A. N. Kosygin Moscow State Textile University was formed as Moscow State Textile Institute in 1919. It is one of the oldest and institutes for higher studies in textiles in Russia.
In 1981, the institute was named in honor of Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin, who died the previous year and whose profession was in the textile industry. The institute was upgraded to "Academy" in 1990. It was renamed to A. N. Kosygin Moscow State Textile Academy.
Nine years later, the Academy was approved as University and renamed as the A. N. Kosygin Moscow State Textile University in 1999.
The university has its own complex. It comprises 8 different korpuc at the center of the city of Moscow, Russia. The teaching staff at the university is above 560, 110 out of them are Ph.D. and Professors.
The university has the followings major departments:
- Technology and Production Management
- Chemical Technology and Ecology
- Weaving, Information Technology
- Automation and Energy
- Economics and Management
- Fashion Designing
The university offers specialization, masters and bachelors in 18 different categories. University has 41 departments, where it offer studies to almost 6700 students. The university has 110 laboratories and 100 auditoriums. The university has its own sports hall, club and three hostels.
The University has served as a center of education for students from Russia and from all over the world. Many students from China, Pakistan, Morocco, Iran, Ghana and India have completed their higher education at the university. The university has a one-room mosque which was built by Muslim students of the university in the hostel at Shablovskaya. The 7th floor of the university hostel is assigned to foreign students.
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