Sumy State University is a young full comprehensive Ukrainian state university with more than 50% of private funding sources, high international orientation and focus on research. The University currently serves more about 3 000 graduate and postgraduate students who are pursuing master and PhD degrees in 60 majors according to 40 directions in 23 fields of knowledge both full-time and part-time.
The University holds high positions among Ukrainian higher education institutions for the number of prize-winning places in All-Ukrainian competitions of students’ research works and All-Ukrainian Olympiads in educational disciplines, training areas and majors.
Prolific research groups at SSU are engaged in international grant programmes and projects of EU (Tempus, Erasmus Mundus, Youth in Action), United Nations Development Programme, World Bank programmes, grant projects of private foundations, bilateral research projects, etc. For the last 5 years the amount of research work in frames of international grant projects has increased in about 20 times. Currently SSU implements more than 30 international grant projects.
Sumy State University’s academic staff includes Corresponding Members of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine, 85 Doctors of Sciences (D. Habil.), Professors and 500 Candidates of Sciences (Ph.D.), Associate Professors.