Institute of Machine Engineering is an affiliated branch of the National Research Ogarev Mordovia State University. The Institute is located in Ruzaevka, the second most-populous city in the Republic of Mordovia, Russia; it lies 25 kilometers southwest of Saransk. The Institute was founded in 1964 following the order of the Ministry of Education, No. 620 dated 18.08.1964.

Over the past years, more than 5500 engineers have been learned, forming the foundation of the industrial development of the Republic of Mordovia and Russia.

Graduates of the Institute receive an adequate engineering education empowering them to work at any industrial enterprises/companies. In addition, students are taught special skills i.e. in modern conditions, these are computer-aided design techniques and specialised software tools.

Resources and facilities

The Institute has all the pre-requisites for research and education in the field of machine/mechanical engineering. The academic premises and laboratories are furnished with modern equipment.

The Institute laboratories are designed to pursue studies and research on CNC machines, the analysis of CNC systems takes place on the basis of an interactive EMCO class equipped with special simulators imitating the CNC racks of industrial machines. EMCO classes teach how to master programming in the most popular CNC systems: Siemens Sinumerik 810D/840D, Sinumerik Operate, Fanuc 0 and 21, Heidenhain TNC 426/430, Fagor 8055, Heidenhain TNC 530 CNC system.

The Institute has ever given much prominence to the development of the system of continuing/life-long education, which ensures the continuity of the chain «University – employment – upskilling&retraining».

In 2019, an agreement was signed to launch an ASCON centre with, one of the largest domestic IT company, a developer of software for engineering activities.


The research efforts of the Institute of Machine Engineering target the following areas:

-                     experimental research and mathematical modeling of the electrical and magnetic properties of new superconductors;

-                     analysis of processes at the edge of a gas charge plasma and a solid-state body;

-                     professional orientation of teaching general science disciplines in technical universities;

-                     development of integrated CAD applications, automation of programming of CNC machines in the KOMPAS-3D system;

-                     mathematical modeling and software implementation of computational mechanics and optimisation problems in the modern CAD environment;

-                     mathematical modeling of technological processes of manufacturing parts;

-                     development and implementation of digital engineering technologies based on the integration of virtual and real objects;

-                     co-relation of design and technology of products manufacturing;

-                     modeling and selection of optimal designs for basic parts of metalworking machines and manufacturing machinery complexes.