On October 14, 1944, it was decided to create the Central Komsomol school (СKSH), which now houses Moscow University for the Humanities. The CCSH played a huge role in training young people and its graduates took an active part in the post-war reconstruction of the country.
In February 1944 – first students sat at the desks of the Central Komsomol school. There were 200 of them, they came to the village of Veshnyaki near Moscow from the fronts of the great Patriotic war representing different parts of the country.
In 1946 the first graduates left the Central Komsomol school. From the first days and for the next 12 years (until 1956), the Central Komsomol school gave its graduates higher education on the basis of secondary education in the volume of the pedagogical Institute course in an accelerated mode (for two years). From 1944 to 1968, inclusive, more than 15,000 people graduated from the Central Komsomol school. Many graduates of the school became major public figures, well-known diplomats and journalists.
In August 1969 the Higher Komsomol school was crated on the basis of the Central Komsomol school. N. V. Trushchenko was appointed the first rector of it. For 21 years of its existence about 6000 Soviet and 10000 foreign students graduated from it.
In September 1970 a post-graduate school was opened at the Higher Komsomol school. 373 PhD and 7 doctoral theses were defended by postgraduates and degree seekers in the dissertation councils of the Higher Komsomol school. There were organized scientific research divisions, on the basis of which in July 1976 the Scientific Research center was established.
On the 29th of October in 1986 I. M. Ilyinsky in the report "the Problems of Youth and Youth policy in the conditions of perestroika" firstly formulated the problem of the elaboration of the Soviet Union in new and more strong youth policy. The report puts forward the concept of the state youth policy and its legal consolidation in the law on youth.
In December 1986 Temporary youth creative team was created to develop the USSR law on youth. Scientific management of the work on the bill was headed by the director of the Scientific Research Centre I. M. Ilyinsky.
In June 1990 the Higher Komsomol school was transformed into the Institute of Youth, which was granted the status of an "Autonomous (self-governing) non-governmental educational institution" in September 1991.
On the 16th of April in 1991 the Supreme Soviet of the USSR adopted the Law "On the General principles of state youth policy in the USSR" on the basis of the project prepared by the Scientific Research Centre at the Institute of Youth.
The first faculty of Social Work in Russia was established in September 1991.
The publishing house of the Institute of Youth "Society" was established in December 1991.
In July 1993 the first report of the Russian Federation Committee for Youth Affairs to the Government of the Russian Federation "Youth of Russia: situation, trends, prospects" was prepared under the leadership of the Director of the Scientific Research Cenre I. M. Ilyinsky.
In 1993 faculties of Psychology and Cultural Studies appeared in the structure of the Institute of Youth.
On the 7th of February in 1994 Doctor of philosophy, Professor I. M. Ilyinsky was appointed rector of the Institute of Youth.
On the 10th of March in 1994 the Institute of Youth opened a doctoral programme
On the 25th of July in 1994 the decision about state accreditation of the Institute of Youth was taken. The Institute became the third non-governmental higher education institution in Russia to receive state accreditation and the right to issue state diplomas to its graduates.
On the 27th of October 27 in 1994 the Open Department of the Institute of Youth started working. The task of the Department is to provide live communication between teachers and students with leading political and public figures of Russia and the world. On the first day of the Department's work, Mikhail Gorbachev, a Nobel peace prize winner and former President of the USSR (1990-1991), addressed the audience. In subsequent years, politicians G. N. Seleznev, G. A. Zyuganov, G. A. Yavlinsky, V. V. Zhirinovsky, A. I. Lebed, E. T. Gaidar, scientists and thinkers A. A. Zinoviev, N. N. Moiseev, G. I. Marchuk, G. A. Month, Metropolitan Pitirim of Volokolamsk and Yuriev (Nechaev), Director-General of UNESCO F. Major, artist I. Glazunov and others took part in its work.
In 1995 the faculty of Law and the faculty of Advertising were established.
In 1995 the second state report on the situation of youth in the Russian Federation "Youth of Russia: education of viable generations", prepared by a team of researchers under the leadership of I. M. Ilyinsky was published.
