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Moscow State Mining University
Year found: 1918
Legal form State
Country Russia
City Moscow

Moscow State Mining University 


Year found: 1918

Legal form: State
Country: Russia
Awards: Bachelor Degree
                     Specialist Degree
                     Master Degree
                     Doctoral Programmes 
City: Moscow
Study language: Russian

Moscow State Mining University is one of the oldest universities in Moscow. In 2008 the Moscow State Mining University celebrated its 90th anniversary. A long tradition of education, passed down from generation to generation, the teaching staff of the university, these days combined with the latest technology and the latest achievements of science. MSMU has come a long way from birth in its most difficult years of the Civil War, through the Great Patriotic War to remain one of the leading universities in the USSR and Russia in mining technology.

Now MSMU prepares mining engineers of the highest level. However, in our time in Moscow Mining has other, not narrow mining degrees. It is a faculty of automation, robotics and computer science, several departments preparing economists.   Strong positions in the mining industry were achieved thanks to advanced computers technology, constantly improving technology of mining and processing of mineral resources.

Over the period since 1918 the University has trained more than 50,000 professionals: engineers, bachelors and masters. In 2008, 6,500 students studied at the Moscow State Mining University.


MSMU consists of 5 main faculties(schools) and 39 departments. 22 scientific degrees are on offer. The University has excellent experienced teaching staff. Today 840 teachers works full-time at the University.

MSMU is well equipped  to train true professionals to meet high demands of the modern post-industrial society.  MSMU  faculty are always there for students. Undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees are taught.

MSMU is not just a college to prepare mining professionals. Today MSMU is one of the leading technical universities of Moscow. Studying at MSMU is a right choice for anyone who understands solid education lays at the foundation for his future successful career and success.





Moscow is the capital, the most populous city, and the most populous federal subject of Russia. The city is a major political, economic, cultural, religious, financial, educational, and transportation centre of Russia and the world, a global city. Moscow is the most populous city on the continent of Europe and the seventh largest city proper in the world, a megacity. The population of Moscow (as of 1 January 2010) is 10,562,099.

It is located by the Moskva River in the Central Federal District, in the European part of Russia. Moscow sits on the junction of three geological platforms. Historically, it was the capital of the former Soviet Union, Russian Empire (for three years in 1728–30), the Tsardom of Russia, and the Grand Duchy of Moscow. It is the site of the Moscow Kremlin, one of the World Heritage Sites in the city, which serves as the residence of the President of Russia. The Russian parliament (the State Duma and the Federation Council) and the Government of Russia also sit in Moscow.

Moscow is a major economic centre. It is home to many scientific and educational institutions, as well as numerous sport facilities. It possesses a complex transport system that includes four international airports, nine railroad terminals, and the world's second busiest (after Tokyo) metro system which is famous for its architecture and artwork. Its metro is the busiest single-operator subway in the world.

Moscow remains the educational center of Russia and many countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America. There are 222 institutes of higher education, including 60 state universities & 90 colleges. Some of these offer a wide-spectrum of programs, but most are centered around a specific field. This is a hold-over from the days of the USSR, when Sovietwide there were only a handful of wide-spectrum "universities" and a large number of narrow-specialization "institutes" (mostly in Moscow & St.Petersburg). Moscow offers some of the best business/management, science, & arts schools in the world. Moscow is also a popular destination for foreign students.

Schools & Departments


Faculty of Underground Mining

  • Underground Mining of Flat Masses
  • Department of Civil Engineering Works and Construction of Mines
  • Organization and Management in Mining Industry 
  • Mining Economy and Operational Management 
  • Aerology and Work Safety 
  • Environmental Economics
  • Life Safety and Civil Protection 
  • Finance in Mining  
  • Foreign Languages 

Faculty Of Ore Mining

  • Mining Engineerging and Technology of Excavation  (Quarries)
  • Mining Engineerging and Technology (Mines)
  • Mining Surveying and Geodesy
  • Geology 
  • Technical Drawing 
  • History and Sociology 
  • Physical Education 

Electrical and Mechanical Mining Faculty

  • Mining Machinery and Equipment 
  • Transportation and Mining Mechanical Engineering 
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology and Mining Machinery Maintenance 
  • Refinery Technology & Art
  • Energy Performance  and Electric supply in Mining 
  • Department of Steel and Construction materials
  • Theoretical and Applied Mechanics 

Automatiс control, machines and IT Faculty

  • Automated Data Management System 
  • Engineering Systems Automatic Equipment Management
  • Computer-Aided Engineering (projecting) Systems 
  • Electrical Engineering And Information System 
  • Theory of Economics 
  • Russian Language 

Theory of Physics and Technical Monitoring Faculty

  • Physics of rocks and Mining 
  • Engineering of Monitoring and Control in  Mining Department
  • Explosions 
  • Minerals Processing 
  • Engineering Environmental Facilities 
  • Advanced Maths
  • Physics 
  • Chemistry 
  • Philosophy and Cultorology

Student dormitory is a kind of entire and separate world which exists in parallel world. The key rule of the dormitory is to be young, cheerful and lively resident.  While the priority is ability to get on with people well. It is well known that the person who can find a common language and be involved well with other people makes his way and achieve high in life easier than those who are  indifferent, avoidant ,  conflictual or  irrestrainable.

