Odessa I.I.Mechnikov National University

The history of higher education in Southern Ukraine began with the founding of 13 May 1865 Emperor Novorossiya University, which later was renamed to Odessa I.I.Mechnikov National University.

Today, Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University  is one of the most famous universities in Ukraine and Europe, a member of the World and the European University Association. The qualified teaching staff, material and technical basis, the unique scientific library provide high-quality training of students.

Nowadays the university has eight academic buildings located in the historic center and in the resort of Odessa. The social and domestic base of the university includes eight residence halls, four dining rooms, medical facilities and other.

11 000 students study in the university: among them - 320 foreigners from 40 countries. There are 54 science  and research laboratories and 3 science institutes in the university. Students are trained at 48 specialties in 3 institutes and 10 faculties.

Since 2010 Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University has been an active members of the EU Program Erasmus+, which allows students, graduate students and qualified teaching staff to receive training/internship in the leading universities of Western Europe. The university also takes part in the international programs: INTAS, KNOW-HOW, Dnipro, CRDF, Horizon 2020, and others.