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 December 2017 - 30 November 2018

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 December 2017 - 30 November 2018 which are tracked by the Nature Index.

Hover over the donut graph to view the FC 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.

159 7.09

Outputs by subject (FC)

Subject AC FC
Physical Sciences 157 7.04
Chemistry 2 0.12
Earth & Environmental Sciences 1 0.04

Highlight of the month

On the origins of matter

© Maciej Frolow/Getty

© Maciej Frolow/Getty

Collisions between heavy, charged particles reproduce the hot and dense state of matter that existed at the beginning of our Universe, and could provide deeper insights into the nature of matter, according to a study published in Physical Review Letters.

Experiments have suggested that quarks and gluons, the fundamental building blocks of matter, existed as a superhot quark-gluon plasma at the beginning of our Universe. Varying the collision geometries between heavy ions allows scientists to explore the properties of this plasma.

By colliding gold and copper ions in the STAR detector at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, an international team of physicists, including researchers from the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, found that the direction and properties of particles formed in the collisions were consistent with the formation of a quark-gluon plasma, providing new insights into the evolution and properties of matter.

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  1. Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 012301 (2017). doi: 10.1103/physrevlett.118.012301

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1 December 2017 - 30 November 2018

International vs. domestic collaboration by FC

  • 8.27% Domestic
  • 91.73% International

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

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

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