Russian National Research Medical University named after N.I. Pirogov


Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University is one of the oldest and leading universities in Russia and it is well known all over the world.  It is located in the biggest city of Russia Moscow. The university is the first in the world to establish the first paediatric faculty in 1930 which served as а model for creation of such faculties in other universities all over the world. The world’s first faculty of biomedicine was opened in Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University in 1964.Thеrе are medical investigators in medical spheres of Biochemistry, biophysics and cybernetics are trained. The faculty graduates work not only in Russia, but also in numerous countries of the world including countries of the European Union and the United States of America.

There are graduate and postgraduate programs for study: general medicine, paediatrics, medical biochemistry, medical biophysics, medical cybernetics, clinical psychology, social work, dentistry and pharmacy. After acquiring basic education, students саn continue education bу engaging in clinical residency and postgraduate studies.

More than 2000 lecturers working in 115 departments offer lectures, seminars and practical laboratory sessions in the sciences in more than 250 courses. The university established network of the biggest Moscow state clinical hospitals which service hundreds of thousands of people with various pathologies. Students have а unique opportunity to acquire hands on knowledge of how real patients are diagnosed, treated, operated and how they recover. Active participation in design and carrying out of therapy strategies for real patients at clinics under guidance of senior professors is оnе of distinctive competitive advantages. The clinical base of Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University consists of five main hospitals. They are City Clinical Hospital №17, Perinatal Medical Centre «Mother&Child», Family Planning&Reproduction Centre, City Clinical Hospital №31, Russian Children’s Clinical Hospital. 


Faculties of Russian National Research Medical University named after N.I. Pirogov:

Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University has 7 faculties. They are therapeutic, paediatric, medicobiologic, international, dentists’, pharmaceutical and psychologico-social faculties.

Therapeutic faculty (Departments of faculty surgery №2, of internal medicine, propaedeutic and beam diagnostics, pathophysiology and clinical pathophysiology). It is the largest university faculty. 4630 students of the university are specialised in «Clinical Therapy». As it was in previous years faculty departments are tightly connected with Moscow institutions for health treatment in practice, such as: big state clinical hospitals, maternity hospitals, outpatient-polyclinic establishments that form the clinical basis. The university trains highly qualified physicians on major spheres of medical activity: therapists, surgeons, obstetricians-gynaecologists and other. The faculty consists of 40 departments that provide graduates for high level in general theories, medico biological and clinical training.

Paediatric faculty (Departments of biology, hygiene, microbiology and virology, physical culture). In 1930 the unique to the world and to Russian maternity, baby-hood and children’s treatment faculty was opened. It is university’s pride. Starting from the very day of the faculty formation future paediatricians were trained according to high school regulations and practical health treatment demands. Departments of the paediatric faculty are tightly connected with Moscow Health Service establishment and possess hospital stock of more than 10000 beds. 22 academicians and RAMS associates as well as 20 academicians and associates of other academies, more than 130 doctors of medical sciences including 96 professors 53 of whom head the departments work at the departments and train students of the paediatric faculty. Over the period of paediatric faculty existence there were 75 full-time and 37 evening courses of study for graduations, over 25000 paediatricians were trained.

Medicobiologic faculty.  In 1963 in Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University for the first time ever in the world there was formed  Medicobiologic faculty for  Medicobiologics (MBF). Opening of such a unique faculty in Russia was conditioned by the necessity of training scientific manpower for further work in medical research sphere and later specialists for modern medico biological achievements implementation into medical practice, innovative technologies development, modern physical,  physical-chemical and mathematical diagnostics and methods of treatment. Graduates of the above-mentioned majors can perform the following professional activities: 1. scientific – when acting for research associates positions in different scientific research establishments; 2. teaching — when acting for teaching positions in the sphere complying with the specialization (chemistry, biology, biochemistry, biophysics, physiology, etc.), at schools, colleges, training and higher medical educational establishments; 3. medical — when acting for the below listed positions: biochemist – all medical positions on postgraduate majors and specializations: doctor for clinical laboratory diagnostics, geneticist, bacteriologist, virologist, laboratory genetics and laboratory phonology  physician, physician for forensic investigation on material evidence, laboratory doctor; biophysics doctor and cyberneticist doctor —  all medical positions on postgraduate majors and specializations: doctor for clinical laboratory diagnostics, doctor for functional  diagnostics, roentgenologist, doctor for ultrasonic diagnosis, radiologist, laboratory doctor.

