Moscow State University: Statistics

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#169 of 14,131 In the World
#55 of 2,785 In Europe
#1 of 385 In Russia
#1 of 67 In Moscow
#22 of 1,011 For Nuclear Physics
Top100 For 24 other topics

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
12%
Enrollment
27,500
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree
Doctorate
Website
www.msu.ru
Languages
Russian;English

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate12%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate (Attestat o srednem obrazovanii) and entrance examination. Pregraduate course certificate for foreign students
Academic CalendarSeptember to July (September - January; February-July)
Enrollment27,500
Full time employee4,750
Student:staff ratio6:1

Publications & Citations

Publications
110,735
Citations
1,717,656

Moscow State University majors

by publication & citation count

Physics
39,371 / 818,350
Chemistry
33,994 / 457,219
Engineering
26,893 / 301,590
Materials Science
17,584 / 188,777
Biology
14,713 / 318,212
Environmental Science
11,108 / 138,014
Medicine
6,245 / 89,974
Quantum and Particle physics
5,644 / 293,802
Atomic and Molecular physics
5,643 / 72,272
Optical Engineering
5,520 / 71,210
Condensed Matter Physics
5,162 / 72,357
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
5,009 / 42,589
Geology
4,437 / 59,796
Inorganic Chemistry
4,151 / 58,657
Computer Science
3,907 / 65,091
Organic Chemistry
3,386 / 54,926
Biochemistry
3,300 / 83,218
Nuclear Physics
3,121 / 237,385
Astrophysics and Astronomy
2,879 / 109,737
Chemical Engineering
2,853 / 35,498
Mathematics
2,385 / 15,167
Theoretical Physics
1,989 / 31,965
Psychology
1,947 / 25,531
Ecology
1,843 / 35,270
Business
1,843 / 7,326
Pharmacy
1,719 / 14,354
Biophysics
1,674 / 37,625
Demography
1,512 / 28,927
Geography and Cartography
1,454 / 11,451
Botany
1,345 / 21,849
Nanotechnology
1,343 / 34,059
Earth science and Geophysics
1,341 / 18,245
Applied Mathematics
1,288 / 9,048
Economics
1,254 / 4,994
Petrology and Geochemistry
1,205 / 12,896
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
1,135 / 16,579
Genetics
1,103 / 38,782
Zoology
1,097 / 11,705
Political Science
1,060 / 2,940
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
1,049 / 13,181

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 896 4575
1992 877 5331
1993 906 5839
1994 1078 7231
1995 1167 8614
1996 1535 9182
1997 1614 9711
1998 1885 11638
1999 2019 14245
2000 2503 15288
2001 2720 17931
2002 2769 20348
2003 2778 24571
2004 2797 28696
2005 3081 33922
2006 3575 40026
2007 3978 45534
2008 3905 51285
2009 4124 57085
2010 4159 61393
2011 4426 70874
2012 4522 82355
2013 4978 94266
2014 5268 100709
2015 6162 122113
2016 7074 133363
2017 7232 136536
2018 7722 149073
2019 9192 166910
2020 9703 190492
2021 8216 201796

Tuition

UndergraduateGraduate
Local students $1,750$1,750
International students $1,750$1,750

Programs and Degrees

Programs Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Design | Arts | Humanities +++
Business | Politics | Social Sciences +++
Languages | Culture | Linguistics +++
Nursing | Health | Pharmacy | Medicine +++
Engineering | IT +++
Maths | Natural Sciences +++
Bakalavr Administration, Advertising and Publicity, African Studies, Applied Linguistics, Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Art History, Asian Studies, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Cinema and Television, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Economics, Environmental Management, Fine Arts, Geography, Geology, Human Resources, International Relations and Diplomacy, Journalism, Law, Linguistics, Management, Mathematics, Meteorology, Philology, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Radiophysics, Regional Studies, Religious Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Soil Science, Surveying and Mapping, Tourism
Diplom Spetsialista Astronomy and Space Science, Bioengineering, Chemistry, Cinema and Television, Clinical Psychology, Mathematics, Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychology, Special Education, Translation and Interpretation
Magistr Accountancy, Advertising and Publicity, African Studies, American Studies, Applied Chemistry, Applied Linguistics, Applied Mathematics, Archaeology, Art History, Asian Studies, Astrophysics, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biology, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Botany, Chemistry, Civil Law, Classical Languages, Clinical Psychology, Commercial Law, Communication Arts, Computer Science, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Cultural Studies, Eastern European Studies, Ecology, Economics, Embryology and Reproduction Biology, Entomology, Environmental Management, Ethnology, European Studies, Experimental Psychology, Finance, Foreign Languages Education, Genetics, Geography, Geology, Geophysics, Histology, History, Immunology, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Inorganic Chemistry, International Law, Journalism, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Marine Science and Oceanography, Marketing, Materials Engineering, Mathematical Physics, Mathematics, Media Studies, Meteorology, Microbiology, Nuclear Physics, Organic Chemistry, Petrology, Philology, Philosophy, Physical Chemistry, Physics, Plant Pathology, Political Sciences, Psychology, Religious Studies, Russian, Seismology, Social Psychology, Sociology, Soil Science, Surveying and Mapping, Tourism, Translation and Interpretation, Zoology
Kandidat Nauk Agriculture, Anaesthesiology, Biological and Life Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Earth Sciences, Economics, Fine Arts, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, History, Information Technology, Law, Literature, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Medicine, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Pedagogy, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Sociology, Surgery, Urology

