Moscow State University of Printing Arts is a unique specialized higher school, which trains experts for publishing houses, print shops, book-selling organizations and other enterprises in Russia.
The story of the University goes back to July 1930, when Moscow Graphic Arts College was established. Originally it consisted of 3 faculties: Technical Studies, Economics and Publishing. Several years later Engineering Faculty was opened and the College began to instruct the whole scope of graphic arts and publishing curricula.
With a 80-year history behind it, the University has turned into a recognized educational and scientific centre, well known for its highly qualified teaching staff, its traditions, and scientific schools. On the 80th anniversary the university was named in honour of Ivan Fyodorov who was first Russian publisher. The University is an «alma mater» for almost 50 thousand specialists, with more than 500 Doctors of Science among them. Approximately one thousand of its graduates work in 37 countries of Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Our former students run leading publishing houses, print shops, and book trade networks in the Russian Federation, the CIS and the Baltic countries.
After 80 years of its history Moscow State University of Printing Arts has remained the leader in its field. The printing industry is changing much, converging mass media. MSUPA of Ivan Fyodorov accepting a challenge of our times has become the first university in Russia, where qualified personnel of media industry is trained.
In 2016, the University became known as Higher School of Printing and Media Industry as part of the Moscow Polytechnic University.