The Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) is the oldest university in Russia and home to more than 47,000 students.
The university was founded in 1755 by the Russian scientist Mikhail Lomonosov. Today, the academical emphasis is on advancing applied sciences like new materials, genetics, biomedicine, pharmaceutics, cognitive sciences, ecology, and information technologies. As of 2019, 13 Nobel laureates have been affiliated with the university. According to the 2019 QS World University Rankings, it is the highest-ranking Russian educational institution and according to the Nature Index, it is the highest ranking Russian university for research output.
Standing 240 m to its spire, the Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) complex houses the tallest educational building in the world. The main 36-story MSU building broke several records when completed in 1953. Last year, Schindler started modernizing some of the building's elevators by replacing older units with 22 modern Schindler 5500 elevators with energy-saving traction technology designed for high-rises and urban landmark buildings. The digitized elevators also include Schindler's Transit Management technology “The PORT Technology”, which optimizes traffic flow for students and visitors.
Modernizing lifts and escalators in Europe's landmark buildings is challenging, but the rewards are monumental. With Europe's elevator and escalators growing older by the day and building owners eager to reduce energy consumption and meet increased safety regulations, modernizations of old elevators and escalators are on the rise. Many of these vertical transportation systems serve Europe's diverse landmarks.
> This is the third part of a series about modernization in historical buildings around Europe (3/4).