Moscow Power Engineering Institute
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (August 2007)|
|Moscow Power Engineering Institute|
|Московский энергетический институт (технический университет)|
|Motto||Energia omnium fundamentum (Энергия — основа всего)|
Moscow Power Engineering Institute (Technical University) is one of the largest institutions of its kind, and is one of the leading technical universities in the world in the area of power engineering, electronics and IT. It is located in Moscow, Russia, and was founded in 1930. In Russian Federation the education in universities is available in Russian medium only. Therefore, before the main education courses would start, the foreign applicants to university courses should pass the Preliminary course for training in Russian language, followed by the State Test in Russian language (called Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language – TORFL). Fifteen years ago MPEI (as one of few such Russian universities) launched the program of education for foreign students in English medium, however in only one specialty – Computer Engineering. MPEI invested considerate time and resources into this program, they selected a group of leading professors who spoke English fluently, who in turn prepared the educational materials in English. Now MPEI accepts annually one full group of foreign students who speak English fluently for this IT educational program in English Language. All classes here are provided in English, hence the students in this program do not require the preliminary training in Russian language, i.e. the educational period becomes one year shorter. The annual tuition fee for this program however is more expensive, since this program is conducted in English, unlike the rest of the programs.
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- Ion Iliescu — 8th President of Romania.
- Viktor Pelevin
- Nikolay Petrovich Brusentsov — chief designer of the ternary logic computer called «Setun», honoured researcher in Moscow State University;
- Vladimir Holstinin — Russian musician, a co-founder of the band called Aria.
There was a number of famous researches working in Moscow Power Engineering Institute (Technical University) such as:
- Vladimir Aleksandrovich Kotelnikov — information theory and radar astronomy pioneer, mostly known for having discovered, independently of others (e.g. Edmund Whittaker, Harry Nyquist, Claude Shannon), the sampling theorem in 1933.
- Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov — an eminent Soviet nuclear physicist, dissident and human rights activist, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1975.
- Sergey Ivanovich Vavilov — a Soviet physicist, the President of the USSR Academy of Sciences from July 1945 until his death. His elder brother Nikolai Vavilov was a famous Russian geneticist.
- Classical applied institute.
- Institute of automatics and computer science.
- Institute of energy effectiveness problems.
- Radio engineering and electronics institute.
- Thermal and atomic power engineering institute.
- Institute of technology, economics and enterprise.
- Electrical engineering institute.
- Power industry institute.
- Power mechanical engineering and mechanics institute.
- Faculty of access courses.
- Institute of humanities.
- Institute of industry education "MPEI-FESTO".
- Institute of industry safety.
A special high school was founded in 1989 where some of MPEI research assistants teach of 9-11 grade students.
- A book by Prof. Lev Davidovich Belkind, P.P.Elisarov, V.V. Meshkov and others about the first 50 years of activity of the Moscow Power Engineering Institute (Russian) (Russian: 50 лет Московского ордена Ленина энергетического института имени В.М. Молотова 1905-1955, Белькинд Л.Д., Елизаров П.П., Мешков В.В. и др., Москва, 1955)