Moscow State University is the largest university of Russia previously known as Lomonosov University is the oldest and largest university in Russia. When it was founded in 1755 it was the University of Moscow with three faculties. The university was renamed in honor of its founder, Mikhail Lomonosov, in 1940. Today it ranks among the top universities of the world.
Since 1953, most of the university's departments have been situated on Sparrow Hills, in the southwest of Moscow, five miles from the city center. The university includes a number of faculty buildings located near Manege Square in the center of Moscow. The historical building on Mokhovaya Street now mainly houses the Faculty of Journalism, the Faculty of Psychology, and The Institute of Asian and African Studies. It also claims to have the tallest educational building in the world.
Moscow State University is known world-wide for its academic excellence. Moscow State University, the largest educational institution in Russia teaches almost in all subject areas: Arts, Sciences, Law, Engineering, etc. Nowadays, the university has 39 faculties and 15 research centers. Here students can learn skills which fit them for a better career. A number of small faculties have been opened recently, such as Faculty of Physics and Chemistry and Higher School of Television. The staff are knowledgeable in their subjects.
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