In 1995 first graduates faculties of social work, management, psychology left their Alma mater.
On the 6th of September in 1996 the rector of the Institute of Youth I. M. Ilyinsky was awarded the Order of Friendship by decree of the President of the Russian Federation.
On the 11th of February in 1997 UNESCO Director-General Federico Mayor signed an agreement between UNESCO and the Institute of Youth “on the establishment of the International Institute “Youth for culture of peace and democracy”.
In March 1997 the agreement on cooperation of the Institute of Youth with the French University Pantheon Assas (Paris-II) was signed.
In 1998 faculties of International Relations, Economics and Management were established.
In June 1998 the Union of non-state universities of Moscow and Moscow region was established. Rector of the Institute of Youth I. M. Ilyinsky was elected its President.
In October 1998 The Institute of Youth together with the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation and the Government of Moscow held a major International practical conference "Youth and society at the turn of century". More than 700 scientists from six countries participated in it.
On the 15th of May in 1999 the Institute of Youth held an international conference of youth leaders "Youth for culture of peace, non-violence and dialogue of civilizations" within the framework of the international forum of mayors and scientists and cultural workers "For culture of peace and dialogue among civilizations in the third Millennium". It was attended by the Director General of UNESCO, F. Major and Mayor of Moscow Yuri Luzhkov, who signed the Declaration declaring the territory of the Institute of Youth "the Territory of culture of peace".
In May 1999 the first student festival of the faculty of Advertising was held, which received international status in 2001 and has been held annually since then.
In July 1999 the Research center for A. A. Zinoviev was opened.
on the 2nd of September in 1999 the Russian intellectual club was established. The first President of it was an outstanding scientist, world-famous nuclear physicist N. N. Moiseev. A. A. Zinoviev and I. M. Ilyinsky were elected Vice-presidents.
In February 2000 A. A. Zinoviev was elected President of the Russian intellectual club.
On the 15th of November in 2000 the Institute of Youth got the status of "Academy" with the name of "Non-state noncommercial educational institution "Moscow Humanitarian and Social Academy".
On the 26th of June in 2000 the rector of Moscow Humanitarian and Social Academy, I. M. Ilyinsky was awarded the Order of Honor by decree of the President of the Russian Federation.
On the 26th of July 26 in 2001 College was established in the structure Academy, which implements secondary vocational education programmes. In 2001-2016 College produced more than 3500 mid-level specialists in eight specialties.
In November 2001 Academy received a license to train bachelors in six areas.
On the 21st of December in 2001 Academy was visited by the Minister of education of the Russian Federation V. M. Filippov.
In December 2001 Academy together with the Ministry of education of the Russian Federation co-founded the magazine " Student Community. Dialogues about education".
On the 27th of March in 2002 Academy hosted a meeting of the Minister of education V. M. Filippov with the rectors of universities that are members of the Union of non-state universities of Moscow and Moscow region.
On the 23rd of January in 2003 the book "Educational revolution" by I. M. Ilyinsky was presented in the Central House of Journalists.
On the 11th of June in 2003 Academy received a certificate of state accreditation and the status of "University".
In 2003 Moscow University for the Humanities was awarded the first prize for the University anthem "Nasha Zvezda" (poems by Igor Ilyinsky, music by Mark Minkov), following the results of the Second all-Russian competition in the category "University Anthems”.
In January 2004 scientific journal of Moscow University for the Humanities "Knowledge. Understanding. Skill " is registered by the Ministry of press, broadcasting and mass communication of the Russian Federation and is included in the List of leading peer-reviewed journals of the higher Attestation Commission.
On the 16th of February in 2004 the Institute of Fundamental and Applied Research was established, it continues the tradition of the Scientific Research Centre, developing the scientific school of research on youth problems, under the leadership of Professor I. M. Ilyinsky.
In April 2004 Moscow University for the Humanities hosted the scientific conference "Higher education for the XXI century", which later acquired the status of an international conference and has been held annually since then.
