About MSU

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. It was ranked 78th in the QS World University Rankings 2022, 38th by Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings (2021), and 158th by Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2022). It was also included into 151-200 best universities in the world by QS World University Ranking by Subject 'Communication and Media Studies' (2019). It was also included into 151-200 best universities in the world by QS World University Ranking by Subject 'Communication and Media Studies' (2022).

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 14 academic departments – Digital Journalism, TV and Radio Broadcasting, Photojournalism and Media Technologies, Media Theory and Economics, New Media and Communications, Advertising and Public Relations, Sociology of Mass Communications, Russian Language Stylistics, Theory and Methods of Editing, Media Linguistics, Foreign Journalism and Literature, History of Russian Literature and Journalism, History and Statutory Regulation of Domestic Mass Media, Literary Criticism and Publicism, UNESCO Chair in Journalism and Mass Communication – and UNESCO Chair in Journalism and Mass Communicaitons.

Our faculty has bilateral agreements with schools and institutes of journalism and mass communication in Armenia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, China, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Kyrgyz Republic, Latvia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Vietnam.

Last but not least, we are actively promoting international academic cooperation. The Faculty of Journalism organizes global scholarly events every year, including the annual International Media Readings in Moscow “Mass Media and Communications” conference, also known as the Moscow Readings conference, "Journalism in 20… year", as well as monthly Topical seminar meetings with international media experts. Other international projects include English-language lecture course Current Issues of Mass Media featuring world-class media experts as guest speakers; Elena&Anna Media talks, an English-language podcast aimed at linking Russian media studies to the global academic discourse; and WIP Meetings, international seminars where young scholars present their current research on digital divide, receive constructive feedback from well-established media researchers, and discuss options for international collaborations. Along with that, the Faculty of Journalism is a proud host of EMMA (2011), IMMAA (2015), and EJTA (2017) annual academic conferences.