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National Research Nuclear University MEPhI

MEPhI is one of the leading research universities with well–established academic schooling in the Russian Federation which trains post-graduates, holders of Magister’s degree, Bachelor’s degree as well as Specialists in the most significant areas of fundamental and applied science and modern technologies both for the Russian Federation and foreign countries. On the whole the MEPhI provides training in a vast variety of areas: Arts & Humanities, Engineering & IT, Life Sciences, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences with Nuclear Physics, Nuclear Engineering and Nuclear Technologies being the key specialization of the University.

Master's Programmes



(MEPhI) was established in pursuance with the Edict of the President of the Russian Federation No 1448 dated October 7, 2008 by the Order of the Government of the Russian Federation No 480-r dated April 8, 2009.


  • The MEPhI provides over 100 educational programmes in more than 25 areas of Bachelor, Magister and Specialist training. Over 75% of the university professors hold a doctorate or a candidate degree.
  • National Research Nuclear University “MEPhI” implements postgraduate professional education curricula (PhD and postdoctoral level), carries out fundamental and applied scientific research in high-priority fields of science and technologies.


MEPhI conducts both fundamental and applied research in areas relevant to the priority directions of science and technology development approved by the Russian government, including:

  • energy and energy efficiency
  • nuclear research and technology
  • industry and research for nanosystems and nanomaterials
  • space research and technology, including
  • information technology, including
  • security and counter-terrorism, including
  • medical technology, including

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University Ranking

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Library services

The center of Informational and Library Support of the teaching and research activities of MEPhI is one of the largest university library centers in Russia with modern technical equipment and well-organized services, including:

  • a unique collection of books on the natural sciences and other fields of knowledge (1 million copies.)
  • a collection of rare and valuable books

Student Reviews

VERY average university
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Teachers are mostly nice and don't try to ruin you studying experience. But programms are quit old and don't give much useful for work knowledge

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I have been happy studying here

Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

It was very good and valuable


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