About Sechenov University

Sechenov University

I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University) is the largest international research medical university, that was founded more than 260 years ago. It trains future leaders of the national and global healthcare. Annually 3,500 young medics become graduates of the University. Since 2010, Sechenov University’s Rector is Professor Petr Glybochko, member of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

The University’s mission is to create the conditions for development of medical education and science, that may ensure worthy place in the global healthcare system for the Russian Federation.

The strategic goal of the University is to develop a reference model of a first-class international research medical university #1 in Russia aimed at cooperation with international partners in the field of Biomedicine.

Sechenov University provides a full range of educational programmes for talented students from all over the world. The University’s ranked the top in development and implementation of the effective multidisciplinary models and learning approaches in medical education. It trains qualified medical staff for Russia and other countries, taking into account the world’s best practices. Sechenov University is a member of the International Association of Universities. The Association of Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) Representative Office is opened at Sechenov University.

The University’s integration into the global scientific and educational community is being developed by expanding partnerships and joint projects with the top international universities and research centers. Every year the University hosts more than 150 international scientific events.

Since 2015, Sechenov University, as the only medical university, has become a member of the Russian Academic Excellence Project “5 top-100”, that is focused on competitiveness enhancement of the top Russian universities among the best global research and educational centers. Sechenov University was the first among Russian medical universities to enter the prestigious global rankings, and every year strengthens its positions. Today, it is ranked #651-700 in QS World University Rankings (QS WUR), #401-500 in ARWU Ranking by subject (Clinical Medicine), and took the 22nd place among 43 top Russian universities. The University takes top ranking positions in Life Sciences, Medical and Health Sciences, and Engineering Science and Technology. Sechenov University is the best in Medicine and Healthcare within the Russian educational environment, that is also confirmed by the top national rankings.

Sechenov University has established the Biomedical Science and Technology Park, that is at the forefront of the University’s transformation. The Biomedical Park includes 5 research institutes: Institute for Molecular Medicine, Institute for Personalized Medicine, Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Institute for Translational Medicine and Biotechnology, and Institute for Bionic Technologies and Engineering. The main goal of the Biomedical Park is to conduct interdisciplinary medical research.  Sechenov University trains medics in the new specialties (so-called “Professions of the Future”): network doctor, IT-doctor, molecular nutritionist, nanomaterials expert, tissue engineer, nanopharmacologist, smart drug delivery systems’ developer, genome management specialist.

In 2020, Sechenov Univerity opened the world-class Research Center “Digital Biodesign and Personalized Healthcare”. This global project on healthcare digitalization and healthcare management was created in cooperation with Ivannikov Institute for System Programming, Institute for Design and Technology Informatics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Orekhovich Research Institute for Biomedical Chemistry,  and Yaroslav-the-Wise Novgorod State University as a part of the National Project “Science”.

The main result of the Center’s activities will be the world’s first unified big-data system that combines functional indicators, as well as bioinformatics, genomic, and drug monitoring. The plan is to develop a unique technology platform for analyzing large databases to create “digital twins”, that will allow doctors to anticipate and predict course, development, treatment, and outcomes of the diseases. Moreover, the Center will provide a system of effective treatment prediction and selection of individual therapy based on process simulation. All in all, the Center’s activities will bring medicine and healthcare to a new high-standard level.

Introduction of the innovative scientific developments into clinical practice, implementation of the world-class fundamental and clinical research, and its commercialization for the health benefits to society and patients are made to contribute to development and growth of the Russian economy.

Developing its own unique clinical facilities and using the advanced scientific developments and technologies, Sechenov University provides high-quality medical care in Russia, and actively contributes to effective fight against dangerous diseases in the world. The University’s Clinical Center employs more than 5,000 highly qualified specialists. The priority area for the Clinical Center is development of high-tech medical care using the unique technologies (Da Vinci robotic system, robotic surgery in trauma, etc.). 50% of surgical operations performed at the University Clinics are endovideo-assisted or robotic.

Sechenov University made a special contribution to the fight against COVID-19. The pre-clinical and clinical trials of the world’s first vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus infection “Sputnik V” were conducted at the University. The University’ clinical facilities were used to create one of the largest COVID-hospitals in Moscow. In 2020, in accordance with the order of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Sechenov University established the Federal Remote Advisory Center for Anesthesiology and Resuscitation on diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19.

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