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History of Moscow Technological Institute

Already in the80s of XX century, members of UNESCO came up with an idea to create an international network of technical institutes, aimed at internationalization of efforts in order to train highly qualified specialists in the field of high technology, providing affordable and continuous technological education and strengthening cooperation between institutions of higher education.

The objective necessity for the creation of such a network was conditioned by the intensive pace of scientific and technological progress and globalization influence of its results that significantly increased the responsibility of technical specialists for the use of their knowledge for the benefit of society and consequences of technogenic disasters.

With an aim to develop educational programs it was decided to attract the best educational institutions from all over the world and use modern technologies which make process of knowledge transmission less expensive.

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UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) — is a UN specialized agency, whose mission consists in development of education, science and culture with an aim to strengthen peace and security by eradicating poverty and establishing a dialogue between nations based on respect of the common values.

UNESCO organization was established on 16th of November 1945 on a last day of UN London conference which culminated in the UN Charter adoption. The Charter was ratified a year later, and it was on 19th November of 1946 in Sorbonne University (Paris) when the first UNESCO General conference opened with representatives from 30 countries being present. There are currently 193 active and 7 associated member states within the UNESCO structure. UNESCO has its headquarters in Paris, and there are another 67 offices and divisions located all over the world.

See also: UNESCO official web-site and the page in Wikipedia

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The history of Moscow Technological Institute starts in the first decade of 90s of XX century, when the government of Russian Federation took a range of initiatives to strengthen collaboration with the UN and its special divisions in the field of development and modernization of Russian educational system.

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United Nations Organization is a unique international organization, established right after the Second World War by the representatives of 51 states with an aim to maintain peace and security in all over the world, strengthening friendship between the countries, promoting social progress and improving living standards of all the populations.

UN powers enables it to perform an immediate action on a wide range of issues, and representatives of 192 member states have the right to express their opinion and influence world events through participation in the meetings of the General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council and other UN bodies and committees.

The number of special UN agencies includes such influential institutions as the World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO ) and other well- known organizations.


  June 25, 1993, Moscow. Memorandum Memorandum on Cooperation between Russian Federation and UNESCO on Cooperation between Russian Federation and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is signed.

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July 8, 1993, Geneva. Memorandum Memorandum on Cooperation between Russian Federation and UNESCO on Cooperation in industrial development is signed between the Council of Ministers — Government of Russian Federation and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

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United Nations Industrial Development Organization, UNIDO is a specialized agency of the United Nations, whose efforts are focused on poverty alleviation by increasing productivity.

The organization mobilizes knowledge, information and technology in order to promote productive employment, a competitive economy development and environmental sustainability maintenance.

See also: official UNIDO's page and Wikipedia (Eng.)


November 14, 1995, Paris. November 14, 1995, Paris. Memorandum on mutual understanding between UNESCO, UNIDO and the Russian Federation State Committee for Higher Education is signed. One of the most important goals of this agreement consists in trilateral collaboration on a joint project implementation «Public education system in the XXI century». Participation in this project will allow to solve the objectives of the national program «Education without borders», developed by the Government of the Russian Federation under B. Yeltsin initiative. The projects «World Technological University» and «Distance education in the new information environment», DESCOP were to become the basis for this program.


October 25 — November 16, 1995, Paris. At the 28th session of the UNESCO General Conference a draft resolution (28 C / DR. 235) Memorandum on Cooperation between Russian Federation and UNESCO on the support and financing of a number of the State Committee of the Russian Federation international and national educational programs, including the project «World Technological University» was adopted for a further development.


  July 10, 1996, Moscow. Memorandum on Cooperation between UNESCO and the World Technological University, in which WTU is recognized «as an autonomous model of scientific and educational center» is signed.
January 6, 1997, Moscow. The order of the Russian Federation Government, personally signed by the Chairman of the Government, V. Chernomyrdin is published. According to the order, the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs were to «ensure the implementation of measures aimed at creation of World Technological University and UNESCO Institute for Education Policy and the New information Technologies».
October 2, 1997, Moscow. World Technological University received a certificate of legal registration in the Russian Federation, issued by Moscow Registration Chamber of the Moscow Government.

Николай Малышев, президент МТИ "ВТУ"


1998, Moscow. Professor Nikolai Malyshev, a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences was appointed as a WTU President by order № 1925 of Ministry of Education.

N.G. Malyshev

Nikolay Malyshev was born in 1945 in Moscow. In 1969 he graduated from the Taganrog Radio Engineering Institute (TRTI) with the «Automation and Teleautomatics» specialization, he defended his thesis and became the head of the Institute department, in 1982 he became the head of «Automated control systems department», and in 1986 he became TRTI rector. At the same time M. Malyshev led the research laboratory «Systems Engineering» and developed a research activity in the field of automated control systems, in 1979 he was awarded with the Doctor degree of Technical Sciences. In 1991 he was elected as a corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences on «Information Technology». N. Malyshev is the author of 129 scientific publications, including 1 monograph, 3 books and 8 copyright certificates on inventions.

From 1990 to 1992. Malyshev occupied a position of Deputy Chairman of the RSFSR Council of Ministers and Chairman of the RSFSR on Science and Higher Education affairs.

From 1992 to 1998. State Advisor of the Russian Federation for Science and Higher Education, Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation for Science and Higher Education, Head of the Center of the presidential programs, Secretary of the Council for Science and Technology Policy under the President of the Russian Federation, State Councilor of the Russian Federation.

