The college provides a high-quality education in New Materials and Nanotechnologies identified by the Russian Government as prioritized research fields that the NUST MISiS should maintain and develop.

The college conducts intensive research work in Materials Science, Physics, Physical Chemistry, Semi-Conductors Production Technologies, Physics of Dielectrics, and others.

Today the College of New Materials and Nanotechnologies houses 9 departments: High-Temperature Materials and Processes; Metal Protection & Surface Treatment; Department of the Material Science of Semiconductors and Dielectrics; Department of Physical Metallurgy and the Physics of Strength; Semiconductor Electronics and Semiconductor Physics; Department of Theoretical Physics & Quantum Technologies; Technology of Electronic Materials; Physical Materials Science; Physical Chemistry.

Research work is carried out in eight laboratories and centers of research and development which are equipped with contemporary, cutting-edge technologies allowing students, professors, and young scholars to attain their scientific goals.

The college puts a special emphasis on research in fundamental science and on provision of theoretical and practical base in development of new materials using metals, ceramics, semi-conductive materials and dielectrics, as well as on acquisition of skills in information technologies and mathematical modeling. The college also offers courses in entrepreneurship, business management, law, and foreign languages which help students find better employment upon graduation and apply their theoretical knowledge in practice.

The college encourages passionate and talented students to participate in international exchange programs in institutional partners in Germany, Italy, France, and the USA. Upon completion of exchange courses, students obtain double-diplomas awarded by the NUST MISiS and one of its educational partners.