Ukraine is a state in Eastern Europe, bounded on the north by Belarus (952 km), on the northeast by the Russian Federation (2,484 km), on the west by Poland (542 km) and Slovakia (98 km), and on the southwest by Hungary (135 km), Romania (608 km), and Moldova (1,194 km). The state border extends for a total of 7,698 km, and the length of Ukraine’s sea coast is 1,758 km.
Ukraine is the biggest country in Europe (after Russia). It is divided into 24 regions (oblasts) and an Autonomous Republic of Crimea. The country has an access to the Black Sea and the Azov Sea and two mountainsides: Carpathians in the West and the Crimean Mountains in the South.
Donetsk National Medical University (DNMU), one of the best and the largest medical university of the former USSR, was established in 1930 as M. Gorky Donetsk Medical Institute in 1994 it was given the status of University and in 2008 upgraded to National Medical University.
More than 40,000 highly qualified doctors, well-known scientists, researchers, health service organizers from Ukraine, Russia, other ex-soviet republics, as well as from 89 countries of Asia, Africa, Europe and America have graduated during the 78 years of DNMU existence. Due to the high teaching standards M.Gorky Donetsk National Medical University has been recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and is registered in the World Medical Universities list.
Due to the high level of specialists training and considerably low tuition fees, DNMU is one of the most attractive Ukrainian Medical Universities for the foreigners. There are more than 4,200 students from Ukraine, Russia, Georgia, Armenia, USA, Germany, Poland, Greece, Israel, Turkey, India, China, Malaysia, Mauritius, Pakistan, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Peru, Palestine, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Jordan, Syria, Tunisia, Lebanon and other countries studying at the University at the moment.
Today about 4200 students are studying in 8 facuties of our University. Among 917 tutors who are working in 76 departments 147 are Doctors of Science, Professors and asst. professors. M.Gorky Donetsk State Medical University has been recognized the best training-methodical centre among Ukrainian medical universities in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and was awarded with certificates from Ukrainian Health Ministry and Ministry of Education.
According to the Ukrainian Health Ministry Order N°148 of March 22, 2004 DNMU has been selected to be the primary Regional Centre of Bologna Process managing in Ukraine. In 2005/06 academic year, DSMU will start teaching its students in accordance with the Bologna Agreement on specialists training using the credit-modular system, and upon completion of their education the students will obtain the Specialist Degree of European standard. DNMU students will be able to study various academic modules at practically any European medical University and after getting the Specialist Degree they will have very attractive employment prospective. The University also got an array of libraries that not only provides books for the courses, but also for the general knowledge as the student’s disires. Most of them works till late night, that the student can work flexibily not looking at the time.