Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys

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Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys


one of the largest educational and scientific centers for metallurgy. The institute’s history dates to 1918, when a department of metallurgy was organized at the Moscow Academy of Mines. The departments of ferrous metallurgy and nonferrous metallurgy were reorganized in 1930 into the Moscow Institute of Steel (since 1962, the Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys) and the Moscow Institute of Nonferrous Metals and Gold.

Among the Soviet statesmen who studied at the department of metallurgy of the Moscow Academy of Mines and the Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys were I. F. Tevosian, A. P. Zaveniagin, D. A. Kunaev, E. P. Slavskii, V. P. Eliutin, P. F. Lomako, M. A. Pertsev, V. V. Kuznetsov, and I. A. Strigin. Scientists active at the institute included I. P. Bardin, A. A. Bochvar, A. N. Vol’skii, A. M. Samarin, V. P. Severdenko, N. N. Sirota, A. I. Beliaev, V. S. Emel’ianov, N. I. Izgaryshev, I. N. Plaksin, B. V. Stark, and I. M. Pavlov.

As of 1973, the institute had departments of metallurgy of ferrous metals and alloys, metallurgy of nonferrous and rare metals and alloys, physical chemistry, and semiconductor materials and devices. It also had an evening division; a department of advanced training of teachers and specialists in the metallurgical industry; a branch in Lipetsk; 62 subdepartments; and 12 special problem and research laboratories. The institute’s library contains 800, 000 volumes. During the 1972–73 academic year, the institute had an enrollment of about 10, 000 students, and the teaching staff numbered more than 800, including three academicians and corresponding members of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, about 100 professors and doctors of sciences, and more than 400 docents and candidates of sciences. The institute confers doctoral and candidate’s degrees. It publishes Trudy (Transactions; since 1932) and the periodical Chernaia metallurgiia (Ferrous Metallurgy); since 1958 part of the series Izvestiia vysshikh uchebnykh zavedenii, or Proceedings of Institutions of Higher Learning). Since its founding, the institute has trained more than 26, 000 specialists. It was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labor in 1944.


The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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