Lomonosov Moscow State University

Lomonosov Moscow State University, MSU Institute of Mechanics, Michurinskiy prospekt, Moscow, Russia

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Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU; Russian: Московский государственный университет имени М. В. Ломоносова, often abbreviated МГУ) is a coeducational and public research university located in Moscow, Russia. It was founded on January 25, 1755 by Mikhail Lomonosov. MSU was renamed after Lomonosov in 1940 and was then known as Lomonosov University. It also claims to house the tallest educational building in the world. It is rated among the universities with the best reputation in the world. Its current rector is Viktor Sadovnichiy.

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Motto: Science is the clear learning of truth and enlightenment of the mind

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Administrative staff: 5,000

Students: 47,000

Undergraduates: 40,000

Postgraduates: 7,000 (estimate)

Male students 57 : 43 Female students

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