About University

1900 September 1 in the Julian calendar

In the life of Odessa there was a significant event, which left a significant mark in the history of medical education in Ukraine and for many years determined its prospect - the medical faculty of the Novorossiysk University was opened.
The faculty had brilliant prospects, as some prominent, world-renowned scientists worked there. Before the opening of the faculty, the construction of the main buildings and clinics, which were built on the last word of building and architectural art, was completed. Admittedly, this faculty was the most prestigious and most equipped medical educational institution in Russia of those times.
However, this successful start was suspended by the war between Russia and Japan, the revolutionary events of 1905-1907, the First World War of 1914-1918, the October Revolution of 1917, and the Civil War. Some time was meant to pass before a slow rise of the new system of higher education started on the new bases after the destruction of the old one. However, the positive things laid in the pre-revolutionary times, soon began to pay off.


The medical faculty of Novorossiysk University was reformed into an independent higher educational institution - a medical institute, which again turned into the leading university of the south of the country.
In the 20s of the last century, the main scientific schools, that brought the world-famous glory to Odessa Medical Institute, were actively forming and developing. One of them was Odessa Therapeutic School, founded by the students of S.P.Botkin - professors S.V. Levashov and P.O.Valter, their successors were L.P.Dmitrenko, M.D.Strazhesko, F.G. Yanovsky, M.O. Yasinovsky. At the same time, Odessa Ophthalmologic School, with Professor S.S. Galovin as one of its founders, was also developing successfully. Its further formation and world recognition are associated with the name of Academician V.P. Filatov.


Over the years of independent Ukraine, our university has turned into one of the leading medical universities of the IV level of accreditation. It is a member of the International and European Association of Universities. Due to this, the level of training of students and specialists is close to world standards.
Every year, the volume of international cooperation of ONMedU increases in such areas as internships and advanced training of scientists abroad, online participation in educational events, development of student academic mobility, deepening cooperation with institutions of higher education in Great Britain, Lithuania, Romania, Georgia, Austria, Sweden, activation of the "Erasmus+" project programs opportunities within the framework of cooperation, in particular, with the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences. Many other projects are being developed as well.
ONMedU has about 60 signed agreements with educational and scientific institutions and organizations of 25 countries. Active cooperation continues with the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (Kaunas), the Medical University of Vienna (Austria), Romanian Grigore T. Popa Medical University (Iasi), Queen Mary University of London, the Georgian National University and the Caucasus International University ( Tbilisi).
As of January 1, 2024, the scientific and pedagogical staff includes 728 employees in 42 departments who participate in the implementation of all accredited educational programs at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. From the total number of professors and teaching staff at ONMedU, there are 118 doctors of science, 375 doctors of philosophy, 94 professors, 234 associate professors, 2 academicians and 2 corresponding members of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 16 honored figures of science and technology of Ukraine, 28 honored doctors, 1 honored inventor and 1 honored worker of education of Ukraine.
The university has a modern material and technical base for educational, scientific, medical and diagnostic work. Clinical departments receive state-of-the-art scientific and medical equipment that meets world standards and allows the introduction of the latest achievements of medical science into the educational process and medical practice, including endoscopic, laparoscopic, transplant technology, tissue therapy, genetic medicine, etc.
Unique scientific and medical units have been formed at our higher education institution: University Clinics, Research Institute of Translational Medicine. Medical and diagnostic centers created jointly with health care authorities are successfully functioning: cardiorheumatology, eye microsurgery, osteosynthesis, endoscopic and laser surgery, children's cardiology, toxicology, etc.
The modern publishing and printing complex allows to publish university newspapers, scientific journals, textbooks and study guides, the authors of which are university scientists.
The leading scientific, informational and educational center of ONMedU today is the university library. It has more than 847 thousand documents in different languages. An important part of the library's modern fund is more than 5,000 electronic publications.
The electronic student library has become a center of the latest acquisitions, which contribute to full-fledged information support of the educational process. For students, spacious reading rooms with Wi-Fi network, a computer reading room, electronic textbooks, access to a powerful network resource of educational and methodological content "Department Materials" have been created.