Located in the Moscow suburb of Zelenograd, a well known Russian centre of electronic engineering, the National Research University of Electronic Technology (MIET) was established in 1965 and is one of 29 National Research Universities in Russia.
Zelenograd itself was only built in 1958 and it was created with the intention of becoming the centre of the Soviet electronic industry. Located 35km north of central Moscow, the suburb is home to 220,000 people and it is considered to be one of the most intelligent towns in Europe, with more than half of the inhabitants possessing a university degree.
Around 6,000 students are enrolled at MIET, studying in one of the 13 university departments. There are also three research institutes and 26 research laboratories and several other facilities for students. The university operates 12 International Education Centres, 11 of which are located in the United States and one in Malaysia, with three more planned. The principle behind these centres is that hardware and software is provided by international partners in order to allow MIET students to work with first-rate technologies after graduating.
The university has also developed cooperative agreements with leading companies in the technology industry, including Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard and Cisco Systems, among others. This is intended to allow MIET graduates to be well placed to land careers with industry leaders, and a number of graduates have achieved high-profile positions.
Because of the innovative nature of MIET programs and its position as a National Research University, the institution receives increased government funding to develop its educational and research programs, and as a result is considered a good performer among similar institutions in Russia.