In November 2004 Moscow University for the Humanities celebrated its 60th anniversary. In his greeting, Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov called Moscow University for the Humanities "the flagship of non-governmental education in Russia".
On the 16th of May in 2005 Mathematical Centre for computer technologies and modeling was established. It was headed by Yu. I. Zhuravlev, an outstanding Russian mathematician, academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and winner of the Lenin prize.
On the 8th of July in 2005 Mr. Qian Qichen, a graduate of the Central Komsomol school, former Minister of foreign Affairs of China and Vice Premier of the state Council of the People's Republic of China, visited the University.
On the 7th of September in 2005 the first delegation of the Beijing Union University (BUU) arrived in Moscow and signed the cooperation agreement between the two universities. In 2006 students of the faculty of International Relations of Moscow st University for the Humanities had a foreign practice at BUU. Over the years of cooperation between the two universities, more than 150 Russian students have been trained in various programmes at BUU.
In October 2005 the first presentation of Bunin literary award took place It is the only one in Russia that is established by any University. The Chairman of the Board of Trustees is a member of the Union of writers of the Russian Federation I. M. Ilyinsky; the Chairman of the jury for many years was the people's artist of the Russian Federation S. I. Belza. Currently, the Chairman of the jury is a member of the Council of the Union of writers of the Russian Federation B. N. Tarasov. 60 writers have become laureates and diplomats of the award in different years.
On the 6th of June in 2006 the rector of Moscow University for the Humanities, I. M. Ilyinsky, was elected President of the Russian intellectual club (RIC)..
On the 8th of September in 2006 by decree of the President of the Russian Federation the rector of the Moscow University for the Humanities, I. M. Ilyinsky, was awarded the order of merit for the Fatherland, IV degree, for his great contribution to the development of education and science and many years of conscientious work.
In 2006 University received the international certificate of conformity of the quality management system ISO 9001-2000.
On the 7th of May in 2007 a memorial was opened in honor of teachers and employees of the University – participants of the great Patriotic war. There are 188 surnames carved on the granite slab. The opening ceremony was attended by Marshal of the Soviet Union D. T. Yazov.
In September 2007 Cultural Centre was opened.
O the 23rd of June in 2008 Moscow University for the Humanities was recognized as having passed the state accreditation with confirmation of the status of "University".
On the 27th of April in 2009 Student Council won the award "Best student self-government body in the University".
In June 2009 projects of the University – the international scientific conference "Higher education for the XXI century" and Bunin prize won the all-Russian competition "gold medal " European quality".
On the 9th - 11th of November in 2009 - Moscow University for the Humanities celebrated its 65th anniversary. 27 people were awarded the order of University "Service and Honor". 137 employees and teachers were awarded certificates of Honor from ministries, public organizations and Moscow University for the Humanities. 75 best students were also awarded certificates of honor from Moscow University for the Humanities.
In 2010 the Department of Management won the II all-Russian competition " Best Economic Department "in the category "Management". The competition was organized by the Free economic society of Russia and the International Academy of management with the support of the education Committee of the State Duma of the Russian Federation.
In 2010 - according to the results of the all-Russian competition "100 best universities. European quality" Moscow University for the Humanities was awarded the Gold medal "100 best research institutions and organizations in Russia".
On the 28th of June in 2011 rector of the Moscow University for the Humanities I. M. Ilyinsky was awarded the highest award of the government of Russian capital – the Sign of the distinction "for services to Moscow".
In 2011 the Department of Economic and Financial Disciplines was recognized the best in the category " Economic policy, macroeconomics "in the III all-Russian competition" Best economic Department-2011", which was held by the Free economic society of Russia.
In September 2011 an experimental psychophysiological laboratory was opened. It was headed by doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor V. M. Zvonikov.
On the 27th of October in 2011 rector of Moscow University of the Humanities I. M. Ilyinsky was elected President of the Russian branch of the International Academy of Sciences.
