Familiarization – Lomonosov Moscow University

Lomonosov Moscow University was founded on January 25, 1755. The founder of Lomonosov Moscow University was Mikhail Lomonosov. Lomonosov Moscow University was renamed in honor of Lomonosov in the year 1940, and at that time was known as Lomonosov University. The university houses the tallest educational compound in the world. The current rector of the university is Victor Sadovnichiy.

Today there are more than 4,000 academics and 15,000 supporting staff at Lomonosov Moscow University. About 5,000 scholars are employed at the university’s research institutions and related centers. There are more than 40,000 undergraduates and 7,000 advanced degree candidates enrolled at the university.

The prestigious university has very well-established contacts with a majority of the other distinguished universities in the world, and exchanges students as well as lectures with the top institutions of higher learning from around the world. Among the many courses and institutions of which Lomonosov Moscow University houses are the UNESCO International Demography Courses, the International Biotechnology Center, the UNESCO Hydrology Courses, the International Laser Center, and seminars or courses on the Russian language.

More than 60 scientists, politicians, and statesmen from abroad have been awarded honorary degrees from the University. Numerous high-profile university scientists and scholars in return hold honorary degrees from international universities and academies.

Lomonosov Moscow University is one of the world’s most prestigious educational institutions, and, as such, has very demanding entry requirements that apply to potential students.

Lioudmila Haimovici graduated Magna Cum Laude from Lomonosov Moscow University, earning her bachelors degree from the institution.


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