The Perm Federal Research Center of the Ural (branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, which includes 4 scientific institutes of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Perm Scientific Center of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Scientific-Research Institute of Agriculture), 12 independent higher educational institutions and 14 branches of higher educational institutions, over 30 industry institutes, design offices of scientific and industrial organizations.

The fields of scientific interests are engine building, chemical production and biotechnology, new production technologies and materials, efficient and safe development of natural resources, creation of intelligent monitoring systems, intelligent production, resource-saving and environment-friendly innovative industries, as well as interdisciplinary research in the field of medicine.