World-Class Russian Education!

The goal of Project 5-100 is to maximize the competitive position of a group of leading Russian universities in the global research and education market.




I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University) 

Year of foundation: 1758

Location: Moscow

Total students: 17,000 / International students: 2,500

Faculties: 7 / Departments: 130

Faculty: 3,105

Rector: Pyotr Glybochko


Sechenov University is the oldest, largest and most prestigious medical higher education institution in Russia, a major center for training, certification and upgrading medical personnel and pharmacists, and recognized leader of innovation in medical education.

The university provides a diverse and inclusive environment that fosters intellectual discovery, creates and transmits innovative knowledge and improves human health. Education is carried out in 14  medical-biological and pharmaceutical specialties at eight faculties and more than 150 departments.

The university incorporates 69 educational venues, 22 hospitals with over 3,500 beds, seven research institutes and five RAS R&D units, more than 30 laboratories, the largest medical library in Europe, a botanical garden, and many other facilities that ensure academic excellence, resulting in powerful research and innovative advances along with cutting-edge medical care practices.


  • Clinician-Scientist
  • Personalized and translational medicine
  • Clinical and health research
  • Pharmacy
  • Regenerative and molecular medicine
  • Biotechnologies and biocompatible materials
  • IT in healthcare

International collaboration and partnerships

International collaboration agreements cover a broad range of foreign universities and organizations, including:

  • World Health Organization
  • World Federation for Medical Education
  • Association of University Programs for Health Administration
  • World Organization of National Colleges, Academies and Academic Associations of General Practitioners/Family Physicians
  • European Health Management Association
  • World Association for Medical Law
  • International Science and Technology Center
  • Open Society Foundations (formerly Open Society Institute)
  • International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War
  • German Academic Exchange Service
  • Universities in Australia, Great Britain, Germany, Denmark, Canada, Israel, Norway, France, The Netherlands, USA, Switzerland, Portugal, Serbia and Montenegro.

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

Distinguished alumni

  • Renat Akchurin, Soviet and Russian cardiac surgeon
  • Mehriban Aliyeva, president of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador
  • Oleg Atkov, Soviet and Russian physician and cosmonaut
  • Leo Bokeria, leading Russian heart surgeon, scientist and medical science organiser
  • Maksim Konchalovskiy, distinguished Soviet and Russian physician, outstanding clinician, founder of school of clinic of internal diseases
  • Sergey Korsakov, distinguished Russian psychiatrist
  • Alexander Myasnikov, distinguished cardiologist
  • Nikolay Pirogov, distinguished Russian surgeon and anatomist
  • Valentin Pokrovskiy, Soviet and Russian epidemiologist
  • Ivan Sechenov, distinguished Russian physiologist
  • Nikolai Sklifosovsky, prominent Russian surgeon and clinician
  • Anton Chekhov, playwright and physician