Memorandum between the Government of Slovenia and the Lomonosov Moscow State University on Opening the MSU Branch in Koper Is Signed
Within the framework of its official visit to Moscow, the Slovenian delegation signed a memorandum between the Government of Slovenia and the Lomonosov Moscow State University on the opening (in collaboration with the University of Primorska) of the MSU branch in Koper. The event was attended by the rector of the University of Primorska professor Dragan Marušič, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia Karl Erjavec and the RAS academician Professor Victor Sadovnichy, the rector of the Moscow State University.
The memorandum creates conditions for the development of joint research and educational projects in the context of deepening cooperation between the two countries. This is the first branch of the Lomonosov Moscow State University in Europe, where the students from the EU member states and Russia can learn.
Besides, the memorandum is a big step forward for the development of joint academic infrastructure of the University of Primorska and the Lomonosov Moscow State University. The opening of the master’s program “Economy and Finance” is planned in October 2017, which will involve the staff from the Faculty of Management of the University of Primorska and from the Moscow School of Economics.
The significance of this project and the partnership for Slovenia (and this is the first branch of the prestigious Russian university in the EU) is proved by the place of the Lomonosov Moscow State University within the rank of the world’s leading universities. According to the successful employment of its graduates at international level, the Moscow State University is ranked third, yielding only to the Stanford (USA) and Oxford (UK) universities.
The Lomonosov MSU is the largest state university in Russia. The oldest Russian university was founded on 25 January 1755.
The Moscow State University employs around 15,000 employees, more than 6,000 professors and lecturers and about 5,000 scientists. It involves 40,000 undergraduate students and 7,000 graduate students, 4,000 of whom are foreign students.
Number of faculties: 39,
Number of research centres: 18,
Number of research institutions: 10,
Number of museums: 4.
Interesting fact: the Lomonosov Moscow State University has the tallest building of all the educational institutions of the world.