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First Moscow State Medical University

About I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University

First Moscow State Medical University named after IM. Sechenov (Sechenov University) - the oldest, largest and leading domestic medical school - is the successor of the medical faculty of the Imperial Moscow University (IMU), founded on January 25, 1755 by the Highest Decree of the Russian Empress Elizaveta Petrovna. Classes at the medical faculty of IMU began 3 years later, in 1758, as evidenced by the “Register of public lectures that the Imperial Moscow University of Augustus from 13th day of 1758 have to continue.”

Sechenov University is actively engaged in vocational guidance training of students. After the successful implementation of the project “Medical Class in Moscow School” jointly with the Department of Moscow, it was decided to open a new division - Resource Center “Medical Sechenovsky Pre-Universary” on the basis of the university.

The traditions of medical education laid down at the Faculty of Medicine of IMU are preserved in the First Moscow State Medical University named after I.M. Sechenov, who is currently the center of academic, scientific, and resource excellence in the Russian medical education system. Sechenovsky University, based on the achievements of modern information technologies and new education standards of the XXI century, prepares highly qualified specialists.

Basic Information

Full name: Federal State Autonomous Educational Institution of Higher Education First Moscow State Medical University named after I.?. Sechenov Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation (Sechenov University)

Abbreviated name: FGAOU VO First MGMU them. THEM. Sechenov Ministry of Health of Russia (Sechenov University)

Founder: Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation

The head of the founder of the educational organization: Skvortsova Veronika Igorevna

Date of establishment of the educational organization:   August 13, 1758

The mission of the university is to preserve and enhance the heritage of the national medical school.

Over the centuries of its existence, the University has made a significant contribution to the history of world medicine. Today, he is ready to accept global challenges that are relevant to all mankind.

The university has the necessary potential to serve humanistic ideals in the modern world and is ready for serious changes and further development to achieve its goals.

University goals

· Become a center of attraction and implementation of world-class advanced medical projects

· Become an international expert and leader in the field of high-tech treatment of socially significant diseases

· Implement individualized training options with access to the resources of the world's leading educational institutions

· Focus on research activities

· To ensure the close integration of students, scientists and physicians of the University into the world scientific and business community

· Develop a model of personalized continuous health management

· Become authoritative and understandable even for the uninitiated

· Diversify sources of funding, increase the amount of extrabudgetary funds raised.

Why to study at I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University?

Over 17 thousand students from all over the world study at the University. More than two thousand highly qualified specialists work in 120 departments, of which 85% of teachers have a degree.

The University implements the main educational training programs: bachelor-nursing, biotechnology, social work, management; Masters in Public Health; by specialties: “Medicine”, “Dentistry”, “Medical and preventive care”, “Pharmacy”, “Pediatrics”, “Bioengineering and Bioinformatics”, “Clinical Psychology”.

Training in the specialties "Medicine" and "Pharmacy" is also conducted in the framework of innovative educational programs "Medicine of the Future." In addition, additional educational programs of vocational education are being implemented: IBA, a translator in the field of professional communication, a teacher of higher education.

Our University is a huge computer park, multimedia complexes for providing lecture halls, Internet rooms, virtual operating rooms and laboratories.

High-quality, modern education is the key to the sustainable development of Russia, the basis for self-realization of a specific person, the basis for expanding the social and economic opportunities of everyone.

The university implements a full cycle of educational programs for the most talented students from around the world, implements effective multidisciplinary models and methodologies of medical education, trains qualified medical personnel for Russia, developing countries of the near and far abroad, taking into account leading international practices.

The quality of education at the University is based on a procedural approach, which includes taking into account the individual assessment of knowledge and achievements during the entire period of study, and applies to pre-university training, higher education, further professional education, research and innovative medical activities.


The hostels have all the necessary conditions for students. The administration provides for the use of students furniture, necessary bedding, provides the ability to use social facilities. Dormitories are equipped with necessary household appliances, have laundry rooms and a network of "Internet".

Students who live in the dormitory enter into an agreement with the administration to rent a dwelling.

Students living in dormitories are obliged to comply with the requirements of the Regulations on the student dormitory of the First MGMU named after IM Sechenov.

Also First MGMU them Sechenov has contractual relations with some universities in Moscow to accommodate students of the University in the dormitories of these universities: - with the Moscow Humanitarian University (the hostel is located at the Vykhino metro station, with the Moscow State Academy of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnology. (the hostel is located at the Kuzminki metro station, with the Russian Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education (the hostel is located near the Rechnoy Vokzal metro station). The cost of accommodation is set by the administrator Tration of these universities.

Scientific Library

Nowadays the Sechenov University's Central Scientific Library has at its disposal a unique collection of scientific publications in medicine and healthcare and one of the Russia’s best Centers of Library Information Technologies Development and Introduction.

The Library is a member of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and takes part in the international exchange of library materials. The Library has evolved into the one of the biggest European centers of scientific medical data.

The Library contains more than 3 million items (more than 1,5 million titles) of Russian and foreign medical books and journals, including scientific works, translations, theses, abstracts, deposit manuscripts, etc.

Annually the Library is visited by up to 120,000 specialists from Russia, CIS and far-abroad countries.

There are 5000 m2 of archives, comfortable reading rooms with over 400 places and modern IT service for users.

The Library maintains the database of medicine and healthcare “Russian Medicine” that comprises over 80% of all published and unpublished materials in the field.

It also carries out research activities, gives practical help to other libraries, and provides education for medical libraries staff members. 


In 2015, Sechenov University entered Russian Academic Excellence Project 5-100 aimed at enhancing competitiveness of leading Russian universities among the global research and education centers.

Project 5-100 is the initiative to promote at least five Russian universities into the top 100 of the world's best institutions of higher education.

Sechenov University is the only industry-specific university granted the right to participate in this program, which arouses beside the natural pride the feeling of particular responsibility for the future reputation of the flagship of Russian medical education and the king-size R&D complex.

More than two centuries of history and broad international fame makes us sure that Sechenov University is quite able to keep pace with the period preserving its glorious academic tradition.

Excellence Initiatives, similar to the Russian Project 5-100, are the matter of concern for many national governments worldwide. The upgrade positions in world rankings for domestic universities is not the only benefit. Higher education institutions with excellent academic reputation are much desirable for talented students, gifted faculty and researchers, demanded by major companies as partners, the graduates of such universities enjoy considerable competitive advantage in employment. Ultimately, such programs improve the overall grade of the educational system and scientific research output, which are the long-term performance indicators of the national economy as a whole.

There’s no doubt that participation in Project 5-100 is the noble way of increasing educational and research capacity of Sechenov University to strengthen its competitive advantage on a global scale, and this is the greatest opportunity of augmenting the contribution of Sechenov University to the treasury of human Knowledge.


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