Moscow State University of Food Production Technologies is one of the largest technical university in Russia to train specialists for the food processing industries, agribusiness and biotechnology industries. Moscow State University of Food Production Technologies was founded in 1930 as a Moscow Institute of Technology of grain and flour, to prepare qualified engineers and skilled workers for the food industry. In 1941 a Moscow Institute of Technology of grain and flour merged with the Institute of the Moscow Institute of the milling industry and elevator industry. The combined institution was named as Moscow Technological Institute of Food Industry. In 1992 Moscow Technological Institute of Food Industry became Moscow Technological Academy of Food Industry. In 1996 Moscow Technological Academy of Food Industry received the status of University. Currently Moscow State University of Food Production Technologies enrolls 8000 students. Till now Moscow State University of Food Production Technologies has trained 22000 students. Today Moscow State University of Food Production Technologies has 4 faculties, 35 departments and staff of 525 highly qualified teachers.
Faculties of Moscow State University of Food Production Technologies:
There is a large blocks of flats housing of students, with fully furnished bedrooms organized around corridors or apartments with a shared kitchen. Free 24 hrs. gas, electricity, hot & cold water and phone available for students.
Rooms are centrally heated. As they’re typically located on or near campus, living there puts you at the center of student life.
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 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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