is a young, strong and very unusual city with a huge potential for stable development in the near future. This largest
city in the world beyond the Polar Circle with a population of about three hundred thousand people is located on the shore of the ice-free Kola Bay. Here begins the great Northern Sea Route, which makes the city one of the most powerful northern ports in Europe, not only for trading and fishing, but also for tourism. It is here where the gates to the Arctic
open, to its almost inexhaustible mineral and biological resources.Murmansk Arctic State University
The timeline of Murmansk Arctic State University, the first
and the oldest
university on the Kola land, is a whole epoch not only in the history of the city's public education, but also of the whole Murmansk region. During its long history, the university changed its status several times, but it invariably grew and improved, which was expressed primarily in the emergence and development of scientific environment, experienced and highly qualified teachers, and most creative and amicable atmosphere imaginable.
- Murmansk Teachers' Institute (1939–1956)
- Murmansk State Pedagogical Institute (1956–2002)
- Murmansk State Pedagogical University (2002–2010)
- Murmansk State Humanities University (2010–2015)
- Murmansk Arctic State University (2015–now)
In all stages of its history, the university trained specialists not only for public education, but also for the other spheres that deal with the political, scientific, technical, social, and cultural challenges of our region.
For now, MASU graduates account for 47%
of the overall number of university and college graduates in the Murmansk region. MASU offers academic courses and vocational training in 55 areas
and comprises 3 campuses:
Murmansk, Apatity and Kirovsk.
MASU's greatest achievement in 2017 is that it has become a fully-fledged university with the status of one of Russia's flagship universities.