National University of Science and Technology MISiS (Russia)

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National University of Science and Technology MISiS
Национальный исследовательский технологический университет "МИСиС"
Главный корпус НИТУ "МИСиС".jpg
RectorAlevtina Chernikova[1]
Main Block of MISiS

The National University of Science and Technology "MISiS" (formerly known as the Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys State Technological University, Russian: Национальный исследовательский технологический университет "МИСиС") is a Russian technical university—the first to gain the status of National University of Science and Technology. As of 2018, NUST MISIS comprises nine colleges and five branches—four in Russia and one abroad.

About NUST MISIS[edit]

NUST MISIS is Russia's leading university in the fields of materials science, metallurgy and mining. In 2016 and 2017, NUST MISIS with an average Unified State Exam (official state exam of school students after graduation) score of 82.7) took the fourth position among Russia's best technical universities according to the National Admission Quality Monitoring.[2]

In 2013, NUST MISIS became a winner of the Competitiveness Enhancement Program of leading Russian Universities among Global Research and Education Centers (Project 5–100), and it was among the leading universities participating in the program.

More than 30 modern research labs and three world-class engineering centers work at NUST MISIS. Today, the University is one of Russia's key research centers in the field of Quantum Physics. NUST MISIS has become a winner in the Russian Venture Company contest for setting up the National Center of Technological Initiative for Quantum Communication Technology based on the end-to-end principle.

NUST MISIS successfully implements joint projects with leading domestic and international high-tech companies. Russia's first Center for Blockchain Competencies, which allows both parties to create a "real factory of innovative projects" for leading domestic enterprises, was launched together with Vnesheconombank based on NUST MISIS Commune House.

Hostel for students "Commune House"

NUST MISIS is a current participant of four large-scale MegaScience projects: LHCb, SHiP, Horizon 2020, and MoEDAL. NUST MISIS is also the only Russian university that has signed a Cooperation Agreement with the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).

In 2018, NUST MISIS ranked 476th [3] in the QS World University Rankings and is in the group of 601+[4] in the THE World University Rankings. The University is a participant of the THE, QS, and ARWU world academic rankings by subject in six areas. It is in the 30th position in world in the "Engineering-Mining" category;[5] it is also among the TOP-100 in the "Engineering-Metallurgy" category,[6] as well as among the TOP-500 in the "Materials Science" (201–250).[7] It ranks in the (51–300) "Engineering and Technologies" group,[8] and is in the (351–400) group for "Physics and Astronomy".[9] categories.

Learning Campus "К»

The University is among Russia's TOP-5 universities in Research and Development.[citation needed]

The strategic goal of NUST MISIS is to strengthen its positions in the fields of materials science, metallurgy and mining, as well as to significantly strengthen its position in the fields of IT, bio- and nanotechnologies by 2020.[citation needed]


NUST MISIS conducts educational activities in 135 areas of study for Bachelor's, Specialist and Master's degree programs, as well as vocational education. Thirteen Bachelor's and six Master's programs have European Quality label EUR-ACE®.

The University offers nine English-taught master's degree programs,[10] two of which have been accredited by ASIIN: “Multicomponent Nanostructured Coatings, Nanofilms" and "Quantum Physics for Advanced Materials Engineering".

NUST MISIS is encouraging students to apply for Russian-medium programs. In this case, the University offers a 10-month Russian-Language Preparatory Program available for all international students. The educational process is dedicated to the fields of engineering, technology and economics.

NUST MISIS history[edit]

Moscow Mining Academy (1918)

The National University of Science and Technology MISIS started in 1918 when the Moscow Mining Academy was opened. Originally it combined three departments—mining, geology and metallurgy. In 1921, the departments were transformed into faculties.

 There was a task in the USSR - to prepare 435,000 engineers and technicians in 5 years (1930-1935) during the USSR industrialization period, while their number in 1929 was 66,000.[11]

In 1930 the Moscow Mining Academy was divided into six independent colleges by the order of Supreme Soviet of the National Economy. Today, three of them—steel, non-ferrous metals and mining—are part of the National University of Science and Technology MISIS.

Many graduates of the Moscow Mining Academy and these three schools are so-called People's Commissars for Steel. Thus, the Ferrous Metallurgy of the USSR was led by Ivan F. Tevosyan, Non-Ferrous Metallurgy was led by Pyotr F. Lomako, he was included in the Guinness World Records for the longest work in ministerial positions, the coal industry was developing under the leadership of Dmitry G. Onika and Boris F. Bratchenko. Avraami P. Zavenyagin, first Rector of the Moscow Institute of Steel, Efim P. Slavsky and Vasily S. Yemelyanov developed successful Soviet nuclear projects.

