National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute)
The history of the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute) began with the foundation in 1942 of the Moscow Mechanical Institute of Ammunition. The leading Russian nuclear university MEPhI was later established there and top Soviet scientists, including the head of the Soviet atomic project Igor Kurchatov, played a part in its development and formation. Six Nobel Prize winners have worked at MEPhI over the course of its history – Nikolay Basov, Andrei Sakharov, Nikolay Semenov, Igor Tamm, Ilya Frank and Pavel Cherenkov.

Today, MEPhI is one of the leading research universities of Russia, training engineers and scientists in more than 200 fields. The most promising areas of study include:
• Nanomaterials and nanotechnologies;
• Radiation and beam technologies;
• Medical physics and nuclear medicine;
• Superconductivity and controlled thermonuclear fusion;
• Ecology and biophysics;
• Information security.

In addition, future managers, experts and analysts in the fields of management, engineering economics, nuclear law and international scientific and technological cooperation study at MEPhI.

Programmes at MEPhI:

• Meet international standards for quality of education.
Since 2014, the university has been implementing standards of the CDIO Initiative for modernising engineering training in higher education. The standards aim to improve the quality of the next generation of engineering graduates and are also used by leading world universities such as Stanford University, California State University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

• Are accredited by the FEANI (Federation of National Engineering Associations) and Agency for Accreditation of Engineering Education Programmes (ANO APIO).
A graduate who studied under an accredited programme and has the necessary professional experience can obtain the rank (international certificate) of Euroengineer.

MEPhI students are guaranteed the following:

• A credit-based and modular study system (study programme consists of modules and units);
• A student can devise their own individual trajectory and take some of the modules at a partner university with established joint educational programmes. The ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) is used; upon completion of studies, an appendix to the European diploma indicating the number of credits and grades on the ESTS scale in each subject may be issued to a student;
• Internships at distinguished academic centres and laboratories around the world;
• Double degree programmes;
• International academic mobility programmes;

A unique feature of MEPhI is its combination of teaching, research and innovation. Students are involved in research from the very beginning of their studies, and from third year participation in research projects is mandatory. Final year undergraduates, master's students and postgraduate students conduct research in the university's laboratories, departments and scientific centre.

Cooperation with Leading Universities of the World:

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)
Texas A&M University (USA)
University of Nebraska–Lincoln (USA)
Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
University of Surrey (UK)
Ghent University (Belgium)
University of Twente (Netherlands)
Tsinghua University (China)
Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
University of Tȕbingen (Germany)
University of Illinois (USA)
University of Applied Sciences of Regensburg (Germany)
University of Nantes (France)
Polytechnic University of Turin (Italy)
University Savoie Mont Blanc (France)
University Joseph Fourier Grenoble I (France)
University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
Federal University of Espírito Santo (Brazil)

World Level Science Research:

• Switzerland
Large Hadron Collider (experiments ATLAS, ALIСE, CMS, NSW, SHIP, NA61/ SHINE (CERN));


• Germany
FAIR— Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research, XFEL (DESY), HADES (CSI);

• Japan

• France
ITER – International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor;

• Italy

• Russia
NICA — Nuclotron-based Ion Collider Facility;
PIK Reactor – Research Nuclear Neutronique Reactor;
MARS— Multiturn Accelerator-Recuperator Source of Synchrotron Radiation;
PEARL — Petawatt Laser Complex;
VEPP-2000— Electron-Positron Collider.