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Moscow State University of Civil Engineering

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Type  Public
President  Valeriy I. Telichenko
Students  9754
Phone  +7 495 781-99-88
Founded  1921
Postgraduates  2,341
Established  1921
Rector  Andrey A. Volkov
Total enrollment  20,833 (17 Apr 2015)
Undergraduates  7,413
Academic staff  620
Former names  Moscow Institute of Civil Engineering named after V.V. Kuybyshev (MISI)
Address  Yaroslavskoye sh., 26, Moskva, Russia, 129337
Notable alumni  Vladimir Vysotsky, Mikhail Lesin, Nasirdin Isanov, Viktor Fridrichovitsj Zvagelskiy, Yury Zaytsev
Similar  Moscow State University, Bauman Moscow State Tec, MArchI, Moscow Aviation Institute, Moscow Automobile and Road

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Moscow State University of Civil Engineering or MGSU (Russian: Московский Государственный Строительный Университет - МГСУ) is a higher education institution located in Moscow, Russia. MGSU is considered to be flagship of technical science, professional education and advanced research of the civil engineering field within the Russian Federation. The university holds the status of National Research University which is a federal embodiment for universities aimed to be the core of modernization of science and education sector.



National Research Moscow State University was established in 1921 under the name of Moscow Institute of Civil Engineering. Moscow Institute of Civil Engineering was established on the basis of the middle civil engineering college functioning since 1907 being MGSU in one of the oldest technical institutions of higher education of the Russian Federation.

The university firstly established 6 departments after foundation; Industrial and Civil Engineering, Water Supply and Water Disposal, Hydrotechnical and Special Engineering, Heat and Gas Supply and Ventilation, and Mechanization and Automation of Civil Engineering.

By 1933 more than 5000 students studied at the Institute and the faculty had 600 people. The first Russian textbooks in civil engineering disciplines were written there and large research laboratories with postgraduate courses were organized at that time.In 1935 Moscow Institute of Civil Engineering was named after V.V. Kuybyshev, and it held this title until 1993, when it was reorganized into Moscow State University of Civil Engineering.

The years after second-world-war the Institute was actively developing in all directions, new departments and faculties were established, more students decided to study at it, the faculty were increasing in number. MISI scientists were implementing fundamental academic research, the Institute made contacts and formed scientific partnership with Russian and foreign institutes of higher education.

In the 1960s and 1970s, new departments were established: "Heat and Energy Engineering", "Automated Systems of Construction Control" and others; the material and technical basis was being formed, new laboratories and educational corpses were built in the area of the Moscow region, together with new student dormitories.

One of the most interesting events in the history of MGSU was the creation of student building teams. Starting from 1956, MISI students annually spent the summer semester at construction sites all around the country.

Although university experienced a shortage in budget due to economical struggles before start of the 21st century, in the 1980s and 1990s the institute was successfully developing.

In 1988 the Education and Methodical Association for Civil Engineering Specialties was established on the basis of MISI. It comprised 28 technical institutes of higher education and some 1000 industrial, polytechnic, technological Russian institutes of higher education, with civil engineering departments. The International Association of Institutions of Higher Education in Civil Engineering was established in 1991. Today it is headed by the Rector of National Research University MGSU, Andrey Anatolyevich Volkov.

In 1993 the Institute changed its status, it was renamed the Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (MGSU). In 2010 the university was given the status of «National Research University», implementing educational and academic activity on the basis of the principles of integration of science and education.


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