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
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
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.
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
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.