D. Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia

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Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia
Российский химико-технологический университет имени Д. И. Менделеева
Type Public
Established 1880
Rector Vladimir Kolesnikov
Academic staff
Students 10,500
Undergraduates 10,000
Postgraduates 500
Location Moscow, Russia
Campus urban
Website www.muctr.ru

D. Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia [1] has its roots going far back into the 19th century. Back then, professors from the Imperial Moscow Technical School (currently, Bauman Moscow State Technical University) came up with an idea of establishing an Industrial College in Moscow to train “Chemical and Mechanical Engineer Assistants”.

This proposal received an enormous support on behalf of the Moscow City Duma on February 9, 1880, which passed a Decision to Build an Industrial College in Moscow to Commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Russian Emperor Alexander II's Reign.

Mendeleev University's new building in North Tushino
Main building on Miusskaya square

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.

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.

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.


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


  • 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


  • 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]

  • Higher Chemical College of Russian Academy of Sciences
  • College for Nature Resource Management


Moscow D. Mendeleev Institute of Chemical Technology became the forebear of a number of renowned higher educational institutions in the USSR, and other countries. MCTI/MUCTR takes pride in its famous scientists and founders of new research areas, such as Academicians N. Vorozhtsov, N. Zhavoronkov, V. Korshak, B. Zhukov, V. Koptyug, V. Legasov, V. Kafarov, P.P. Budnikov; famed process engineers N. Yushkevich, V. Yung, G. Petrov, A. Bakayev, senior officials within Russia's higher education system, including S. Kaftanov and G. Yagodin, the USSR Minister of Culture Pyotr Demichev, and many others.


The glorious cohort of the disciples carries on the cause of their teachers. MCTI/MUCTR graduates have effectively dealt with the challenges facing the USSR and Russia, including the defense issues.

This school is unlike others in terms of the fundamental nature and wide range of training provided to its students, multiple forms of the training process, and blending of the academic and research activities within the University. Currently, MUCTR is among the leaders of Russia's technical universities, and enjoys the highest rating among Russia's chemical technology schools. The University has gained the international recognition as a leading educational and research centre providing training for highly skilled professionals. MUCTR owes much of its success for over the past 20 years to Academician P. Sarkisov, Rector and current President of the University.

During nearly 130 years of existence, the University went through a lot of trials and tribulations alongside the Russian science and industry, including the painful period of World War II, and the post-war reconstruction of Russian economy. The faculty and staff of D. Mendeleyev University dealt enthusiastically[peacock term] with the issues of the nuclear energy use, cybernetics development, and conservation of the environment. Today, too, the University researchers continue their studies in the cutting-edge areas of the chemical science, and achieve outstanding results in bringing solutions to the problems of the fundamental science and applied research.


  1. ^ http://www.muctr.ru/en/ University homepage in English


Large Academic Chorus of Mendeleev University. Song Suliko Coordinates: 55°46′44″N 37°35′44″E / 55.7790°N 37.5955°E / 55.7790; 37.5955