Moscow State University of Railway Engineering

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Moscow State University of Railway Engineering
Московский государственный университет путей сообщения
Established 1896
Location Moscow, Russia

Moscow State University of Railway Engineering, until recently named after Felix Dzerzhinsky (MIIT), or Russian: Московский государственный университет путей сообщения, is the leading and largest higher education institution in the field of railway transport in Moscow, Russia, with more than 17,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. In Soviet times, along with the Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas, MIIT was known for giving Jewish applicants a fairer chance at admission, while other universities tacitly instituted quotas, restrictions and impediments for students of Jewish origin. This resulted in several derisive monikers (derisive in the context of contemporary culture and popular perceptions) - The Synagogue, or the Moscow State Institute of the Jewish Tovarisch (which fit MIIT's abbreviation). Every year about 25,000 top managers and specialists take professional development courses at MIIT.[1]

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  1. ^ "Moscow State University of Railway Engineering". Erasmus Mundus. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 

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Coordinates: 55°47′16″N 37°36′29″E / 55.7877777778°N 37.6080555556°E / 55.7877777778; 37.6080555556