Sumy State University, Sumy

Sumy State University is a powerful higher educational institution of the Sumy region of the IV level of accreditation. The University currently serves about 14,000 students who are pursuing prebachelor, bachelor, specialist and master degrees in 51 majors and 22 fields of knowledge. About 1600 foreign students represent almost 50 countries worldwide. The university comprises the following educational institutes: Medical Institute, Oleg Balatskyi Academic and Research Institute of Finance, Economics and Management, Academic and Research Institute of Business Technologies “UAB”, Academic and Research Institute of Law, Konotop and Shostka Institutes, Chemical and Technological College of Shostka Institute; faculties: of Electronics and Information Technologies, Foreign Philology and Social Communications, Technical Systems and Energy Efficient Technologies, Industrial Pedagogical Technical School of Konotop Institute, Polytechnic School of Konotop Institute, Chemical and Technological College of Shostka Institute and other structural departments. There are more than 3000 employees in the university, including Corresponding Members of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine, about 130 Doctors of Sciences, Professors and 660 Candidates of Sciences (PhD), Associate Professors represent academic staff of the University. There are postgraduate and post-doctoral programmes in 21 majors, degree awarding academic councils. 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 directions and majors. Advanced library information system contains over 3,1 million items both in hard copies and e-copies and provides access to the most famous electronic databases of the world. The University’s library is a prize winner of All-Ukrainian contest “Library of the Year”. Web of Science Core Collection database indexes the University’s two scientific journals such as “Marketing and Management of Innovations” and “Nanomaterials: Applications and Properties”. The letter one and “Journal of Nano- and Electronic Physics” are also indexed by SCOPUS database. There are TOEFL-center, resource and educational centers of Microsoft, Cisco, PortaOne, Delcam, NETCRACKER, 1С, Siemens, SAS, MindK and other companies operating at SumDU campus. 40 kinds of sports and about 100 sports groups are available at the University. Sports teams perform at the premier league level. About 100 students are the record breakers and prize winners of the Olympic Games, World, European and Ukrainian Championships. The students of the university have an opportunity to develop and improve their skills in 16 clubs in accordance with their interests. There are vocal, instrumental, jazz ensembles, rock bands, dance clubs, drama groups, theater of variety miniatures, folk ensembles, literary and creative workshop and others.

Languages of study:        UA, RU, EN




Sumy State University, Sumy

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

The University currently serves about 14,000 students who are pursuing bachelor’s and master’s degrees in 55 majors and 23 fields of knowledge. About 1750 foreign students represent about 50 countries worldwide.

Sumy State University enters the ranking of the THE World University Rankings by Times Higher Education at the position of 1001+.

Sumy State University is included in Global Research University Profiles (GRUP) by ShanghaiRanking.

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. According to these rankings, SumDU enters the group of leading Ukrainian universities. SumDU also ranked 101-150 among the fastest-rising young stars of the higher education world by the QS.

According to the University Impact Rankings by Times Higher Education, Sumy State University is in TOP-300 universities worldwide by the societal and economic impact. Sumy State University ranked 801+ in the recent THE University Rankings in Engineering and Technology.

According to the worldwide Internet rankings, Webometrics SumDU takes 3rd place among Ukrainian universities. It also takes high positions in the European ranking U-Multirank that identifies most of the indicators of academic, extracurricular, international and other activity of SumDU as being higher than the world average value.

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

According to the international SCImago Institutions Rankings, Sumy State University takes the 5th place among Ukrainian universities and enters the TOP-200 universities of Central and Eastern Europe.

According to international ecological ranking UI GreenMetric, Sumy State University enters TOP-250 the world’s universities. SumDU is the 1st Ukrainian university to enter this ecological ranking.

SumDU takes a leading position by the number of scientific and pedagogical employees that have 5 and more publications in editions indexed by Scopus and/or Web of Science Core Collection databases.

Sumy State University is the 5th among Ukrainian HEIs according to the results of the evaluation of the quality of universities’ scientific activity based on the citation of scientists on Google Scholar by Webometrics.

SumDU holds high positions in the consolidated ranking of Ukrainian universities “”. SumDU also enters the TOP-3 Ukrainian universities based on the international activity indicators according to “TOP-200 Ukraine”.

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

The University is a signatory of Magna Charta Universitatum and Talloires Declaration, a reliable member of the International Association of UniversitiesEuropean University AssociationAssociation of Economic Universities of South and Eastern Europe and the Black Sea RegionIREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and ExcellenceIIENetwork and other international organizations.

