Welcome to Kharkiv, which is a regional centre of Ukraine and worthy of its title of a “Ukrainian megalopolis”! This is a giant of the Ukrainian industry, a big educational and cultural centre, the most significant transport nodal point of the Ukrainian state. The city has over 60 research institutes, 170 comprehensive schools, 150 educational centres; the number of higher educational establishments with different patterns of ownership has by now reached 80. Annually, about 20,000 young specialists graduate from higher educational establishments of our city. Kharkiv numbers 49 cultural institutions and centres, which include 5 museums, City Art Gallery, 6 theatres, 3 symphony orchestras.
Kharkiv National Medical University is an integral part of the scientific, intellectual and cultural history of the country, one of the oldest medical establishments of Ukraine, a member of the International Association of Universities. Being founded in 1805, it has acquired invaluable experience in training doctors and is a leader of medical education in the country. Since 1951, university has become one of pioneers in training medical personnel for different countries of the world. During this period our educational establishment has graduated over 7,000 specialists for 120 countries of Asia, Africa, Latin America and Middle East. Graduates of Kharkiv National Medical University work in all parts of the world; they return health, and often even life, to people, therewith creating a good reputation for their alma mater.