International faculty (Departments of humanities, UNESCO Network Chair of Bioethics and International Medical Law). Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University is the first International University in Russia. International Medical School is open to new strategic partnerships and actively pursues international activities at all levels. The international activities of PRNRMU are broad and varied. Possible areas for cooperation include, but are not limited to: double degrees (medical care, pharmacology, clinical psychology, biomedical specialties), student and PhD student exchange, abroad summer internships, research collaboration.

Dentists’ faculty. Starting from 2008 Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University starts the course of studies at dentists’ and faculty. The new department is formed, the university enrols qualified specialists on the corresponding disciplines necessary for future professions, purchases modern equipment required for pedagogic procedures, enlarge library stock – this all is done to contribute to successful training in the new spheres.

Pharmaceutical faculty. Pharmaceutical education is unique as it combines the knowledge of chemical, biomedical and pharmaceutical science, pharmaceutical business and pharmacy organization, management and marketing, pharmaceutical services and production management, psychology and pedagogics, pharmaceutical ethics and deontology. Currently 47 subjects are taught at 22 departments of the University, elective courses are provided as well.  A graduate of the Faculty of Pharmacy knows everything about the drugs: synthesis, development, pharmacological activity, storage and quality control. 

Psychologico-Social faculty. It was formed in 2001 in accordance with health treatment growing demands and medical help system improvements, that considered not only biological health basis but also treating a human being as a complex multipolar system with inner psychology within social relationships. At present, there are two faculty departments where studies are being held: «clinical psychology» and «social work». There are 217 students studying at the faculty. Fundamental theoretical training connected with vast sphere for practice, over 80 university’s clinical bases encourage the graduates to become highly qualified specialists able to fulfil themselves working at big clinics as well as in private practice.

Student Accommodation

Hostels at Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University are newly renovated and furnished. Hostels have all facilities (Wi-Fi, kitchens, bathrooms, washing-rooms, laundry-rooms, etc.) with the good living environment. The students of Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University are provided with rooms for 2-3 people. Every student gets a bed, a mattress, a pillow, a blanket, a desk, chairs and lighting. The hostels are well heated and protected by security service. The first thing you see at the entrance is a guard post. The guard monitors the performance of access control and order in the hostel. He also holds the keys to all public areas. An important fact: from 1:00 am to 6:00 am, the hostel is closed to the exit, but the guard always lets the late students home.

On the third floor is a reading room. It is equipped with wide tables and comfortable chairs, as well as there you can meet the smartest guys and girls!

Students live from the second to the fifth floor. At each of these floors at the end of the corridor there is a toilet and washrooms. On the second and third floors, next to the sinks are rooms for drying clothes. On the first and third floors there is one kitchen, the other two each. Each kitchen has two plates, two tables and a sink.

Moscow City


Moscow is the capital of Russia, the largest city in the country and Europe, and one of the largest cities in the world. Moscow refers to global cities having a great influence on the world because of its high economic level and population. It is the main transport hub of Russia, its political, economic, cultural, and scientific center.


Moscow features

Moscow is located in the center of the European part of Russia, between the rivers Oka and Volga. The climate is moderate continental: heavy frosts and extreme heat are rare. The average temperature in January – minus 7.2 degrees Celsius, in July – plus 20.4 degrees Celsius.


The city has the status of a separate federal subject of the Russian Federation. It is the smallest federal subject by land area.


The name of the city as well as the names of many other cities around the world, is bound with the name of the river it is standing on (the Moskva River). The river was called this way long before the settlement appeared. It is unknown who named it and what this name means. There are two main versions: Finnio-Ugric and Slavic.


According to the first one, the word “Moskva” is derived from the Finno-Ugric language group which means “river-bear”. The Slavic theory points to the stem “mosk” denoting “marshy” or “moisture, liquid, marshland, dampness”.


The city is surrounded by 6 airports, 9 railway stations, and 3 river ports. Moscow has developed a fabulous metro (subway) system. The first stations were built in 1935.


Moscow is the largest Russian financial center. About half of Russian banks are located in Moscow. Most of the largest companies are registered and have head offices in Moscow, although their manufactures might be located thousands of km from the city.


The city is the most important center of retail sales in Russia. Moscow represents about 30% of all commodities sold in Russia.


Moscow is also a large scientific center. There are a lot of scientific research institutes carrying out research in many branches, such as nuclear power, microelectronics, space exploration and other promising directions.

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