There are nine institutes of higher education, polytechnic college, medical college and three vocational colleges.
Obninsk has a distinct advantage over other cities in that it is a “science city” with highly trained and well educated workforce due to its strong education and past history/industries in nuclear engineering.
The largest university specializes in nuclear engineering – StateTechnical University of Nuclear Power Engineering with more than 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students and over 760 professors, including 90 with doctorates of science and 250 doctorates of philosophy. Degrees from these universities range from nuclear technology, nuclear and power engineering, informational technology, material science, radiation medicine, ecology, economy, innovation and business management, jurisprudence. In 2008 Medical institute as a part of State Technical University of Nuclear Power Engineering (The Obninsk Affiliate of the Moscow State Engineering-Physical Institute) opened its doors for the first students.
Besides the institutes of higher education, there are polytechnic college, medical college and three vocational colleges.