MSTU was founded in 1950. MSTU provides educational services in 49 specialties of 12 faculties.There are 36 departments for preparing specialists. There are training and retraining courses for marine specialists. Post-graduate studies are offered in 32 specializations to prepare scientific staff of highest qualifications. Specialists of MSTU carry out research work on the contract base for the industry: Technique and Technology of Hydrobiots and Agricultural Raw Processing; Navigation and Fleet Maintenance; Energy-saving Technologies; Geophysical Processes Exploration in Arctic; Computer and Information Technologies; Chemistry, Ecology and Environmental Studies; Regional Issues of Economy, Law, Prognosis and Management. The Center of innovation and technology, which has been founded on the basis of MSTU, promotes for application of scientific and technical production and services to economic turnover.