Vinnitsa National Medical University was founded in 1921. In 1960 the educational institution was named after M.I.Pirogov, in 1984 he was awarded the Order of honour. Since 1994, the Vinnytsia Medical Institute has been certified and accredited to the IV level of accreditation and has been granted the status of the University.
The national status of the university was acquired in 2002, in the same year it was awarded the diplomas of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
The university has a high level of academic staff with academic degrees and titles. Almost every sixth lecturer at the university is a doctor of sciences, a professor. Students are trained by 126 doctors of sciences and 677 candidates of sciences. There are 25 honoured scientists and technicians of Ukraine, honoured Workers of Higher education and education of Ukraine, 3 academicians of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 12 honoured Doctors of Ukraine, 5 Winners of the State Prize of Ukraine.
In the educational process and management of the university, computer technologies are widely implemented. There are 26 computer classes, 4 channels of the Internet network, access to which students, postgraduate students and teachers are free.
The University has 12 scientific schools. The University supports creative contacts and collaborates with medical faculties of universities of 19 foreign countries (including the USA, Germany, France, England, Russia, etc.), there are close links with clinical departments with 28 foreign pharmaceutical companies. Teachers of departments are involved in the implementation of 62 international projects.
University rector - Vasil Maksimovich Moroz, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Full Member of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, Head of the Association of the Rectors of the Medical Universities of Ukraine, Hero of Ukraine. Honored Worker of Science and Technology of Ukraine. Laureate of the State Prize of Ukraine in the field of science and technology.
Vinnytsia is located about 260 km (160 mi) southwest of the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, 429 km (267 mi) north-northwest of the Black Sea port city of Odessa, and 369 km (229 mi) east of Lviv.
It is the administrative centre of the Vinnytsia Oblast (province), as well as the administrative centre of the surrounding Vinnytsia Raion (district) within the Oblast. The city itself is directly subordinated to the Oblast.
Vinnytsia Oblast, Ukraine, 21000