Murmansk State Technical University
Murmansk State Technical University or MSTU is one of the oldest universities on the Kola peninsula. The university was founded in 1950. Initially it had a name of the High Marine School (HMS).
Later it received the status of the Russian State Academy of Fishing Fleet and since 1996 it has become the Memek State Technical University, the biggest and the most prestigious educational Center in the Far North of Russia and undoubtedly one of the biggest and famous in the whole North-West of the country. Currently, Murmansk State Technical University has about 8,000 local and international students in 9 study faculties with a pedagogical staff consisting of 500 educators.
During all its educational activity and research activity Murmansk State Technical University has trained more than 39,000 specialists. University provides studying processes for local and international students from other countries. Due to numerous cooperation agreements with foreign universities and organizations, members of academic staff and students have the opportunity to take part in exchange programs and internships abroad to get new theoretical knowledge and practical skills.
University provides studying of Bachelor’s programs, Master’s programs, and Postgraduate programs for Russian students and develops advanced Master’s programs with English medium of instruction. Students and teaching staff at University are involved in a variety of research activities and grant programs in Russian universities and universities abroad.
Today Murmansk State Technical University comprises three faculties, four institutes, and the Marine Academy. Mesiatsev Murmansk Marine Fishing College and Arkhangelsk Fishing Technical College count as branches of MSTU (together with branches in Poliarnyi and Apatity).
- The Marine Academy
(including the Faculty of Advanced Training for the Fleet Commanding Staff)
- The Faculty of Arctic Technologies
- The Faculty of Part-Time Education
- The Faculty of Social and Economic Studies (part-time programs)
- The Institute of Natural Science and Technology
- The Institute of Economics, Management, and Law
- The Institute of Distance Learning
- The Further Professional Education Institute
Accommodation and Housing
Students from other cities settle in a student dormitory, which consists of 2 nine-story buildings with 25 one-room flats (for 3 people) and 81 two-room flats (for 5 people). International students can live both with their fellows and with Russian students.
Each flat is equipped with a shared kitchen with an electric stove, shared bathroom, and toilet, balcony. Some furniture and necessary appliances are provided if available.
All rooms are shared between 2-4 students and are fully supplied with all needed furniture and technologies. Every room has a permanent Wi-Fi connection, a system of central heating, air conditioning, and a permanent electricity supply. The rooms are equipped with beds, desks, chairs, and wall shelves for each student. Wardrobes and shoe racks located in the hallway are shared by the students living in the unit as well as a refrigerator. Blankets, pillows, and bed sheets are also provided to students.