MPEI is one of the main technical universities in Russia in the field of Power Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Radio Engineering and Electronics, Informatics and Computer Science, founded in 1930.

In 1992 MPEI obtained a status of Technical University, in 2010 - status of "National Research University".

MPEI has trained engineers and scientists to foreign countries since 1946.  At present about 900 foreign students from 62 countries are trained at MPEI.

Since 1995 training of both Bachelor and Master foreign students on the specialty “Informatics and Computer Engineering” is organized in English medium.

MPEI students have a chance to study at one of the most prestigious universities of Russia according to numerous rankings and surveys. For more than eighty- years of history MPEI have trained a huge number of the qualified engineers, prominent scientists who were standing at the origins of many technical achievements, in particular, of laser creation.

At MPEI the Nobel Prize winners A.D. Sakharov and P.A. Cherenkov worked in different periods. In the 20th century in the Special Design Bureau of MPEI, which possesses its own Center of Deep Space Communication, radio images of the Venus surface and a reverse side of the Moon were obtained for the first time.