Moscow Machine Tool Institute was established by the order № 1647 of the Presidium of Supreme Soviet of the National Economy of the USSR dated July 12, 1930 for the purpose of training specialists in machine tool industry. It became necessary to set up such a specialized higher educational institution, because of the urgent need to have qualified personnel for the national machine tool industry – the base of the domestic machine building.
In 1932 the first 29 engineers graduated the Institute.
From 1933 till 1941 824 engineers finished the Institute. Among the first-year graduates were such persons as A.I. Kostousov, who later became the Minister of the machine-tool industry, A.I. Efremov - future Vice-chairman of the Council of Ministers of the USSR.
During the first five years of its activities the Institute showed itself as a viable, developing educational institution, meeting the goals and demands of the socialist construction. After the first and second rounds of All-Union Technical Institutes’ Competition the Institute was awarded honorary diplomas.
After the first decade of its performance the Institute became a prominent educational institution with highly-skilled teaching and research staff, well-formed training and laboratory technical base.
During the Second World War Moscow Machine Tool Institute carried out and implemented more than a dozen complex projects. Among them there were investigations of the structural features ( details, armor, etc) of captured enemy’s tanks, modernization of machine equipment and mechanisms, studies of cutting tools’ properties, the development of machine-tools design, taking into account its defensive value. In the middle of October 1941 part of the students and teaching staff was moved to Tomsk, where the Institute branch was established what managed to train 220 engineers for the whole period of its functioning. In July 1943 the whole team of that branch was transferred back to Moscow and joined the work of the main Institute.
By the early 50-s the qualified teaching staff with scientific degrees increased significantly. The number of employees with scientific degrees was bigger than the average number of such workers in the higher educational institutions in the whole Soviet Union. By that time scientific schools were established in the field of mechanical engineering technology, machine tools design, forging and stamping technology equipment, precision mechanics devices, and physics.
In the year of its 25th anniversary (it was in 1955) Moscow Machine-Tool Institute trained engineers of seven specialties and was divided into five faculties: machine tool, technological, instrument-making, forging, faculty of evening studies. By that time more than 3.500 people had received their education.
In 60 – 70s the Institute conducted a large-scale scientific research in various directions: adaptive management of technological processes, automation of individual and small-scale manufacturing, production of automated and automatic machine systems and new machine tool models, development of advanced cutting tools, etc. Leading scientists published fundamental studies reflecting the latest breakthroughs in the ongoing areas of specialists’ preparation. Textbooks and teaching aids publication became the major scientific direction in “Stankin” during this period.
Y.M. Solomentsev, Professor, Doctor of Science, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, was assigned to the post of rector of the Institute in October 1974. Y.M. Solomentsev contributed to the development of «Stankin» . And as a result of his creative approach to restructure the scientific and research base was the foundation of brand new scientific schools developing new vectors in IT sphere: Computer Science & Engineering, CALS (Continuous Acquisition and Lifecycle Support) what endorsed its relevance and was quite innovative in the growing worldwide cybernation,
«Stankin» approached its 50th anniversary in 1980 with considerable success. Over these years more than 18 thousand engineers were trained in various specialties including such demanded as machine construction and cutting tools, technology of mechanical engineering, metal forming and tool engineering. In 1980 in honor of its 50th anniversary Moscow Machine Tool Institute was awarded the Order of the Red Banner for great achievements in training and essential contribution to the national science.
In 1981 «Stankin» started to create, adjust and develop production of advanced types of cutting, abrasive, diamond tools and superhard materials. A set of research operations was put into action for the creation and development in production of high-performance equipment, including computer numerical control (CNC), flexible manufacturing lines (FML) also computerized.
In 1983 a new specialty "Robots and robotic systems" was opened at the newly organized department “Robotics and mechatronics”. In 1986 "Stankin" opened a special faculty for retraining and requalification of national economy specialists.
In 1991 on the basis of the oldest educational institutions of the city of Yegorievsk - Mechanical and Electrical School named after Tsarevich Alexey (founded in 1909) and Machine-Technical School "Komsomolets" (founded in 1923) a Technical Faculty of the Institute was established, to be reorganized into a branch of Moscow State University of Technology "Stankin" in January 16, 1996.
Due to the scientific and methodological achievements of the Institute and by the Order of the Committee on Higher Education of the Ministry of Science, Higher Education, and Technical Policy, dated November 25, 1992 the Academic and Methodological Association on Education in the Field of Automated Machinery (AMAE AM) was established, which incorporated more than 120 universities of Russia and CIS countries.
As the recognition of a newly reached level of the educational process development and conducted research Moscow Machine Tool Institute was renamed as Moscow State University of Technology "Stankin"(MSTU) on December 7, 1992 by the Order № 1119 of the Ministry of Science, Higher Education and Technical policy.
Growing role of MSTU predetermined new changes.
In 1993 the Intercollegiate Specialized Center of New Informative Technologies was established. The Center conducted research in educational process of computerization as well as new technologies in the field of education and science.
The new Faculty of Economics and Management of Innovative Technologies (EMIT) was founded in 1994. It carried the goal to graduate highly qualified specialists in economics for various industries. In the same year as a result of the merge of the two faculties - Flexible Manufacturing Design and Automated Systems of Metal Forming – a faculty of "Mechanics and management" (MEUP) was set up. The new faculty formed a powerful group of departments, working in the field of construction and computer designing of automated equipment.
MSTU "Stankin" entered the XXI century holding the leading position in the field of education and science. The University was among the first to switch to a multilevel system of training, implementing educational process in the five areas of bachelor's and master's degrees in 23 specialties. According to the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation Order № 1870, dated 26.04.2001 (paragraph №1) MSTU "Stankin" was renamed as Federal State Budget Educational Institution of Higher Professional Education (FSBEI HPE) Moscow State University of Technology “STANKIN” (MSTU).
In June 2007 Sergei N. Grigoriev, Professor, Doctor of Technical Science, was elected rector of MSTU "Stankin". His professional activity has been closely connected with the University since 1982. Under his guidance systematic training of specialists is provided , including the application of innovative engineering technologies, modern information technologies and usage of special economic knowledge.
In 2008 in accordance with the decision of the Government Commission on Industry, Technology and Transport, and by the "Plan of priority measures in the development of machine-tool industry of Russia until 2011” a State Engineering Center (GITS) by «Stankin» was established. Its primary purpose is to ensure the long-term technological independence and competitiveness of Russian engineering.
Nowadays organizational structure in “Stankin” disposes: the Faculty of Engineering Technology and Equipment (ETE), the Faculty of Informational Technologies and Control Systems (ITCS), and the Faculty of Economics and Management (FEM), which have full-time (day) and part-time (evening) forms of studying.
At the present time more than 500 lecturers and researchers work at the University including 100 Doctors of Science and Professors and 340 Candidates of Science and Assistant Professors. Moscow State University of Technology has stable and constantly developing international relations with universities and companies of Austria, Brazil, Germany, Hungary, Italy, China, the USA, South Korea and other countries in the fields of its activity.