National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute)
Национа́льный иссле́довательский я́дерный университет (МИФИ)


National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute) is one of the world’s leading universities in the physical sciences and related scientific fields. MEPhI is a highly ranked international university associated with great scientists including 6 nobel laureates.

Founded in 1942 and headquartered in Moscow, MEPhI has established a well-deserved reputation and plays an integral role in the megaprojects of our time, including the ITER fusion reactor, currently under construction in France, as well as ALICE and ATLAS high-energy physics experiments at CERN in Switzerland.

MEPhI is a global university that has adopted the European Bologna education process, and now offers BS, MS and PhD programs. It is also a member of the CDIO (Conceive, Design, Implement and Operate) international community and offers a growing number of programs and courses in English.

MEPhI is a university of choice for ambitious students who aim to excel in the sciences and engineering and the university offers a range of more than 200 undergraduate courses and students are encouraged to participate in work placements both in Russia and internationally. MEPhI offers double diploma and exchange programs with European, Asian and American universities.

One of the unique characteristics of the University`s educational structure is its modularity – flexible curriculum paths, multidisciplinarity, individual plans for the students, as well as project and distance learning.

Students have the chance to participate in research, even as an undergraduate, and diploma thesis projects at MEPhI (for example, in the Engineering Center or laboratories), in Russia (Rosatom and its subsidiaries, Yandex, etc.) or even abroad, over 50 students went abroad to participate in projects in 2015.

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1 January 2016 - 31 December 2016

Region: Global
Subject/journal group: All

The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute) published between 1 January 2016 - 31 December 2016 which are tracked by the Nature Index.

Hover over the donut graph to view the WFC output for each subject. Below, the same research outputs are grouped by subject. Click on the subject to drill-down into a list of articles organized by journal, and then by title.

Note: Articles may be assigned to more than one subject area.

205 7.93 6.41

Outputs by subject (WFC)

Subject AC FC WFC
Physical Sciences 202 7.55 6.03
Chemistry 3 0.26 0.26
Earth & Environmental Sciences 1 0.14 0.14

Highlight of the month: National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute)

Search for mysterious particle leaves physicists in the dark

© Stanislaw Pytel/DigitalVision/Getty

© Stanislaw Pytel/DigitalVision/Getty

Hypothetical particles that have so far eluded detection may not exist after all, according to a report published in Physical Review Letters.

An international team of physicists, which included researchers from the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, examined data from the square-kilometre IceCube detector buried deep beneath the ice at the South Pole, but were unable to detect ‘sterile’ neutrinos. If they existed, these particles would help explain some gaps of the Standard Model of particle physics.

Neutrinos currently come in three types – electron, muon, and tau, but the failure to detect a fourth means that physicists are unable to resolve some perplexing riddles in particle physics, such as the origins of dark matter and the disparity between the amounts of matter and antimatter in the universe. After analyzing two years of data and over 100,000 neutrino events, the team found no evidence of the existence of the sterile neutrino and have concluded that it likely does not exist.

  1. Physical Review Letters 117,071801 (2016). doi: 10.1103/physrevlett.117.071801

View the article on the Nature Index

1 January 2016 - 31 December 2016

International vs. domestic collaboration by WFC

  • 10.15% Domestic
  • 89.85% International

Note: Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.

Note: Collaboration is determined by the weighted fractional count (WFC), which is listed in parentheses.

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