The National University of Mongolia was established as the first Mongolian HEI in 1942 and has been an important research based training institution since then. NUM was a root for other public universities including University of Health, University of Science and Technology and University of Agriculture. Today NUM offers over 108 programs covering all social sciences, humanities and natural sciences through its 5 affiliated schools. Currently NUM is aiming to reach world standard of Excellency in teaching and in research.
NUM has played a fundamental role in creating, promoting and strengthening capacities in contemporary scientific research nationwide. NUM has educated generations of professional people for the government, public sector, and industry. Graduates of NUM have been playing a leading role in the political, socio-economic and cultural life of the nation, and in education and science. The University has highly competitive admission standards for the public university and a top notch academia research university in Mongolia. The R&D&I, education, and entrepreneurship are the main functions of the university. Today NUM intends to continue establishing a university founded upon knowledge-based scientific research and entrepreneurship.
NUM is a globalizing university that pursues freedom of exchange of people, knowledge and information.
NUM promotes equal and mutually beneficial international cooperation. It maintains partnership agreements with more than 120 international universities and research organizations and has a rich tradition of implementing joint projects and programs with overseas institutions and international organizations.
Since 2014-2015academic year 14 affiliated schools of NUM were merged into five schools as the below:
-School of Arts and Sciences
-School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
-Business school
-School of Law
-School of International Relations and Public administration
The School of Arts and Sciences has three divisions comprised of natural science, social science and
humanitarian science.
The division of Natural sciences has been restructured in 6 departments: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Geology and geophysics.
The school is equipped with chemical, biological, physical and geographical training laboratories and
sustains professional quarters and campuses in the provincial districts of Uvurzaisan and Khonin Nuga.
Division of social sciences consists of 6 departments: Anthropology and Archaeology, Economics, Education and Psychology, Journalism and Public relations, Sociology and social work and Political science.
Division of Humanities concludes of seven departments : Philosophy and Religion studies, History, Mongolian language studies, Literature and Art studies, British and American studies, European studies and Asian studiesSchool of Engineering and Applied sciences is a newly founded school as a result of NUM’s reorganization in December, 2013. The School adopted programs and curriculums related to Engineering, Technology andApplied sciences from School of Mathematics and Computer Science, School of IT, School of Geography and Geology, School of Biology and Biotechnology, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, School of Physics and Electronics and School of Economic studies, which are constituted the previous organization of NUM. It consists of 4 professional departments and number of Research centres in order to fulfil research and education programs.
Business school strives to maintain an impeccable environment of quality education with over 4000 students studying over 23 courses. Currently the school employs more than 100 academics to serve undergraduate and graduate students and offers 6 major courses and more than 20 minor courses at the school. Moreover the School offers a joint business diploma and a postgraduate diploma in a business program in cooperation with NCC education Co., Ltd UK. The Business centre of the school offers consulting services to outside clients and plays a role in connecting the schools academic staff with business enterprises in order to conduct research and project
School of Law is a top ranking law school in the country. It employs around 60 leading professors, lecturers and researchers. The School of Law’s main activity has running the disciplines as State and Administrative law, Theory of Law and Jurisprudence, Civil law, Criminal law and International Law. The school has Practical and Training center, International Law and Comparative law center and Research and Education centre of Japanese Law.
School of International Relations and Public administration was founded in 1990 as an affiliate of the NUM. Within the restructure of NUM it became the School of International Relations and Public administration. The areas of study of the schools are: International relations, the history of diplomacy, Contemporary diplomacy, Foreign policies of super powers, The history of Mongolian foreign policy, Foreign relations and diplomacy, Theory of international relations, Issues on geopolitics and security, Country studies, The development of diplomatic correspondence, International law, Foreign countries state and jurisprudential law, World economy, International economic relations, The economic relations of Mongolia and Issues concerning translation theory and practice.
NUM is managing 2 EMA2 projects. GATE and recent TACTIC project where is experimenting the problems connected with recognition of exams and career.

The Mongolian University of Science and Technology is committed to understanding the needs of national development and providing quality services to the society, training highly qualified specialists for the new century in accordance to market demands, becoming a main intellectual procedur for the constitution of technology to ensure the sustainable development of the nation, and advancing the intellectual and social welfare through promotion of naturalization and enhancement of appropriate technology in every field of national industry and creating the efficient intellectual service that assists in improving national development.
Mongolian University of Science and Technology ( ) was founded in 1969 as a part of the National University of Mongolia with 5 faculties and 13 departments and named as the Polytechnic Institute.The Mongolian University of Science and Technology (MUST), one of the leading State Universities of the country, is situated on its extensive campuses in Ulaanbaatar City, Darkhan, Erdenet, Uburkhangai, and Sukhbaatar provinces.
MUST is made up of seventeen professional schools, colleges and 3 research institutes and 36 experimental and technology centers whose faculty offer educational opportunities to students ranging from first-year undergraduates through doctoral-level candidates in engineering, technology, and others.
Currently about 36 000 students including international students are enrolling and enjoying life at the university, and and 1200 professors and over thousand staff is engaged in student training, educational and research activities, university administration and management

The Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science is the central state administering body which is responsible for the creation of nationwide policies relating to education, academic activities, science and culture. The Ministry sets standards for education levels, schedules the school year, approves secondary education textbooks, administers the national entrance exams, provides support to regional education agencies, and issues licenses to establish higher education institutions.
Mongolia intends to join the Bologna Declaration and start the reform accordingly. ECTS must be developed and their use spread in the country. The Ministry is monitoring the experiences done in the country within EMA2 projects and will consider and evaluate the PAWER results.