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Belgorod State medical university


The history of our University is closely connected with the history of pedagogic education in Russia. The reforms of 1860s promoted the speeding-up of economy, trade and military science development and brought about the increase of educational establishments. Since 1872 special educational institutions – teaching institutes – were established.

On September 26, 1876 in a district town Belgorod the Teacher's Training Institute - the ninth one in Russia - was founded by the order of the Ministry of Public Education. Since that time the difficult but interesting way of our University has begun.

In 1967 Belgorod State Pedagogical Institute was named after ?.S. Olminsky (Decision of the Council of Ministers of the RSFSR No.411 of June 6, 1967, Decree of the Minister of Education of the RSFSR No.142 of June 29, 1967).

In 2010 the State University (“BelSU”) was the only academic institution of the Belgorod region, as well as of the Central Federal District (except universities of the capital of Russia), to be granted the “National Research University” status (Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation No.812-r of May 20, 2010).


The history of the Institute of Medicine started 20 years ago. Pursuant to the orders of the President of the Russian Federation Boris Yeltsin at the end of a trip to Belgorod Region April 4 - 5, 1996, the order of the State Committee of Russia from 14.06.96, N 1050 "On the Licensing of Belgorod State Pedagogical University in the specialty 040100" General Medicine " was approved by the Decree of the Head of Administration of Belgorod region Yevgeny Savchenko from August 1, 1996 N 459 on the opening of medical Faculty in the Belgorod State Pedagogical University. The first set of students was carried out in the same year in the amount of 75 people.

In July 2013 The Medical Institute of "BelSU" was created on the basis of the Faculty of Medicine, uniting newly created Dentistry and Pharmaceutical departments, Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education, College of Medicine and specialized scientific departments. Since that time, the university provides an active development of medical education: the new departments are opened; it expands in area, modern medical and educational equipment is obtained, the number of students is increasing, the quantitative and qualitative characteristics of teaching staff is developing.

Today the Medical Institute of NRU "BelSU" - is a major scientific and educational structure, with its developed infrastructure and human resources to provide training in accordance with the priorities of national and regional healthcare system. 

Study Medicine

There are 10.000 students at the Institute. Every year about 400 specialists with high university degree and 500 medical attendants graduate from the establishment of higher education. During the academic year 6000 healthcare professionals upgrade their skills at the Institute. Education is carried out according to 8 programs of higher education and 15 programs of secondary-level medical and pharmaceutical education, programs of Clinical Residency and Internship are also available. 95% of institute graduates work in the specialty.

The Institute comprises 24 departments, 16 of which are located on the basis of the leading medical and preventive treatment facilities of our region. Practical training of students is carried out in 22 healthcare organizations, as well as in pharmaceutical institutions. During current year the Institute has expanded available areas, some departments have been reorganized and new ones have been established, two departments (hospital therapy and hospital surgery) have been assigned as essential.

Modern educational technologies are being intensively developed at the Institute. Great attention is paid to the use of telemedicine. In 2015 the Institute announced the establishment of the Simulation Center for training and evaluation of professional qualifications of medical and pharmaceutical personnel. It was a facility staffed by highly qualified personnel and containing material and technical resources of the departments and the college. The new Simulation Center was opened in 2016 in order to maintain and further develop practical training, to hold accreditation of the university graduates and practical health care professionals. This is a center of regional importance.

Over 300 researchers and teachers work at the Institute, 70% of which have an academic degree, including 18% of those having the degree of Doctor of Science. The Faculty is presented by four RAS (The Russian Academy of Sciences) academicians, eight Honoured Doctors of the Russian Federation, four Honoured Workers of Higher Education and twenty Honored Workers of Secondary Vocational Education of the Russian Federation.

Scientific researches at the Institute

The main scientific-research subdivisions of the Institute are the Center of Preclinical and Clinical Study and Interregional Center of Dental Innovations.

Besides, the scientific infrastructure of the Institute is represented by REC «Pharmacy», Human molecular genetics laboratories; Chrono diagnostics and Chrono physiotherapy; Nanostructural research in medicine; Immunohistochemistry; Molecular genetic; Functional diagnostics; Pharmaceutical and industrial engineering of drugs; Pharmaceutical chemistry and pharmacognosy; Microbiology Lab and etc.

Postgraduate training program for young scientists is implemented within 17 medical and biological fields of study. Over a period of 3 years the admission to the Postgraduate training programs has raised more than twice, the range of specialties is increased. Dissertation Councils D999.068.03 of Candidate's dissertation and thesis for a doctor’s degree defense with a degree in 03.02.07 – Genetics (medical and biological sciences) and D999.071.02 of Candidate's dissertation and thesis for a doctor’s degree defense with a degree in 14.03.06 – pharmacology and clinical pharmacology (medical, biological and pharmaceutical sciences) operate.