Moscow State University alumni

  1. Mikhail Gorbachev

    Mikhail Gorbachev
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1931-.. (age 91)
    Occupations
    politicianjuristenvironmentalist
    Biography

    Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev is a Russian and former Soviet politician. The eighth and final leader of the Soviet Union, he was the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1985 until 1991. He was also the country's head of state from 1988 until 1991, serving as the chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet from 1988 to 1989, chairman of the Supreme Soviet from 1989 to 1990, and president of the Soviet Union from 1990 to 1991. Ideologically, Gorbachev initially adhered to Marxism–Leninism although he had moved towards social democracy by the early 1990s.

  2. Wassily Kandinsky

    Wassily Kandinsky
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1866-1944 (aged 78)
    Enrolled in Moscow State University
    Studied economics and law
    Occupations
    painteruniversity teachervisual artistart theoristteacher
    Biography

    Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky was a Russian painter and art theorist. Kandinsky is generally credited as one of the pioneers of abstraction in western art, possibly after Hilma af Klint. Born in Moscow, he spent his childhood in Odessa, where he graduated at Grekov Odessa Art school. He enrolled at the University of Moscow, studying law and economics. Successful in his profession—he was offered a professorship (chair of Roman Law) at the University of Dorpat (today Tartu, Estonia)—Kandinsky began painting studies (life-drawing, sketching and anatomy) at the age of 30.

  3. Sergei Yesenin

    Sergei Yesenin
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1895-1925 (aged 30)
    Occupations
    poetwriter
    Biography

    Sergei Alexandrovich Yesenin, sometimes spelled as Esenin, was a Russian lyric poet. He is one of the most popular and well-known Russian poets of the 20th century, known for "his lyrical evocations of and nostalgia for the village life of his childhood – no idyll, presented in all its rawness, with an implied curse on urbanisation and industrialisation."

  4. Alisher Usmanov

    Alisher Usmanov
    Born in
    Uzbekistan Flag Uzbekistan
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Enrolled in Moscow State University
    Studied in 1976
    Occupations
    businesspersonentrepreneurinvestorfunctionarypatron of the arts
    Biography

    Alisher Burkhanovich Usmanov is an Uzbek-born Russian businessman and oligarch. By 2022, Usmanov had an estimated net worth of $19.5 billion and was among the world’s 100 wealthiest people.

General info

Alternative names MSU
Московский государственный университет
Founded 1755
Accreditation Federal Service for Supervision in Education and Science (Rosobrnadzor)
Motto Science is clear learning of truth and enlightenment of mind
Academic structure Faculty of Global Studies
Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics
Faculty of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics
Faculty of Physics
Faculty of Chemistry
Faculty of Biology
Faculty of Bioengineering and Bioinformatics
Faculty of Soil Science
Faculty of Geology
Faculty of Geography
Faculty of Materials Science
Faculty of Medicine
Faculty of History
Faculty of Philology
Faculty of Philosophy
Faculty of Economics
Higher School of Business Administration
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Journalism
Faculty of Psychology
The Institute of Asian and African countries
Faculty of Sociology
Faculty of Foreign Languages and Area Studies
Faculty of Public Administration
Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts
Faculty of World Politics
Faculty of Education
Faculty of Further Education
Moscow School of Economics
Faculty of Military Training
Affiliations and memberships European University Association (EUA)
International Forum of Public Universities (IFPU)

Location and Contacts

Address Leninskie Gory
Moscow, Moscow, 119992
Russia
City population 12,655,000
Phone +7 (95) 939 1000
Fax +7 (95) 939 0126

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