Russia's oldest and best ranked University; one of the country's main sources of innovation and interdisciplinarity; 11 Noble Prize winners worked, taught or studied at Lomonosov MSU.
MSU is rightfully considered to be the oldest Russian University. It was founded in 1755 by an outstanding scientist and encyclopedist and Russia’s first academic, Mikhal Vasilyevich Lomonosov (1711-1765). Today, there are more than 40,000 postgraduates and graduate students and about 7,000 undergraduates studying here. There are more than 6,000 professors and lecturers and roughly 5,000 researchers. The university is comprised of 40 faculties, 15 research institutes, and 750 departments. MSU also boasts its own Medical Scientific and Educational Center, the Scientific Library, 4 museums, the Botanical Garden, the Science Park, and university branches in Sevastopol, Tasnkent, Astana, Baku, Dushanbe, and Yerevan.