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MASU: history and facts

Murmansk Arctic State University

The timeline ofMurmansk Arctic State University, the first and the oldest university onthe Kola land, isawhole epoch not only inthe history ofthe citys public education, but also ofthe whole Murmansk region. During its long history, the university changed its status several times, but itinvariably grew and improved, which was expressed primarily inthe emergence and development ofscientific environment, experienced and highly qualified teachers, and most creative and amicable atmosphere imaginable.

  • Murmansk Teachers Institute (19391956)
  • Murmansk State Pedagogical Institute (19562002)
  • Murmansk State Pedagogical University (20022010)
  • Murmansk State Humanities University (20102015)
  • Murmansk Arctic State University (2015now)

Inall stages ofits history, the university trained specialists not only for public education, but also for the other spheres that deal with the political, scientific, technical, social, and cultural challenges ofour region.

For now, MASU graduates account for47% ofthe overall number ofuniversity and college graduates inthe Murmansk region. More than 4500 students follow higher-education courses, including around 2300 full-time students, near 420 ofwhom follow vocational training courses atsecondary level.

MASU offers university-level academic courses and secondary-level vocational training in55areas and comprises 3campuses inMurmansk, Apatity and Kirovsk.

The University employs atotal of675people, including 202 members ofacademic staff + 71people employed elsewhere working onapart-time basis.62.7% offaculty members hold the degree of Candidate ofsciences (roughly equivalent toPhD), while 11.5% hold amore advanced Doctor ofsciences degree.

MASUs greatest achievement in2017is that ithas become afully-fledged university and has been raised tothe status ofone ofRussias flagship universities.

More about MASU history inRussian language

Updated 31.05.2019