The National University of Science and Technology MISiS has a proud and distinguished history, having celebrated its 80th anniversary in June 2010. It originated as the Department of Metallurgy in the Moscow Academy of Mines, which the Soviet government established in 1918, and in the following decades it went through several transformations before achieving its current designation.
In the 20th century, the Moscow Academy of Mines and then the Moscow Steel Institute (founded in 1930) each played a prominent role in the industrialization of Soviet Russia. Today the National University of Science and Technology MISiS is at the forefront in the development of Russias innovative, knowledge-based economy, supporting the nations ability to successfully compete with other advanced economies as well as to fully integrate into the international community.
As in the past, MISiS remains one of Russias leading teaching and research educational centers. It provides a first-class professional education for over 14,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and offers extensive opportunities for specialized scientific research with the objective of transferring the Universitys ideas, innovations, and technologies to real-life application. MISiS aims to produce and nurture pioneering processes in a variety of fields ranging from its historic expertise in Metallurgy and Materials Science to relatively new directions in Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Information Technologies and Telecommunications, and Sustainable Development and Energy-Effective Technologies. These technologies are essential for improving the quality of life not only in the Russian Federation but in all countries.
Following Russian Federal Policy in Engineering and Innovations, the University is working to develop research and development projects in prioritized areas of the economy, as identified by the Presidential Administration. MISiSs goal is to create energy-effective technologies and environmentally-friendly methods of industrial production, as well as to produce new materials for use in energy-effective technologies.
MISiS supports a multi- and cross-disciplinary approach to education. Our mission emphasizes providing fundamental instruction at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels as well as creating an organic bond between education and science.
MISiS is working to develop new mutually-beneficial relations with international industrial and educational partners, while continuing to nurture those already existing. Our institutional vision recognizes the seeming paradox that in the world of competition it is international cooperation that has the potential of creating an environment uniquely conducive to the attainment of the Universitys goals and continued evolution.
The University does not have a campus area around its academic buildings. Yet MISiS provides its students with comfortable accommodation at four Universitys residence halls which all together create the Metallurg campus area (Metallurgist in English) located in a Moscows green area in the proximity of one of the largest parks in Moscow (Bitsa Park) and another green recreation area Troparyovo. The Universitys residence halls make home for around 2.600 undergraduate and postgraduate students from Russia and other countries and create most favorable living conditions to make their stay comfortable enough. Students share decent furnished rooms with Russian and international students and have access to various leisure facilities. There is a bathroom on each floor and each room has a cabled Internet access. The residence halls are located within walking distance from a metro station which makes it fast and easy for students to reach the MISiSs main academic buildings (in Leninsky prospect, Oktyabrskaya metro station).
Students hosted at the MISiSs residence have access to various University facilities, including computer labs, laundry rooms, gyms, a swimming pool, as well as a café. The halls are located close to a few grocery stores and a cinema theatre.
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