Together with his colleague V. Kinelev successively held the positions of Chairman of the State Committee and the Minister of Education. Malyshev worked intensively on the creation of «modern international university» in Russia, developing relations with UNESCO and foreign educational institutions. Since 1998 N. Malyshev is a president of the World Technological University of Russian Federation and UNESCO.

See also: большую биографическую энциклопедию and Wikipedia page

Federico Mayor  

February 10, 1999, Paris. UNESCO Director-General Federico Mayor and President of the World Technological University Nikolai Malyshev signed a Memorandum Memorandum on Cooperation between Russian Federation and UNESCO of Cooperation between UNESCO and WTU, which defined common objectives and areas of cooperation between the Institutions.

May 13, 1999, Moscow. First International advisory meeting on WTU concepts and partnerships development took place. Director General of UNESCO Federico Mayor, Minister of Education of Russian Federation Vladimir Filippov, 97 representatives from 60 universities and research centers from 12 countries took part in this meeting, as well as Russian industrialists, scientists and heads of universities. During the meeting, the WTU logo was approved, as well as the official format of the documents issued by the University.

As a result of the meeting, 25 University departments on 18 specializations such as engineering, economics, informatics and foreign languages were created. Agreements on partnerships with more than 82 Russian and foreign Universities were signed.

Moscow Business School


November 11, 1999, Paris. At the 30th session of the UNESCO General Conference a draft resolution (30 C / DR. 94) was developed. The document included a number of amendments to the «Draft Program and Budget for 2000-2001 (30 C / 5)».

2000, Moscow. In accordance with the 1999 UNESCO draft resolution, an international consultation meeting with representatives of UNESCO, the Council of the WTU Founders and heads of WTU was held. UNESCO officially supported the WTU in its plans implementation.

2000, Moscow. In accordance with the official procedure established in the Russian Federation World Technological University received the status of an accredited institution of higher education.

2003, Orenburg. WTU opened its first branch .

February 5, 2006. In accordance with the Concept of corporate information-educational environment development several divisions of the WTU were created: International Center for High Technology (Taganrog), the Department of Business Education Moscow Business School (Moscow), 5 offices in different cities of Russia and CIS countries, a number of representative offices in different cities of Russia and CIS.

Did you know that?

Moscow Business School is one of the WTU (currently the Moscow Technological Institute) key educational centers, which trains the employees of companies, leaders in the Russian and foreign markets. Moscow Business School is a dedicated team of professionals: executives, managers, trainers and couches able to provide Moscow Business School students not only with new knowledge and ideas, but also explain them how to put knowledge into practice.

Moscow Business School branches are opened in all major cities of Russia, CIS countries, as well as in UK, Switzerland and USA. Moscow Business School experts are developing a network of offices in the world in order to track current information on new business trends in the world capitals.

See also: Moscow Business School official web page and page in Wikipedia.


July 4, 2007, Moscow. Meeting of the UNESCO Bureau took place, where the Moscow Technological Institute development perspectives were discussed.

July 11, 2007, Moscow. In accordance with the protocol № 4 dated from May 13, 1999 of the Council of Founders the MTI logo and official documents were approved.

September 7, 2007, Moscow. Federal Agency for Education recognized the Moscow Technological Institute as a winner of «Competition of the Federal Target Program of Education Development for 2006-2010» for the project «Development of an e-learning mechanism for the implementation» (№ F-370).


November 22, 2007, Moscow. In the Russian Academy of Sciences a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the MTI was held, which was organized by the director of the UNESCO Bureau in Moscow Dendev Badarch, RAS Vice-President, Chairman of the WTU Board of Trustees Nikolai Laverov, MTI President Nikolai Malyshev, MTI Rector Vasiliy Soldatkin, etc. The event was also attended by Heads of the State Duma Committee on Education and Science, representatives of the Federal Service for Supervision in Education and Science, Federal Agency for Education, Agency for Higher Education Quality Assurance and Career Development, Rectors of Russian Universities, RAS and RAO Academics.


February 2, 2010, Moscow. By the decision of the Interdepartmental Commission of the Moscow Government on issuing permits for the Moscow city state symbols use (protocol № 1 of 20.01.2010) MTI received a permission the Interdepartmental Commission of the Moscow Government to use the verbal symbol of «Moscow» and other words formed on its basis.

Moscow Technological Institute (MTI)  

May 31, 2010, Moscow. World Technological University (WTU) was renamed as Moscow Technological Institute (MTI).

July 19, 2010, Moscow. Moscow Technological Institute acquired a new license to conduct educational activity and accreditation in the Russian Federation with the right to issue a diploma on undergraduate, graduate, MBA and MPA programs.

September 1, 2010, Moscow. The beginning of the new study year was marked by the launch of a number of new business education programs — Bachelor of Business Administration, BBA.

December 15, 2010, Moscow. MTI has successfully passed certification on RIER system and acquired a status of an authorized methodological center for energy auditors and Energo Expert.

February 20, 2011, Moscow. Moscow Technological Institute runs a series of retraining programs in remote format, allowing to learn a new profession in a short term (6-8 months.)

February 21-23, 2011, Prague, Berlin. Moscow Technological Institute opened its branches in Germany (Berlin City) and the Czech Republic (Prague city).

February 21, 2011, Moscow. By the order № 383 dated from 21.02.2011 «On state accreditation of educational institutions and research organization» of the Federal Service for Supervision in Education and Science, MTI is recognized as an educational institution, accredited for all MBA programs, professional retraining programs with the right to issue state diplomas.