Medical treatment and prevention

The polyclinic of NRU «BelSU», on the basis of which the wide range of therapeutic and health precautions for students and university teachers and employees by reference to specific features of education establishment performance has been working in the structure of the Institute of Medicine since 2014.

Specialists of the polyclinic provide medical services in the 15 fields of therapeutical and surgical specialties. IT system of the polyclinic provides Electronic Record of appointment to a doctor, interaction between employees on-line, and also operative electronic communication with medical institutions of Belgorod and Belgorod region, possibilities of electronic case report forms and patients archive. The polyclinic structure includes: general (family) practitioners and physiotherapy treatment department, health and recreation center with day-patient treatment and modern diagnostic centre. All the subdivisions of the polyclinic are equipped with the newest medical devices. The unique Clinical Study Department of Pharmaceuticals and Bacteriological Laboratory were opened in the polyclinic in September 2014.

Pharmacy of NRU «BelSU» complex has been carrying out pharmaceutical services since 2005. Nowadays this subdivision of the Institute of Medicine is a developing training and production facilities of the Faculty of Pharmacy. Pharmacy operation allows not only providing the population with the pharmaceuticals of good quality at the lowest price but also up leveling the education at the Faculty of Pharmacy by means of students participation in pharmaceutical care delivery. Besides, postgraduate students and university employees conduct scientific researches on the basis of the Pharmacy.

Sport at BelSU

Svetlana Khorkina’s sports complex (Sports complex named after Svetlana Khorkina)

In the year of 130th BelSU anniversary central complex of the university buildings was enriched by a new wonderful construction - Svetlana Khorkina’s Sport Complex. She is a graduate of our University, famous sportswoman, World and Olympic champion.

There is no such a building at any regional Russian universities. The square of the building is 36,7 m². There are all conditions not only for training exercises and physical perfection of students, teachers and employees and for competitions of University athletes, but also for national and international sports competitions.

Not only students and teachers, but also town and region population can take exercises, outdoor activity in comfort conditions, dive into the music and movement, relax from day-to-day routine and problems.

In the complex there are multifunctional game hall with stands for 700 seats, where volleyball, basketball and mini-football competitions take place.

There is field-and- track with a 200 meter running track as well as 60 meter running track, a warm-up track, sectors for high and long jump, pole-jumping, triple jump, shot-put. This hall can hold up to 600 spectators.

Gymnastic centre consists of gymnastic hall (750 m²) with the balcony for 160 seats and practice hall. On the third floor there are dancing-halls, aerobics and ping-pong halls.

The BelSU sport complex includes cafes for 50 seats and training classrooms for athletes and spectators to feel comfortable.


Scientific activity is one of priorities of the University. BelSU has established a vibrant and strong scientific community, which possesses a potential to considerably contribute to development of modern science and technology. Research at BelSU is conducted within established research areas and in research centres and laboratories on and outside the University campus. Establishing new scientific centres and laboratories proves that BelSU has already reached a certain maturity level, and never stops its effort to follow latest scientific trends, discoveries, and developments.

BelSU scientists work on solving numerous issues of pressing importance: from innovative methods of human body research and examination of nano-structure materials to creating biologically active substances and problems of discourse and cognition.

Owing to the steadiness of development established over recent years, BelSU now can set new ambitious strategic goals and invites research teams from Russian and abroad educational and scientific institutions.

Research at BelSU is focused on realisation of its scientific and innovative potential, conducting a broad spectrum of fundamental and applied research, and on development of innovative belt of Russian economy.

As a national research university, BelSU effectively integrates teaching process with scientific research. We keep track on the latest international trends in science and innovation, develop and expand our academic programmes, support cross-disciplinary research projects, and constantly work on commercialization and increasing earnings from their findings and developments.


In Belgorod State University, research of numerous scientific areas is conducted through efforts of research groups, headed by scientists among which are Members of Russian Academy of Sciences, and laureates of state scientific prizes. Research scientific activities are performed in academic and research units, including collective use centres, scientific research laboratories, scientific research centres, and teaching and research centres.

Owing to a collaborative research effort aimed at the sphere of Natural Sciences, BelSU managed to create and develop a modern material base, which allows conducting unique research and tests, obtaining world-level results, carrying out large-scale works of national standing in Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Medicine, Geography, Geology, Mineralogy, and Engineering. A wide range of Humanities and Social Sciences are also presented in BelSU, including Teaching Science, Philology, Jurisprudence, Economics, Philosophy, Psychology, History and Culture Studies.

The University’s scientific activities are actively lead forward by its science and research subdivisions, comprising scientific and educational centres, scientific centres, scientific and research laboratories, and centres for collective use.

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