Northern State Medical University was founded in 1932 and is one of the best medical universities in Russia. The Northern State Medical University starts more than 85 years ago. The University is officially recognized by the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Pakistan Medical Council (PMC), and World Health Organisation(WHO). Northern State Medical University is the only institution offering medical education in the northernmost of Russia.
It currently hosts about 9000 students from 17 countries in 16 faculties and institutes and has a staff of 980, 394 of which are academics – including 80 professors, 250 PhD.
University buildings are provided with up-to-date equipment: computers, films, video aids, and other modern appliances. Training at the modern center of pre-clinical center presented by a plenty of state-of-the-art medical mannequins and equipment is a part and partial of educational program. At all there are 55 departments, 27 of them are clinical ones and situated at the best hospitals of the city. Well equipped clinical base allow training highly qualified specialists of different profiles according to modern requirements of the health care systems. Today NSMU is the main medical training center for six regions of Northern Russia. More than 100 graduates of NSMU are working abroad (USA, UK, Canada, Israel, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Denmarketc)
22 graduates have the foreign scientific degrees (PhD). About 30 graduates are preparing their PhD now in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Germany. The University offers students practical studies and training in Russia and abroad to become doctors, nurses, psychologists, specialists in social work, etc. The graduates are working more than in 20 countries. Number of international students in the NSMU is continuously growing.
Arkhangelsk city is one of the largest scientific and cultural centers in the European North. The city has beautiful surrounding river which gives beautiful background to the city and it functions as an important transportation route for both passengers and goods.
Because of the northern location, the winter is snowy, cold and lasts long. The climate is windy and humid and it rains often because the White Sea about 40 kilometers from Arkhangelsk. The summertime is mild and sunny. The average temperature in Arkhangelsk in January is -13 Celsius degrees and in July +17 Celsius degrees.