Moscow University for the Humanities is a non-governmental institution of higher education which offers a wide range of academic, research and professional programs. The University has earned state licensing and accreditation, entitling it to offer courses and award degrees and diplomas recognized by the Russian government. The University is considered to be the leader among non-governmental institutions of higher professional education in Russia, and is a member of International Association of Universities.
The University features seven faculties with a total number of more than 8,000 students, including more than 200 foreign students from 30 countries, and about 500 postgraduate and doctoral candidates. Moscow University for the Humanities is a powerful training, research and social complex, which in addition to its training faculties hosts the Research Institute for Humanities, the UNESCO International Institute of Youth for the Culture of Peace and Democracy, the Research Center headed by the internationally renowned philosopher A. A. Zinoviev, the Center of Information and Computer Technologies headed by Y. I. Zhuravlev (a full member of the Russian Academy of Sciences), the Russian Intellectual club, the Humanities College, the “Irida” non-governmental comprehensive secondary school, and the University Publishing House.