Lomonosov Moscow State University

Lomonosov Moscow State University

Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU; Russian: Московский государственный университет имени М. В. Ломоносова, often abbreviated МГУ) is a coeducational and public research university located in Moscow, Russia. It was founded on January 25, 1755 by Mikhail Lomonosov. MSU was renamed after Lomonosov in 1940 and was then known as Lomonosov University. It also claims to house the tallest educational building in the world.It is rated among the universities with the best reputation in the world. Its current rector is Viktor Sadovnichiy.

University highlights

  • University has more than 40000 students (graduate and postgraduate) and about 7000 undergraduates study at the university and over 5000 specialists do the refresher course
  • It has more than 6000 professors and lecturers and about 5000 researchers work for the faculties and research institutes
  • It enrolls about 4000 international students and postgraduates from all over the world every year
  • It’s library system is one of the largest in Russia with its 9000000 books and 2000000 of them in foreign languages
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