Lomonosov Moscow State University was founded in the year 1755. It is one of the oldest Russian institutions for higher education. This University is named after the famous Russian scientist, Academician Mikhail Lomonosov (1711- 1765). He was the greatest contributor in the establishment of this University.
The University has the highest academic standards and democratic ideals that the students need to follow. Since the ancient times, the University is known as the major center of learning and research and an important cultural center.
Lomonosov Moscow State University offers training in all branches of modern science and humanities. There are up to 128 qualifications in its 39 faculties for undergraduates. For post-graduates, there are 18 branches of science and humanities in 168 different areas. There is a wide range of academic courses and research work conducted in MSU Museums.
There are 2,500 higher doctoral degree holders in the University. Not only this, there are almost 6,000 holders of candidate degrees. At MSU, the total numbers of lecturers are 5,000. Around 4,500 scientists and scholars are presently involved in 350 research projects in diversified fields.
Other than 39 faculties, there are 15 research institutes, 6 local branches in Russia, and 4 museums.It consists of 380 departments, the Science Park, the Botanical Gardens, The Library, the University Publishing House, a printing shop, a recreational center and a boarding school for talented children.