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Moscow Power Engineering Institute (Technical University) - MPEI - was founded in 1930 in Moscow at the very beginning of world power engineering development and was widened and enlarged with the discovering of new energy sources, solving new scientific and technological problems, implementing of new methods of energy generating, distributing and consuming. MPEI is of the same age as Russian Power Engineering.

MPEI now is the largest Russian Power Engineering University and scientific center, one of the main universities in Russia in the field of Power Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Computers Science. MPEI today is a unity of modern educational and scientific laboratories, cabinets and lecture halls supplied with modern equipment, installations, control and measuring systems and technical means of education. The MPEI has the official status of Technical University and is a Member of International Association of Universities being really international higher educational institution. In accordance with official rating of the Ministry of Education of Russian Federation the MPEI holds one of the leading places in the list of all technical universities of Russia.

MPEI has a unique educational Heat and Power Plant which was the first plant of such type from those, which were built for Universities; Main Computer Center and many computer laboratories; the Center of Video-Computer Methods of Teaching; Center of Distant Education; one of the largest university's Scientific and Technological Library; own Publishing House, which produce text-books, manuals, scientific literature; Russian Language Center; large sport stadium, swimming pool, sport halls for students and professors.

Now MPEI consists of 7 Technical Institutes, 3 special Faculties, including Preliminary Faculty and Retraining Faculty for the specialists from industry and educational institutions, Institute of Humanities, Institute of Technology, Ecology and Business and also several affiliated educational centers, such as Institute of Business Security, Linguistics Institute, Institute MPEI-FESTO, etc. There are 70 Departments in MPEI, 550 educational laboratories for students and more than 100 research laboratories. Now more than 14 000 students are trained at MPEI, including about 700 foreign students from 60 countries, and more than 500 Ph.D. students (100 foreigners included) are preparing the Ph.D. thesis.

More than 1500 professors, associated professors and lecturers are in the MPEI's educational staff, and the most among them have the Degree of Doctor of Science and Doctor of Philosophy.

MPEI has two branches in Russia (at the cities of Smolensk and Voljskiy).


Training of foreign students in MPEI started in 1946. Compared with many other Russian Technical Universities MPEI has been always open for foreigners and citizens of any country may enter any MPEI course including those concerned with modern technologies. More than 7500 foreigners have got high-quality education in MPEI. More than 1000 persons have got the Ph.D. degrees. Among our graduates there are many persons who worked at the highest State positions:

  • Li Peng, the Prime-Minister of the People’s Republic of China;
  • Ion Iliesku, the President of Romania;
  • Pedro Van Dunem Dos Santos de Castro, the Minister of Power Industry of Angola;
  • Iojef Sabo, General Director of High-Voltage Networks Corporation (Hungary);
  • Randjikar Sahan Lal, Vice-President of Nepal Engineering Association;
  • Makala Samuel, the Minister of Power Industry of Tanzania;
  • Traore Sheikne, the Director of Solar Power Institute of Mali;
  • Hussein Sarhan Sbeikh, the Dean of Al-Huson Polytechnic University College, Jordan.


  • Library, which has books fund nearly 2,000,000 units, 8 reading halls and a computer hall;
  • Students hostel for 5100 students, Ph.D. students and trainees;
  • Medical polyclinic, having high qualified specialists, computer diagnostic center, center of laser medical examination;
  • Computer Halls of MPEI and Departments with modern software and INTERNET communication;
  • Sports facilities, including stadium, halls for sports training, tennis courts, swimming pool, etc.


During long period MPEI is a Member of International Association of Universities (IAU). MPEI takes part in activity series of Communities and takes part in carrying-out European and International programs

  • UNIDO;
  • Programs TACIS and INTAS;
  • International Agency of Atomic Energy;
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, IEEE (USA);
  • Institute of Electrical Engineers, IEE (UK);
  • European Association for International Education, EAIE;
  • International Programs of Distant Education;
  • International Energy Club;
  • International Computer Club;
  • International Corporation of graduates of Soviet Institutions (INCORVUZ);
  • International Association on Large Electrical High-Voltage Systems;
  • International Association on Superconductivity;
  • International Association on Wind Energy;
  • International Academy of Power Engineering;
  • International Academy of Electrical Engineering;
  • International Academy of Science of Higher Educational Institutions;
  • International Academy of Information.
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