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Sumy State University in Rankings

THE Impact Rankings
QS Stars
among the universities of the world and in the 1st place among the universities of Ukraine.
in the top group of the world universities by success in achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (1st place among higher education institutions of Ukraine)
in the field of "Business and Economics" (1st place among higher education institutions (HEI) of Ukraine)
in the field of "Engineering" (1st place among higher education institutions of Ukraine)
in the field of "Physical Sciences" (1st place among higher education institutions of Ukraine)
in the field of "Social Sciences" (1st place among higher education institutions (HEI) of Ukraine)
in the top group of the leading world universities, on the 5th position among the Ukrainian higher education institutions
in the top group of the leading world universities, on the 2nd position among the Ukrainian higher education institutions
by to the quantitative and qualitative teachers staff, students' satisfaction with the quality of education, the provision of educational and extracurricular activities, reputation among employers, the level of support for the career growth of graduates
"young" universities in the world, which are "growing rapidly", and are currently the only representative of Ukraine in these rankings
the 2nd place among higher education institutions in Ukraine
the 4nd place among higher education institutions of Ukraine according to citations of scientists in Google Scholar
best institutional repositories of the world and the 1st place among higher education institutions of Ukraine
by most indicators, the results exceed the world average ones
universities of the world, on the 2nd position among the Ukrainian higher education institutions
SCImago Institutions Rankings - in the top 120 universities of Eastern Europe and the 3rd place among higher education institutions in Ukraine
among the leaders in Ukraine by the number of citations by the world academic community of publications of university scientists and by the Hirsch index
the 6th place among higher education institutions of Ukraine

SumDU by numbers

over 12 000 people study
58 specialties on 24 branches of knowledge
500 international students from 30 countries
about 150 Doctors of Sciences, Professors, about 500 Doctors of Philosophy and Candidates of Sciences, Associate Professors
about 1000 people study in 16 doctoral specialties and 22 postgraduate specialties


Three SumDU journals indexed in international bases:

  • Journal of Nano- and Electronic Physics (Scopus).
  • Journal of Engineering Sciences (Scopus).
  • Marketing and Management of Innovations (Web of Science).


International activity

Sumy State University cooperates with over 300 partners from 60 countries.

The university is a signatory of the Magna Charta Universitatum and the Talloires Declaration. It belongs to 25 foreign organizations (including the International and European University Associations) belong to alliances of European universities: NEOLAiA, FilmEU, Unite!, E³UDRES² Within the Twinning Initiative, SumDU actively co-operates with University of Liverpool (the United Kingdom).

SumDU is a permanent partner of EU grant programs: Erasmus+, Horizon 2020, Horizon Europe. Moreover, the UN, NATO, DAAD, American and British Council programs are covered as well. Annually, about 500 grants are realized.

For the last 5 years, the amount of grant research work has increased in 20 times.

SumDU implements over 85 long-term and short-term academic mobility programs (for Bachelor, Master and PhD students; researchers and lecturers). They are well funded.


Academic and educational activity

Among leading Ukrainian organizations by the government research attestation. SumDU belongs to the highest qualification group in four areas: Humanities and Arts, Social Sciences, Mathematical and Natural Sciences, Technical Sciences. Besides, it has high indicators for Biology and Health Care.

The Medicine curriculum has an international accreditation certificate. The excellently assessed programs are Public Health, Data Science and Modeling of Complex Systems, Psychology, Biology, Economics, Journalism, Medicine, Marketing, Applied Physics and Nanomaterials, Finance, Banking and Insurance.

For 8 years, SumDU has been succeeding in young researchers’ projects.


Training of Bachelors and Masters

Training of Bachelors and Masters is carried out in the following specialties of the relevant subject areas:

Subject area "Social Sciences":

  • social and behavioral sciences (psychology, politology, economics);
  • social work;
  • international economic relations;
  • management and administration (marketing, accounting and taxation, entrepreneurship and trade, finances, banking, insurance and stock market, management);
  • public management and administration;
  • law;
  • international law;
  • journalism;
  • education (secondary education: physics, English and German, history; sports)
  • tourism and recreation (travel and hospitality industry)

Subject area "Engineering and Technology":

  • information technology (computer science, cybersecurity);
  • software engineering (cybersport and videogame development);
  • electronics, automation and electronic communications (radio equipment, electronics, automation, computer-integrated technologies and robots, micro- and nanosystems, data measuring devices);
  • electrical engineering (electrical energy, electrical equipment and mechanics, power machines, heat power engineering);
  • chemical and biological engineering (biomedical industry);
  • mechanical engineering (material science, applied mechanics, industrial engineering);
  • production and technologies (environment protection);

Subject area "Life Sciences and Medicine":

  • healthcare (public healthcare, medicine, dentistry, therapy, rehabilitation, nursing)

Subject area "Natural Sciences":

  • mathematics and statistics (applied mathematics);
  • natural sciences (ecology);

Subject area "Arts and Humanities":

  • culture and art (management of socio-cultural activities);
  • humanities (politology, philology);
  • history and archeology.



SumDU has many facilities: the Student Sports Palace, indoor track, volleyball center, playgrounds, 3 swimming pools, 2 shooting ranges, 23 gyms, rowing and skiing facilities, Univer camp. At the University Clinic, there is the Sports Medicine Center.

Here, the State Olympic Athletic Center works as well.

More than 200 students are winners and medalists of the Olympic Games, World and European Championships, World Winter and Summer Competitions.

The university leads the all-Ukrainian and international team contests.


SumDU Library

The Library of SumDU is a multiple winner of the All-Ukrainian competition "Library of the Year", it has access to the most famous electronic information bases of the world information space

Sumy State University opens the universe of opportunities! Here, traditions, innovations and quality combine!

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40007 Sumy, Ukraine
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