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about msu.jpgOne of the oldest Russian institutions of higher education, Moscow University was established in 1755. In 1940, it was named after Academician Mikhail Lomonosov (1711-1765), an outstanding Russian scientist, who greatly contributed to the establishment of the university in Moscow.

Lomonosov Moscow State University is the top Russian university according to the most influential academic rankings. Is was ranked 30th by Times Top Universities by Reputation (2016), 7th by QS University Ranking among BRICS countries and 107 among the all universities (2016), 188th by Times World University Rankings (2016).

More than 40,000 students (graduate and postgraduate) and about 7,000 undergraduates study at the university, and over 5000 specialists do the refresher course here. More than 6,000 professors and lecturers, and about 5,000 researchers work for the faculties and research institutes.
Every year Moscow University enrolls about 4,000 international students and postgraduates from all over the world.

Moscow University campus is an extremely complex system, with its 1,000,000 m2 floor area in 1,000 buildings and structures, with its 8 dormitories housing over 12,000 students and 300 km of utility lines.

MSU library system is one of the largest in Russia, with its 9,000,000 books, 2,000,000 of them in foreign languages, and the average number of readers 55,000, using 5,500,000 books a year.
Learn more about Moscow State University at the official website.

About the Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University



The history of the Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University is very rich. In 1755, Russian Empress Elizabeth signed a decree declaring the foundation of Moscow University. Two people played an important role in the creation of the University: the Empress’ favorite Ivan Shuvalov and the first Russian professor of the Imperial Academy of Science, a famous scientist Mikhail Lomonosov.

In 1940, Moscow University was named after Mikhail Lomonosov. Russian Emperor Nicholas I gave an order to buy the building on the Mokhovaya street for Moscow University, which is now home for the Faculty of Journalism. The history of the Faculty of Journalism dates back to 1947, when the faculty was founded as a part of the Faculty of Philology, Lomonosov Moscow State University. In 1952, it was reorganized as an independent Faculty of Journalism.

Faculty of Journalism is considered to be one of Russia’s leading institutions for the education of journalists and specialists in public relations with about 2 500 students pursuing BA, MA and PhD degree.

We teach print, TV and radio journalism, media design, public relations and advertising, media economics, media law and much more. Our goal is to provide academic excellence along with high-level practical training. We have well-equipped TV and radio studios, a weekly student newspaper “Zhurnalist” (“Journalist”) and student TV-channel “Mokhovaya 9”.

The Faculty of Journalism has 13 academic departments: Media Theory and Economics, Foreign Journalism and Literature, Periodical Press, History of Russian Literature and Journalism, Photojournalism and Media Technologies, TV and Radio Broadcasting, Sociology of Mass Communications, Advertising and Public Relations, Editorial and Publishing Business and Information Science, New Media and Communications, History and Statutory Regulation of Domestic Mass Media, Literary and Art Criticism and Publicism, Russian Language Stylistics.

Our Faculty has bilateral agreements with schools and institutes of journalism and mass communication in Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, China, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Spain, South Africa, Vietnam, Ukraine, USA.

Last but not least, we organize different international conferences every year, including the annualInternational Media Readings in Moscow “Mass Media and Communications” conference, also known as the Moscow Readings conference, "Journalism in 20… year", Russian-Chinese conference and many others. Along with that, the Faculty of Journalism is a proud host of EMMA (2011), IMMAA (2015), and EJTA (2017) annual academic conferences.