International cooperation is one of the most important branches of Sechenov University's activities that makes contribution to training of highly qualified specialists, development of priority areas in medical science and high quality healthcare.

The University maintains close relations with many foreign educational establishments, including major Universities from Austria, Bulgaria, China, France, Germany, Norway, Serbia, Slovenia, USA, CIS countries, etc.

The University actively cooperates with international professional organizations, unions, associations:

World Health Organization

-International Association of Universities

-Eurasian Association of Universities

- World Federation for Medical Education

- Association of University Programs for Population Health Management

- European Health Management Association

- World Organization of National Colleges, Academies and Academic Associations of General Practitioners

- International Health Center (USA)

- UK Research Council

- German Academic Exchange Service DAAD

Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE)

-Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine (SESAM)

-European Association for Predictive, Preventive and Personalized Medicine (EPMA)

Sechenov University is also involved in the implementation of programs of international cooperation in science and education, such as Tempus IV Project, Erasmus+ and others.

Sechenov University is Russian co-chair of the Association of Sino-Russian Medical Universities.

In 2015 the University established a collaborating center of the World Health Organization for prevention NCDs.

Over 140 teaching staff members of the University are members of one or several foreign and international scientific and professional societies, organizations, associations.

Annually Sechenov University hosts more than 20 international scientific and educational events: conferences, symposia, seminars, trainings, schools, round tables, and working groups.

About 2 500 international students and post-graduates from 73 countries study at Sechenov University today. Far-abroad countries are mainly represented by students from Malaysia, People’s Republic of China, Syria, India, Vietnam, Israel, Brazil, as well as Germany, USA, Great Britain, Haiti, Nepal, Republic of Maldives, and other countries.

Basic objectives and directions of the University’s international activities


- Promotion of academic mobility of students and faculty.
- Integration into the forming Common European Education Space.
- International experience based development of innovative forms of medical education, science and healthcare.
- Intensification of modern knowledge and technologies exchange.


- Cooperation with abroad higher educational institutions in the fields of medical education, science and healthcare, promotion of academic mobility of students and academic staff.
- Scientific cooperation within international projects and agreements.
- Organization of training and specialization for foreign citizens.
- Cooperation with various international organizations, medical and scientific societies and professional associations.
- Representative activities aimed at the University equity promotion.
- Formulation and implementation of optimal international activities.