Education in Moscow

Science and Education

There are 1696 high schools in Moscow, as well as 91 colleges. Besides these, there are 222 institutions offering higher education in Moscow, including 60 state universities and the Lomonosov Moscow State University, which was founded in 1755. The university main building located in Vorobyovy Gory (Sparrow Hills) is 240 metres (790 ft) tall and when completed, was the tallest building outside the United States. The university has over 30,000 undergraduate and 7,000 postgraduate students, who have a choice of twenty-nine faculties and 450 departments for study. Additionally, approximately 10,000 high school students take courses at the university, while over two thousand researchers work. The Moscow State University library contains over nine million books, making it one of the largest libraries in all of Russia. Its acclaim throughout the international academic community has meant that over 11,000 international students have graduated from the university, with many coming to Moscow to learn the Russian Language.

Moscow is one of the main financial centres of the Russian Federation and CIS countries and is well-known for its business schools, among the best are Finance Academy under the Government of RF; Plekhanov Russian Economic University; New Economic School; All-Russian Academy of Foreign Trade; The State University of Management, and the State University – Higher School of Economics. They offer undegraduate degrees in management, finance, accounting, marketing, real estate and economic theory as well Masters programs and MBA with varied concentrations. Most of them have branches in other regions of Russia and countries around the world.

Entrance to the Moscow Power Engineering Institute.

Bauman Moscow State Technical University, founded in 1830, is located in the center of Moscow and provides more than 18,000 undergraduate and 1,000 postgraduate students with an education in science and engineering offering a wide range of technical degrees. Since it opened enrolment to students from outside Russia in 1991, Bauman Moscow State Technical University has increased its international enrolment to up to two hundred.

The Moscow Conservatory,  founded in 1866 is a prominent music school in Russia, whose graduates included Sergey Rachmaninoff, Alexander Scriabin, Aram Khachaturian, Mstislav Rostropovich, and Alfred Schnittke.

The Gerasimov All-Russian State Institute of Cinematography, abbreviated as VGIK, is the world's oldest educational institution in Cinematography, founded by Vladimir Gardin in 1919. Sergei Eisenstein, Vsevolod Pudovkin, and Aleksey Batalov were among its most distinguished professors and Mikhail Vartanov, Sergei Parajanov, Andrei Tarkovsky, Nikita Mikhalkov, Eldar Ryazanov, Alexander Sokurov, Yuriy Norshteyn, Aleksander Petrov, Vasily Shukshin, Konrad Wolf among graduates.

Moscow State Institute of International Relations, founded in 1944, remains Russia's best known school of international relations and diplomacy, with six different schools focused on international relations. Approximately 4,500 students make up the university's student body and over 700,000 Russian and foreign-language books—of which 20,000 are considered rare—can be found in the library of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations.

Among other prominent institutions are the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, also known as Phystech, Moscow Aviation Institute, Moscow Motorway Institute (State Technical University), and the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute. Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology has taught numerous Nobel Prize winners, including Pyotr Kapitsa, Nikolay Semyonov, Lev Landau, and Alexander Prokhorov, while the Moscpow Engineering Physics Institute is known for its research in nuclear physics. The highest Russian military school is the Combened Arms Academy of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.

Although Moscow has a number of famous Soviet-era higher educational institutions, most of which are more oriented towards engineering or the fundamental science, in recent years Moscow has seen a significant growth in the number of commercial and private institutions that offer classes in business and management. Many state institutions have expanded their education scope and increased their student enrolments. Institutions in Moscow, as well as the rest of post-Soviet Russia, have begun to offer new international certificates and postgraduate degrees, including the Master of Business Administration. Student exchange programs with different (especially, European) countries also have become widespread in Moscow's universities, while many schools within the Russian capital will also offer seminars, lectures, and courses for corporate employees and businessmen.

Moscow is known as one of the most important science centers in Russia. The headquarters of the Russian Academy of Sciences are located in Moscow as well as numerous research and applied science institutions. The Kurchatov Institute, Russia's leading research and development institution in the field of nuclear energy, where the first nuclear reactor in Europe was built, Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics, Kapitza Institute for Physical Problems and Steklov Institute of Mathematics are all situated in Moscow.

