The construction of the main buildings will begin on the MSU campus in 2017, said Marat Khusnullin, Deputy Mayor for Urban Development and Construction.
“The planning permission for new buildings has been granted, and construction will begin any day. I think the construction of the main buildings will begin next year,” Khusnullin said.
The Deputy Mayor pointed out that construction is already underway on the MSU campus. “We are building a dormitory and a school for gifted children, as well as a road that will connect the campus to the existing road network,” Khusnullin said.
He added that the opening of the Ramenki metro station on the Kalininsko-Solntsevskaya Line and the Prospekt Vernadskogo station on the Third Interchange Circuit will greatly improve the university’s transport accessibility.
“The Ramenki station will be of great use for the campus. The distance from the station is only 600 or 700 metres. The transport accessibility of the campus will be further improved by the new Prospekt Vernadskogo station, the construction of which will begin next year,” the Deputy Mayor said.
Marat Khusnullin, who heads the Urban Development and Construction Complex (Stroicomplex), previously said that a kind of Silicon Valley would be built on the MSU campus.
“We will start building a large research town on the MSU campus in the next few years. It will be a Russian Silicon Valley with a technologically advanced innovative research centre,” Khusnullin said.
He added that 430,000 square metres of new research facilities will be built near the existing MSU buildings.