Sechenov University is the largest research medical school in Russia. Its history begins with establishment of the medical faculty at Imperial Moscow University in 1758.  Today it offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses taught in English and Russian in all areas of medicine, biology and biotechnology, including bachelor’s degrees, specialist degrees, master’s programs, clinical residency programs, PhD programs and CME courses.

Research is carried out across seven research institutes:

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Personalized Medicine
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Translational Medicine
  • Leadership
  • Health Management

Sechenov University develops “Medicine of the Future” on the solid academic basis of clinical medicine broadening the horizons with proactive multidisciplinary studies in the network cooperation with world leaders in Engineering, Technology and Natural Sciences.

Sechenov University’s mission lies in thoroughly and continually improving the lives of individuals through achieving differentiated excellence in the fields of multidisciplinary translational biomedical research and cutting-edge research-based education with a focus on innovation, development, and implementation. 

Sechenov University prepares domestic and international students for careers in the medical service in Russia and beyond through a range of specialized bachelor’s degrees, master’s programs, specialist degrees, clinical residency and PhDs in areas including:

  • Public Healthcare
  • Biotechnology
  • Medical Biophysics
  • Nursing
  • Economics

Sechenov University offers 12 bachelor’s degrees fully taught in Russian or English, including:

  • General Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Pharmacy
  • Medical Biochemistry
  • Pediatrics
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Medical Biotechnology
  • Nursing

Sechenov University is based in the heart of Moscow. The Russian capital is a major political, economic, and cultural center with good transport links. Sechenov University is on Bolshaya Pirogovskaya street, within walking distance of Moscow’s biggest attractions and sights.

Students are encouraged to join societies as well as cultural and sporting events.

Spread out across 360,000 square meters, Sechenov University offers world-class facilities, including:

  • One of the largest university hospitals, with over 3,500 beds
  • Botanical gardens
  • Seven radiology units
  • 16 inter-clinical diagnostic and treatment facilities
  • Simulation center with a virtual hospital
  • Center for surgical skills
  • University teaching pharmacy
  • Stadium with a swimming pool, indoor and outdoor sport facilities
  • Volunteering center
  • Multimedia complex
  • Student research laboratories

Sechenov University offers a very cosmopolitan student experience, with 85 nationalities represented on campus and 15 percent of international students across all levels. All courses are available in English, but international students have the option of taking up a three-year Russian language course.

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Key statistics

  • 8.5
    No. of students per staff
    (1)
  • 15,320
    Number of FTE Students
    (1)
  • 79 : 21
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
    (1)
  • 13%
    Percentage of International Students
    (1)
Based on data collected for the (1) 2019 World University Rankings

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