Moscow State Mining University ( in Russian) is a Russian institute of higher education that prepares mining engineers.Its history can be traced back to September 4, 1918, when Moscow Mining Academy was founded. In 1930 the Academy was divided into six independent institutes. Among the new colleges which grew out of the Academy's departments was Moscow Mining Institute. Since that time Moscow Mining Institute has become one of the largest and best-known scientific centers in the field of mining and one of the leading teaching and research mining schools in the country. In 1993 the Institute was transformed into the State University of Mining, due to its great contribution to mining science and training of highly-qualified specialists for various branches of mining industry.