History of domestic ICT: 100 years of MTUCI

History of domestic ICT: 100 years of MTUCI


Petr Chachin | 01.24.2021

History of domestic ICT: 100 years of MTUCI

January marks the 100th anniversary of the organization of the Moscow Technical University of Communications and Informatics (MTUCI) – one of the largest educational and scientific
in area information technologies, telecommunications and
radio engineering

The Moscow Electrotechnical Institute of People’s Communications (MEINS) named after V.I. V.N.
Podbelsky on the basis of the Electrotechnical College of People’s Communications, which was located at 16 Gorokhovskaya Street.

By 1922, the number of students and pupils of the institute was about 750 people, and by the beginning of the 1923/24 academic year, the institute had 27 educational laboratories and classrooms, divided into five
cycles: electrophysical, mechanical, telephone, telegraph and radiotelegraph. The training sessions were led by six professors and 70 teachers.

Since then, the institute has come a long way of multiple mergers and acquisitions (M&A), renaming and transformations. So already in August 1924 year there was a merger of MEINS with
MVTU them. Bauman, where MEINS became a part of the electrical engineering faculty, forming a department of weak currents.

But further practice showed that in the absence of a specialized university in the communication system, personnel training is fraught with serious difficulties and shortcomings and, by the decision of the November plenum of the Central Committee of the CPSU (b), in
November 1930 MEINS was restored as an independent higher educational institution.

A year later, a new attempt was made to unite several educational institutions of communications under the general leadership into the so-called Moscow Training Complex of Communications (MUKS). Last but not least
Institute, which received the name Moscow Electrotechnical Institute of Communications (MEIS), included the Polytechnic of Communications, two radio technical schools and a number of other organizations.

IN 1938 year there was a merger of MEINS and the Engineering and Technical Academy of Communications (ITAS) named after V.N. Podbelsky and the creation on their basis of the Moscow Institute of Communications Engineers (MIIS). Institute and Academy geographically
united in a new building, built in 1936 at Aviamotornaya st. d. 8a.

In 1946, MIIS was again renamed MEIS. Institute becomes large university, which occupies a leading place among the higher educational institutions of communications in the country. Among its graduates you can
note the ministers of communications of the USSR and the Russian Federation – N.V. Talyzina, V.A. Shamshina, E.K. Pervyshina, G.G. Kudryavtseva, V.B. Bulgak, A.E. Krupnova, A.A. Ivanova.

The next consolidation took place in 1988. Three leading telecommunication universities of the country at once – MEIS, All-Union Correspondence Electrotechnical Institute of Communications and Institute for Advanced Studies
executives and specialists – formed the Moscow Institute of Communications (MIS), which in 1992, according to the Order of the Government of the Russian Federation, received the status of a technical university and was
converted to MTUCI.

This university is successfully developing scientific schools created by famous scientists in the field of telecommunications, radio engineering and computer science – G.Z. Eisenberg, N.A. Baev, I.I. Grodnev, O. N.
Ivanova, A.N. Kazantsev, S.I. Kataev, V.A. Kotelnikov, B.R. Levin, G.A. Levin, S.S. Nadenenko, S.D. Pashkeev, V.B. Pestryakov, A.A. Pistolkors, M.A. Sapozhnikov, B.P. Terentyev,
A.A. Kharkevich, N.I. Chistyakov and others.

Today MTUCI includes the faculties “Information Technologies”; Radio and Television; “Communication networks and systems”; “Digital Economy and Mass Communications”. Currently at the university
15 thousand students are studying (including 300 foreign students).

The teaching and research staff of the university numbers 700 people. Among them there are more than 100 professors and over 400 candidates of sciences and associate professors. More details with materials about MTUCI and universities
The ICT profile can be found on the website of the Virtual Computer Museum www.computer-museum.ru.

History of domestic ICT

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