During the Great Patriotic War, the institutions had a strategic task—to train on-demand qualified personnel. Despite the fact that in 1941 many of students and professors joined the militia or were involved in the subsequent evacuation, universities managed to successfully re-form academic staff. For training of personnel, on 23 February 1944, Moscow Institute of Steel received its first award, the Order of the Red Banner of Labour.

After the War, the approach toward training changed significantly. Formerly, the institutions focused exclusively on the training of specialists to work in enterprises. In the postwar years, close attention was paid to research activities.

In 1948, the Department of Physics and Chemistry, where training of "secret physicists" for organizations in the nuclear and defense industry was held, was opened at the Moscow Institute of Steel. In the same year, all three institutions began to actively train specialists for Eastern Europe, Asian, African and Latin American countries. In 1958, the Moscow Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals and Gold was transferred to Krasnoyarsk but several of the most science-driven departments remained in Moscow and were transferred to the Moscow Institute of Steel, where the Department of Non-Ferrous and Precious Metals was launched. In 1962, the Department of Semiconductor Materials and Devices was opened at the Moscow Institute of Steel, and the University, which overgrew the scope of ferrous metallurgy, was renamed into Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys.

The final formation of MISIS scientific schools in the fields of metallurgy, mining and materials science, which are Russia's leading schools now, took place between the years of 1960–1980. Professional qualification of scientists working in the institutes was repeatedly confirmed by the most prestigious scientific awards. In particular, the Department of Theoretical Physics at MISIS was led by Aleksey A. Abrikosov between the years of 1976–1991, and in 2003 he received Nobel Prize for theories about how matter can behave at extremely low temperatures.

In 2000, the Moscow State Institute of Steel and Alloys became a winner of the Russian Government's award in the field of quality education. In 2014, the amalgamation of NUST MISIS and Moscow Mining Institute took place, which allowed the provision of training for the country's mining and metallurgical complex: from extraction of raw materials, to the creation of new materials, and the production of finished goods.

NUST MISIS Today[edit]


NUST MISIS entered the international academic ranking QS World University Rankings. In the QS: BRICS Ranking, the University entered the TOP-100 of the leading universities.

The NUST MISIS International Scientific Advisory Council, which attracted representatives of the international scientific elite from the world's leading universities, including the University of Cambridge, Stanford University, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, and other scientific and educational centers, began its work.


NUST MISIS entered the THE World University Rankings and moved up 50 positions in the QS World University Rankings.

A young team of NUST MISIS scientists was recognized by the Russian Federation Government with an award in the field of Science and Technology for Young Scientists for the development of the metallurgical technology of Fibrous Magnetic Materials for innovative fabrics to ensure comprehensive protection of humans from external influences.

NUST MISIS became a joint founder of the National Platform of Open Education with seven of Russia's leading universities .


NUST MISIS is the only Russian university entering the Times Higher Education: World's Best Small Universities Ranking. The Ranking represents the world's best small TOP-20 universities offering a wide range of subjects.[12]

NUST MISIS was included in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings entering world's the TOP-7 universities with the highest score for the "Organization of Interaction between Employers and Students" indicator.

Professor Dmitri Golberg, head of the NUST MISIS Laboratory of Inorganic Nanomaterials, and Sergey Morozov, head of the NUST MISIS Laboratory of Functional Low-Dimensional Structures, have entered the 2016 list of the Most Highly Cited Researchers published by Thomson Reuters and based on "Web of Science" data.

A team of young scientists from NUST MISIS received the Russian Federation Government Award for young scientists in the field of science and technology for the development of a unique setup of acousto-optic control for a new generation of a powerful laser fusion device.


NUST MISIS opened the Center for Industrial Prototyping of High Complexity "Kinetica" — a unique (for Russia) high-tech digital laboratory providing a full cycle of developments for innovative products.

NUST MISIS and Rusal launched the Institute for Light Materials and Technologies—Russia's first platform for research and development works aimed at the expansion of modern technologies.

NUST MISIS and Vnesheconombank (VEB) launched a Center of Competencies for New Materials and Breakthrough Technologies with a primary focus on blockchain, convergent (NBICS), and quantum technologies.

The University entered the subject rankings composed by leading international academic ranking agencies in six categories at the same time.


