Sumy State University is located in the city of Sumy in the North-East of Ukraine. Its history began in 1948. Today, SSU is a leading university of a classical type with the III-IV accreditation level in the region.
The University currently serves about 14,000 students who are pursuing the pre-bachelor, bachelor, specialist and master degrees in 51 majors and 22 fields of knowledge. About 1600 foreign students represent almost 50 countries worldwide.
Sumy State University is included in Global Research University Profiles (GRUP) by Shanghai Ranking. SSU is also included in the directory of world’s best universities by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Sumy State University enters the TOP-group (3%) of leading universities of the world and is classified as a university with high research intensity according to the international ranking of higher education institutions QS World University Rankings. According to these rankings, SSU enters the group of leading Ukrainian universities.
SSU also ranked 101-150 among the fastest-rising young stars of the higher education world by the QS. According to the worldwide Internet rankings, Webometrics SSU takes 3rd place and uniRank University Ranking – 4th place among Ukrainian universities. It also takes high positions in the European ranking; U-Multirank, that identifies most of the indicators of academic, extracurricular, international and other activity of SSU as being higher than the world average value.