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History



1779 The Land Survey School was founded at the Land Survey Office by the decree of Empress Catherine II "the Great". Proposals for the organization of the school were prepared by the first member of the Land Survey Office, Chief Prosecutor S.I. Rozhnov.

1819 1779 The Land Survey School was founded at the Land Survey Office by the decree of Catherine II. Proposals for the organization of the school were prepared by the first member of the Land Survey Office, Chief Prosecutor S.I. Rozhnov.

1819 Konstantinovskaya School was renamed Konstantinovsky College by the Decision of the State Council.

1833 The famous Russian writer S.T. Aksakov was appointed Inspector of the School.

1835 The Konstantinovsky Land Survey School was transformed into the Konstantinovsky Land Survey Institute.

The 40s of the 19th century - detailed course programs were compiled, a library, a museum of instruments were organized, lithography was arranged, a new charter of the institute was adopted, and an astronomical observatory was built.

1850 - The Institute received the right of a first-rate educational institution;military disciplines, combat training were added.

1873  The Institute was transferred to the premises of the School of Boundary Surveyors on Gorokhovsky lane. This building, the ancestral home of the Demidov family, was built under  the project of the architect M.F. Kazakov.

1916   Konstantinovsky Land Survey Institute was awarded the title of "Imperial."

1917   N.M. Kislov became the first elected rector; he was the founder of the Russian  school of applied optics and optical instrument making.

In 1919  Feodosiy Nikolaevich Krasovsky became rector. An outstanding scientist, geodesist, Corresponding Member of the USSR Academy of Sciences. Together with A.A. Izotov participated in development of the reference ellipsoid, later called the Krasovsky ellipsoid.

1923 А curriculum for 4 years of study was adopted.

1930 The Institute was reorganized. On the basis of the Moscow Land Surveying Institute, two independent educational institutions were created: the Moscow Geodetic Institute and the Moscow Institute of Land Management Planning?.

1936 Three faculties were were set up : geodesic, cartographic and geodesic instrumentation; later aerophoto-surveying faculty was also added.

1941-1943 The Institute was evacuated to Tashkent. The scientists of the Institute made a significant contribution to the creation of military equipment.

1963-1988 The period of expansion of the Institute, its construction, strengthening of the material base, setting up of new specialties and specializations under the leadership of Vasily Dmitrievich Bolshakov.

1979 The Institute was awarded the Order of Lenin for achieved successes and achievements in the training of highly qualified engineers and in connection with the 200th anniversary of its foundation.

1988 А graduate of MIIGAiK Viktor Petrovich Savinykh was elected rector of the Institute. He is also a pilot-cosmonaut who made three space flights, twice given the title Hero of the Soviet Union, now he is President of the University.

1993 The Institute was transformed into the Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography.

2007 Moscow College of Geodesy and Cartography and Kirov College of Construction, Economics, and Law joined MIIGAiK.

2010  MIIGAiK celebrated 175 years of higher geodesic education in Russia.

2011 A new large sports complex was put into operation in Kuntsevo.

2016 MIIGAiK celebrated 237 years since its foundation.

2017 The Faculty of Geodesy celebrated its 100th anniversary.