Sumy State University


Sumy State University was founded in 1948, SSU is leading higher educational establishment in Sumy (Cymm) city, Ukraine with strong scientific and educational complex, recognized center of culture.

The university currently serves more than 15,000 students who are pursuing pre-bachelor, specialist and master degrees in 60 majors according to 40 directions in 23 fields of Knowledge both full and part time

Sumy State University is in TOP-100 leading universities of the world. (With overall score 651-700), according to the international ranking of higher education institutions QS world university rankings SSU is in TOP-100 according to the QS university rankings: EECA (With the overall score 61-70) among  the universities of this region.

According to the worldwide internet rankings Webometrics and 4ICU, SSU takes the 6th and 9th place respectively among the Ukrainian universities. It also takes the high position among the European ranking U-Multi rank that identifies most indicaters 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 an independent external audit of the QS Company in the year 2014 and given the highest points (5 Stars) in such categories as Teaching Engagement, Access and E-Learning.

SSU is the 1st Ukrainian university to enter the TOP-200 best universities of the world, according to the international ecological ranking UI Green Metric.

Sumy State University cooperates with about 200 partners from the USA, UK, Germany, Austria, France, Poland, Lithuania, Belgium, Sweden, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Romania, Japan, China, the Russian federation and other countries of the world.

Bachelor and Master Programms offered by SSU

  • General Medicines (MBBS) at Sumy Medical Institute
  • Dentistry
  • Business Administration
  • Marketing
  • Information Technology
  • International Management

Sumy Medical Institute

Sumy State University

Sumy Medical Institute is attested according to the top educational level of accreditation. 200 teachers, among them 25 are Doctors of Sciences, 150 candidates of sciences, including Honored educational workers of Ukraine, Laureates of State prize of Ukraine perform educational, scientific and clinical upbringing work at 17 medical departments and 7 general departments of Sumy State University.

Medical Institute provides high quality education to foreign students, medical institute prepares specialist along the following education qualification level: Specialists in “General Medicine”, “Preventive Medicine”, and “Dentistry”.

DOCTOR OF MEDICINE COURSE (MBBS): The course duration is 5+1 academic years. The students master the basic disciplines of medical and biological profile as well as various clinical subjects. On the successful completion of study, graduates are qualified as Physician with the title of Doctor of Medicines.  International students from any country can apply for English medium course.

“General Medicine”
In the under graduate educational program, during six years of study the students study different fundamental and clinical disciplines. Studying encompasses a variety of health care practices evolved to maintain and restore health by the prevention and treatment of diseases. Modern medicine applies health science, biomedical and genetic researches and medical technology to diagnose and treat injury and disease, through medication, surgery, or some other forms of treatment. Medical institute is widely known for its many innovative teaching, practical training and research programs with international cooperation.

Admission to the Medical Institute of Sumy State University takes place after conclusion of a contract. Students study in groups of eight-ten students according to selected language. The second year students attend their clinical studies where they can gain experience in caring for the patients. Clinical disciplines are taught beginning from the third year of study. Students can study any topic of interest and to raise their of knowledge in the departments students scientists community. All six years of the program must be passed successfully before students are permitted to graduate. Actively rages students life: programs of academic mobility, international conferences, summer foreign practice, operate student initiative, sports, health and lifestyle volunteering.

“Preventive medicine”
From 2012 at the Medical Institute trained specialists in medical prophylaxis (specialty “Preventive medicine”). To study students used modern sanitation-epidemiological laboratories, where they will gain practical skills, also created a strong educational base. New opportunities for graduates: the status of a civil servant, working in expert laboratories, inspection bodies. After the specialty “Preventive Medicine” available to be specialized doctor: virologist, genetics, hygienists, nutritionists, epidemiologists, immunologists, a specialist in the organization and management of health care and others.

Dentistry is the branch of medicine that is involved in the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders and conditions of the oral cavity, the maxillofacial area and the adjacent and associated structures, and their impact on the human body. To the layman, dentistry tends to be perceived as being focused primarily on human teeth, though it is not limited strictly to this. Dentistry is widely considered necessary for complete overall health.

The course of “Dentistry” in Medical Institute aims at preparing students for the industry by equipping them with all the necessary theoretical and clinical knowledge, practical skills. The students train the basic subjects of medical and biological disciplines, as well as various clinical subjects, which are so important for future work.

The structure of the newly formed entity of Sumy Medical Institute includes classrooms, students ambulatory, modern dental clinic, computer and phantom classes, equipped with the modern scientific and technical requirements.

The total numbers of foreign students are more than 950 among them 550 Indian students already studying Medicine (MBBS) in SSU.

The students from India, Sweden, Denmark, Canada, USA, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Turkey, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka etc.

Post Graduation at Sumy Medical Institute the faculty of post-graduate education offers the study in more than 40 medical specialties with super specialization at an internship, mastership, and clinical internship. The Curriculum worked for 2/3 years depends on the specialization selected by the student.

Medical Institute of Sumy State University is included in the list of higher education schools of International Medical Educational Dictionary ( IMED) and Degree/Diplomas of graduates are certified by Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates USA. Since July 2009 Medical Institute of Sumy State University is included in the list of higher education institutions of AVICENNA Directories of Database by WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION and MEDICAL COUNCIL OF INDIA.

In 2012 Sumy State University become the participant of the International grant project – the EU ERUSMUS MUNDUS EMINENCE (Erusmus Mundus – Integration of Neighbouring Eastern Regions through Cooperation in Higher Education).

The EMINENCE project is funded by European Commission in the framework of Erusmus Mundus program which is aimed to enhance the quality of higher education and promote dialogue and understanding between people and cultures through mobility and academic cooperation.


