Ogarev Mordovia State University

Saransk, Russia

MRSU was founded in 1931. It is a classical University with over 20, 000 students which means it pays equal attention to both Humanities and Science. In 2010 the Russian Government awarded MRSU the status of National Research University. MRSU incorporates 17 academic departments, 7 research institutes and 2 affiliated campuses, fully-fledged research infrastructure, E-Learning Centre. In 2012 MRSU was awarded the Recognized Excellence Level by the National Quality Award for Higher Education. The latest edition of the Top University Rankings (QS) ranks it 189th out of 300 Eastern European and Central Asia universities. Among Russian universities it ranks 45th and 20th among classical Russian HEIs.