On the 7th of February 7 in 2012 I. M. Ilyinsky, rector of Moscow University for the Humanities, was appointed a confidant of Vladimir Putin, a candidate for the President of Russia.
On the 7th of May in 2012 rector of Moscow University for the Humanities, I. M. Ilyinsky, took part in the inauguration of the Russian President Vladimir Putin.
In June 2012 according to the results of the VI all-Russian competition "100 best universities in Russia", Moscow University of the Humanities took first place in the category "Best non-state University". According to the results of the VI all-Russian competition "100 best universities in Russia", the winner in the category "Best research Institute of higher education" was the Institute of Fundamental and Applied research. According to the results of the same all-Russian competition in the category "Best scientific book of the year" diplomas were awarded to I. M. Ilyinsky for the book "the Past in the Present" and V. A. Lukov for the monograph "Theories of youth: an interdisciplinary analysis".
In September 2012 the faculty of Culture and Art was established.
On the 10th of December in 2012 the rector of Moscow University for the Humanities, I. M. Ilyinsky, took part in the meeting of the President of the Russian Federation, V. V. Putin, with his confidants.
In 2012, a long-term cooperation agreement was signed with Sheffield Hallam University (UK), which allows to develop academic and cultural ties between universities and implement joint research projects.
On the 14th-16th of November in 2013 the X international scientific conference "Higher education for the XXI century" was held.
In May - September 2012 post-graduate student of Moscow University for the Humanities cosmonaut-researcher S. N. Revin made a space flight on the Soyuz TMA-04M transport vehicle. The duration of the space flight was 125 days, 00 hours and 50 minutes. On the 22nd of November S.N.Revin took part in a meeting with students, teachers and staff of the University. The rector of the University I. M. Ilyinsky awarded S. N. Revin the order of Moscow University for the Humanities "Service and Honor" of the first degree.
On the 10th of December in 2013 the President of the Russian Federation V. V. Putin met his confidants including rector of Moscow University for the Humanities I. M. Ilyinsky.
On the 12th of March in 2014 rector of the University I. M. Ilyinsky received the Gratitude of the President of the Russian Federation V. V. Putin "for the achieved labor success, many years of fruitful work, active legislative activity".
On the 5th of September in 2014 a meeting of students and teachers with the champion of the Olympic Games in Beijing, a student of the University A. Fedorova and a silver medalist of the Olympics, a graduate of the University M. Sidorova took place.
On the 14th- 18th of September in 2014 Moscow hosted the XXV anniversary international scientific conference "Shakespeare readings":" Shakespeare in the Russian-English cultural dialogue " (Shakespeare Mirrored: A Look at Cultural Relationship). The final day of the conference was held at the Moscow University for the Humanities.
On the 16th of September in 2014 cooperation agreement was signed between Moscow University for the Humanities and Polotsk State University (Republic of Belarus). Over the next two years, as part of the academic exchange, our University was visited by 6 groups of students from PSU with a total number of 55 people, training was carried out at the faculties of International Relations and Tourism, Economics and Management, Psychology and Social Work, and the faculty of Law.
On the 20th of November in 2014 Moscow University for the Humanities celebrated its 70th anniversary.
On the 27th of March in 2015 the First Academic readings in memory of the prominent scientist Vladimir Andreevich Lukov were held, organized by the Institute of Fundamental and Applied Research and the Russian section of the International Academy of Sciences (IAS, Innsbruck, Austria). Readings are held annually.
On the 13th of April in 2015 the faculty of Advertising celebrated its 20th anniversary. The event was timed to coincide with the XVII international student advertising festival "Yula Constellation".
On the 17th of June in 2015 Mongolian delegation led by the Prime Minister Chimediin Saikhanbileg, a graduate of the Higher Komsomol school – Institute of Youth in 1991, visited the University.
In October 2015 the cooperation agreement was signed between Moscow University for the Humanities and Abylai Khan Kazakh University of international relations and world languages. Every year Kazakh undergraduates are trained at the University in the areas of "Cultural Studies", "International Relations", "Foreign Regional Studies", "Tourism".
