Moscow School of Mathematics and Navigation

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Moscow School of Mathematics and Navigation (Russian: Школа математических и навигацких наук) was a Russian educational institution founded by Peter the Great in 1701 and situated in the Sukharev Tower. It provided Russians with technical education for the first time and much of its curriculum was devoted to producing sailors, engineers, cartographers and bombardiers to support Peter's expanding navy and army. It is the forerunner of the modern system of technical education of Russia. School was located from 1701 to 1752 in Moscow. In 1712, Artillery classes and Engineering classes were moved to Saint Petersburg to found the Engineering school and Artillery school.[1] Abram Petrovich Gannibal was the first chief of engineering school. In 1715 Navigator classes were moved to Saint Petersburg to found the Marine academy.

Among several modern educational institutions claiming continuity with the school of mathematics and navigation are the N.G. Kuznetsov Naval Academy, Military engineering-technical university, and Mikhailovskaya Artillery Academy.

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Stephen Timoshenko Engineering Education in Russia, McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1959