Sumy State University cooperates with more than 260 partners from 50 world countries, including 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.

SumDU is a reliable partner for joint projects in frames of international grant programmes of EU (Erasmus+, Horizon 2020), United Nation Development Programme, NATO, DAAD, American Councils, British Council, the World Bank, bilateral scientific and research projects, grants of private foundations. The University accomplishes more than 300 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 programmes, including long-term and short-term studies, internships and placement programmes for undergraduate and postgraduate students; professional development, teaching and research mobility for staff with substantial scholarship and grant support 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 the international academic community.

There are more than 3000 employees in the university, including Corresponding Members of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine, 150 Doctors of Sciences, Professors and 650 Candidates of Sciences (Ph.D.), Associate Professors represent the academic staff of the University. There are 21 majors in postgraduate and 16 majors in post-doctoral programmes, degree awarding academic councils.

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


Advanced library information system contains over 3 million items both in hard copies and e-copies and provides access to the most famous electronic databases of the world. The University’s library is a winner of the national competition “Library of the Year” in the nomination “University Libraries” 2019. SumDU repository is the 1st among Ukrainian HEIs and enters TOP-40 of the biggest world institutional repositories according to the Ranking Web of Repositories by Webometrics.

Web of Science Core Collection database indexes the University’s two scientific journals such as “Marketing and Management of Innovations” and  “Nanomaterials: Applications and Properties”. The last one and “Journal of Nano- and Electronic Physics” are also indexed by SCOPUS database.

Computer Labs and Information Technology

There are TOEFL-center, resource and educational centers of Microsoft, Cisco, PortaOne, Delcam, NETCRACKER, Siemens, SAS, MindK, Apptimized Operations, Brocoders and other companies operating at SumDU campus.

Extracurricular activities

40 kinds of sports and about 100 sports groups are available at the University. Sports teams perform at the premier league level. About 100 students are the record breakers and prize winners of the Olympic Games, World, European and Ukrainian Championships.

Three SumDU undergraduates and masters were invited to join Ukrainian national team for the XXX Summer Olympic Games in London; and six SumDU undergraduates and masters participated in the XXII Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. They were awarded with gold medals in relay biathlon race and bronze medals in boxing and biathlon sprint.

More than 100 students won over 200 awards at the World and Europe Championships and Cups, World Universiades and Olympic Games. At the European university games in 2018 SumDU got the 1st place among Ukrainian HEIs according to the number of medals won.

According to the results of the 1st All-Ukrainian Winter Universiade 2019 SumDU got the champion’s title. At the All-Ukrainian Summer Universiades SumDU is a leader in the corresponding HEI category and takes 4th place among all the Ukrainian HEIs.

SumDU has the biggest sport base among educational institutions of Ukraine: Palace of students’ sports – Olympic training base for athletes of Ukraine, indoor beach volleyball complex, 2 stadiums, 3 swimming pools, 6 game halls, 7 playing fields, 2 shooting ranges, water-rowing and ski bases, out-of-town sport and recreation center “Univer”.

SumDU includes:

Medical Institute  Faculty of Electronics and
Information Technologies
Classical Professional College of Konotop Institute
Oleg Balatskyi Academic and Research Institute of Finance, Economics and Management Faculty of Technical Systems and Energy Efficient Technologies  Machine Building Professional College of Sumy State University
Academic and Research Institute of Law Faculty of Foreign Philology and Social Communications Shostka Ivan Kozhedub Professional College of Shostka Institute
 Academic and Research Institute of Business Technologies “UAB”   Industrial Pedagogical Professional College of Konotop Institute
Konotop Institute of Sumy State University  
 Shostka Institute of Sumy State University  


Sumy State University (SumDU) offers a wide range of educational programs in engineering, IT, humanities and medicine from bachelor to post-doctoral degree. It trains about 16,000 students in different educational levels on 55 majors and 23 fields of knowledge.

It has 34 Bachelor and 37 Master programmes. SumDU also offers a wide range of PhD studies.

Also SumDU has various modes of study, including full-time study, part-time study and distance learning. We have modern system of technical support such as online studio and virtual content creation technology

Sumy State University often invites guest speakers with diverse kinds of presentations about different scholarship programmes and internships. It gives the university students, PhD students and SumDU staff a perfect opportunity to apply for some interesting educational or training programmes abroad.

SumDU extensions, that include the Department of language training for foreign citizens, the Center of Postgraduate Education of SumDU and the Faculty of Skills Upgrading and Postgraduate Education, are aimed at providing the necessary assistance in the improvement and strengthening of professional skills for students and university alumni as well.

