Founded in 1918 The Crimea State Medical University is one of the oldest medical universities in Russia. Nowadays The Crimea Medical University provides medical education up to the latest data and highest world educational standards. In the same time the University keeps upgrading the teaching methods towards global trends in medical education and research, training medical students for the health care in Russia.
About 4.7 thousand students study at the Crimea State Medical University n.a. S. I. Georgievsky, including 1.7 thousand foreign citizens from more than 45 countries of the world. The University started to admit the international students for more than 80 years ago. Since 1999 English has been the second language of instruction, which makes international students even more interested study at the Crimea State Medical University. The excellence in teaching at CSMU has been recognized by Medical Council of India (MCI), UNESCO, WHO, General Medical Council, International Educational Society (IES). The University has been also awarded the title of laureate in the rating of Higher Schools “Sofia Kievskaya –2004” due to the constant cooperation development with foreign countries and high quality of education.
In continuing its timehonored tradition as a research university of international standing the Crimea State Medical University mission is guided by the following principles:
- Firmly rooted in its history, the University is committed to expanding and disseminating our knowledge about all aspects of humanity and nature through research and education. The University upholds the principle of freedom of research and education, acknowledging its responsibility to humanity, society, and nature;
- According to its motto “Semper apertus” – (“Always open”) (lat.) CSMU, in a spirit of open-mindedness and tolerance toward individuals and ideas, aspires to generate and harness knowledge and skills for the benefit of today’s and future generations;
- CSMU identity as a comprehensive university has grown out of its academic history, its commitment to the present, and its role in shaping the future. The research and educational efforts of the university are devoted to pursuing the central questions confronting humanity, concentrating on fundamental research and its application, and empowering our students to participate in this scientific and academic endeavor at an early stage;
- The disciplines taught at CSMU encompass the humanities, the social sciences, law, natural sciences, and the life sciences, including medicine.
The core tasks of the University today are:
- to advance outstanding individual disciplines, cross-linking them and addressing issues at the highest scholarly level;
- to create and safeguard the conditions for comprehensive, interdisciplinary collaboration that will make possible essential contributions toward the solution of major issues facing humanity, society, and government in an increasingly changing world;
- to make research results available to society and encourage their utilization in all sectors of public life.
Students, researchers, teachers, technical staff, and administrative personnel compose integral part of the university. CSMU itself is a self-governing institution committed to the principles of good academic practice. The University is aiming to connect the knowledge and expertise of its members across generations. It is dedicated to systematically advancing the careers of young scholars and scientists, offering the wide opportunities for independent researches. The University is thus ideally positioned to meet future challenges with an appropriate degree of flexibility. The intricate connection between research and teaching provides for an education that is academic, practical, and continuous. CSMU is providing equal opportunities for men and women, ensuring the compatibility of professional work and family, upholding the principle of diversity and equality both within and outside the bounds of the University. CSMU intends to further cultivate its contacts with former students and graduates, friends and supporters, as well as its partners in business and cooperation to attract additional encouragement and support.
CSMU international orientation is a long-standing tradition. Occupying a leading position in medical higher education over the Europe, the University is committed to providing its global competitiveness. It will continue to increase its attractiveness for outstanding international scholars and students and to expand its international networks in order to provide both junior researchers and senior faculty with the best possible opportunities for further qualification and advancement. It is to be mentioned University has always been striving for the excellence in teaching and research, whereas encouraging enthusiasm for knowledge, intellectual challenge, continuous learning, and scholarly endeavors, inspiring accomplishment within one’s field of study are the most essential of the University commitments.
The Crimea State Medical University is one of the oldest medical universities in Crimea. The excellence in teaching at CSMU has been recognized by General Medical Council, Medical Council of India (MCI), UNESCO, WHO and International Educational Society (London).
In 2006 IES has certified the University and awarded AA category of “Top Institution that is internationally known and recognized”. CSMU was the first medical higher school in Crimea to pass such an international certification.
The International Education Society (IES) was established in 1997 and it has gradually become the largest institution specializing in the certification of educational institutions of various types. IES was founded as a follow-up organization of the European Union´s YOUTH programme. This programme was established under the guidance and with the financial help of PHARE in 1993 – 1996 as a collective project of Great Britain, Poland, Ireland and the Czech Republic. The YOUTH programme was coordinated by OUVERTURE headquarters in Glasgow and methodical help was provided by the ECOS-OUVERTURE office in Budapest. As a part of the YOUTH programme, problems in connection with the success of graduates from various types of educational institutions in the job market were monitored. The outcome of this research suggested, amongst other things, that one of the main drawbacks was the absence of an international document – certificate – enabling the bearer to achieve better results in job searching in the international and domestic job markets, providing employers with relevant information, which is usually not included in a school report or another certificate. On the basis of this information, the Certificate Project was established. The main activity of IES is the implementation of the Certificate Project. Within this project educational institutions and their educational programmes are evaluated and certified. It has been carrying out international certification of educational institutions of different levels since 1997 and has issued more than 38,000 certificates by now.
The International IES Certificates are usually issued in English. Official ranslations (German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Greek, Swedish, Arabic, Japanese, Hungarian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Latvian, Lithuanian, Estonian, Ukrainian, Romanian, Bulgarian, Croatian) can also be provided.
Within the IES certification CSMU submitted IES the database of the University qualification, academic staff and students. Achievements and professional growth of the University’s graduates together with the results of scientific, international, educational, economic, social and cultural activities of the University have been also submitted. According to the agreement, IES popularizes the information about CSMU certification to more than 100 official organizations all over the world.
Every foreign student graduated from CSMU receives a personal IES certificate together with the MC diploma testifying the quality of education. This for certain offers huge opportunities for the student to work and continue studying in any country, where doctors of higher category are requested and appreciated.
CSMU is aiming to offer an excellent education experience for the international students while cooperating with the university partners and ensuring the quality of medical education of the highest standards. With respect to the great demands on higher education worldwide CSMU is convinced that IES certification must contribute to the growth in the international rating of the CSMU graduates.