K. G. Razumovsky Moscow State University of Technologies and Management was founded in 1953 as the all-Union correspondence Institute of the food industry. The decision to create the University was dictated by the needs of developing sectors of the national economy – to secure professional personnel in the regions, at enterprises. That is why it was necessary to train young people on the manufacture.
In 1991, a full-time department was opened at the institute.
In 1999, the University was renamed as the Moscow state technological Academy, and in 2003 – the Moscow State University of Technologies and Management. Today, the University has the status of a leading Russian University that trains specialists for the food and processing industry of various forms of ownership. In addition, the University was ranked among the best food universities in the world.
The founders of the university’s scientific schools were such scientists as Professor Georgy Gerasimovich Agabalyants, who developed the technology for industrial production of “Soviet champagne”, Professor Natalya Petrovna Kozmina, who laid the foundations of the biochemistry of bread, Professor Yuri Klyachko, a creator of the scientific school of analytical chemistry. The departments of the university are named after these outstanding scientists.
Currently, the University prepares specialists for the most diverse sectors of the food and processing industry, because it is this industry that is developing at a rapid pace, and the income from exporting agricultural products is almost equal to the oil and gas. Therefore, amid a shortage of qualified personnel, technologists from our departments successfully find interesting, well-paid jobs and are always in demand by large enterprises.
The University provides students with a full range of in-depth knowledge, new ideas and successful technologies are developed in close cooperation with reputable Russian research institutes and centers. Practice shows that University graduates not only adapt quickly to the market economy, work in a dynamically changing environment, but are also able to take part in the formation of new, effective, high-tech clusters of the economy.
Over the years of the University's existence, the area of buildings under the operational management of the University has been expanded 4 times. A sports and recreation complex was built. We managed to significantly modernize the University's international activities. Cooperation with universities in China, India, Norway and Iceland is being developed.
Since 2010, the University has been involved in the implementation of the largest project – targeted training of specialists from the Cossacks. That is why the University was named after Kirill Razumovsky, a Cossack from Little Russia, the first Russian President of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences. New traditions have also appeared at the University. Each discipline includes the so-called Cossack component – that is, additional sections, topics and special courses within the framework of the Federal educational standard.
In 2014, the University was renamed in accordance with its specifics: the former name is added to the "The First Cossack University".
In the field of Cossack education, the system of continuous Cossack education has been significantly developed to improve its quality, and clusters of continuous Cossack education are being formed.
Clusters of continuing Cossack education are network educational partnerships organized by military Cossack societies, schools with Cossack cadet classes, colleges, and the First Cossack University. The clusters implement a unified content of Cossack education at the levels of education and Patriotic education based on historical and cultural traditions of the Cossacks.
Focusing on the regional problems of personnel training for food and processing industry enterprises, the University opened training programs for secondary vocational education within the cluster of continuing Cossack education, and gathered specialized colleges and technical schools around regional branches.
Thus, during its history, the University has passed a number of stages of formation and development, while one thing has remained unchanged – the highest quality education for the success of the country.