World-Class Russian Education!

The goal of Project 5-100 is to maximize the competitive position of a group of leading Russian universities in the global research and education market.




National University of Science and Technology MISIS (NUST MISIS) 

Keeping traditions while staying ahead of our time 

Year of foundation: 1918

Location: Moscow

Total students: 17,000 / International students: 3,600

Faculties: 9

Faculty: 1,600

Rector: Alevtina Chernikova


NUST MISIS is one of Russia’s most rapidly developing scientific and educational centers attracting the best graduates, scientists and lecturers.

It is a recognized leader in the fields of materials science, metallurgy, mining and nanotechnology in Russia. NUST MISIS is ranked among the world’s leading universities according to QS, THE and ARWU World University Rankings.

More than 17,000 students from 69 countries study at NUST MISIS. 30 laboratories and three world-class engineering centers where leading international scientists work operate at NUST MISIS. The University successfully implements joint projects with leading Russian and international high-tech companies.


  • Materials Science
  • Metallurgy and Mining
  • Nanotechnology
  • Biomedicine
  • Information Technology
  • Sustainable Development and Energy-effective Technologies
International collaboration and partnerships

MISIS currently enjoys close cooperation with a number of educational and industrial partners, and it is working to develop these ties by identifying new opportunities for mutually beneficial projects. At the same time, MISIS is pursuing new relations with institutes, universities and private companies that share the university’s commitment to the collaborative process.

The university has secured international partners both in neighboring countries and on distant continents. Its trans-Atlantic ties are well-developed, and during the past two decades, MISIS has worked in the U.S. with Iowa State University of Science and Technology, University of Northern Iowa, and Colorado School of Mines.
Recognizing the vital role of the English language in global communication, MISIS signed an agreement with Cambridge University Press with the objective of improving English teaching at both graduate and undergraduate levels. Under this agreement, all MISIS undergraduate students are now acquiring English through a specially-conceived blended-learning curriculum. The goal of the program is to raise the linguistic competence of MISIS students so that they can communicate freely with their international peers and develop joint scientific projects.

As part of its language learning initiative, MISIS signed a memorandum of understanding with Cambridge University, whose Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy and Language Learning Center jointly developed a professional development course for MISIS faculty. This program is designed to improve the English language skills of the university’s teaching staff and to help them explore contemporary approaches in teaching master’s level engineering courses in English.

The twenty-first century offers both opportunities and challenges, and they will be met through the close collaboration of international partners. In this effort, MISIS is ideally positioned to lead the way.

Distinguished alumni
  • Avraami Zavenyagin, a leading figure in the Soviet nuclear projects of the 1940-1950s, Minister of Medium Machine Building Industry of the USSR (1955-1956)
  • Mikhail Fridman, Russian entrepreneur, Head of Supervisory Council of Alfa Group Consortium
  • Dmitriy Livanov, Russian statesman, rector of NUST MISIS (2007-2012), Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation (2012-2016)
  • Vyacheslav Elyutin,  the Minister of Higher Education of the USSR (1954-1959)
  • Vasiliy Zhavoronkov, Minister of trade of the USSR, Minister of state control of the USSR
  • Vladimir Soloviev, Russian journalist, TV and radio host

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