Modes of Study

Sumy State University is one of the most modern universities in Ukraine. SumDU develops and provides e-learning and on-line education technologies. So, we provide new opportunities for students all around the world, who wish to study off-campus.

Sumy State University has created its own learning platform. This platform ensures effective and comfortable communication between our lecturers, tutors and students. SumDU has established a network of territorial telecommunication centers around Ukraine and abroad to provide a qualitative technical and consulting support for our students.

Highly qualified team of professors and lecturers of SumDU has worked out and created all necessary content of courses, tasks and education materials to give our students wide knowledge and to develop higher-order skills during their studies at the university.

Choosing a distance learning, you will get:

  • opportunity to study in a convenient time for you (24/7);
  • access to all necessary education materials.

If you choose a distance learning course at SumDU, you will have:

  • broad variety of modern specialities;
  • аll necessary support from the experienced lecturers;
  • diploma of a state standard.

Sumy State University has:

  • international recognition;
  • greatest experience of distance learning in Ukraine;
  • 40 territorial telecommunication centers in different regions around Ukraine and abroad.

To provide students with the best practices, lecturers offer education material of a different type in their courses. The staff of the E-learning Technologies Center of Sumy State university create interactive practical exercises (simulators), using the modern programming languages and technologies (VR / AR). Their number already exceeds 1.700 items. Overall, currently, there are about 1.000 courses, and 155.000 tests, tasks for joint work, discussions, etc.

Since 2010, the Online Studio has been successfully launched at Sumy State University. Online Studio provides lecturers and students with different forms of education:

  • audio and video communication;
  • virtual sensor board for virtual presentations and demonstrations;
  • recording and online broadcast of training videos;
  • online-tutorials and classes;
  • opportunity to participate in the international online-conferences.

Nowadays, there have been already done and successfully used over 700 educational video materials.

Also, the Online studio allows several visitors to work simultaneously. Each of four workplaces is soundproofed and equipped for the convenient communication between the lecturers and students.

Since April 2016, the entrants have had an opportunity to pass free courses and get the reassessment of their previous results. Sumy State University guarantees the reassessment of the results of the courses, studied by the user within the mass open online courses project “Examinarium”, to be subject to his/her admission (in accordance with the rules of the admission) and further study at SumDU according to the chosen field of study by the distance learning.

SumDU implements the European Experience in the Education Quality Improvement Programs

On June 23, the Professor from the Great Britain Paul Hyland visited Sumy State University. He is an expert in upgrading the quality of education programmes at Bath Spa University and the British Council expert on the quality of education. The trip took place in the framework of the international grant project ALIGN of EU program Tempus “Designing and implementing the National Qualifications Framework.”

The guest conducted a lecture “Building the Curriculum: Learning Outcomes and Student Assessment” for academic and administrative staff of the University.

Paul Hyland accented that Sumy State University makes successful steps towards creating a system of upgrading the quality of education process and bringing educational programmes and educational services in line with the EU standards. He added that the interest of the University team in project’s realization is appreciable.

The Head of the International Affairs Office Konstyantyn Kyrychenko mentioned that owning to Sumy State University participation in such international projects promotes the upgrading of education activity, as well as integration of the University and its services to the EU higher education area.

First of all the work is directed at the Master training programmes. The project is implementing at the faculties of Economics and Management, and Technical Systems and Energy Efficient Technologies. This experience will be broadening to the other faculties, and the Bachelor training programmes of various directions.

The Dean of the faculty of Economics and Management Olha Prokopenko mentioned that assessment of education quality is a very important task for Ukrainian higher education institutions. This thesis is recorded in the new Law on Higher Education. To learn the experience of the best world universities many teachers and university employees visit countries of the EU and the USA. Today SumDU has a good chance to learn the European experience directly inside its walls.

The Lecturer from Germany Conducted a Seminar-Training for SumDU Students and Teachers

On May 25, Sumy State University welcomed the lecturer of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Maximilian Doener. This time the lecturer explained students, postgraduate students and teachers of SumDU with peculiarities of writing a curriculum vitae and motivation letter in German. All presenters have got information about the application forms for scholarship programmes, internships, summer schools, and studying in Germany.

The great attention was paid to proper composing of the application letters, in particular its special features of structure and content. Also the comparative analyze of samples of documents was conducted. The questions of successful interview have been discussed.

