Lomonosov Moscow State University (or MGU, as it is known in Russia) is reported as one of the oldest tertiary education institutions in Russia. Being one of the largest scientific centers in the Russian Federation, the university involves 15 research institutes.

Lomonosov Moscow State University scientific achievements

  • 12 percent of discoveries registered in the former USSR Register were made by scholars of the Lomonosov Moscow State University.
  • More than 350 research areas are under the active study now. In 2014, the university scholars committed to develop an innovative method of surgery: the procedure is performed by non-invasive method based on focused ultrasound.
  • The collegiate of researchers investigated the coherence between the short-term and long-term mutations of influenza virus.
  • In 2013, the chemical staff of the University elaborated the innovative method of peptide synthesis that is capable to inhabit the cancer cell generation.
  • In 2015, the University intends to launch a Lomonosov satellite that will contribute to investigating critical phenomena in the universe.
  • The University scholars discovered that climatic changes can be predicted by the plant leafage.

Why Lomonosov Moscow State University?

  • The advantages of the Lomonosov Moscow State University include most factors specified below apart from that the Schools of the University are located in central regions of Moscow city. The University holds the area to house more than 600 buildings.
  • The main building of the Lomonosov Moscow State University is the 36-storeyed structure located in the pictorial place in Vorobyovy Gory (Sparrow Hills), the hill on the right bank of the Moskva River with the panoramic sight of Moscow city.
  • The unique Museum of Zoology functions at the University that can boast with the wealthiest collections and the oldest Herbarium of Russia.
  • The University Library is the oldest public library in Russia. Being one of the largest libraries in here, it houses more than 10 million issues of assets.
  • The Botanical Garden finds it place within the University area.
  • The University owns its private yacht club.

Factsheets about Lomonosov Moscow State University

  • 11 Nobel Prize Laureates and 5 Fields Medal winners graduated from the Lomonosov Moscow State University. The first and the last President of the USSR, Mikhail Gorbachev who graduated from the School of Law of the University in 1955 is one of the Nobel Prize winners.
  • Mikhail Lermontov, one of the Russian famous writers, Aleksandr Ostrovskiy, the playwright and Vissarion Belinskiy, the thinker, were the University graduates.
  • The main building of the University is known for the biggest weather gage and temperature gage installed on the main face. The diameter of these gages is 9 m.
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Московский государственный университет
Country Russia
City Moscow
Foundation & Access (foreigners)5,734 USD/year.
Bachelor (foreigners)5,409 USD/year.
Master (foreigners)5,950 USD/year.
Foundation & Access (citizens)126,000 USD/year.
Bachelor (citizens)310,500 USD/year.
Master (citizens)217,300 USD/year.
Cost of living $434-967 USD/Month.
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General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established 1755
Abbreviation MSU
Teachers 6,856
Students 30,520
Foreigners 16%
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
AdmissionBased on entrance examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
Наука есть ясное познание истины, просвещение разума
• Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation
• European University Association (EUA)
• International Forum of Public Universities (IFPU)
World ranking95
Country ranking1
Academic Reputation88
Employer Reputation103
Quality of teaching29
International Students248
Ranking in world by sphere
Arts and Humanities79
Engineering and Technology92
Natural Science60
Social Sciences and Management107
Ranking in world by discipline
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking95
QS World University Rankings108
ARWU Academic Ranking86
Webometrics Ranking138
Cost of living in Moscow
Expenses - USD/Month.Min.Med.
Accommodation 227 423
Food 108 253
Transportation 20 55
Communications and utilities 32 55
Clothing 24 92
Sports and leisure 22 89
Accommodation in Moscow USD/Month.
Shared room outside of centre229
Shared room in city centre427
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre396
1 bedroom apartment in city centre656
Alternative title
Arabic جامعة موسكو الحكومية
German Staatliche Universität Moskau
Spanish Universidad Estatal de Moscú
French Université d'État de Moscou
Japanese モスクワ大学
Korean 모스크바 국립대학교
Portuguese Universidade Estatal de Moscovo
Russian Московский государственный университет им.М.В.Ломоносова
Chinese 莫斯科国立大学
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