MTUCI – History
The MTUCI is one of the largest academic-research centers aimed at educating students and retraining professionals in the field of telecommunication, radio engineering and economics.
The history of the University goes back to its predecessors, the Moscow Institute of Electrical Engineering and National Communications founded in 1921 and merged in 1938 with the Engineering and Technology Academy of Communications. These two institutions formed the basis of the Moscow Institute of Communications Engineers renamed in 1946 into the Moscow Institute of Telecommunications Engineers (MITE). In 1988 three institutes - the MITE, the All-Union Institute for Correspondence in Electrical Engineering and All-Union Institute for Administrative Staff Retraining formed the basis for the Moscow Institute of Communications (MIC).
In 1992 the MIC was transformed into the Moscow Technical University of Communications and Informatics (MTUCI) by a decree of the Government of Russia.
MTUCI – today
The teaching staff of the University consists of about 700 individuals employed as professors, assistant professors and lecturers of whom seventy per cent possess scientific degrees of Doctor of Science or Candidate of Science and have certified academic ranks of Professor
or Assistant Professor.
Among the tuitors of the University, there are 42 members and corresponding members of various academies, 17 Lenin Prize and State Prize winners, 10 were awarded the State honorary title in communications and 1 - in economics.
Among the Russian academic institutions the MTUC1 was one of the first to introduce multilevel training providing the probation for Bachelors' and Masters' degrees and Engineers.
More than 15000 under- and postgraduate students, doctorants, trainees and learners both full time and correspondence study at the University. The academic structure of the University comprises:
• educational administration,
• 13 faculties,
• 45 departments)
• 97 laboratories and 11 study-rooms,
• new technology testing ground for educational and research purposes.
The educational facilities include:
• non-graduate upgrade center,
• distance learning center,
• computer center,
• information and postal services technology center,
• training centers.
The University collaborates with secondary schools in Moscow and the Moscow Region. It has two branches: in Rostov-on-the Don and Nizhny Novgorod.
Its library contains more than 1,073,000 publications on science and technology, its computer resources are based on 850 computers, 90 per cent of which are IBM compatible.
The University organizes annual scientific and technological conferences. The results of researches are published in scientific journals, monographs and collected articles. Advanced information and telecommunication technologies are penetrating the teaching process deeper and deeper: the distance learning center for under-and postgraduate training
has been organized; all departments have access to the Internet; special study-rooms have facilities for video conferences through me ISDN channels and multimedia net in Russia. A distance learning net in Russia has been developed and started to operate under the supervision of the University in collaboration with the largest communication service operators, such as Rostelecom, MGTS and the leading Russian Universities.
Moreover, the International distance learning project for the CIS countries has been launched in collaboration with the International Telecommunication Union, the Communications Administration of the CIS countries and their leading higher educational centers.
The following disciplines are taught at the University:
• Accounting, Financial Analysis and Audit,
• Economics of and Control over Communications Enteprises,
• Radiophysics and Electronics,
• Physics and Technology of Optical Communication,
• Information Systems in Engineering and Technology,
• Applied Mathematics,
• Radio Engineering,
• Communication Networks and Switching Systems,
• Multichannel Telecommunication Systems
• Wireless Communication, Broadcasting and Television,
• Communication with Mobile Objects,
• Secured Communication Systems,
• Automation in Technological Processes and Industry,
• Computers, Complexes, Systems and Networks,
• Computer-Aided Data Processing and Control,
• Software Development,
• Applied Informatics in Economics,
• Automation and Control,
• Information Systems in Economics,
• Radio Engineering,
• Informatics and Computer Technologies.
Scientific - Research Activity
The MTUCI is a large scientific center with a high rating among other institutions of technical education in Russia.
The scientific schools founded by famous scientists, such as Kotelnikov V.A., Kharkevich A.A., Levin G.A., Mints A.L, Kliatskin I.G., Shulejkin M.V., Pistolkors A.A., Aizenberg G.Z., Kataev S.I., Goron I.E., Terentjev B.P., etc., ensure the high potential of research activities at the University.
The University participates in a number of federal projects in the field of telecommunication and informatics, projects of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research and the Ministry of Education, is deeply involved in the project "Fundamental Aspects of New Information and Alternative Technologies" of the Ministry of Communications. The basic research efforts are concentrated on:
• perspective and non-traditional systems and means of communication
• new principles, methods and algorithms of data transmission and processing,
• methods of the efficiency upgrade of information networks,
• physical problems in systems and communication means, including optical communications,
• ecology and environment monitoring,
• economic strategies for communications as a branch of industry,
• modern technologies in education.
A considerable part of applied research results in software applications, pilot models, design documentation, technical descriptions. In recent years more than 40 types of devices have been constructed of which the most important ones are:
• local TV transmitters up to 1 kWT, modulators and power amplifiers for TV transmitters,
• secured systems for extended objects,
• software for satellite communications design automation,
• communication devices for the power transmission lines control service at the Russian Energy System LTD,
• highly effective power amplifiers of high- and extremely high-
• the telecommunication terminal,
• autoinformation equipment for national public exchanges,
• sound mixer panels for high-quality broadcasting,
• electrosurgical HF apparatus for biological tissues coagulation, and
Investigations and researches are held in 63 research laboratories (RL) and scientific department groups that are united in the MTUCI re-search center where about 700 employees including one third having scientific degrees work. Annually more than 350 scientific research experimental design works (SREDW) that are invested with more than I
million US dollars are carried out in the subunits of the research unit (RU).
2 experimental certification laboratories and the training center of metrologists were opened. The MTUCI is the leading higher educational institution that conducts the All-Russia competition of students' scientific works on radio engineering, electronics and communications. Many of the MTUCI students used to be the prize winners of this competition.
Turning out highly qualified staff is provided through defendmg Doctor degrees and postgraduate courses where 160-180 postgraduates study annually. There are 4 specialized councils for defending theses for Doctor and Candidate degrees in almost all the specialities of the University.