There are 452 libraries in the city, including 168 for children.  The Russian State Library, founded in 1862 is the national library of Russia. The Russian State Library is home to over 275 kilometres of shelves and forty-two million items, including over seventeen million books and serial volumes, thirteen million journals, 350,000 music scores and sound records, and 150,000 maps, making it the largest library in Russia and one of the largest in the world. Items in 247 different languages comprise approximately twenty-nine percent of the collection.

The State Public Historical Library, founded in 1863, is the largest library, specialising in Russian history. Its collection contains four million items in 112 languages (including 47 languages of the former USSR), mostly on Russian and world history, heraldry, numismatics, and the history of science.



Universities in Moscow

M.V.Lomonosov Moscow State University Vorobjovy Gory +7 (495) 939-1000;
Moscow State Forest University (MSFU) 1st Institutskaya str. 1 +7 (495) 583-6490 ;
Moscow State Technical University n.a. N.E. Bauman (MSTU) 2-nd Baumanskaya str. 5 +7 (495) 261-4055 ;
Russian State University for the Humanities Miusskaya Square, 6, bld. 6 +7 (495) 250-6511 ;
Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (PFUR) Mikluho-Maklai str. 6 +7 (495) 434-7027 ;

Preschool in Moscow

European Gymnasium Poperechny prosp. 1a +7 (495) 269-0710 ;
Lomonosovskaja school +7 (495) 243-2213
"Nasledije" school Utkina str., 39b +7 (495) 365-3778
Pro Gymnasium № 1633 1st Ljusinovskiiy per. 5 +7 (495) 959-8842
YA SAM Panferova str. 8 +7 (495) 134-1355 ;

Arts Schools in Moscow

Aesthetic Education Of Children Center "Golden Cock" B.Haritonyevskiiy per., 13-A +7 (495) 923-00-94
Art School Of Alexey Yegorov - Classical School Of Fine Arts Strastnoy boulevard, 4/3 +7 (495) 200-5609
Children's Art Academy Novozavodskaya str. 27 +7 (495) 145-9777
Moscow Academic Art Luceum Of Russia Art Academy Krymskiy val, 8 +7 (495) 230-3436
Moscow State Specialized Aquarel School of Sergej Andrijaki Gorohovskiiy per., 17 +7 (495) 261-17-84

Language Schools in Moscow

GRINT Centre for Education Yunosty str. 5/1, block 6 , of.35 +7 (495) 374-7430 ; (7-499)-374 69 51 ;Fax. (7-499) - 374 73 66 ;
Language Link Address: Souschovskaya str. 8/12 +7 (495) 978-2218 ; School Staropansky per. 3 +7 (495) 933-0905 ;
Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages B. Trekhgorny per. 11 +7 (495) 255-6915;

Driving schools in Moscow

"Auto-online" Melnikova str. 2 +7 (495) 276-4675
"Losinka" Olonetskiy proezd, 6 +7 (495) 470-0643
"Cabriolet" Shmitovskiy proezd, 16 +7 (495) 256-1574
"TCHAIYKA" Kalashnyiy per., 10 +7 (495) 290-2162
Central Driving school Kashirskoe highway, 24 +7 (495) 725-2207

Music Schools in Moscow

Russian Gnesins' Academy of Music Povarskaya str. 30-36 +7 (495) 291-5813 ;
Music and choir school "Radost" Novopestchanaja str., 26 +7 (495) 198-0421
Musical and aesthetic center "Allegro" Dekabristov str., 2 +7 (495) 907-16-47

Dancing Schools in Moscow

CASA DEL TANGO Bolshoi Kislovskiy lane 4, bld. 2 +7 (495) 420-9744;
MARACATU + 7 903 610-0635 ;
Oficial Oriental Belydance {stomach dance} Ykrainski Bylvar, 15 +7 (495) 536-6397 ;
Milongas Delegatskaya str. 7 +7 (495) 302-2274 ;

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