Established in 1755, Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) is one of the oldest institutions of higher education and one of the top universities in Russia. The University celebrates its 250th anniversary in January 2005.

MSU has the following Faculties: Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics; Faculty of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics; Faculty of Physics; Faculty of Chemistry; Faculty of Biology; Faculty of Bioengineering and Bioinformatics; Faculty of Soil Science; Faculty of Geology; Faculty of Geography; Faculty of Materials Science; Faculty of Fundamental Medicine;Faculty of History; Faculty of Philology; Faculty of Philosophy; Faculty of Economics; Higher School of Business Administration; Faculty of Law; Faculty of Journalism; Faculty of Psychology; The Institute of Asian and African Studies; Faculty of Sociology; Faculty of Foreign Languages; Faculty of Public Administration; Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts; Faculty of World Politics; Faculty of Education; Faculty of Further Education; The Institute of Inservice Training for Lecturers in Arts and Social Studies; Inservice Training Centre for Research and Teaching Staff; MSU School of Economics; Faculty of Military Training; Department of Physical Education.


- 155th among the world's best universities (Times Higher Education - QS World University Rankings 2009). It is also placed in the top 30 globally for Natural Sciences.

- 24th in Europe and 77th in the world according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2009.

- 70th among the world's top universities (ARWU 2008).

- Placed among the world's top 100 universities in THES ranking 2006. It is ranked 19th among the world's top 100 science universities.
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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek