Donetsk National Medical University

Donetsk National Medical University

According to the consolidated ranking of higher education institutions of Ukraine in 2017, , Donetsk National Medical University. M. Gorky took the 13th place among all higher education institutions of Ukraine, 1 place – among medical universities and 4 place – among the universities of the eastern european region.

About university

From 1985 to 2010, the rector of the University was the head of the Department of Normal Physiology, Hero of Ukraine, Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Honored Worker of Science and Technology of Ukraine, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor Valery Nikolayevich Kazakov. Special attention in this period of time was paid to the development of science and the training of scientific and pedagogical personnel of the highest qualification – candidates and doctors of medical sciences.

The educational process at 79 departments of the University is provided by more than 1100 teachers, more than 200 of them are doctors of science and professors and more than 600 are candidates of science and associate professors. Among the university lecturers are 2 Heroes of Ukraine, 3 academicians of the NAMS of Ukraine, 6 Corresponding Members of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 19 Honored Workers of Science and Technology of Ukraine, 3 Honored Workers of Higher Education and Public Education of Ukraine, 12 Honored Physicians of Ukraine, 13 laureates of the State Prize of Ukraine in the field Science and technology.

There are 6 specialized scientific councils with the right to defend dissertations for the degree of doctor of medical sciences in the university in the following specialties: hygiene, normal physiology, rheumatology, pathological physiology, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, traumatology and orthopedics, immunology and allergology, anesthesiology and intensive care, Cardiology, internal diseases, oncology, radiation diagnostics and radiation therapy, pathological anatomy.

About Donetsk

Donetsk is an industrial city in Ukraine on the Kalmius River. The population was estimated at 929,063 (2016 est.) in the city, and over 2,000,000 in the metropolitan area (2011). According to the 2001 Ukrainian Census, Donetsk was the fifth-largest city in Ukraine.

The city was founded in 1869 when the Welsh businessman John Hughes built a steel plant and several coal mines at Aleksandrovka, in the south of European part of Russia. It was initially named Hughesovka. In its early period, it received immigrants from Wales, especially the town of Merthyr Tydfil. By the beginning of the 20th century, Yuzivka had approximately 50,000 inhabitants, and had attained the status of a city in 1917. The main district of “Hughezovka” is named English Colony, and the British origin of the city is reflected in its layout and architecture.

Donetsk is a large industrial and business centre. Industry is represented by more than 120 enterprises in such sectors as coal mining, metallurgical, machine-building, chemical, building materials production, food and light industry, etc. The general quantity of working people is about 120 thousand people. Donetsk is a big sports centre. It has highly-developed sporting infrastructure. Representatives of the city are leaders in fields of sports such as football, hockey, boxing, basketball, athletics, tennis.


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