merger of four preexisting institutions:
- Krasnoyarsk State Academy of Architecture and Construction,
- Krasnoyarsk State University,
- Krasnoyarsk State Technical University, and
- State University of Non-Ferrous Metals and Gold.
In 2012, Krasnoyarsk State Institute of Trade and Economics was absorbed by the Siberian Federal University as well.