Irkutsk State Medical University

Irkutsk State Medical University was established in 1919 as a medical department at Physics and Mathematics Faculty of Irkutsk State University. In a year, Medical Department became an independent educational unit –Medical Faculty of Irkutsk State University. Irkutsk State University is one of the oldest higher educational institutions in the Eastern Siberia and the Far East. The University is located in Irkutsk city, it is the administrative center of Irkutsk Region. There are a lot of places of interest at the city.

In 1921, at the Faculty of Medicine, the scientific medical society was organized. In a year, student scientific community named after I.I. Mechnikov was founded.

In1930, the Medical Faculty of the Irkutsk State University became an independent higher educational institution (Irkutsk State Medical Institute).  During the 1930-s, the Institute continued rapid growth and development.

In 1952, the Faculty of Dentistry was established.

In 1982, the Faculty of Pediatrics was founded.

 In 1992, Irkutsk State Medical Institute passed the state certification to assess the quality of training, conducted by the State Inspectorate. 

In 1996, the Institute opened the Faculty of the Pre-University tutorial and in 2008 the Faculty was given another name - “center of pre-university tutorial”.

In the period of time from 1997 till 2012, the Institute has passed attestation and state accreditation, consequently, the status of the “University” was confirmed.

Nowadays, Irkutsk State Medical University consists of 63 Departments. There 9 buildings where classes and lectures are conducted. Students are also offered to have practice in the University Laboratories. More than 18, 000 students, including 300 foreign students from 27 countries, get education at the University in 52 directions. At the University works bright highly professional academic staff, including 100 Doctors and 364 Candidates of Sciences. Students can get both undergraduate and postgraduate education.

From the date of establishment till the present day, Irkutsk State Medical University has trained more than 70, 000 highly qualified specialists and famous scientists. Irkutsk State Medical University is recognized by World Health Organization (WHO).


  • Stadium
  • Gym
  • Canteen
  • Library
  • Students’ Club
  • Botanic Garden
  • Museum


  • General Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Dentistry
  • Pharmacy
  • Nursing

Address: Russia, Irkutsk Region, Irkutsk city, Kraznoje Vosstanje Street, building 1.