Sumy State University is located in Sumy city in the North-East of Ukraine. Its history began in 1948. Today, SSU is a leading university of a classical type with the III-IV accreditation level in the region.

The University currently serves about 15,000 students who are pursuing pre bachelor, bachelor, specialist and master degrees in 51 majors and 22 fields of knowledge. About 1300 foreign students represent almost 50 countries worldwide.

Sumy State University is included in Global Research University Profiles (GRUP) by ShanghaiRanking. SSU is also included in the directory of world’s best universities by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Sumy State University enters the TOP-group (3%) of leading universities of the world and is classified as a university with high research intensity according to the international ranking of higher education institutions QS World University Rankings. According to this rankings, SSU enters the group of leading Ukrainian universities. SSU also ranked 101-150 among the fastest-rising young stars of the higher education world by the QS.

According to the worldwide Internet rankings Webometrics and uniRank University Ranking, SSU takes the 4th places among Ukrainian universities. It also takes high positions in the European ranking U-Multirank that identifies most of indicators of academic, extracurricular, international and other activity of SSU as being higher than the world average value.

Sumy State University is the first Ukrainian higher education institution, which passed in 2014 an independent external audit of the QS Company and was given the highest points (5 stars) in such categories as Teaching, Engagement, Access and E-learning.

According to the results of Round University Ranking, completed by one of the largest information and analytical companies in the world Thomson Reuters, Sumy State University takes the 557th position among the world’s universities and the 2nd position among Ukrainian universities.

According to SCImago Institutions Rankings Sumy State University takes the 7th place among Ukrainian universities and enters the TOP-200 universities of Central and Eastern Europe.

According to international ecological ranking UI GreenMetric 2017 Sumy State University enters TOP-200 the world’s universities and takes the 1st position among Ukrainian universities. SSU is the 1st Ukrainian university to enter this ecological ranking.

Sumy State University is the 2nd among Ukrainian HEIs according to the results of evaluation of the quality of universities’ scientific activity based on the citation of scientists on Google Scholar by Webometrics.

SSU holds high positions in the consolidated ranking of Ukrainian universities “”. SSU also enters the TOP-3 Ukrainian universities based on the international activity indicators according to “TOP-200 Ukraine”.

The University holds the highest position among Ukrainian higher education institutions for the number of prize-winning places in All-Ukrainian competitions of students’ research works and is among leaders in All-Ukrainian Olympiads in educational disciplines, training areas and majors.

International Activity

The University is a signatory of Magna Charta Universitatum and a reliable member of International Association of Universities, European University Association, Euroasian Universities Association, Association of Economic Universities of South and Eastern Europe and the Black Sea Region, IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence, IIENetwork and other international organizations.

Sumy State University cooperates with more than 200 partners from the USA, Great Britain, Germany, Austria, France, Belgium, Sweden, Poland, Lithuania, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Japan, South Korea, China and other countries of the world.

SSU is a reliable partner for joint projects in frames of international grant programmes of EU (Tempus, Erasmus Mundus, Jean Monnet, Erasmus+, Horizon 2020), United Nation Development Programme, British Council, the World Bank, bilateral scientific and research projects, grants of private foundations. The University accomplishes more than 200 grants annually. For the last 5 years the amount of research work in frames of international grant projects has increased in 20 times.

The University actively develops academic mobility programmes, including long-term and short-term studying, internships and placement programmes for undergraduate and postgraduate students, research and teaching staff, as well as administrative staff using technologies of credit transfer and recognition of academic results.

Research Activity

According to SCOPUS database, Sumy State University holds a leading position among Ukrainian higher education and research institutions for h-index (the index of research impact) and the number of citations by international academic community.

Corresponding Members of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine, 130 Doctors of Sciences, Professors and 660 Candidates of Sciences (PhD), Associate Professors represent academic staff of the University. There are postgraduate and post-doctoral programmes in 21 majors, degree awarding academic councils.

According to the number of commercial contracts and grants, and the efficiency of use of budget funds, Sumy State University is one of the leaders among Ukrainian universities.


Advanced library information system contains over 3,1 million items both in hard copies and e-copies and provides access to the most famous electronic databases of the world. The University’s library is a prize winner of All-Ukrainian contest “Library of the Year”. SSU repository holds the 1st position in Ukraine according to the Ranking Web of Repositories by Webometrics.

Web of Science Core Collection database indexes the University’s two scientific journals such as “Marketing and Management of Innovations” and  “Nanomaterials: Applications and Properties”. The last one and “Journal of Nano- and Electronic Physics” are also indexed by SCOPUS database.

Computer Labs and Information Technology

Affiliated branch of UNESCO on information technologies, TOEFL-center, resource and educational centers of Microsoft, Cisco, PortaOne, Delcam, NETCRACKER, 1С, Siemens, SAS, MindK and other companies operate at SSU campus.

Extracurricular activities

36 kinds of sports and about 100 sports groups are available at the University. Sports teams perform at the premier league level. About 100 students are the record breakers and prize winners of the Olympic Games, World, European and Ukrainian Championships.

Three SSU undergraduates and masters were invited to join Ukrainian national team for the XXX Summer Olympic Games in London; and six SSU undergraduates and masters participated in the XXII Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. They were awarded with gold medals in relay biathlon race and bronze medals in boxing and biathlon sprint.

According to the results of Universiades and the Championships of Ukraine, SSU is a leader in the corresponding category of higher education institutions and occupies high positions among all Ukrainian universities.

SSU includes:

Medical Institute 
Faculty of Electronics and
Information Technologies
Polytechnic school of Konotop Institute
Oleg Balatskyi Academic and Research Institute of Finance, Economics and Management
Faculty of Technical Systems and Energy Efficient Technologies 
Machine Building College of Sumy State University
Academic and Research Institute of Law
Faculty of Foreign Philology and Social Communications
Chemical and Technological College of Shostka Institute
 Academic and Research Institute of Business Technologies "UAB"  
Industrial Pedagogical Technical School of Konotop Institute
Konotop Institute of Sumy State University   Shostka vocational school of SSU
 Shostka Institute of Sumy State University    

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International Students Office:
Tel/fax: +38 (0542) 33-71-14

International Affairs Office:
Tel/fax: +38 (0542) 33-10-81


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