Lomonosov Moscow State University

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.
The Lomonosov Moscow State University is a self-governing university. Its statute is worked out and confirmed by the Scientific Council.

Moscow University Now

In 1755 Moscow University had three faculties: Philosophy, Law and Medicine. Currently there are 22 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, Institute of Public Administration and Social Studies, Higher College of Materials Sciences, Center for International Education.
The total number of students including post-graduates is currently 30,000. The University employs 8,500 professors, teachers and researchers. 6,900 of them hold Doctor of Science and PhD Degrees. The number of foreign students is growing constantly. Currently we host 3,000 from 97 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, and 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 organisations including UNESCO and The World Bank. It is a member of various international associations and has concluded more than 190 exchanges, 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, President of the USA Bill Clinton, Norvegian Scientist Thor Heerdaal and many others.

Faculty of Basic Medicine

The first students joined Moscow Imperial University to study Medicine in the year of its foundation in 1755. Since this time the faculty of Medicine has undergone a number of changes and reorganisations. Educational traditions of MSU go back to such famous names in the medical world as the psychiatrists Gannushkin and Korsakov, the pathologist Davidovsky, the physiologist Sechenov, surgeons Pirogov and Sklifosovsky. A well-known Russian writer Anton Chekhov was a medical alumnus of the university.
Currently, the main purpose of the Faculty is the training of highly qualified doctors, who have knowledge of modern clinical medicine and at the same time are technically literate in order to use interactive sources of information and perform independent research. The Faculty teachers and professors are highly qualified and recognised for their achievements in different fields of medicine. The curriculum of the first year of study includes a number of core subjects (Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Philosophy, etc.) taught by members of the MSU science departments. Annually students perform research work under the supervision of scientists from both the university and leading biomedical centres in Russia. Senior medical students study clinical subjects at The Central Clinical Hospital of the President Administration Medical Centre (the best hospital in Russia).
Our recent graduates continue their study and work in leading hospitals in Russia as well as in Germany, France, the USA, Canada, the Newly Independent States and other countries. In turn, the Faculty maintains close relationships with the leading medical schools and hospitals in Australia, Asia, Africa, North America and Europe.



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