Zaporozhye state medical university is a self – governing,modern,multiprofile higher educational institution of the IVth top level of accreditation. The university is a centre of training MD, Masters of Phramacy and bachelors for Ukraine and foreign countries. Its history goes back to the higher women courses organized in Odessa 1903. In 1921 the courses were reorganized into checmical – pharmaceutical institute. In 1959 it was transferred from Odessa to Zaporozhye.
In 1994 it got the status of ZAPOROZHYE STATE MEDICLA UNIVERSITY, the main objective of which is training of highly qualified practitioners and establishing mutually beneficial relations with the research institutes of Ukraine and foreign countries. It is one of the oldest medical higher educational institutions the system of medical education of Ukraine.It has gained authority and recognition by training foreign citizens from Asia, Africa, Latin America, Europe, USA and Canada for more than 40years. More than 3500 specialists have got medical and pharmaceutical education and are working now in more than 100 countries of the world, taking up high positions in the public health systems of their countries.
At present more than 6000 students are being trained at the university. There are 1250 foreign students among them.
- The total area of the university is 16.5 hectares
- The area of lecture halls is 83878 sq. m
- The minimum area of auditoriums per student is 21.8sq.m
- The total area of the library is 2405 sq.m
- The number of books in the library ( including electronic copies) is more than 1 million copies.