Murmansk Arctic State University


MASU holds its history from 1939. Highly skilled professional staff, great material and technical base, new specializations and growth in faculties' number provide necessary support for quick increase in the University status. The main objective of MASU is to form humanistic image of the North in a combination with general humanization of the European Polar regions. Nowadays MASU consolidates a great amount of recourses needed for large-scale researches' realization in the spheres of science and culture. A wide variety of scientific activities let us invite great centres and chief Russian Institutions of Higher Education for cooperation. There is a stable cooperation with them. International cooperation plays a very important role on a formative stage for MASU as being a leading education-scintific institution not only in the Murmansk region but also in Europe. The general purpose of MASU is introduction into the European educational field through reorganization of educational process corresponding to the Bologna System demands. MASU is an Associate Member of BCBU and works in close cooperation with foreign partners in the field of Social Work and Technologies.

Facts and figures

Year Established 1939
Total Number of Staff 635
Number of Academic Staff 220
Number of Students 3626
Focus Areas

History and culture of the European North

Environmental management and environmental protection

Fields of Study Offered Teacher training and education science (broad programmes)
Social and behavioural science (broad programmes)
Physical science (broad programmes)
Environmental protection (broad programmes)