Donetsk National Medical University

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Donetsk National Medical University
Донецький національний медичний університет
Former names
Maxim Gorky Donetsk National Medical University
MottoPropter vitam alienam vivere
Motto in English
We live for the life of others
TypeMedical university
Rectorprof. Kondratenko Petro Gennadiyovich

Donetsk National Medical University (abbreviated as DNMU, Ukrainian: Донецький національний медичний університет) is one of the largest medical universities in Ukraine and the former USSR. The University is considered as one of the best medical schools in Ukraine. Originally located in Donetsk, it was relocated to Kropyvnytskyi, Kramatorsk and Mariupol in 2014 due to the War in Donbass.


Donetsk National Medical University was established in 1930 as the Maxim Gorky Donetsk Medical Institute. In 1994 it was given the status of University and in 2007 it gained the status of National Medical University (NMU). The name of M. Gorky was removed from the title in 2017.

Rankings & Reputations[edit]

Donetsk National Medical University was recognized as the best medical university in Ukraine in 2011. DNMU was ranked as the first among Ukrainian medical universities constantly since 2001 till 2016 according to the rating[citation needed] of the Ministry of Healthcare and Ministry of Education of Ukraine. In the latest national university rankings (Top 200 in Ukraine, years 2013 and 2014), DNMU was ranked as the first best medical university, and was the 23rd best university overall in Ukraine.[2][3] When other indicators (i.e. Scopus citations and webometrics) were included, DNMU kept its status as the best medical university in Ukraine also in 2014.[4]

Due to the quality of training and comparatively low tuition fees DNMU is an attractive study choice among Ukrainian medical universities for foreigners. The Donetsk National Medical University is listed in the medical directories of the World Health Organization (WHO) and I-Med Schools.

Internationally, Donetsk National Medical University is ranked 3003rd out of 11,000 universities in the world according to the 4icu Ranking[5] and 2021st on the Webtronics world ranking.[6]

Students and studies[edit]

Approximately 15200 students study at the eight faculties of Donetsk National Medical University from Ukraine, Russia, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, USA, the UK, Germany, Poland, Greece, Israel, Turkey, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, China, Malaysia, Mauritius, Pakistan, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Peru, Palestine, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Jordan, Syria, Tunisia, Kenya, Namibia, Zambia, Somalia, Lebanon and other countries.

So far, the university has granted 45,000 degrees, to doctors, well-known scientists, researchers, health care providers from Ukraine, Russia, other ex-Soviet republics and 89 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and Americas.

At the Donetsk National Medical University there are eight faculties including a preparatory faculty for foreign students. The Donetsk National Medical University trains specialists along the following education or qualification levels as junior specialists, specialists, or Masters for the following specialties:

  • Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Dentistry
  • Pharmacy
  • Nursing
  • Public Health
  • Post-Graduate Education
  • Preparatory Department

Donetsk National Medical University provides training in English, Russian and in Ukrainian languages in all faculties.

According to the Ukrainian Health Ministry Order N°148 of March 22, 2004 DNMU has been appointed as the regional centre of Bologna Process management in Ukraine. In the 2005/06 academic year, DNMU started teaching its students in accordance with the Bologna Agreement on specialists training using the credit-modular system, which makes it possible to obtain the European Diploma at the end of the study. Students of Donetsk National Medical University can transfer of their credits to any other European medical university at any time after completing their first year of education at DonNMU. Transfers to other European universities are made under the auspices of the Bologna process. The Donetsk National Medical University has signed cooperation agreements[citation needed] concerning the exchange of students with almost 160 different universities in the CIS, Europe, Canada, USA and with some Arab countries.


The students of DNMU get their professional training at 26 specialized bases (including Donetsk multi-field medical and preventive organizations and research institutes) and 28 highly equipped clinical bases (including the main hospitals of Donetsk) under the supervision of highly qualified specialists.

Donetsk National Medical University provides its students with accommodation and study facilities. The students' campus has 13 study buildings equipped with 37 computer classes and libraries, 9 student hostels with reading halls and sports rooms, a health center for preventive care, stadium, sports and health service complexes, summer camping at the Seversky Donets river.


At present the total teaching staff at Donetsk National Medical University is 1147. Among them are 150 professors and 243 associate professors, academic title of doctors and candidates of medical sciences are respectively 117 and 449 people. The Donetsk National Medical University is a member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and two corresponding members of AMS of Ukraine, 4 laureates of the State Prize of Ukraine, 18 distinguished scientists and engineers, 8 distinguished doctors, 2 Honorary Workers of Education of Ukraine, 37 full members of international and departmental academies science, and 1 Hero of Ukraine.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Education in Ukraine - Donetsk National Medical University of Maxim Gorky (DonNMU)". Retrieved 2014-11-08.
  2. ^ "Рейтинг університетів України III, IV рівнів акредитації Топ-200 Україна у 2014 році (Ranking of UA universities with III, IV level of accreditation: Top-200 in Ukraine in 2013)". 2013-05-31. Retrieved 2014-11-08.
  3. ^ Рейтинг університетів України III, IV рівнів акредитації Топ-200 Україна у 2014 році Ranking of UA universities with III, IV level of accreditation: Top-200 in Ukraine in 2014, date = 2014-5-30,, accessdate=2014-11-08
  4. ^ "Консолідований рейтинг вузів України 2014 року (Combined ranking of universities in Ukraine in 2014)". 2014-07-04. Retrieved 2014-11-08.
  5. ^ "Donetsk National Medical University | Ranking & Review". Retrieved 2019-08-21.
  6. ^ "Ukraine | Ranking Web of Universities: More than 28000 institutions ranked". Retrieved 2019-08-21.

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Coordinates: 48°00′07″N 37°49′43″E / 48.0019°N 37.8287°E / 48.0019; 37.8287