Investment in Moscow: Investment climate factors

Moscow offers great opportunities to receive education.

Moscow has more than 1,000 pre-school educational institutions. At the beginning of 2014, 414,000 children of pre-school age went to kindergarten, which is almost 34% higher than the 2010 level. Around 40,000 children receive pre-school education in short-stay groups, and around 2,000 – in family kindergartens. Hide the chart

Number of children in pre-school educational institutions in Moscow, at the beginning of the year (in thousands)

Source: Rosstat.

In the 2013/2014 academic year in Moscow there were around 1,500 general education schools, education bodies, gymnasiums and secondary schools (including 131 private educational organizations), where around 837,000 children studied. View the chart

Number of students in general schools for the city of Moscow, at the start of the academic year (in thousands)

Source: Rosstat

In Moscow there are 4 academic institutions which are members of the Council of International Schools (CoIS), 11 schools which operate according to the International Baccalaureate system (IB). View the chart

Quantity of members of the Council of International Schools (CoIS) in cities around the world, 2015

Source: Council of International Schools.

At the start of the 2013/2014 academic year in Moscow, there were 223 higher education institutions (23% of the overall number of higher education systems in Russia, including 92 state and 131 private higher education institutions). In 2013, Moscow universities produced 226,000 specialists with higher education, and there were 887,000 students with university degrees. According to the amount of students calculated per 1000 residents, Moscow is ahead of New York, Hong Kong or London. View the chart

Number of students from higher education institutions in cities around the world* 2013/2014 (per 1,000 people)

*the Paris, Prague, Stockholm and Berlin data is from 2012
Source: Rosstat, Eurostat, HESA, The City University of New York, The government of the Hong Kong SAR, calculations by Moscow City Investment Agency

There are 6 educational institutions in Moscow that are members of the Council of International Schools (CoIS). There is a developing International Baccalaureate system (IB), which provides teaching in one of three foreign languages: currently Moscow has 17 authorized schools, 13 of which are state and 4 are private.

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Number of the Council of International Schools (CoIS) members in different cities of the world, August 2017

Source: COIS

In the academic year 2015/2016, colleges provided training for 64 most popular professions and 110 specialties using vocational training programs and mid-level training programs.

In 2017, the Moscow team won the team evaluation of the WorldSkills National Championship.

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Team evaluation of the WorldSkills National Championship in 2017, points

Source: final2017.worldskills.ru.

Moscow is one of the leading scientific and educational centers of the world: The Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation has 179 higher educational institutions in Moscow (103 of which are non-state). 6 Moscow institutions of higher education were included in the TOP-200 international teaching quality ranking of the Round University Ranking-2017 (Thomson Reuters). With about 800 thousand students, Moscow is ahead of Berlin, Hong Kong and London in terms of the students number per 1,000 residents.

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Number of higher education students in different cities of the world, 2016/2017, per 1,000 residents

Sources: Rosstat, Euromonitor, The City University of New York, Statistisches Bundesamt, Paris Region Economic Development Agency, HESA, calculations of the Moscow City Investment Agency

Number of children in pre-school educational institutions in Moscow, at the beginning of the year (in thousands)

Source: Rosstat.

Number of students in general schools for the city of Moscow, at the start of the academic year (in thousands)

Source: Rosstat

Quantity of members of the Council of International Schools (CoIS) in cities around the world, 2015

Source: Council of International Schools.

Number of students from higher education institutions in cities around the world* 2013/2014 (per 1,000 people)

*the Paris, Prague, Stockholm and Berlin data is from 2012
Source: Rosstat, Eurostat, HESA, The City University of New York, The government of the Hong Kong SAR, calculations by Moscow City Investment Agency

Number of the Council of International Schools (CoIS) members in different cities of the world, August 2017

Source: COIS.

Team evaluation of the WorldSkills National Championship in 2017, points

Source: final2017.worldskills.ru.

Number of higher education students in different cities of the world, 2016/2017, per 1,000 residents

Sources: Rosstat, Euromonitor, The City University of New York, Statistisches Bundesamt, Paris Region Economic Development Agency, HESA, calculations of the Moscow City Investment Agency