Moscow State University of Railway Engineering
Moscow State University of Railway Engineering (MIIT) is one of the oldest institution of higher technical education in Russia founded in 1896. Today MIIT is the largest scientific and academic complex in Russia , the all-Russian leader in the field of training and retraining of staff specialists and scientific personnel for transport, transportation and transport construction industries.
As of January 1, 2013 the overall number of students exceeded 118 thousand including those enrolled in programs of higher professional education (about 45 thousand students); and programs of secondary professional education ( over 19 thousand students).
There are four academies in the University (Academy of Integrated Safety and Security, Academy of Transport Medicine, Russian Academy of Railway Engineering, and Russian Open Transport Academy), nine Institutes (Institute of Humanities, Institute of International Transport Communications, Institute of Track, Construction and Structures, Russian-German Institute, Institute of Transport Technics and Control Systems, Institute of Management and Information Technologies, Institute of Economics and Finance, Institute of Legal Studies, Institute of Applied Technologies), Research Institute of Transportation and Transport Construction, four Faculties (Faculty of extramural education, Faculty of pre-University education, Faculty of advanced professors` and lecturers` learning, Faculty of researchers` training), Moscow Railway College, Moscow high school, Medical College.
There are 24 University branches in 22 constituent entities of Russian Federation, which offer programs of higher and vocational professional education.
MIIT offers training in the following educational programs:
- higher professional educational training( more than 60 specializations) ;
- high professional training (32 study programs in 9 aggregate training areas);
- 134 workforce training programs.
The University graduates specialists in various fields of transport, transport construction, economics, finance, management, customs, marketing, advertising, social activities, etc.
The University is the main Centre of the transport sector in the field of continuing education. MIIT offers 480 continuing professional education programs. Up to 50 thousand CEOs, specialists and workers in the field of transport, transport construction and other areas of national economy undergo advanced training programs and participate in professional development programs at MIIT and its branches. MIIT is one of six Russian establishments of higher education that have state licenses to carry out Master of Business Administration (МВА) program.
The University faculty comprises 2,248 people including 373 D.Sc. and 1,208 Ph.D.
Training programs for researchers of higher qualification are offered in 62 fields of science. There are 24 nationally and internationally recognized schools of science in the University, over 120 departments and 14 thesis boards.
MIIT holds 115 valid patents of the Russian Federation (eight foreign including, four Eurasian ones).
There are 508 Ph.D. students at the University.
The volume of R&D works in MIIT in 2013 amounted to 2.665 billion rubles including about 900 million rubles in research activities.
The University publishes "World of Transport and Transportation" and "Transport Science and Technology" scientific journals.
MIIT is home for Academic and Methodological Association on Education in the Field of Transport and Transport Construction, Association of Transport Higher Educational Institutions, Academic and Research Council of the Coordinating Transport Conference of the CIS countries, Association of Transport Colleges and Vocational Schools.
Major MIIT's domestic and international partners are UIC, OJSC, Russian Railways, Transstroy corporation, Moscow Metro, Moscow Government, Russian State Duma Committees for transport and education, Russian Trade and Industry Chamber, German, Spanish, Finnish, and French Railways, "Alstom", Bombardier" and "Siemens".
The University is a permanent member of major international projects, particularly, those implemented under auspices of the EU.
In 2008 and 2010 MIIT was awarded grants of the European Commission under the program "Erasmus Mundus: External Cooperation Window" geared at developing academic mobility among higher education institutions of Europe and Russia.
In 2012 the University was awarded the grant of the TEMPUS IV European program within the "Master of infrastructure and operation of high speed railway transport in Russia and the Ukraine" project.
The University is one the leaders in realization of government policy in the field of national specialists training, provides for multi-faceted cooperation with 103 universities and commercial partners from 40 countries. Over 1,500 international students from 29 countries study at MIIT.
The University is authorized to test foreign citizens in their knowledge of Russian as a foreign language.
The University's academic complex boasts modern educational and scientific as well as informatics base, unique training centers (including multimodal training center) and powerful University computer.
The science technical library of the University is one of the largest university libraries in Russia. The library funds exceed 4.4 million books. The e-catalogue has over 300 thousand titles including more than 50 thousand full-text manuals and textbooks.
In 2006 MIIT won the national public Russian transport industry prize "Golden Chariot" in the "Leader of Russian transport science and education" nomination.
In 2007 the University became one of the winners of all Russian competition of the higher educational institutions introducing innovative training programs.
In 2010 MIIT became one of the winners of the open competition of programs for developing innovative infrastructure of federal higher professional educational institutions.
The University houses Sports Centre, which meets all modern requirements and has up-to-date sports equipment and accessories. The Sports Centre includes a swimming pool, a multifunctional indoor track and 11 sports halls. There are also sports halls in MIIT dormitories.
The University and its branches have 36 student hostels to accommodate about 10.5 thousand students.
The University has all the prerequisites for proper and diverse recreation activities. The well-known MIIT Community Centre provides its facilities for 24 creative teams, which are the winners and prize-winners of international, all Russian, inter-university and city events, competitions and festivals.