Murmansk State Technical University

MSTU has long-established traditions of in-depth education in all technical disciplines. Founded in 1950 as Higher Marine School it received the status of a university in 1996 and is now considered to be a leading technical university in the High North of Russia.

At the moment MSTU unites 4 institutes: “Marine Academy” Institute; Institute of Arctic Technologies; Institute of Natural Science and Technology, Further Professional Education Institute.

Five strategic priorities of development have been identified by the regional and university administration lately: marine technologies (navigation and shipbuilding, ocean engineering and engineering systems of marine infrastructure), Arctic bioresources (biology and marine bioresources, fish processing, public catering and products technology, refrigeration and cryogenics), environmental technologies and technosphere safety (environmental engineering), Arctic mineral and hydrocarbonic resources (geology and mineral exploration, oil and gas engineering), logistics and development of territories (computer science and engineering, transport and technological machines and systems, heat and power engineering, electrical engineering).

A number of highly relevant study programmes have been developed at the university so far to provide qualified staff for the High North industry sector. There are several up-to-date laboratories and state-of-the-art navigation training equipment, ship power plants, and Global Maritime Distress and Safety System. There is also the Raw Materials and Foodstuffs Research Center established at the Department of Food Production Technology.

MSTU has considerable experience in large-scale national and EU-funded projects aimed at technological and environmental improvements in the Arctic.

Facts and figures

Year Established 1950
Total Number of Staff 700
Number of Academic Staff 200
Number of Students 1900
Focus Areas

Navigation, commercial fishing fleet and its maintenance

Aquatic resources, aquaculture and food processing

Chemistry, ecology, environment and life safety

UAV and smart city technologies

Geophysical processes in the Arctic