National Research Nuclear University “MEPhI” is the leading Russian university in the sphere of training engineers, experts, analysts, managers for the nuclear industry, IT science and many other fields of economy. It is the research and education center with honored traditions and clear vision of the future.

Being the leading Russian university, which firmly holds leading positions in national and international rankings, “MEPhI” is strengthening its positions on the global educational arena. The university is proud of its highly qualified specialists –Nobel Prize laureates – who have contributed to the educational and scientific research significant both for Russia, and for the whole World.

“MEPhI” today is a large and complex living organism, which is constantly developing. As it was before the university proceed to attract the best applicants focused on learning engineering, natural and exact sciences.

In November 2022, the university celebrated its 80th Anniversary.

Nowadays based on our extensive experience we create our future with the new generation of researches and inventors.


MEPHi in facts

15 campuses

Beyond Moscow, there are 15 campuses located in 12 cities all over Russia. It combines 12 higher education institutions and 3 colleges totaling 16200 students and over 1500 full and associate professors.

7200 students

The Moscow branch has 7200 students and 800 academic staff.

Global university

MEPhI is a global university. It has adapted the European Bologna education process, and now offers BS, MS and PhD programs. It is also a member of the CDIO (Conceive, Design, Implement and Operate), ENEN (European Nuclear Education Network), STAR-NET (Regional Network for Education and Training in Nuclear Technology) international communities and offers a number of programs and courses in English.

MEPhI is the base organization of the CIS member states for training, retraining and advanced training of the personnel in the field peaceful use of atomic energy.


MEPhI is the global leader in the sphere of nuclear education. It works in the model of a distributed high-tech research university and provides training of the highly qualified specialists in demand on the global labor market.

Own research reactor

We have our own pool-type research reactor, with “blue glow”, discovered by Cherenkov, one the University’s co-founders.



MEPhI has undergraduate and graduate students from all over the world: CIS, Bangladesh, Brazil, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Cuba, China, Egypt, India, Myanmar, Rwanda, Turkey, Vietnam, Zambia and many others.

MEPhI generates scientific knowledge, disseminates and preserves it aiming to address global challenges of the 21st century; as well as, to provide innovative transformations in Russia accompanying development of country's competitiveness in global energy and non-energy high-tech markets.

MEPhI academic staff and students actively solve complex issues in high-priority fields. These issues range from nuclear energy to nanotechnology, medicine to ecology, IT to innovation management. The University exports branch campuses, attracts students and researchers and collaborates with research partners.

We invite talented people to apply for one of our interdisciplinary study programs in Russian and English, join the team as a professor or partner.


EN MEPHI, 2022