The NUST MISIS College of New Materials and Nanotechnologies was established as part of the University`s modernization structure held in 2009. Two departments with deep theoretical training of students — Physical Chemistry and the Faculty of Semiconductor Materials and Devices — served as the basis for the creation of College.
Its main directions of scientific activities correspond to the priority areas of science and technology approved by the Russian government. The College consists of 8 departments: Functional Systems & High-Temperature Materials, Materials Science of Semiconductors and Dielectrics, Metallurgical Science & the Physics of Strength, Semiconductor Electronics & the Physics of Semiconductors, Theoretical Physics, the Technology of Electronic Materials, Material Physics, and Physical Chemistry.
In addition to these departments, scientific work is concentrated in research laboratories and scientific & training centers. The College’s laboratories and centers are equipped with the latest equipment for the analysis of elemental and chemical composition, structure, electrophysical, and electro-optical properties at an atomic and electronic level. The unique equipment is used in the interests of the educational process that enables students to master cutting-edge research technologies. The College’s students actively participate in studies for the development of advanced materials and devices.
The College of New Materials and Nanotechnologies features the study of fundamental sciences: mathematics, physics, chemistry, physical chemistry, materials science, etc; solid theoretical and practical training happens in the field for the research & development of new materials based on metals, ceramics, semiconductor materials and dielectrics, so students need knowledge of information technologies, software engineering, and mathematical modeling. Economics & business, law, and foreign languages are also included in the curriculum for every specialization. NUST MISIS students have the opportunity to study on a dual degree master`s program in one of College`s foreign partner universities, as well as to do an internship abroad.
All these give the College’s graduates an opportunity to successfully work in various fields of production and business, easily adapting to new spheres of activities. The level of their knowledge allows them to take highly-paid positions in the fields of industrial and commercial management in the largest research and scientific & production centers and companies.