Researches and Staff
MIPT founders were academicians Pyotr Kapitsa, Nikolay Semenov and Sergey Khristianovich. Its first professors were Nobel Prize winners Kapitsa, Semenov and Lev Landau. Many MIPT professors are leading Russian scientists, including over 80 members of the Russian Academy of Sciences. From the outset, MIPT has used a unique system for training specialists, known as the Phystech System, which combines fundamental science, engineering disciplines and student research. With a history rich in major events and longstanding traditions, MIPT pays well-deserved attention to its symbols.
MIPT is perhaprs one of the most awarded university in Russia. In the course of MIPT's history 10 of its professors and alumni have been awarded Nobel Prize, the most recent one being given in 2010 for discovering graphene. In addition, Phystech's very own researchers and professors have received the Dirac medal, Fundamental Physics Prize, and the BBVA Foundation Award, among many others.
For the past three years MIPT has improved its positions in the top world university rankings, including Times Higher Education, QS and ARWU. It is also consistently present in the TOP-3 national rankings. One of the key achievements for MIPT in the past years is entering global subject rankings in natural science, physics, astronomy and mathematics, — our major fields of study.