National Research Nuclear University MEPhI

401–500 th
World University Rankings 2020
University Impact Ranking 2019
Impact Rankings: Good health and well-being for people 2019
Kashirskoe shosse, 31, Moscow, 115409, Russian Federation

About National Research Nuclear University MEPhI

MEPHI is a leading Russian University which augments its positions on the global educational scene. MEPHI is proud of ambitious and skilled experts in science and engineering who graduated from the University since its establishment in 1942. Six Nobel laureates contributed to educational process and research activities at MEPHI. And now relying on extensive experience we are creating a future with a new generation of explorers and inventors.

Walking around campus and seeing students from Europe and Asia, as well as international scholars from MIT and Berkeley, you’d be surprised to find out that MEPHI was a closed, strategic facility until the 2000’s. But, that has changed significantly.

Everything in MEPHI is based on the principles of openness, internationalism, and innovation.

MEPHI generates scientific knowledge, disseminates and preserves it aiming to address global challenges of the XXI century, as well as to provide innovative transformations in Russia accompanying development of country's competitiveness in global energy and non-energy high-tech markets.

MEPHI participates successfully in major scientific collaborations: ALAS ALICE on the large hadron collider (CERN), STAR and PHENIX (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA), GLUEX (Jefferson Laboratory, USA), FAIR (Germany), BELLE, BELL II and ILC (Japan), NA 61/ SHINE (CERN), and DARKSIDE (Italy). In 2014-2015, it took part in new collaborations with CMS, AMANDA, SHIP and ICECUBE. In addition, MEPHI participates in major scientific collaborations at the DESY synchrotron center, Russian-Italian collaboration in the PAMELA and ARINA experiments, the Russian-European experiments KORONAS and PHOTON, and the international experimental thermonuclear reactor ITER.

Today, MEPHI is one of the leading research universities in Russia training engineers and scientists in more than 200 fields. The most promising areas of study include:

  • Nanomaterials and nanotechnologies;
  • Radiation and beam technologies;
  • Medical physics and nuclear medicine;
  • Superconductivity and controlled thermonuclear fusion;
  • Ecology and biophysics;
  • Information security.

MEPHI faculty and students actively solve complex issues in high-priority fields. They vary from nuclear energy to nanotechnology, medicine to ecology, IT to innovation management. The new MEPHI Strategic Academic Units bring together traditional departments around strategic areas to accelerate discoveries and create real impact. MEPhI exports branch campuses, attracts students and researchers and collaborates with research partners.

A unique feature of MEPHI is its combination of teaching, research and innovation. Students are involved in research from the very beginning of their studies, and from the third year participation in research projects is mandatory. Final year undergraduates, master's students and postgraduate students conduct research in the university's laboratories, departments and scientific centers.

We invite talented people to apply for one of our interdisciplinary study programs in Russian and English, join the team as a professor or partner, or simply be a supporter.

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Key statistics

  • 10.8
    No. of students per staff
  • 24%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 31 : 69
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 6,489
    Number of FTE Students
Based on data collected for the (1) 2020 World University Rankings