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Kharkiv National Medical University

Kharkiv National Medical University (Ukrainian: Харківський національний медичний університет), formerly known as Kharkiv Medical Institute and Kharkiv State Medical University, is a medical university in Kharkiv, Ukraine. It was first known as Kharkiv state medical university.

Established in 1805, Kharkiv National Medical University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Kharkov (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Kharkiv Oblast. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Dnipropetrovsk, Luhansk, Donetsk. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, Kharkiv National Medical University (KhNMU) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 5,000-5,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Kharkiv National Medical University (KhNMU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 213 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students’ past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 40-50% making this Ukrainian higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.


Rankings and Reputation

The university ranks 2409 out of 11,000 universities in the world. The University takes the 26th general place and the 5th place among higher medical educational establishments of Ukraine in the scientometrical database SCOPUS. It ranks 47th among Ukrainian higher educational establishments by UNESCO“TOP 200 ”. In 2015, the Order of Honour and Silver Diploma by the rating “Golden Fortune” were awarded to the University. KhNMU became a laureate of the rating of higher educational establishments “Ukraine-2000”.

In 2001, Silver Diploma by the VII International Rating “Golden Fortune” in the nomination “The Third Millennium Quality” was awarded to the staff of the University.

In 2010, the University won an honorary title “Leader of Modern Education” at the International Exhibition “Modern Education of Ukraine”; in 2011-2012 – “Leader of National Education” at the International Exhibitions “Education and Career – 2011” and “Education and Career – 2012”.

Campuses and buildings

The University has a complex of modern buildings to provide the teaching process, and 5 hostels. All the students of the graduate and post-graduate stages of training are provided with hostels.

The University has 65 departments. The departments are equipped with modern classrooms and have all the opportunities for high-quality training of students.

The Departments, which provide the training for the 1st – 3rd year students, are located in 4 buildings of the University. The Departments, which provide teaching clinical subjects, are located at the Scientific-Practical Medical Centre of KhNMU, Ukrainian Research and Practical Medical Centre of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductology, Institute of Occupational Hygiene and Occupational Diseases of KhNMU, Ukrainian Institute of Clinical Genetics, University Dental Centre of KhNMU, 9 regional, 10 city and 5 departmental medical units. The Educational-Scientific Centre of the University is equipped with classrooms for phantom techniques of education.


Institutes and faculties

  • 7 faculties;
  • Educational Research Institute for Postgraduate Training at Kharkiv National Medical University;
  • Medical college;
  • 2 research institutes: Research Institute of Occupational Hygiene and Occupational Diseases, Ukrainian Institute of Clinical Genetics;
  • Central research laboratory;
  • 4 research laboratories;
  • Medical training and research unit of Kharkiv National Medical University “University Dental Centre”;
  • Scientific-Practical Medical Centre of KhNMU.





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