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Moscow Engineering Physics Institute
Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (Russian/Cyrillic: Московский Инженерно-Физический Институт, abbreviated МИФИ, MEPhI) is one of the most recognized technical universities in Russia. MEPhI was founded in 1942 by the father of Soviet nuclear project Igor Kurchatov as Moscow Mechanical Institute of Munition. Its original mission was to train skilled personell for military and atomic programs. The university got its present name in 1953.
Today MEPhI has six faculties (experimental and theoretical physics, high technology physics, cybernetics, information security, automatics and electronics, and humanitarian faculty) offering bachelor, masters, and post-graduate degrees in physics, mathematics, computer science, and other areas. The university has about 6,000 students within six branches in Moscow and other towns.
Among MEPhI graduates are Nobel Prize winners, members of Russian Academy of Sciences, winners of various national prizes. Its professors and alumni have made major contributions to various fields of theoretical and experimental physics, mathematics, cybernetics and computer sciences.
During the last years Moscow Engineering Physics Institute has worked to improve its curricula in humanities, economic sciences and foreign language.
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