Crimea State Medical University named after S. I. Georgievsky

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Crimea Federal University named after S. I. Georgievsky
Кримський державний медичний університет ім. С. І. Георгієвського
Крымский государственный медицинский университет имени С. И. Георгиевского
Arms of the Crimea State Medical University
Type Public
Established 1931
Rector Anatoly Babanin
Administrative staff
Undergraduates 4700
Address Russia , 95006, Simferopol, 5/7, Lenin Avenue, Simferopol, Russia/Ukraine[1]
Campus urban

Crimea State Medical University named after S. I. Georgievsky (CSMU) (Ukrainian: Кримський державний медичний університет ім. С. І. Георгієвського; Russian: Кры́мский Госуда́рственный Медици́нский Университе́т и́мени С. И. Гео́ргиевского, Krímskiy Gosudárstvennyy Medicínskyy Universitét ímeni S. I. Geórgievskogo) is the institution of higher medical education situated in Simferopol (Crimea, Ukraine). According to some independent estimations it is one of the most prominent medical schools of Ukraine.[2] The university has 6 faculties and 54 departments. As at 2009, 4700 students are studying here (approximately 1700 are foreign citizens from 34 countries of the world). The university was decorated with Order of the Red Banner of Labour (1981) and is certified by the International Education Society as AA-level high school.[3]


The history of CSMU begins with the medical faculty of Tavrida University, which was founded on 10 May 1918. R. I. Gelvig was the first rector of the University and the dean of medical faculty at the same time. The first graduation of doctors had taken place in 1922; totally 523 doctors have been graduated during the faculty's existence. In 1925 the University was reorganized as a Pedagogian Institute and the Medical faculty was liquidated.

Due to development of Crimea as a health resort, it was decided in 1930 to organize higher medical school here. The solemn opening of the Crimean Medical Institute (which consisted of one Treatment-and-prophylactic faculty only) has taken place on 1 April 1931. The first graduation (97 students) occurred on 17 February 1936. The second faculty, that is Pediatric, was organized in 1938. In 1939 the Treatment-and-prophylactic faculty was renamed into the Medical one.

In the time of the German invasion of the Soviet Union, the University continued working in evacuation (at first in Armavir, then in Jambul, Orjonikidze, Baku, Krasnovodsk, Kyzylorda). In sum, since June 1941 till July 1944 the Institute prepared 850 doctors. In the spring of 1944 the institute returned to Simferopol.

In 1951 S. I. Georgievsky was appointed a director (subsequently a rector) of the institute (the university carries his name now). In the fifties the material base of the Institute was considerably expanded. Since 1961 the Institute begins preparation of medical shots for the countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America. In 1970 new rector, professor V. I. Zyablov was appointed. In 1978 a new faculty (Stomatologic) was opened. In 1979 the faculty of Postgraduating Studies was launched. In 1981 the Institute was decorated with Order of the Red Banner of Labour. In the late eighties the Crimean medical institute was included into ten top medical high schools of the USSR.[4] In 1989 professor I. V. Bogadelnikov was elected as a new rector. Since 1992 the Institute begins commercial trainings for foreign citizens, and since 1994 – for the citizens of Ukraine.

In July 1995 the Crimean Medical Institute was accredited on IV (higher) level with autonomy granted. On 8 December 1995 the Institute was named in honor of S. I. Georgievskiy for his personal contribution for institute's restoration and development. Since September 1996 professor A. A. Babanin heads the Institute. On 26 January 1998 the Cabinet of Ukraine decided to transform the Crimean Medical Institute into the University.

Rankings and reputation[edit]

Crimean Medical Institute is ranked at 13,572 out of 20,000 universities in the world by the Webometrics world university ranking and ranked at 8204 out of 11,000 universities in the world by 4icu world university ranking.

The presence[edit]

The university is a prominent scientific and medical center of Crimea. More than 50 scientific themes are being carried out here, about 5–10 doctoral and 25–30 master's theses are being defended annually. The university participates in 16 international research programs and publishes several scientific periodicals. The total amount of students is about 4700 (1700 students are foreign citizens, who study in English).

