The Center of Extramural and Distance Education serves nearly 5,000 students and offers training in 25 fields of study, including technical, economic and humanitarian specialties.

Extramural education is a form of studying that combines classroom sessions at the University with an independent student's work at home.

Distance learning is a form of studying with a help of computer and telecommunication technologies which provides interactive communication of lecturers and students at various levels of learning and independent work with information network materials.

The Center of Extramural and Distance Education provides training both for Bachelor and Master degrees in the following majors:

  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Economics of Enterprise
  • Entrepreneurship, Trade and Exchange Activity
  • Marketing
  • Business Administration
  • Finance, Banking and Insurance (Finance and Accounting, Finance and Banking, Finance and Insurance)
  • Accounting and Taxation
  • Management
  • Public Management and Administration
  • Environmental Protection Technologies
  • Ecology, Environmental Protection
  • Computer Science and Information Technology (Informatics, Information Technologies of Design)
  • Automation and Computer Integrated Technologies
  • Applied Mechanics (Mechanical Engineering, Hydraulic Machines, Hydraulic and Hidropnevmoavtomatics)
  • Sectoral Engineering (Equipment of Chemical Manufactures and Enterprises, Machine Tools and Systems)
  • Heat and Power Engineering (Energy Management)
  • Energy Machine Engineering (Compressors, Pneumatic Aggregates and Vacuum Technology)
  • Electric Power Industry, Electronics and Electrical Mechanics
  • Electronics (Electronic Devices and Systems)
  • Materials Science (Applied Materials Science)
  • Computerized Management Systems and Automation
  • Electrical Power System
  • Electronic Devices and Appliances
  • Electronic Systems
  • Economics of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Media Communications
  • Quality, Standardization and Certification
  • Management of Innovative Activity
  • Management Law Enforcement Safety
  • Finance and Credit
  • Management of Organizations and Administration
  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Information and Communication Technologies

The Center of Extramural and Distance Education is the oldest educational institution at Sumy State University. Before 1966, the Center was the only one institution of the University. At that period, it had the name of General Technical Faculty. In 1992, it was reorganized into the Extramural and Evening Training Faculty. And only starting from 2009, it has got the name of the Center of Extramural and Distance Education.

Beginning from 2008, Sumy State University has been introducing distance learning, which is the newest form of study. Distance learning allows students to have 24-hours access to all the educational materials as well as to teachers' and trainers' support.

Nowadays, the work of the Center corresponds to all the requirements of modern education. Hundreds of distance courses are provided in different directions of studies. Hundreds of exercisers and interactive presentations, video materials and virtual simulators as well as thousands of tests are worked out to ensure effective learning. A specialized online-studio is working.

The study process runs at Sumy State University, at Institutes in Shostka and Konotop as well. The Center includes more than 35 territorial centers of distance communication.

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2, Rymskoho-Korsakova st., 40007 Sumy, Ukraine
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2, Rymskogo-Korsakova st., 40007 Sumy,Ukraine

International Students Office:
Tel/fax: +38 (0542) 33-71-14
E-mail: info@study.sumdu.edu.ua

International Affairs Office:
Tel/fax: +38 (0542) 33-10-81
E-mail: info@dir.sumdu.edu.ua

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