MOSCOW AVIATION INSTITUTE (MAI)
MAI is one of the most popular universities in the field of aerospace training and in other high-tech industries. Among the university development areas of are aircraft systems, missile and space systems, energy systems, IT, new materials and production technologies, the multifaceted use of aerospace technologies. Since the foundation of MAI more than 160 000 professionals have graduated. More than 70% of MAI graduates work for industry-based corporations. MAI holds the record among universities in the quantity of graduates who have become space and test pilots. There are 23 pilot-cosmonauts who spent more than 15 years performing space missions. 65 spacewalks were carried out. Many MAI graduates are currently working as cosmonauts.