About the University

Sechenov University is the top medical university in Russia and the largest centre of medical academic research in the country. It is also one of the world’s foremost medical schools performing strongly in various global university league tables.

Sechenov’s history begins in 1758 as the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial Moscow University. The university takes its name from 19th-century scientist Ivan Sechenov, a physiologist who laid the foundations for the study of reflexes, animal and human behavior, as well as neuroscience. 

For over two centuries Sechenov University has been a pioneer in the Russian healthcare system. A lot of outstanding physicians and scientists, who contributed significantly to the progress in medicine, worked at the University. In 2018, Sechenov University celebrates its 260th Anniversary.

By the 260th Anniversary, the University has grown into academic, research and resource Center of Excellence in the Russian healthcare system. Sechenov University develops Medicine of the Future based on strong academic foundation in clinical medicine, expanding frontiers in advanced multidisciplinary research together with the world leaders in Engineering, Technology and Natural Sciences. 

Today Sechenov University is taking advanced steps towards a successful future. By 2020 Sechenov University will become an internationally-recognized comprehensive academic research platform integrating the world advanced developments aimed at personalized life-long health management and overcoming global health challenges.
The University`s research-intensive environment supports collaboration between students, faculty and partners in creating new products and technologies. 

Currently Sechenov University is the only member of the Russian Academic Excellence Project in QS World University Ranking by Subject (Medicine). Our clinical competence is a key advantage for cross-disciplinary basic research and discovery of new horizons in health and care. Our partner ecosystem allocates resources to the areas that translate Engineering, Technical and IT developments into solutions for the better health under personalized life-long health management system. We focus on multidisciplinary approach in promoting advanced research in Life Sciences at the Centers of Excellence. 

Research-based training and world-wide research networks provide the next generation of health care specialists with new professional competencies.