Facts and Figures

Mission

MAI’s mission is to create a background of world's top-level engineering manpower through forward-looking research at all stages of aviation, rocket and space technology. MAI is engaged in all major partnership projects; it also cooperates with leading Russian and foreign industry-based corporations such as COMAC, ENAC, Safran, BrahMos Aerospace, HAL, PJSC “United Aircraft Corporation”, Roscosmos, Rostec and others. The high-tech projects in MAI are fulfilled with the help of advanced technologies in the following areas:

  • Mathematical Modeling;
  • Product Lifecycle Management;
  • Composite Structures Manufacture;
  • Integrated Avionics;
  • Engineering Systems Electrification.
Uniqueness

MAI provides training throughout the lifecycle of high-technology products from the system design to the implementation of separate proceedings.

Features

MAI is one of the most popular universities in the field of aerospace training and in other high-tech industries. The University has its focus on the development of areas such as Aircraft, Space and Energy systems, IT, new materials and production technologies, the multifaceted use of aerospace and digital technologies.

Alumni

Since the foundation of MAI, more than 175 000 professionals have graduated. More than 70% of MAI graduates work for industry-based corporations. MAI holds the record among universities in the number of graduates who have become space and test pilots. There are 23 pilot-cosmonauts who spent more than 15 years performing space missions. 65 spacewalks were carried out. Many MAI graduates are currently working as cosmonauts.

Overall

175 000+

Chief designers, heads of main industry-based organizations

250+

Cosmonauts

23

Honored test pilots, Heroes of Russia

150+

Honored state figures and heads of economic institution, ambassadors, business top-level representatives

150+

Academicians and associate members of the USSR Academy of Sciences and the Russian Academy of Sciences

50+

Rectors of higher educational institutions

17

A large number of the world's modern aviation and aerospace technology was created under the guidance of MAI graduates.

Education

Engineering Education Principles

Educational process in MAI includes:

  • training combined with research programs with help of advanced equipment;
  • implementation of advanced educational methods, including the use of e-learning technologies, etc;
  • the use of everlasting design principle for all aircraft systems and space technology.

Students are engaged in research projects for Russian and foreign industries, which help students to see their prospects in these organizations. At the same time, employers estimate the abilities of their future professionals. MAI operates in accordance with the system of educational standards.

Students

20 000+

Schools

12

Branches

5

Teachers

1800

Academicians and associate members of the Russian Academy of Sciences

19

Doctors of Engineering Science, Professors

400+

Candidates of Science, Associate professors

1000+

Continuing education
  • MBA;
  • Advanced professional training;
  • Master's Degree Programs;
  • Bachelor's Degree Programs.

Target training and lecturing staff retraining are carried out in MAI. Workers and postgraduates also have traineeships and advanced professional training on the basis of the world's leading research and educational organizations and industry-based companies.

International activity

Foreign students from 10 CIS countries and 66 foreign countries study in MAI. The university has contracts with the countries of South East Asia (Malaysia, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, the Republic of Korea, and others), India, China, Egypt, Mexico, Brazil, Angola etc.

Foreign students

1 500+

Foreign Ph.D. and Doctorates

60+

Far-abroad countries whose students study in MAI

66

CIS-countries whose students study in MAI

10

More than 17 000 foreign students have graduated. More than 80 cooperation contracts were signed. MAI is a partner of major international associations such as the CDIO, ASRTU, Pegasus, ICAS, IAF.

Science

Priority areas are:
  • Aviation systems
  • Space and Rocket systems
  • Power systems
  • IT
  • New materials and manufacturing technologies
  • Diversification of aerospace complex technology application

MAI technopark:

R & D amount
1,5 billion dollars per year
Scientific and research laboratories and centers
140+
Student design bureau
5
Mission control center
Experimental plant
Airdrome
Business Development Center
Research and Priority Development Technologies

The university has common use centres, resource centres, design bureaus, an airfield and other units. Start-up programs are conducted at the Novice Entrepreneur Center and in Business Development Center. MAI is the base for major international scientific and technical conferences and events that reflect the development of the university as an important educational organization aerospace complex. Some of them are:

  • International Week of Aerospace Technology “Aerospace Science Week”;
  • International Conference “Aviation and Cosmonautics”;
  • Interdisciplinary Youth Competition of Scientific and Technical Works and Projects “Youth and the Future of Aviation and Cosmonautics”;
  • International Forum of Leading Aerospace Universities;
  • The International Youth Scientific Conference “Gagarin Readings” and others.

Campus

The campus of the Moscow Aviation Institute (National Research University) is a unique city infrastructure. There are classrooms and buildings for educational purposes, scientific research centres, numerous laboratories and resource centres for advanced technologies, scientific and technical library, health centre, recreational and educational centres. MAI campus includes 9 dormitories.

Dormitories
9
Sites
7 000+
Sports complexes
8
Sport sections
50
Canteeens and cafes
23
Gym
Laundry
Parachute jumping
Competitions
Stadium
Sport and health camp "Yaropolets Suvorovo" in Moscow region
Sanatorium-preventorium
Kindergarten
Palace of culture

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