Rector of National research nuclear University (NRNU) “MEPhI” Mikhail Strikhanov said that success led them to the University connected with Orthodoxy and nuclear physics “very good” is combined with faith.
“Faith, professed by the core of the University, helps us in life to achieve success”, – quotes “Interfax” of his statements on the next November 15 in MIFI IV Christmas educational readings of the southern Vicariate of Moscow.
According to Striganova, thanks to the discovery consecrated by Patriarch Kirill of the house Church during high school in 2009, and the Department of theology in 2012 and is headed by the Chairman of the Synodal Department for external Church relations Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, MEPI has achieved great success both in Russia and abroad.
“The University is now ranked in the top 100 best universities, occupying the 36th place in the natural Sciences according to the international rating. Differently rated, we at the 75th place in the world among five thousand universities,” said the rector, without specifying what ratings he had in mind.
Meanwhile, published in September, the top 500 global rankings Quacquarelli Symonds (QS World University Rankings) of the League of the best universities in the world, which is one of the most famous and respected the world, NRNU “MEPhI” were only in the fifth hundred. In a July ranking of the 1000 best universities in the world, according to the Center for World University Rankin (CWUR), national research nuclear University “MEPhI” voobshe did not get, although the company previously occupied there 755th position. And in the March ranking of the best universities of Europe, compiled annually by the British magazine Times Higher Education (THE), MENTS “MEPhI” was on 164th.
Nuclear physics “very good” is combined with faith
“Many were surprised, when we started, and asked: “How physics is combined with faith?” Very well, because our strong belief is that the younger generation from the very beginning you should practice the values that the firm”, – said].
Opening to the public of the Department of theology has caused hot debate in the scientific community. About a hundred academicians and corresponding members of the Russian Academy of Sciences sent to the Ministry of education and science of the Russian Federation the letter with the requirement to close the Department on the grounds that Russia is a secular state.
Against this background, the rector of Moscow state University, which built the second Church, academician Viktor Sadovnichy said in the spring of 2015, while MSU is not going to create a faculty of theology, noting that the theology in this University studied and taught in different departments.
However, according to the Orthodox Church in Russia for more than 30 secular institutes have the faculty or the chair of theology, which as a specialty was approved a few years ago.