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Moscow Polytechnic University
Year found: 1930
Legal form State
Country Russia
City Moscow

Moscow Polytechnic University

Year found: 1930
Legal form: State
Country: Russia 
Awards: Bachelor Degree
                    Specialist Degree
                    Master Degree
                    Doctoral Programmes 
City: Moscow 
Study language: Russian

More than  50 years before the October Revolution Komissarov Technical College (KTC) was successfully training highly specialized technicians for the Russian industry including specialists for the auto industry. Its activities in this field gained high professional prestige and acknowledgement in Russia.

After the revolution in 1919 KTC was reorganized into the First Moscow Mechanical and Electrical Engineering school named after Lomonosov M.V. (Lomonosov school) comprising the following five departments: internal combustion engines, automobile, steam engineering, metal processing and electrical engineering of heavy currents.

It was Ivan Vasilyevitch Gribov who was appointed Chairman of Presidium of the Lomonosov School. Later on, after the recreation of the Moscow Auto-Mechanical Institute in 1939 he became the first dean of the auto and tractor department being at the same time the head of the “Automobile Maintenance” Chair.

However, the reorganization of the Komissarov College into the Lomonosov School was not successful enough to meet the demands of machine-building industry and prepare well-trained highly qualified specialists. Therefore, in 1920 the Lomonosov School was reorganized again and given the name of “The Lomonosov Practical Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Institute”.

The Lomonosov Institute trained practicing engineers for vehicles manufacturing and maintenance specializing in automobile, internal combustion engines, machinery and electrical engineering.


On January 5, 1922 the decision was reached to reorganize the Lomonosov Moscow Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Institute into a higher technical educational institution – the Moscow Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Institute named after Lomonosov M.V.


In early 1932 the Lomonosov Moscow Auto and Tractor Institute moved to the premises of the Training Centre for Technical Education of the Stalin Moscow Automobile works. In the summer of 1932 the Moscow Auto-Mechanical Institute (MAMI) named after Lomonosov M.V. was set up on the basis of the Lomonosov Moscow Auto and Tractor Institute.

The automobile and tractor department (ATD) of MMMBI trained engineers specializing in the same disciplines which were taught at MAMI. The list of these disciplines was as follows: internal combustion engines, automobiles, tractors, machinery maintenance. Education at the department was provided by professors and readers of MAMI. The “Automobiles” Chair of this department trained engineers specializing in auto designing and auto maintenance. There were also “Tractors”, “Internal Combustion Engines” and other ones at that department.


In the 1950s thanks to the growing USSR international prestige and expanding scientific and cultural relations young people from abroad began arriving in this country to study in higher educational institutions. The first specialists for foreign countries graduated from MAMI  in 1955. At that time international cooperation of MAMI was not limited by training specialists. Inventions of MAMI scientists were patented abroad, direct scientific links were established.

In 1988 Anatoly Leonidovich  Karunin was  elected Rector of MAMI. Thanks to his efficient management and proper decisions Moscow Automechanical Institute became Academy and in 1997 it was awarded the status of Technical University.  A.L. Karunin, Professor and  Doctor of Science, was awarded the title of  Honoured Scientist of  Russian Federation for great achievements in science and educational activities.

In March 2008 Andrey Vladimirovich Nickolaenko was elected Rector of the University at the labour collective body conference.

The order of the Ministry of education and science of Russia № 2898 from December 28, 2011 proclaimed that Moscow State Technical University MAMI and Moscow State University of Environmental Engineering are reorganized through merger of MSUEE to the MSTU «MAMI» as a structural division.

In April, 2012 joint University was named “Federal state budgetary educational institution of higher professional education “Moscow State University of Mechanical Engineering”.

At present more than 16,000 students are training at the University, the teaching staff is almost 1300 people. There are 58 departments and 6 institutes in the university (Automotive Institute, Technological Institute, Environmental and Chemical Engineering Institute, Institute of Economics and Management, Institute of Additional Education, International Institute, which provides training for foreign students), 7 faculties (Faculty "Automobile and Tractor Engineering", Faculty "Power Machine and Instrument Engineering", Faculty "Automation”, Faculty "Mechanical Engineering Technology", Faculty “Chemical process equipment”,  Faculty “Ecology”, Faculty “Cybernetics and information technologies”), 4 representative organizations (in Dmitrov, Serpukhov, Ivanteevka, Tuchkovo). There are 7 comfortable dormitories. The University is provided with sufficiently  modern technical basis for training students: there are 19 buildings with well-equipped lecture-halls, training and scientific laboratories, computer class-rooms, sports halls, a scientific-technical library which numbers nearly 1mln. books, dining halls and canteens.

University is the largest institution of higher education which prepares qualified specialists for various branches of engineering.





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.


