Sumy, Ukraine (PressExposure) May 04, 2009 -- Sumy State University got 1st Rank in Ukrainian Universities Ranking By Ministry of Education of Ukraine in July, 2009.
The Sumy State University has passed several stages in its development. It started as a department of engineering. Then it became a branch of the Kharkov Polytechnical Institute. In 1991-1993 - the Sumy Institute of Physics and Technology.
The Sumy State University was founded in 1993. The university is of classical type and of the 4th level of accreditation. Today it consists of 8 faculties (48 departments). The university trains specialists on the levels of: Junior Specialist, Bachelor, Specialist and Master.
The fields of training are: Â· Engineering mechanics; Â· Computer sciences Â· Energetics; Â· Ecology; Â· Law; Â· Philology; Â· Economics and enterprising; Â· Management; Â· Applied mathematics; Â· Mechanics; Â· Electronics; Â· Computerised systems, automatics and operation; Â· Medicine; Â· Electrical technics; Â· Automatization and computer technology; Â· Chemical technology and engineering; Â· Marketing; Â· Building; Â· Military sciences; Â· Computer engineering; Â· Engineering science of materials; Â· Metallurgy;
Specific categories (energetic management; environment and natural resources economy; quality, standardization and certification);
The list above comprises 47 specialties and 38 specializations. 6 new specialties have been founded for the last 5 years. They are:
Â· Jurisprudence; Â· Informational design technologies; Â· Applied science of materials; Â· Energetic management; Â· Quality, standardization and certification; Â· Environment and natural resources economy;
Information processing and systems operation.
The university also comprises Shostka Institute, Konotop Institute, Sumy Machine Manufacturing College and Shostka Chemical-Technological College, Konotop Polytechnical College, Military Artillery Institute, teaching-consulting centre's of correspondent study located in Sumy, Poltava, Chernigiv, Vinnytsya and Byelgorod regions. More than 20 department branches exist at the production enterprises, organisations and banks.
On the basis of the Military Artillery Institute students study military sciences and become reserved officers.
The level of the academic process informatization is high enough: ~ 20 display classrooms, ~ 600 computers.
About 10000 people study at the university. The academic process is provided by 2000 persons staff, including ~ 500 lecturers (250 Candidates of Sciences and Assistant Professors, 50 Professors and Doctors of Sciences).
The university has trained more than 15 thousands of national economy specialists in the post-war period. There exist 10 scientific schools of the world level at the university. The SSU has close scientific and educational relations with the universities of America, Europe and Asia. The leading scientists are the members of the international academies and the majority of them get international grants. Young scientists and talented students get the educational grants from the President of Ukraine, from the Cabinet of Ministers or from the local government.
There are three academic councils at the university - one doctoral and two candidate councils. 4 doctoral and 32 candidate theses were defended in 2000 -2001.