National Research Nuclear University (MEPhI) “Moscow Engineering Physics Institute”

MEPhI is a research and educational center with honourable traditions and a clear vision of the future where world’s best tech experts excel in creating applicable science, boost economic output in various fields, support industry and business.


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 have graduated 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.


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 faculty and students actively solve complex issues in high-priority fields. These issues range from nuclear energy to nanotechnology, medicine to ecology, IT to innovation management. Newly established Strategic Academic Units (StrAUs) center the traditional MEPhI departments on pertinent and strategically meaningful concepts in order to accelerate discoveries that yield significant scientific impacts. MEPhI exports branch campuses, attracts students and researchers and collaborates with research partners.


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.


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


Faculties of National Research Nuclear University (MEPhI) “Moscow Engineering Physics Institute”

  • Nuclear Physics and Technology
  • Nuclear Power Engineering and Thermo pshysics
  • Physics
  • Applied Mathematics and Physics
  • Applied Mathematics and Information
  • Material Study and Material Technologies
  • Information and Computer Engineering
  • Information Security
  • International Relations
  • Foreign Languages
  • Economics
  • Business
  • Management
  • Law

Student Accommodation

If you look on the Moscow map, you will see that MEPhI is conveniently located close to all public transport: buses, metro and trains. In addition, 30 metres from the University there is one of the largest parks in the city: Historic Palace, churches and huge, green apple orchards.

Every foreign student has the opportunity to live in the MEPhI dormitory. It is situated within 15 minutes’ walk from the University.

In total, MEPhI dormitory includes 6 buildings. Two of which are apartment hotels, 24 floors each; three buildings consist of corridor rooms and have 5 floors; and the last one is a 14 story building for post-graduate students and young professors.

A room accommodates 2 or 3 students depending on the size of the room. Each is equipped with beds, tables, chairs, shelves, space for shoes and utensils. A living room has a wardrobe. The kitchen is equipped with stoves and refrigerators. In the buildings there is a common laundry and the official free Internet.

The residence is surrounded by many restaurants and grocery stores with reasonable prices. There are many cafes, gyms, supermarkets and pharmacy outlets. Within a radius of 200 meters there is the medical center and hospital, which serves MEPhI students and employees.

Moscow City

Moscow is the capital of Russia, the largest city in the country and Europe, and one of the largest cities in the world. Moscow refers to global cities having a great influence on the world because of its high economic level and population. It is the main transport hub of Russia, its political, economic, cultural, and scientific center.

Moscow features

Moscow is located in the center of the European part of Russia, between the rivers Oka and Volga. The climate is moderate continental: heavy frosts and extreme heat are rare. The average temperature in January – minus 7.2 degrees Celsius, in July – plus 20.4 degrees Celsius.

The city has the status of a separate federal subject of the Russian Federation. It is the smallest federal subject by land area.

The name of the city as well as the names of many other cities around the world, is bound with the name of the river it is standing on (the Moskva River). The river was called this way long before the settlement appeared. It is unknown who named it and what this name means. There are two main versions: Finnio-Ugric and Slavic.

According to the first one, the word “Moskva” is derived from the Finno-Ugric language group which means “river-bear”. The Slavic theory points to the stem “mosk” denoting “marshy” or “moisture, liquid, marshland, dampness”.

The city is surrounded by 6 airports, 9 railway stations, and 3 river ports. Moscow has developed a fabulous metro (subway) system. The first stations were built in 1935.

Moscow is the largest Russian financial center. About half of Russian banks are located in Moscow. Most of the largest companies are registered and have head offices in Moscow, although their manufactures might be located thousands of km from the city.

The city is the most important center of retail sales in Russia. Moscow represents about 30% of all commodities sold in Russia.

Moscow is also a large scientific center. There are a lot of scientific research institutes carrying out research in many branches, such as nuclear power, microelectronics, space exploration and other promising directions.

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