Founded in 1948 just near the picturesque Lake Chekha, the Ukrainian Sumy State University ranks among the top 100 universities in the emerging Europe and Central Asia region. Sumy State University (SumDU) is located in Sumy city in the North-East of Ukraine.Sumy State University is a young full comprehensive Ukrainian state university with more than 50% of private funding sources, high international orientation and focus on research.
Sumy State University is a powerful higher educational institution of the Sumy region of the IV level of accreditation. This institution is accredited by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and recognized worldwide. The University is a signatory of Magna Charta Universitatum and a reliable member of International Association of Universities, European University Association, Euroasian Universities Association, Association of Economic Universities of South and Eastern Europe and the Black Sea Region, IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence, IIENetwork and other international organizations.
Sumy State University cooperates with more than 260 partners from the USA, Great Britain, Germany, Austria, France, Belgium, Sweden, Poland, Lithuania, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Japan, South Korea, China and other countries of the world.
University’s advanced library information system contains over 3 million items both in hard copies and e-copies and provides access to the most famous electronic databases of the world. The University’s library is a prize winner of All-Ukrainian contest “Library of the Year”.
There are TOEFL-centre, resource and educational centres of Microsoft, Cisco, PortaOne, Delcam, NETCRACKER, Siemens, SAS, MindK and other companies operating at SumDU campus.
The University has provision for 40 kinds of sports and about 100 sports groups are available at the University. Sports teams perform at the premier league level. About 100 students are the record breakers and prize winners of the Olympic Games, World, European and Ukrainian Championships.
The University currently serves about 14,000 students who are pursuing pre-bachelor, bachelor, specialist and master degrees in 51 majors and 22 fields of knowledge. These include about 1600 foreign students from almost 50 countries worldwide.
The university is a participant in the Bologna educational process, therefore it is possible to obtain such academic degrees as bachelor, master and Ph.D.