North-Western State Medical University named after I.I. Mechnikov was founded on October, the 12-th, 2011.
The University is a major educational, scientific and medical center of  the North-Western region of the Russian Federation.

University is revering best historical traditions of Russian medical science and proceed a development of medical disciplines of prominent Russian scientific schools grounded by V.M. Bechterev, E.E. Eichvald, N.V. Sklifosovskiy, D.O. Ott, N.D. Monastyrskiy, G.V. Khlopin, N.N. Anichkov, A.A. Uchtomskiy, S.S. Girgolava and others.

About 7000 students, clinical residents, postgraduate and PhD students undergoing their medical education at the University. Our 35 000 physi¬cians do their postdoctoral training annually at the University.

Today the University carries out its activity in three main directions: medical education, clinical work and scientific research. Close interaction of these three areas let us train high qualified specialists, who can put into practice their up-to-date medical knowledge.

The University today is a key part of the North-Western region of the Russian Federation targeted on the creation and accumulation of a up-to-date medical knowledge, the integration of research with the educational process and medical work.

Rector Otari G. Khurtsilava