NUST MISIS is celebrating a centennial of the founding of its predecessor, the Moscow Mining Academy. Throughout the year, the University held large-scale anniversary projects and events.

Two scientific groups from NUST MISIS won the Moscow Government Award for their work on "Development and Research of Radiation-Stimulating Elements with Increased Service Life" and "Development of a New Generation Diamond-Cutting Tool with Nanomodified Ligaments and Hybrid-Working Layers.”

Dmitry Livanov – rector of NUST MISIS (2007—2012), Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation (2012–2016)

NUST MISIS Structure[edit]

NUST MISIS comprises nine colleges, five branches and one representative office.

The University includes the following colleges:

  • College of Environmentally Sound Technologies & Engineering
  • College of New Materials and Nanotechnologies
  • College of Mining
  • College of Economics & Industrial Management
  • College of IT & Automated Control Systems
  • College of Basic Professional Studies
  • College of Lifelong Learning
  • College of Information Business Systems
  • College of Quality Assurance in Higher Education

The University includes the following branches:


International Rankings[edit]

  • 2018 – 476th in the QS World University Rankings
  • 2017 – group of 301–500 in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings
  • 2017 – 61st in the QS World University Rankings: BRICS
  • 2017 — 57th in the QS University Rankings: EECA
  • 2017 — group of 601–800 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings
  • 2018 — 99th in the Times Higher Education: BRICS & Emerging Economics University Rankings
  • 2016 — 19th in the Times Higher Education: World's Best Small Universities Ranking

World Subject Rankings[edit]

  • 2018 — 30th in the QS Ranking by Subject: Engineering – Mineral & Mining
  • 2017 — group of 76 -100 in the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (ARWU) Ranking by Subject: Engineering – Metallurgy
  • 2018 — group of 201 – 250 in the QS Rankings by Subjects: Materials Science
  • 2018 — group of 251 – 300 in the QS Rankings by Subjects: Engineering – Technology
  • 2018 — group of 350 – 400 in the QS Rankings by Subjects: Physics & Astronomy
  • 2017 — 220th in the U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings by Subject: Metallurgy
  • 2017 — 534th in the U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings by Subject: Physics

National Rankings[edit]

  • 2018 — 4th in the Russia's Best Universities Rankings by Forbes
  • 2018 – 11th in the National Ranking of Universities by Interfax
  • 2017 – 17th in the Admission Quality Monitoring (HSE): all universities
  • 2017 – 4th in the Admission Quality Monitoring (HSE): technical universities
  • 2018 – 18th in the Russian University Ranking by RAEX-2017
  • 2018 – 17th in the Russian University Ranking by RAEX-2017 on the "Best universities with the best conditions to obtain quality education" category
  • 2018 – 14th in the Russian University Ranking by RAEX-2017 on the "Best universities in terms of research activities" category


  • Avraami P. Zavenyagin (1930)
  • Pavel K. Kozlov (1930)
  • Alexander D. Ivanov (1931—1932)
  • Alexander M. Samarin (1932—1933)
  • Naum S. Zaidel (1933)
  • Vasily N. Kudryavtsev (1933)
  • Ivan F. Fyodorov (1933—1937)
  • Makary L. Korolev (1937—1938)
  • Nikita M. Surovoi (1938—1939)
  • Vladimir S. Mozgovoi (1939—1945)
  • Vyacheslav P. Elyutin (1945—1951)
  • Ivan N. Kidin (1951—1961)
  • Vladimir I. Yavoisky (1961—1965)
  • Pyotr I. Polukhin (1965—1986)
  • Yuri D. Zhelezov (1986—1992)
  • Yuri S. Karabasov (1992—2007)
  • Dmitry V. Livanov (2007—2012)
  • Alevtina A. Chernikova (2013 – present)


  1. ^ "MISiS website: Directory and Contacts". Archived from the original on 13 September 2015. Retrieved 1 October 2015.
  2. ^ "National Research University 'Higher School of Economics'".
  3. ^ "The National University of Science and Technology MISIS".
  4. ^ "THE World University Rankings".
  5. ^ "Engineering – Mineral & Mining".
  6. ^ "ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2017 – Metallurgical Engineering".
  7. ^ "Materials Science".
  8. ^ "Engineering – Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing".
  9. ^ "Physics & Astronomy".
  11. ^ David Petrovsky “A reconstruction of engineering and technical education” 1930
  12. ^ "The world's best small universities 2016".

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