Department of space studies at MSU, will start work in 2018

© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Aminopherase in potamanthidae the building of the Moscow state University. M. V. Lomonosov. Archival photoDepartment of space studies at MSU, will start work in 2018© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Aminopherase the image Bank

Department of space studies at Lomonosov Moscow state University will begin full operation in 2018, said at the open day in the University, its rector Viktor Sadovnichy.

«We opened Department of space studies. He this year actually begins full operation», — said Sadovnichy.

In the message a press-services of the University explained that this year it is planned to first conduct a recruitment program specialist within this Department. The purpose of the program «Space research and space exploration» will be preparing «highly qualified specialists for carrying out fundamental and applied space research».

The representatives of the press service of the University indicate that at present as specializations of the program selected Earth remote sensing, the technology of virtual and mixed reality, space physics, the study of the moon and planets. List of areas of specializations will be expanded, they added.

While training for the students of scheduled production practice in the organizations of the space industry and Russian Academy of Sciences, conclude the representatives of the press service.