D. Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia

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D. Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia
Российский химико-технологический университет имени Д. И. Менделеева
Type Public
Established 1898
Rector Vladimir Kolesnikov
Academic staff
550
Students 10,500
Undergraduates 10,000
Postgraduates 500
Location Moscow and Novomoskovsk, Russia
Campus Urban
Website www.muctr.ru

D. Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia is a public university based in Moscow, Russia.[1] It is the largest higher educational institution and research center of chemistry and chemical engineering in Russia, and one of the largest in the world.

The university was founded in 1898 as a technical college, based on a popular proposal by professors from the Imperial Moscow Technical School to specially train “Chemical and Mechanical Engineer Assistants” approved by the Moscow City Duma on February 9, 1880, to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Tsar Alexander II's reign. The college was later named in honor of Dmitri Mendeleev and was extensively expanded during the Soviet era, receiving the Order of Lenin and Order of the Red Banner of Labor awards. In 1992, the Russian government awarded the college the status of university, and in 2014, D. Mendeleev University was given the ranking D by accrediting agency Expert RA and listed as one of the best higher education institutions in the Commonwealth of Independent States.[2]

D. Mendeleev University operates several campuses in Moscow and a branch in the nearby city of Novomoskovsk, Tula Oblast. The university's main campus is located at Miusskaya Square in the Tverskoy District of the Central Administrative Okrug in Moscow.

D. Mendeleev University's campus in North Tushino, Moscow
D. Mendeleev University's main building on Miusskaya Square in Tverskoy District, Moscow

History[edit]

Moscow Industrial College[edit]

The college foundation was laid on Miusskaya Square in Moscow on May 23, 1898. The classes began on July 1 in leased premises, and the first class was out of school in 1906.

Moscow Industrial College had a strong faculty, many of whom had been professionally trained at the Imperial Moscow Technical School and Moscow State University. This fact predetermined the dynamic development of the new educational institution, which was transformed into the Moscow Chemical Technical College in 1918, and began to churn out applied engineers.

D. Mendeleev Institute[edit]

In 1920, Moscow Chemical Technical College was used as a basis to establish Moscow D. Mendeleev Institute of Chemical Technology (MCTI), which became the first specialised chemical technical school establishment in Russia to train professionals for the chemical and related industries, and made a hefty contribution in the industrial development and defense potential, especially during World War II.

It was named after the great Russian scientist Dmitri Mendeleev, the discoverer of the Periodic law, the establishment of which established scientific foundation for world's most further chemical research.

D. Mendeleev University[edit]

In 1992, the Decree by the Russian Government transformed Moscow D. Mendeleev Institute of Chemical Technology into D. Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia.

Organization[edit]

The university includes 9 faculties, 4 institutes and 2 higher colleges.

Faculties[edit]

  • Faculty of Biotechnology and Industrial Ecology
  • Faculty of Chemical Engineering
  • Faculty of Natural Sciences
  • Faculty of Technology of Inorganic Substances and High Temperature Materials
  • Faculty of Technology of Organic Substances and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Faculty of Technology of Oil&Gas Chemistry and Polymer Materials
  • Faculty of Information Technologies and Management
  • Faculty of Engineering Chemistry and Technology
  • Humanitarian Faculty

Institutes[edit]

  • Institute of Modern Energetics and Nanotechnology
  • Institute for Problems of Chemistry and Sustainable Development
  • Institute for Management and Economics
  • Novomoskovsk Institute (MUCTR Branch, located in Tula Oblast, Russia).

Higher Colleges[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 55°46′44″N 37°35′44″E / 55.7790°N 37.5955°E / 55.7790; 37.5955