The participants worked in mini-groups, discussed urgent issues concerning writing of curriculum vitae and motivation letters, actively debated, as well as put a chain of questions to the lecturer.

The student of the faculty ElIT Oksana Oparii told that she would like to participate in German internship programmes and studying; that’s why a seminar was urgent and interesting for her. The Assistant of SumDU Medical Institute majored in Infection Diseases with Epidemiology Anna Piddubna also mentioned on the training’s comprehension. She was interested in internship programmes for medical sphere.

The Internship Program of German Business for Ukraine was presented for SumDU Students  

On March 4, the presentation of scholarship programmes, which offers internships at the leading German enterprises, especially such companies as Deutche Bank, Bosch, Siemens, Deutche Welle took place at Sumy State University.

The project coordinator of the European Office of Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Martin Reuter visited SumDU not for the first time, and conducted this event for SumDU students and postgraduate students.

Ukrainian students and postgraduate students will start doing their internship in the framework of this programme in September 2015. The leading German enterprises propose 25 vacancies for Ukrainian interns. At the present moment the applying of admitted candidates on the internship programme for 2016 is conducting. The students of 3d – 5th years of study, as well as graduates and postgraduate students majored in Economics, Engineering and Media can apply.

The programme covers financial expenses for travel, medical insurance and accommodation, as well as provides the monthly allowance.

Center for Quality Assurance of Higher Education

The main tasks and responsibilities of the Center for Education Quality Assurance and Quality Assurance in Higher Education comprise:

– monitoring of the quality of education at the university in the following aspects:

  • organization and conduct of surveys of students, postgraduates, listeners of the training and skills upgrading programmes, teachers in respect to the quality of the educational process; graduates of the University and employers in respect to the quality of academic programmes and readiness of graduates for professional activities; analyses of the results;
  • organizational and methodological assistance to the student self- government in surveying and organization of conferences “Educational Process from Students’ Point of View” and other events on the organization of the educational process;
  • an analysis of the quality of classes (attendance of classes etc.);

– monitoring of quality assurance in higher education in the following aspects:

  • annual evaluation of the students’ performance (organization and conduct of administrative (rector’s) controls of the students’ academic performance);
  • an analysis of the academic performance and achievements of students (results of the attestation and exam sessions, etc.)

– coordination of the work of the University’s departments in the domain of the quality of education;

– prompt responses (preparation of the drafts of orders and other documents on education quality assurance) to the detected violations of the standards for quality assurance in the educational process at the University;

– analysis and summarizing of the state of education and higher education quality at the University, preparation of the proposals to the Scientific Council, the rector and relevant consultative bodies on how to improve this activity according to the latest teaching and learning techniques, preparation of the corresponding recommendations and other regulatory documents.



For 25 years, SSU has been training in the specialty “Medicine” (until 2016 – “Medical Affairs”). The high level of preparation of students at the Medical Institute is confirmed by the leadership in the rankings of the licensing exams “Step 1”, “Step 2”, “Step 3”, All-Ukrainian competitions of student research papers and subject competitions. The possibility of rapid career growth in the professional or scientific field is confirmed by the presence among graduates of 10 doctors of sciences, 7 chief physicians, 22 deputy chief physicians, 40 heads of departments. Among the graduates who are especially proud of the Medical Institute are the head of the Sumy Regional State Administration Butenko Serhiy Pavlovych and the director of the Medical Institute of SSU Loboda Andriy Mykolayovych. Licensed volume of admission of students to the specialty “Medicine” – 500 places.


The best university in Ukraine by the number of winners of student subject competitions;

High level of student science – for several years in a row SSU is in the top three among all universities of Ukraine in the number of winners in competitions of student research papers, in which a significant contribution of our students;

Providing all non-resident students with dormitories;

Active student life: academic mobility programs, international conferences, summer internships, student activities, sports life, volunteer work, etc .;

Ability to specialize in many areas;

All graduates are provided with a job;

The successful location of clinical bases determines a compact schedule.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Department of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology

Department of Family Medicine with a course in dermatovenereology

Department of Pathological Anatomy

Department of Pediatrics

Department of Physical Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine

Department of Physical Education and Sports

Department of Morphology

Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology with a course in medical biology

Department of Biophysics, Biochemistry, Pharmacology and Biomolecular Engineering

Department of Public Health

Department of Dentistry

Department of Internal Medicine Postgraduate Education

Department of Surgery, Traumatology, Orthopedics and Tuberculosis

Department of Neurosurgery and Neurology with courses in psychiatry, narcology, medical psychology, occupational diseases


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