Non-governmental Educational Institution of Higher Professional Education ‘Russian New University’ (RosNOU) was founded in 1991. RosNOU has the status of a classical university.
RosNOU was created by graduates from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. Their aim was to create a new model for university, with teaching and development of science comparable to the legendary ‘Phystech,’ without neglecting the development of liberal education. Head of the University and one of its founders is Professor and Doctor of Science Vladimir A. Zernov, Chairman of the Russian Non-governmental Academies Association.
Famous physicist, member of the Academia Europaea, Professor Sergey P. Kapitsa, vice president of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences was a scientific adviser in Russian New University from 1999 to 2012.
Today the university has 21 scientific schools and 6 patented scientific works. The All-Russian Scientific and Practical Conference ‘Civilization of Knowledge’ takes place every year – it has its own technology park. RosNOU publishes such scientific magazines as ‘Vestnik RosNOU’ (RosNOU Messenger), ‘Spetstechnika i Svyaz’ (Special Purpose Machinery & Communication) as well as the English scientific magazine ‘Cardiometry’.
25,000 people have been trained at the university, 1100 of them are foreign students.
In 2012 and 2013 RosNOU was included in Top 100 best universities of Russia according to the data given by the Rating Agency ‘Expert RA’. RosNOU became the only non-state higher education institution included on the list “Top 200,” conducted by the National University Rating.
RosNOU was declared an effective university according to the results of the annual monitoring, made by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.