The same is in a dormitory: it is more pleasant to live in a room together with a friendly and nice person to find a common language with other people, than with somebody who will always keep his thoughts in possession. In fact the life in dormitory is not that bad and studying has a gap for entertainment. One  knows it is difficult to prepare for exams. When it is the next day no one can really think about entertainment and joy. Few days before examinations session a dormitory turns from a place of everlasting        enthusiasm into a small scientific research center where silence, books and coffee command. All the students are preparing for the coming examinations and are trying to do everything possible to fulfill and get excellent marks. And when all the exams are passed, the students can breathe a sigh of relief to  return back to normality… Until the next examination session though.


A life in  a dormitory consist of three main stages: arrival (“dawn”),  living (“day”) and departure (“sunset”). The “dawn” here is really amazing. I was a lucky one to observe how building of a dormitory comes to a life filled with new students each day. It looked like the dormitory starts to dance pumped by music and laugh.

The next is the life here itself. There are 3 kinds of dormitories here: a family dormitory, dormitories for ladies and for gentlemen. The student dormitories  also differs by a number of residents in rooms and by the services provided there. Normally it is an apartment-style blocks consist of 2 rooms for for 1-2 people per room with shared toilet and bathroom. Each floor of the dormitory usually has 2-3 kitchens. It is often here students solve their most global issues and discuss the most important problems. Many students do not like to cook. Despite of the still like to eat some tasty stuff. That’s why if you are the one to cook be prepared to share with your new friends. Thus the dormitory becomes your new big and friendly family where everyone is ready to share everything he has with his peer.

It is true to say some are not able to live in residence panopticum. Some need more personal space, some suffer insomniasome are deep intraverts. While for the most of freshmen a dormitory gets people closer, they learn to live in a community together. And this is GREAT when someone like you is young and full of energy.  The new life would teach certain rules of life, kindness and friendship. The dorm is a place where you make friends for a lifetime. Not only will you remember your fun student years later on, but you will also be helping each other at difficult times. Students are an eternal power of youth and energy. Student life here is full of news and activities. It does not leave anyone on a sideline.

The student dorm is a source of the most brilliant ideas, a venue for the most fun holidays and an origin of the warmest feelings. Everyone works together for one common goal, everyone breathes the same air. Just listen to numerous stories and tales of life in the dorm!

Of course, when you are at your home you feel yourself like a King: everything is more comfortable, your parents take care of you, cook you tasty dishes and…control every your step. But the student dormitory will give you a great opportunity to mature quicker, to establish your independency in every aspect. The dormitory  will simply prepare you for the future big life and will help you in both your career and family life.

Join us here, in a dormitory of Moscow State Mining University.

Moscow State Mining University (MSMU) is rich in different associations and unions. Each of our students who are interested in sports can find something he likes and prefers. Our students are free to choose among the following sport games:

  • Boxing;
  • Basketball;
  • Wrestling;
  • Volleyball;
  • Handball;
  • Judo;
  • Football;
  • Track and field;
  • Table tennis;
  • Overall physical condition;
  • Swimming;
  • Artistic gymnastics;
  • and other sport leagues.


All our coachers are the specialists of the highest-level. They have trained lots of amazing sportsmen and masters of sport. Boxing is the most valuable kind of sport in the Moscow State Mining University. One of our students from the 2ndcourse of the MEM faculty took a Bronze medal at the London Olympic Games. So, if you, our dear student, are taking sports professionally and/or showing really good results in some sport game you play, then you must join our MSMU varsity team! We can talk long and much about the advantages of being a part of our varsity team starting from the high educational grant and finishing with the help you can receive during your exams passing. All our teachers of Physical training and coachers are always trying to help the students, lending them a helping hand in any possible situation.

Every year the Union of Student Fraternities (USF) conducts in MSMU a sport contest called Spartakiada Games. This event includes more than 15 types of sport games. Everyone can take part in it. At the end of Spartakiada Games a solemn rewarding ceremony is held. At this ceremony all the winners of the Games receive their well-worn honours in the form of medals and cups. Except the Spartakiada Games our Institute also conducts different championships among the faculties of the MSMU. Every sportsman will find his direction and will be able to defend the honor of the Institute.

Tuition fees for 2013-14 educational year:


Preparatory course (1 year) - USD 3 200;

Bachelor programs (engineering and technological degrees, 4 academic years) - USD 3 800 per year;

Bachelor programs (economics and computer sciences, 4 academic years) - USD 4100;

Master’s degree programs (all degrees, normally 2 academic years) – USD 5 300.