  • Adam Mickiewicz University – Poland
  • Coordinating Institution University of Montpellier 2 – France
  • University of Porto – Portugal
  • Technical University of Torino – Italy
  • Malmo University – Sweden
  • Baranovichi State University – Belarus
  • Mogilev State A. Kuleshov University – Belarus

THE BOLOGNA PROCESS: The Bologna process aims to create a European Higher Education area in which student can choose from a wide and transparent range of high-quality courses and benefit from smooth recognition procedures. A process driven by the 46 participating countries and Council of Europe.

The primary goals are as follows: Easy to more (Transfer) from one country to another country within the European Higher Education Area for the purpose of further study or employment.

The system is used across Europe for Credit transfer (Student Mobility) and credit accumulation (Learning Paths towards a degree) it also informs curriculum design and quality assurance.

Clinical practices
All clinical departments are located in the leading institutions of the regional center. They took the status of clinical department according to order of the Ministry of Health and the order of the Regional Administration. The status of clinical has: regional hospital for adults, hospital for children, Infection hospital, Clinic of Radiation protection, Hospital for Invalids of Great patriotic war, Center for Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproduction, Oncology Center, Antiphthisic dispensary, venereology dispensary, neuropsychiatric dispensary, medical and sports clinic, City hospital № 1 , № 4, № 5, Clinical Hospital for children. The total bedspace of which is about 4000 beds.

Clinical facilities are equipped with modern equipment: CT, stationary pressure chamber, biochemistry analyzer, apparatus for extracorporeal detoxification, mechanical ventilationof lungs, cardiomonitors, radiological and endoscopic equipment, Ultrasonic diagnosis apparats, vehicle of artificial kidney and other. The teaching staff of the Institute use in their work the latest ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus, encephalograph, Doppler, biochemical, clinical and ELISA analyzers kardiotonohrafy and many other devices.

Collectives of the clinical developed and enforced a number of regional programs. The aim of these is to improve the diagnosis, treatment, to prevent the disease and  to reduct the harm of them.Among  the regional programs are: “Antihepatitis” which help to make better the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic hepatitis of viral etiology. “Prevention of cerebrovascular diseases,” according to the etiology and risk factors are studing, measures for prevention of stroke and rehabilitation patients are developing. Teachers take part in the implementation of state and regional programs, such as “Health”, “Children of Ukraine”, “Oncology”, “Diabetes”, “The program of prevention and treatment of hypertension in Ukraine”, etc.

At the clinic or work plans to open regional diagnostic and treatment centers: hepatological (clinical infectious diseases), pancreohepatobiliar (clinical surgery), cerebrovascular disease (Neurology Clinic), gastrointestinal bleeding and diabetic foot (surgery and hospital care), psychosomatic disorders (Clinic of Psychiatry) and others.

Professors and associate professors conduct the clinical rounds of patients, counseling techniques in clinics and reviews of patients in hospitals almost all hospitals of Sumy. Assistant and clinical residents are treating patients of departments and make night duty.

Surgeons performed complex and sometimes unique surgery in surgical and oncological diseases. In Sumy for the first time region were  put into practice such complex surgeries as: disemboweling of pelvic, pancreato-duodenal resection for cancer of the pancreas, lymph drainage of the thoracic duct and umbilical vein for chemotherapy, removing tumors of the anterior abdominal wall defect with plastic skin-muscle on the vascular pedicle flap, resection of the lower lip with resection of the mandible and skin-grafting of the defect in the muscle flap vascular pedicle, shoulder-blade amputation, removal of tumors of the mediastinum sternal access lung removal and hemopericardium removal, parasternal limfadenektomia about breast cancer, removal ekstraabdominal desmoyid of the neck, flap and   the plastic arts of autodermal layer and alloplasty nylon wall on the complex recurrent post-operative ventral hernias, organkeeping surgery for splenic injuries, right-side  and left-side  hemihepatektomia, intestinal-mesentery applique  for acute and chronic adhesive disease with syndrome of acute intestinal obstruction.

The use of sodium hypochlorite solution of various concentrations in patients with purulent infection was Introduced in the clinic. Reasonable medical and diagnostic tactics in patients with a perforated gastro-duodenal ulcer. For the first time in the region at the Otolaryngologic  Clinic introduced endoscopic methods of diagnosis and manipulation of diseases of the nose and paranasal sinuses. Methodologies of treatment of patients are improved on the disease of thyroid depending on immune status and other.

Significantly increased The level of emergency and urgent care to patients of the region which involving of professors and associate professors become better. The question of visits the patient by doctors and consultants staff departments of the medical institute is under constant control of the management of health care.

Over 100 new methodologies every year are inculcated in the medical diagnostic process, that help to improve the effectiveness of treatment and diagnostics.

A great number of workers are making: visits to regional health care facilities, review of medical records, working in consulting and appraisal committees, conferences, taking part in the work of UOZ college and etc.

The work of scientific and medical societies becomes more effective and interesting: infectious disease specialists, pediatricians, surgeons, internists, neurologists, obstetricians, where the heads are teachers of the institute. More often regional research and practice conferences began to be conducted with edition of theses.

Reading of lectures is entered by the students of senior courses for students and students of middle educational establishments.

The faculty of clinical departments executing a large amount of health care during the summer practical training. Each year over 20 teachers are involved in this work. Sumy clinical hospitals are the base of summer practical training. The highly skilled specialists are managers of these base.  The programs of practices for students of all courses in all disciplines, uniform diary of practices, continuous application of practical skills are developed. The students show during the practice the reveal qualitative theory, deontological knowledge, skills for their practical implementation.

Making a great part of health care and treatment work, faculty Medical Institute does not stop there, not complacency, but rather trying to find new forms to improve the efficiency of treatment, diagnosis, and prevention.

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