MESI

Quality management system of MESI is certified by standard of ISO 9001:2008

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Key figures

Key figures

MESI in numbers

In Moscow's list of higher educational establishments, the Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics, and Informatics holds an honoured place with the following figures achieved:


  • An 80-year experience in training staff
  • 70,000 students and auditors, including about 15,000 foreign citizens from 52 countries
  • one of the top four economics institutes in Moscow
  • the first Russian university to receive international certification under ISO 9001:2000 standard
  • the only Russian higher educational institution to be a member of the European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU)
  • 15 departments offering Bachelor’s degrees
  • 12 departments offering Master’s degrees
  • 70% of teachers are working in their fields of expertise, 85% have first post-graduate degrees and 15% are professors
  • the opportunity to obtain two state diplomas, from MESI and a foreign college
  • 100% of workstations for students and faculty are equipped with computers
  • 100% graduate employment
  • MESI annually holds about 30 large All-Russian olympiads, conferences, and seminars, with a total number of participants around 4,000
  • Each year MESI publishes more than 40 monographs and more than 750 research articles
  • Each year MESI students publish more than 800 scientific publications
  • MESI’s research and methodology base consists of more than 320,000 items
  • MESI has founded three research journals; E-Learning World, Otkrytoye obrazovaniye (“An Open Education”), and Vestnik UMO (“UMO Bulletin”). MESI also publishes the LOOK IN student magazine. 
  • The website gets up to 10,000 hits per day
  • The total number of computers at MESI is 30,000
  • 13 of MESI’s programmes have won in the All-Russian project “Best educational programmes for an innovative Russia”
  • the first Russian institution to successfully undergo external review in accordance with European standards (ENQA) under public and expert accreditation
  • For two years MESI has been one of the leaders in information transparency for school-leavers
  • The first Russian institution to join itSMF Russia, an independent international forum uniting professionals in ITSM from around the world
  • Foreign students studying under the curriculum to the requirements of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation with their education paid for with the funds allocated from the federal budget receive the same living allowance as Russian students. Based on exam results, the top students receive extra allowance.

MESI in ratings


Name of ratingMESI's placement
Rating of the top 20 best economic higher educational institutions in Russia (by Expert RA rating agency, with support from the Oleg Deripaska Volnoe Delo Foundation) 12th place
Rating of higher educational institutions by the Ministry of Education and Science 6th place
Monitoring transparency of higher educational institutions websites for school-leavers (The Public Chamber, National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE), RIA Novosti)'Leaders' group – 1st place in 2011 and 2012  
International rating of websites of education and scientific establishments (Webometrics)3786th place out of  20,744
Slon rating. The 10 most profitable Russian MBAs (programmes which lead to the biggest salary increment at the lowest cost of study)2nd place
YeGE-meter (information system for school-leavers passed the Unified State Exam)Top 20 Russian higher educational institutions 
Forbes.ru. Strongest Russian universities10th out of 30 higher educational institutions 
Rating 'Quality of intake to higher educational institutions 2012' 10th place
KPU (“Kuda poyti uchitsya” (“Where to get an education”)) magazine's rating '50 institutions for the strongest'13th place
RBC (RosBusinessConsulting) rating 'Which colleges do you consider a source of national pride for Russia?'15th place