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
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
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.
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.