In 1946 MPEI organized its first program for training of international students and from this time it has always been open for foreigners. Since then more than 7500 foreign students from 85 countries had gained their bachelor, master or postgraduate degree at MPEI. More than 1000 specialists got the PhD and Dr.-Sc. Degree. On the territory of MPEI 550 educational laboratories for students and more than 100 research laboratories are located. MPEI consists of 70 Departments with their special scientific and research purposes.
According to numerous rankings and surveys MPEI is considered to be one of the most prestigious universities of Russia. For 85 years of history a huge number of the qualified engineers, prominent scientists who were standing at the origins of many technical achievements, in particular, of laser creation have been trained there.
Now more than 13000 undergraduate and 500 postgraduate students are trained at MPEI. Among them there are 850 foreign students and trainees from more than 60 countries. The teaching stuff includes 1500 professors, associate professors and lecturers. Most of them (70%) have the Degree of Doctor of Sciences or Philosophy Doctor.