The high level of education provided by Russian engineering universities attracts students from across the world. According to statistics, engineering and technology fields are popular with 22 percent of international students. Foreign nationals select not only Moscow and Petersburg for engineering education but also other host cities across Russia.
Russian universities provide training in English.
The geography of universities can suggest a most interesting and convenient option to foreign nationals seeking to get higher engineering education in the Russian Federation.
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology is in the top 50 universities by physical sciences in Times Higher Education rankings. The faculty trains physicists, mathematicians and cognate disciplines specialists. Nobel Prize 2010 winners Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov and more than 150 associate members and academicians of the Russian Academy of Sciences are among MIPT alumni.
National Research Nuclear University MEPhI is another top education centre in this field. It is the alma mater of Nobel Prize winner, laser developer Nikolay Basov, record-setting cosmonauts Rukavishnikov and Avdeyev, and Russian Nuclear Energy Ministers Mikhailov and Rumyantsev. MEPhI is second among Russian universities by highest-paid graduates.
MISIS tops QS BRICS rankings. Its business partners such as the Rosatom state corporation, Norilsk Nickel, Severstal, METLLOINVEST and other large enterprises are members of the Employers Association. It help successful MISiS graduates gain experience and find a job in their profession.
Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University "LETI” is the alma mater of Zhores Alferov, a Nobel Prize winner, academician and Vice President of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Founded in 1900, ITMO National Research University is the leader in training IT specialists.
The legendary Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University ranks fourth by the number of international students.
Kazan (Volga region) Federal University was founded in 1804. It is the oldest classical multi-profile university from which Nikolay Lobachevsky and Alexander Butlerov had their degrees. KFU began to provide training to international students nearly four decades ago; it has turned out top specialists in physics, biomedicine, chemistry, geology etc every year since.
Samara University maintains partnership relations with such leading education centres as China’s Harbin Polytechnic University, the USA’s Bradley and Purdue Universities, France’s Higher School of Aeronautical Constructions ENSICA and Munich and Vienna institutions. It trains specialists in basic engineering sciences and aerospace technology.
Lobachevsky University has more than 26,000 students, including some 1,000 foreign nationals. The university is renowned for its powerful faculty. Nobel Prize winner in medicine Harald zur Hausen is an honorary doctor of the university. Lobachevsky University employs more than 1,700 teachers including PhD holders and doctors of science, assistant professors and professors. It is in the top 100 BRICS education centres in QS University Rankings.