Moscow State University, the first Russian University founded in 1755 on the initiative of Mikhail Lomonosov, an outstanding scientist of the Enlightenment, whose unsettled encyclopedic mind and energy gave the inner impetus to the project. From the very beginning, elitism was alien to the very spirit of our community, which determined the University’s long-standing democratic tradition. Students irrespective of their background have been always admitted to University to further become our renowned alumni – famous scientists and scholars. And the students convene here, as they have always done, to study, to research, to push at the frontiers of knowledge.
Academic areas at Lomonosov Moscow State University are wide-ranging, with a total of 380 departments, 39 faculties, 15 research institutes, four museums and six branch campuses in Russia and abroad.
Lomonosov Moscow State University offers a world class education to everyone with the ability to benefit. Our courses are challenging and rigorous, guided and inspired by our highly qualified academic staff.Since the Soviet era the famous scientist were working in the MSU to develop their research and share their knowledge with their students. This tradition is continuing, and students are feeling involved into the research starting yet from their undergraduate degree programs.There are eleven scientists, writers and politicians whose lives were in some way connected with Moscow State University: Nikolai Semenov (Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 1956), Igor Tamm, Il`ja Frank (Nobel Laureates in Physics 1958 - together with Pavel Cherenkov), Il'ja Mikhailovich Frank (physicist), Boris Pasternak (Nobel Laureate in Literature 1958), Lev Landau (Nobel Laureate in Physics 1962), Alexandr Prokhorov (Nobel Laureate in Physics 1964), Andrei Sakharov (Laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize 1975), Pyotr Kapitsa (Nobel Laureate in Physics 1978), Mikhail Gorbachev (Laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize 1990), Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov (physicist). Nowadays this is a modern university, constantly ranked as the most prestigious Russian University by the students and employees, with the new university buildings with all the required facilities and laboratories facilities, research laboratories including sport facilities, medical center libraries and etc.
The MSU graduates are highly demanded by the employees thanks to the fundamental knowledge and skills they get during their education in the Lomonosov Moscow State University.Among MSU graduates are highly ranked Governmental representatives, politicians, well-known scientists, successful business-leaders.
Lomonosov Moscow State University offers a campus which is not only close to the rich culture of Russia’s capital city but is also one of the grandest campuses you’ll ever come across, with the main building claiming the title of the tallest educational building in the world. There are seven dormitories, located in the campus that offers accommodation for students with very modest price.
MSU students benefit from the university’s impressive library, the oldest and one of the largest university library systems in the country, holding around 10 million books.
Lomonosov Moscow State University offers a campus which is not only close to the rich culture of Russia’s capital city but is also one of the grandest campuses you’ll ever come across, with the main building claiming the title of the tallest educational building in the world. Students may find all the facilities within the campus: canteens, supermarkets, medical center, sport facilities and etc.