World-Class Russian Education!

The goal of Project 5-100 is to maximize the competitive position of a group of leading Russian universities in the global research and education market.




National Research Nuclear University "MEPhI" (MEPhI)

Year of foundation: 1942

Location: Moscow

Total students: 7,064

Faculties: 9

Faculty: 1,100

Rector: Mikhail Strikhanov


An educational and research institution founded and developed by six Nobel Prize winners and other world famous scientists, MEPhI aims to address global challenges of the 21st century in terms of energy and sci-tech issues. It is a highly focused science and engineering university.

MEPhI National Research Nuclear University is the head of a huge nuclear education cluster that is continuing to grow globally through the increase of its international collaboration with universities worldwide.


  • Nuclear Physics & Engineering
  • Laser and Plasma Technologies
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Biomedicine Engineering
  • Cyber Systems and Cyber Security
  • Economics and Management

International collaboration and partnerships

The university's partners include more than 90 universities and organisations from 25 countries including:
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)
  • University at Buffalo, the State University of New York (USA)
  • Texas A&M University (USA)
  • Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
  • Osaka City University (Japan)
  • Kindai University (Japan)
  • Tsinghua University (China)
  • Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
  • Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
  • Institute of High Energy Physics (China)
  • Kyung Hee University (South Korea)
  • University of Surrey (UK)
  • University of Oslo (Norway)
  • University of Technology Troyes (France)
  • National Institute of Applied Sciences, INSA Rennes (France)
  • University Savoie (France)
  • University Joseph Fourier Grenoble I (France)
  • University of Tubingen (Germany)
  • University of Applied Sciences of Regensburg (Germany)
  • Czech Technical University (Czech Republic)
  • Polytechnic University of Turin (Italy)
  • University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
  • University of Novi Sad (Serbia)
  • Politehnica University of Bucharest (Romania)
  • Federal University of Espirito Santo (Brazil)
  • Higher University of San Andrés (Bolivia)
  • Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (Kazakhstan)
  • Alexandria University (Egypt)

Distinguished alumni

  • Nikolay Rukavishnikov, astronaut who completed three space flights
  • Nikolay Basov, outstanding Soviet physicist, Nobel Prize winner (1964), one of developers of the first lasers
  • Sergey Avdeev, astronaut who completed three space flights
  • Victor Mikhailov, Russian nuclear physicist, one of the developers of Soviet nuclear weapons, founder of scientific school, RAS academician, Russian Minister of Atomic Energy (1992-1998)
  • Alexander Rumyantzev, Russian physicist and RAS academician, Russia Minister of Atomic Energy (2001-2004) and head of the Federal Agency on Atomic Energy (2004-2005)