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Lomonosov Moscow State University

Moscow State University was established in 1755. More than 40 000 undergraduates and about 7 000 postgraduates study at the university, and over 5 000 specialists do the refresher course here. Moscow University has at its disposal more than 600 buildings and facilities including the sky-scraper on Lenin Hills, occupying over 1 million square metres.


The Lomonosov Moscow State University is the oldest university of Russia.

Moscow University was founded on 12 (25)th of January 1755 on Saint Tatyana's Day at the decree of the Empress Elizaveta Petrovna on the initiative of the great Russian scientist Mikhail Lomonosov. The day of Moscow University's foundation is celebrated as the Student's Day in Russia.

Moscow University. Past and Present

In 1755 Moscow University had three faculties: Philosophy, Law and Medicine. Currently there are 27 faculties - of Mechanics and Mathematics, Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics, Physics, Chemistry, Geology, Biology, Geography, Soil Science, Fundamental Medicine, History, Philology, Philosophy, Foreign Languages, Economics, Journalism, Law, Psychology, Sociology, Institute of Asian and African Studies, Public Administration and Social Studies, Materials Sciences, Pedagogy, Arts, International Relations, Bioengineering and Bioinformatics, Continuing Education, Center for International Education.

The total number of students including post-graduates is currently 40,000. The staff of professors, teachers and researchers is 9,000. 7,000 of them hold Doctor of Science and PhD Degrees. The number of international students is growing constantly. Currently we host more then 4,000 from 80 countries.

In the last few years a number of rapidly evolving, quality branches of education have been set up in the University, preparing advanced specialists for trends in Russia and the work today. The result is the most extensive offering of post-graduate and post-doctoral courses in the country. Currently more than 5,000 post-graduate and post-doctoral students are enrolled in these courses. The number of new courses offered at the post-graduate level is growing rapidly. There is also a number of specialised institutions and retraining centres, international educational centres. Training courses for teachers and researchers are also very popular.

Fundamental nature of education lies in the combination of training in the scientific, theoretical and applied aspects. There are more than 500 curricula which have been specialised in this way.

International Links

The University closely cooperates with the leading international organizations including UNESCO and The World Bank. The University is a member of various international associations and has concluded more than 350 exchange, research and cooperation agreements with universities on all continents. Moscow State University is also the centre of cooperation between the universities of the former USSR. Our Rector, Prof. V.A.Sadovnichii, is the President of the Eurasian Association of Universities.

Many outstanding scholars, public and state leaders of the world have been granted the degrees of Honoured member, Honoured Doctor and Honoured Professor of Moscow State University. Famous German poet J.Goethe, the first prime-minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru, former President of the USA Bill Clinton, Norvegian Scientist Thor Heerdaal and many others.





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