On the 12th of February in 2016 the Association of non-state universities for the first time conducted a rating of non-state universities. Among 168 universities divided into three groups, Moscow University for the Humanities became the top ten in the first group of the rating.
On the 9th of March in 2016 Igor Ilyinsky, Rector of Moscow University for the Humanities, won the National award " Best books and publishers of the year – 2015 "in the category" Fiction, journalism "for the documentary story"I Live and remember". The award was established by Literaturnaya Gazeta, the Russian state library, the Russian bibliographic Institute, and the Orden Cultural and educational center.
On the 12th of May in 2016 the Collected works of rector of Moscow University for the Humanities I. M. Ilyinsky in five volumes in the series " Domestic thought of new and modern history " were published by"Terra" publishing house.
On the 16th of June in 2016 Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Russia awarded rector of the University I. M. Ilyinsky the Order of the Holy Prince Dimitri of Moscow and Uglich "for works of charity".
On the 26th of August in 2016 I. M. Ilyinsky was approved as a confidant for Moscow mayor S. S. Sobyanin in the elections to the state Duma of the seventh convocation of the Russian Federation.
On the 15th of September in 2016 I. M. Ilyinsky won the all-Russian historical and literary award "Alexander Nevsky" for the book "I Live and remember" (Moscow University for the Humanities Press, Moscow, 2014).
On the 22nd of December in 2016 rector of the University I. M. Ilyinsky joined the Expert Council on higher education under the Committee on education and science of the state Duma of the Russian Federation.
On the 8th of February in 2017 College of Moscow University for the Humanities hosted the II City student scientific and practical conference, organized by the Petrovskaya Academy of Sciences and arts and the all-Russian Union of public associations "Youth socio-economic initiatives".
On the 4th -7th of April in 2017 the first Student creative economic forum at the faculty of Economics and Management took place. It was attended by the officials of the Ministry of economic development of the Russian Federation, Federal state statistics service, the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation in Moscow, Professor of Moscow state University. M. V. Lomonosova and Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, employees of personnel agencies and services, representatives of professional community. As a result of master classes, round tables, and a competition for student projects, a collection of forum materials was prepared for publication.
On the 24th of May 24 in 2017 as part of the all-Russian festival of student creativity "FESTOS", the University team took the third place in the championship of universities in Moscow and Moscow region "Univer Cup".
In June, the long-awaited launch of a new version of the University website was carried out, which became an excellent result of two-year-work by a friendly team of the University. The user-friendly interface and concise design were developed taking into account modern Internet technologies, information about the University and its activities was edited and updated.
In 2016 and 2017 rector of the University I. M. Ilyinsky, Director of the Institute of Fundamental and Applied Research V. A. Lukov, Vice-rector for academic Affairs, head of the Department of Sociology A. I. Kovaleva and Dean of the faculty of Culture and Art, head of the Department of Philosophy, Cultural Studies and Political Science A.V. Kostina were included in the "TOP 100 most productive Russian scientists" according to the Russian science citation index (RSCI).
By the beginning of the academic year, the faculty of Culture and Art received a separate new building with dressing rooms and studios with sound insulation for classes and creating a c professional atmosphere for our future actors and singers.
In October 2017 the Institute of Fundamental and Applied Research established the Shakespeare centre, which was headed by Nikolai V. Zakharov, doctor of Philosophy (PhD), candidate of Philology, scientific Secretary of The Shakespeare Commission of the Russian Academy of Sciences..
On the 24th of October in 2017 Moscow University for the Humanities hosted the award ceremony for the international Bunin prize , the only literary award in 1200 Russian universities given annually to outstanding Russian-language word artists. More than 200 works by authors from various regions of Russia and 10 foreign countries were submitted for participation in the XII contest in the "Poetry" category.
Among 764 Russian universities registered in the Russian science citation index, Moscow University for the Humanities ranks the 71st place, and among non-state universities - the 2nd place. In 2017, the number of citations of our scientists ' publications in the RSCI increased from 29810 to 39005.