Odessa National Medical University

The Odessa National Medical University is a well renowned government university in the city of OdessaUkraine.

The institution started in 1900 as the medical faculty of the Novorossiyskiy State University in Odessa. The medical faculty soon became one of the most prestigious medical faculties in the Russian Empire. Many famous medical scientists, including Nobel laureate and professor I. I. Mechnikov, worked here.

The medical faculty managed to survive the difficult and turbulent period of the early years of the Russian revolution and in 1922 it was transformed into the independent and autonomous Odessa State Medical Institute. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, it became Odessa State Medical University in an independent Ukrainian Republic.

Autumn 2018: Odessa National Medical University has apparently been illegally seized by ousted former rector, Valeriy Zaporozhan. Valeriy Zaporozhan., who was an aide to disgraced former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and was fired from his post by Health Ministry of Ukraine in July, has seized the building with the help of a dozen mercenaries from a private security firm. [1]

In January 2019 the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine decided to merge the University with the Medical Academy named after S.I. Georgievsky of Vernadsky CFU to create a new Odessa National Medical University.[2]

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