Campuses and buildings[edit]

The territory of the university (without the clinical bases) occupies 17.3 hectares. It has 16 educational buildings, five hostels, covered track and field athletics arena, sport centre (with stadium and swimming pool), several cafes. The library fund of university is about 600,000 books. University has also its own publishing centre.

The structure of the university[edit]

The University consists of six faculties: First Medical, Second Medical, Stomatologic, International Medical, Pharmaceutical and faculty of Postgradual Education. The university has 54 departments, medical college, 47 clinical bases and own clinic.

Teaching staff[edit]

The staff of the university consists of about 700 teachers (c. 100 doctors of sciences and c. 350 candidates of sciences). 39 professors of the University are academicians and corresponding members of domestic and foreign Academies.

Notable sciencists and teachers of CSMU:

Honorable doctors and famous alumni[edit]

Babanin A.A., a Corresponding Member of National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, D.M., Professor, was awarded the order of President of Ukraine "For Achievements of the III degree”, the Albert Schwietzer gold medal. He is the founder of the original scientific school of clinical and experimental morphology. He was the first in Ukraine to suggest the original methods and approaches to medicolegal estimation of visceral pathology at alcoholic and alcoholic-narcotic intoxication with the use of complex of new pathomorphological methods.

Bliskunov A.I., D.M., Professor, a prominent orthopedic surgeon, he was the first in the world to invent a completely implanted regulated structures which allow to elongate long bones. He elaborated a new direction in correction of limb length. He was awarded the Large Gold medal of the Intellectual property of the United Nations, the Honourable Distinction of President of Ukraine.

Efetov, K.A. – Doctor of biological sciences, Professor. For his scientific achievements in biology and medicine, he is awarded with four gold medals in Great Britain and USA. In honour of K.A. Efetov, scientists of Austria, France, Ukraine, and Russia named 4 biological species and a subgenus of living organisms. His main scientific interests are in the field of molecular immunology, evolutionary biology and biosystematics; he has described 7 new genera and 11 subgenera of living organisms, discovered and described 28 new biological species.

Zagoroulko A.K., D.M., Professor, the founder of school “Surfactant system of human lungs and introduction of native surfactant preparations into practical medicine of Ukraine”, was awarded the silver medal and Diploma of International Biographic Centre, of Cambridge, as a prominent scientist of the 21st century

Kubyshkin V. F., M. D., Professor, Laureate of the International academic rating “Gold Fortune”, was awarded the Strazhesko medal for achievements in elaboration of diagnostic criteria and methods of treatment of patients with cardiovascular diseases and interdependent cardiorespiratory pathology, criteria of cardiohemodynamic disorders.

Interesting facts[edit]

  • The university was to be named in honor of the victory of Perekop, but instead it was named in honor of Mikhail Frunze. Later it was named in honor of Joseph Stalin until April 1956).
  • Probably the most well-known graduate of CSMU was the world famous traumatologist Gavril Ilizarov (he was graduated during the war, when the institute was working in evacuation).

Awards and reputation[edit]

  • Year 1981. The Institute was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labour.
  • 69th place in rating of higher schools of Ukraine within UNESCO project "TOP 200" 2011 year


  1. ^ This place is located on the Crimean Peninsula, most of which is the subject of a territorial dispute between Russia and Ukraine. According to the political division of Russia, there are federal subjects of the Russian Federation (the Republic of Crimea and the federal city of Sevastopol) located on the peninsula. According to the administrative-territorial division of Ukraine, there are the Ukrainian divisions (the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city with special status of Sevastopol) located on the peninsula.
  2. ^ Rating of the best 200 higher schools of Ukraine (2007, in russian) (CSMU has occupied the 60th position between all higher schools of Ukraine and the third position between the medical ones)
  3. ^ IES-certificate of the university and its description
  4. ^ The article in the newspaper "Crimean News", dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the CSMU (in Russian)

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Coordinates: 44°57′39″N 34°05′16″E / 44.96083°N 34.08778°E / 44.96083; 34.08778