Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics

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Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics (MESI), founded in 1932, is one of the leading institutions of higher education in Russia with rich experience and a strong tradition of staff training for the economy of Russia and foreign countries.

Keeping up academic traditions and introducing innovative technologies of development, MESI has trained several generations of high-qualified, competent and creative specialists. MESI graduates occupy key positions in economy, business and government sectors and international organizations.

According to the annual ratings of Russian institutions of higher education, MESI is traditionally among the best universities of Russia.

MESI is an innovative, educational and scientific complex, uniting 12 regional branches, 90 representative offices and more than 100 regional partners in Russia, CIS and other countries. MESI is home for:

  • 10,000 students (including 350 foreign) students
  • 1100 teaching, scientific and administrative staff
  • 150,000 regional students and 8000 local tutors networked to the the MESI Open and Distance Education System "MESI Campus"

Its web site is (in English)

MESI is a member of EADTU.


There is a link "e-learning" from the front page describing in a presentation the MESI approach to e-learning.

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MESI is a recognized leader in the sphere of development and implementation of the latest training methods and innovative technologies of e-learning. The representation of International Electronic Consortium "Instructional Management Systems" (IMS), created on basis of MESI, is the leader in development of technological standards for computer information systems applied in education, which confirms the high quality of education provided by the University.

Realizing the idea of "Lifelong education", MESI offers the whole spectrum of study programmes – from pre-university training to postgraduate study.

Education activity in MESI is directed at the creation of comfortable and safe conditions for study and rest. Our educational buildings with well-planned study rooms, lecture halls and computer classrooms, equipped with modern technics; information-library complex with electronic library; job placement center; sanitation-sporting camp, MESI club, MESI sport club and our comfortable hostel, located within a minute-walk from the main University building - all is available for our students.

In 2004 MESI was recognized the best Moscow university in organization of extracurricular activities for its students. MESI is a permanent participant of international educational and scientific research programs and projects: TACIS, UNESCO, the World Bank, Eurasia Fund, the National Training Foundation.

MESI is an innovative educational and scientific complex uniting 13 branch establishment, 97 representations and more then 200 regional partners in Russia, CIS and other countries.

MESI maintains the advanced relations with the leading foreign universities, international organizations and scientific research centers, which contributes to development of co-education and allows our students to perform their studies abroad.

  • Making high-quality and prestigious education at foreign universities available for our students
  • Providing competitive education for international students;
  • Co-operation with more than 50 world-famous universities and colleges, research centers and companies in Europe, America and Asia;
  • Participation in research and educational international projects;
  • Participation in international consortia;
  • Research and pedagogic activity abroad;
  • Participation in international exhibitions and symposia;
  • Holding international conferences;
  • Development of distance and e-learning systems in co-operation with international partners.
  • Established on the basis of MESI Inter-university Agency of International Education Consulting:


MESI has a comfortable 16-story hostel that accommodates up to 700 students. Every apartment consists of two furnished rooms with necessary appliances, which have access to Internet with Wi-Fi technologies.

In the hostel there is a shop and a café-bar.

Nearby there are sporting grounds. Students have a chance to attend different kinds of sports: volleyball, tennis, boxing, karate, wrestling, shaping and etc. Our football team is a subject of university pride.

International Co-operation

MESI is the participant of European integration activities in the frames of Bologna process (joint study programs, academic mobility. Integration to European Educational Area will give the students a chance to obtain the diploma supplement or foreign partner university diploma on the basis of MESI. International activity of MESI in the field of education and science helps to promote University as a European one.

MESI implemented the European System of Quality Management and was the first Russian University certified according to ISO 9001:2000