Sergo Ordzhonikidze Russian State University for Geological Prospecting is the leading and only university in Russia, which is an industry research and educational organization that provides training of highly qualified personnel in the entire range of specialties related to the full cycle of geological exploration and strategic exploration of mineral resources.

The university was founded in 1918

The university provides training on 22 training programs and has 55 specialties of full-time, part-time and on-site and off-site training.
Location Moscow, Russia 
Language of study English, Russian
Main specialization
  • Geological Prospecting Faculty
  • Hydrogeological Faculty
  • Faculty of Engineering, Prospecting and Mining
  • Faculty of Geology and Geophysics of Oil and Gas
  • Faculty of Economics and Management
  • Ecological Faculty


Graduates of MGRI are well-known geologists, geophysicists, paleontologists, hydrogeologists, gemologists, mining engineers, drillers, economists, specialists in engineering ecology and geology.

- MGRI today has more than 7,000 students, 1,500 of them are foreign students from 75 countries. MGRI implements 58 international agreements with countries of near and far abroad..


- The university has: Mineralogical Museum, Geological and Paleontological Museum, Museum of MGRI History.

- There is a dormitory, many sports centers, as well as its own newspaper and radio.

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