-          Design of technological machines and complexes

-          Ground transportation-technological equipment

Bachelor courses

-          “Design”

-          “Economics”

-          “Management”

-          “Service”

-          “Tourism”

-          “Power industry and electrical engineering”

-          “Power engineering”

-          “Mechanical engineering”

-          “Technological machines and equipment”

-          “Applied Mechanics”

-          “Technological and design support of machine-building enterprises”

-          “Ground transport-technological complexes”

-          “Operation of transport and technological machines and complexes”

-          “Management and control in technical systems”

-          “Automation of technological processes and production”

-          “Quality management”

-          “Standardization and Metrology”

-          ”Innovation”

-          “Information systems and technologies”

-          “Materials Art Processing Technology”

-          “Technosphere Safety”

Master courses

-          “Management”

-          “Power industry and electrical engineering”

-          “Power engineering”

-          “Mechanical engineering”

-          “Technological and design support of machine-building enterprises”

-          “Operation of transport and technological machines and complexes”

-          “Management and control in technical systems”

-          “Automation of technological processes and production”

-          “Standardization and Metrology”

When student arrive to airport he/she will be met and transferred to university. At university student have orientation and welcome brief. After orientation student will be placed at university hostel.

During all time of studying at university foreign students are supported by qualified team of International Department. All their needs will be satisfied with pleasure. There is very helpful consultancy for students who have educational difficulties. University has own security system.

All university hostels are secured and have time restrictions for guest to ensure safety and good condition of living. The Russian people are well-wishing and peaceful. Cities are secured by powerful police system observation. You will find that we share dry, cynical humor about people and events. There is no racism at all. Strangers will be extremely friendly with you and be impressed that you made the effort to visit their country over their more visited neighbors. Foreign people came to Russia for education or business highly respected by Russian people. So, welcome, Russia is waiting for you!

There is a Board  on Educational and Social Work at the University. The Board carries out its activities together with primary student trade union organization of the University. The students have enough free time with the right approach to teaching. The main task of the Board is to help you to spend this time more interesting and with pleasure. The work of this Board is aimed at improving and development of cultural and media activities of the University. The Board with the support of student trade union organization holds specialized parties, entertainment events (mass trips, recreation).

Different creative directions are also developed (vocals, choreography, journalism, photography, theater arts).  Competitions and festivals are carried out in all directions within the University.  The most deserving contestants are entitled to defend the honor of the University at municipal, regional, national and international competitions for young talents.  The review competition of KVN (Club of  Cheerful and Quick-Witted) faculty teams of the University is held annually. KVN traditions have strong roots in MSTU "MAMI". In 1999, the team of KVN of MSTU "MAMI" was established at the initiative of student trade-union organization and with the support of administration of the University. Changing its name later to "National team of KVN of Moscow (MAMI)” it became the vice-champion of the league of the International Union of KVN 2002.

Creativity in MSTU "MAMI" is not limited to games of KVN. For those who feel the constant need for creativity in dealing with art, we have clubs and studios, including Drama School, Studio of Oriental dance, Modern dance, Vocal Art, Literary Club. The search for new talents is also conducted at guest creative festivals. About 150 students, who are creative asset, go to the health  center in the suburbs several times a year. Professional filmmakers, choirmaster, musicians, writers, choreographers and journalists share their knowledge and skills with the festival participants. Best rates are in the final gala concert of the festival. Owing to the great attention of the leadership of MSTU "MAMI" to the creative development of students and conducting guest festivals, it is possible to organize a high-level celebrations, festivities and cultural events at the university.


In addition, the Board does not neglect the problems of social adaptation of students and the problems of a human as a person.  The Social Division of the Board deals with this direction. There is a special team of tutors-curators of first year student groups. These curators are students trained in management and effective communication. The employees of  the Board carry out educational work in the campus of the University, draw social scholarships for needy students.

One of the most important activities of the Board is communication, which is carried out by the Information Department of the Office. You can always find the latest information about current social and other events at both the University and beyond at the stands of the Department. The newspaper "The Automechanic" is published monthly and students have the opportunity not only to learn the latest university news and announcements of the events, but also to demonstrate their journalistic skills, sharing their own problems, desires, and interesting information. In 2009, "The Automechanic" became the prize-holder of Moscow student festival "Festos" in nomination "The University Press." The official website of MSTU "MAMI» - www.mami.ru is also in the jurisdiction of the Information Department. The site contains the details of the work of the University. The improvement of its sections  is carried out regularly as well as the updating of operational information.

The Board of educational and social work bases its activities so that each student in his spare time has an opportunity to develop himself according to his interests. If you want to participate in the creative life of the University – keep an eye on announcements on the notice-boards and on the official website of MSTU "MAMI", or call for  the Board.

Tuition fee:

- Preparatory course  USD 2350 (one year)


All degree courses (in Russian):

- Bachelor degree USD 2900 - 4000 a year
- Master course USD 3200 - 4600 a year


Other expenses:

- Accomodation fee: USD 100 per month
- Medical insurance: USD 140 per year
- Living Expenses: from USD 300 per month
- Airport trasfer: USD 100


Please note, tuition fee could change (1-3%) due to exchange rate.                                                   27/07/2014