June 30, 2017

Sumy state medical university

Sumy State University Medical School, Ukraine


Sumy State University is located in Sumy city in the North-East of Ukraine. Its history began in 1948. Today, SSU is a leading university of a classical type with the III-IV accreditation level in the region.

The University currently serves more than 16,000 students who are pursuing pre bachelor, bachelor, specialist and master degrees in 45 majors and 21fields of knowledge according to the list of majors 2015. About 1300 foreign students represent more than 50 countries worldwide.


Sumy State University is included in Global Research University Profiles (GRUP) by Shanghai Ranking taking position 500+. SSU is also included in the directory of world’s best universities by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Sumy State University enters the TOP-group (3 %) of leading universities of the world and is classified as university with high research intensity according to the international ranking of higher education institutions QS World University Rankings. SSU is in the TOP-100 according to the QS University Rankings: EECA among the universities of this region. According to the rankings SSU enters the TOP-5 Ukrainian universities.

According to the worldwide Internet rankings Webometrics and uniRank University Ranking, SSU takes the 3rdand 2nd places respectively among Ukrainian universities. It also takes the high positions in the European ranking U-Multirank that identifies most indicators of academic, extracurricular, international and other activity of SSU as being higher than the world average value.

Sumy State University is the first Ukrainian higher education institution, which has passed in 2014 an independent external audit of the QS Company and was given the highest points (5 stars) in such categories as Teaching, Engagement, Access, and E-learning.


SSU constituents are:

  1. SSU Medical Institute
  2. 2 Educational and Scientific Institutes (Schostka, Konotop)
  3. 4 technical Schools, colleges
  4. 9 Faculties
  5. 58 Chairs
  6. Center of extra-mural, distant and evening education
  7. Center of Advanced Studies (Graduate School) Preparatory department
  8. 2 Educational and scientific centers of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
  9. Scientific Center of missile troops and artillery battle application
  10. Student Scientific and Research Institute
  11. Information and library complex
  12. Sport and Students’ clubs
  13. Publishing house
  14. Educational complex (40 high schools, lyceums, comprehensive schools)

International Activity

Currently, about 1,300 foreign students at SSU represent more than 50 countries worldwide. The Preparatory Department at SSU offers Russian and Ukrainian language courses to help foreign students succeed. Moreover, such majors as Medicine, Computer Science and Management are taught in English.


Research Activity

According to the SCOPUS database, Sumy State University holds a leading position among Ukrainian universities for h-index (the index of research impact) and the number of citations by international scholarly community.

Corresponding Members of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine, 120 Doctors of Sciences, Professors and 650 Candidates of Sciences (PhD), Associate Professors represent academic staff of the University. There are 45 postgraduate and post-doctoral programmes, degree awarding academic councils.

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