Moscow state medical university, Russia
I.M SECHENOV FIRST MOSCOW STATE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY
First Moscow State Medical University was named after I.M. Sechenov when it was founded in 1758 and became the successor of the Medical Faculty of the Imperial Moscow University.
Today I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University represents the largest medical, scientific and clinical complex in Russia, and along with that proudly holds the position of one of the most prestigious medical universities of Russia. The University structure comprises more than 50 buildings, 40 laboratory centers, 7 research institutions and 14 faculties: faculty of General Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, that of Preventive Medicine, of Nursing Care, of Scientific and Pedagogic Personnel Training, Faculty for Foreign Students, Faculty of Military Training, Faculty of Public Health Management along with the faculties of Postgraduate Education. Today the University is a major center for training, certification and upgrading the medical personnel and pharmacists. Academic studies are closely integrated with fundamental and applied research, providing highly qualified medical care to the population and promoting the advances of medical science and pharmaceutics. The university is at the head of the academic – methodological association of Russian medical institutions.
The I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical University has gained considerable experience in the international students training. The excellent Preparatory course, the hostel with comfortable living conditions, a division with instructions conducted in English have brought the MMU training standards close to those of the best higher medical educational institutions of the member countries of European Community
I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University is an active member of the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO centers for Nursing Care and Obstetrics, Tuberculosis and 3-day Malaria were created on the basis of the University. From the year 1975 onwards I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University is a member of the International Association of Universities and has strong ties with such leading world organizations as Doctors Without Borders, International Red Cross, The World Bank, UNESCO, several international student exchange committees. Presently more than 14 000 students study at the University, and over 2 000 of them are foreign students from more than 75 countries of the world. Over 2 300 highly qualified practicing professors teach at I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University. The atmosphere in the University is both cosmo-political and friendly. Russian, English, French, Chinese, Arab and other languages are frequently spoken within the university walls. Nevertheless, during the classes, the students speak and think in only one language – the language of Medicine.
Moscow is the capital and most populous city of Russia, with 12.2 million residents within the city limits and 17.1 million within the urban area. Moscow is recognized as Russian federal city. Moscow is a major political, economic, cultural, and scientific center of Russia and Eastern Europe, as well as the largest city entirely on the European continent. By broader definitions Moscow is among the world’s largest cities, being the 14th largest metro area, the 18th largest agglomeration, the 15th largest urban area, and the 11th largest by population within city limit worldwide. According to Forbes 2013, Moscow has been ranked as the ninth most expensive city in the world by Mercer and has one of the world’s largest urban economies, being ranked as an alpha global city according to the Globalization and World Cities Research Network, and is also one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in the world according to the MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index.