The main building, Ogarev Mordovia State University

Autonomous institution Technopark - Mordovia

Institute of National And Folk Culture

Centre for Olympic team-member training


Ogarev Mordovia State University is delighted to invite you to Saransk
to attend the Master class “Basics of financial and legal knowledge”

Founded in 1931, N.P. Ogarev Mordovia State University is one of the leading institutes of higher education in the Volga region and Russia. The University is located in a clean, well-landscaped city of Saransk that lies in the central part of the Russian Federation, 620 kilometers ( around 400 miles) south-east of Moscow. Mordovia State University incorporates 11 faculties (departments), 8 academic institutes, 7 research institutes, 2 affiliated campuses and it offers over 200 academic programmes in humanities, technical and natural sciences. The pool of qualifications conferred covers all levels of education ranging from undergraduate Bachelor degree, five year diploma programmes, graduate Master degree to postgraduate studies, programmes of further education, vocational education, foundation programmes (non-degree preparatory studies). The student body including full-time and part-timers amounts to 20.000. There are also over 850 international students from 40 countries. Teaching staff is represented more than 1.400 individuals. Including 1207 of employees with a degree of doctor or candidate of Sciences.

Ogarev Mordovia State University is one of the largest research centres in the Russian Federation, the leader of a significant number of state earmarked scientific R&D programmes and 20 regional earmarked R&D programmes which help it to execute the full innovation cycle pertaining to the development of research or education products. In May 2010, the Federal government awarded Ogarev Mordovia State University the status of a National Research University. In 2015, Ogarev Mordovia State University was among the top 200 universities of BRICS countries on the interndtional rating of QS.

The University pursues to shape and promote the values of lifelong education, intellectual and social proactivity, service to community, awareness of responsibility for Russia’s future among teaching staff and students. The university research teams explore 28 fields of science. Among them are bioengineering and biomedicine, light engineering, new materials, electrical engineering, energy efficient technologies, Finno-Ugric studies, international law, ethnography, political and social studies, economics and sustainable development.

The University research teams participate in 8 technology platforms selected by Russian government as essential for the development of real economic sector. A resident of Federal Science Park «Technopark-Mordovia and Skolkovo Innovation Centre (Moscow), the University, in partnership with the Republican Centre for Nanotechnologies and Nanomaterials, fulfills a number of largescale innovative projects. The University infrastructure includes 20 science and education centres, 4 centres for shared use of facilities, 126 research and academic laboratories, Centre for super-computer technologies, academic library named after the famous literary scholar and philosopher Mikhail Bakhtin, one of the largest information centres in Russia.

The University attaches paramount importance to developing international collaboration with universities and scientific organisations in Europe, Asia and the U.S. There are 85 agreements on international scientific collaboration with HEIs from Armenia, Belgium, Belorussia, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Moldova, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Sweden, Turkey, U.S.A, Ukraine. Annually dozens of international professors come to the university as guest lecturers. Students and teaching staff avail themselves of study schemes offered by leading international grant providers such as US Department of State, DAAD, EU Tempus Tacis, Jean Monet, Erasmus Mundus, 7FP, British Council to study for an international degree or develop and run joint international projects.

A special University mission is to safeguard and publicize a unique Mordovian culture. The University is one of the renowned centres for Finno-Ugric studies. The facilities that contribute to a successful fulfillment of this mission are Science Centre for Finno-Ugric Studies in the Volga Region and the Information Resource Centre “Heritage of the Finno-Ugric People”, research laboratory «Finno-Ugric linguistics», academic journal «The Finno-Ugric World».

For three successive years the University has been the winner of the competition in nomination “An Academic Institution of a Healthy Life Style” held among Russian universities. Quite a few well-known names in sport – including international level, world record breaking athletes in race walking, Olympic Games winners, winners of national and world championships in race walking, weightlifting, biathlon have all studied at the University.

Mordovia State University seeks to integrate fully into the global system of higher education while keeping the best traditions of the Russian educational system.
For more information about the University, visit the official website