SUMY STATE UNIVERSITY

The University currently serves about 16,000 students who are pursuing pre bachelor, bachelor, specialist and master degrees in 46 majors and 22 fields of knowledge. About 1300 students represent almost 50 countries worldwide.


SSU is 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 a 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 QS University Rankings: EECA (Emerging Europe and Central Asia) among the universities of this region. According to these rankings, SSU enters the TOP-5 Ukrainian universities. SSU also ranked 101-150 among the fastest-rising young stars of the higher education world by the QS.


Sumy State University is the first Ukrainian higher education institution, which 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.

The University holds the highest position among Ukrainian higher education institutions for the number of prize-winning places in All-Ukrainian competitions of students’ research works and is among leaders in All-Ukrainian Olympiads in educational disciplines, training areas and majors.


INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITY

Sumy State University cooperates with more than 200 partners from the USA, Great Britain, Germany, Austria, France, Belgium, Sweden, Poland, Lithuania, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Japan, South Korea, China and other countries of the world.

SSU is a reliable partner for joint projects in frames of international grant programs of EU (Tempus, Erasmus Mundus, Jean Monnet, Erasmus+, Horizon 2020), United Nation Development Program, British Council, the World Bank, bilateral scientific and research projects, grants of private foundations. The University accomplishes more than 200 grants annually. For the last 5 years the amount of research work in frames of international grant projects has increased in 20 times.


The University actively develops academic mobility programs, including long-term and short-term studying, internships and placement programs for undergraduate and postgraduate students, research and teaching staff, as well as administrative staff using technologies of credit transfer and recognition of academic results.


RESEARCH ACTIVITY

According to SCOPUS database, Sumy State University holds a leading position among Ukrainian higher education and research institutions for h-index (the index of research impact) and the number of citations by international academic 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 postgraduate and post-doctoral programs in 21 majors, degree awarding academic councils.


According to the number of commercial contracts and grants, and the efficiency of use of budget funds, Sumy State University is one of the leaders among Ukrainian universities.


Medical Institute

Sumy Medical Institute was founded in 1992 as the Medical Faculty of Sumy State University.