Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University

Posted on Saturday, September 8, 2012
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Beginning with the day of its foundation in 1(13) April 1865 Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University (ONU) has been one of the leaders in the educational system formation, the development of scientific investigations and the culture of Ukraine.  Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University is one of the oldest universities in Ukraine. Together with the universities of Kiiv, Charckiv and Lviv, it determines the state and prospects of the development of the education, science and culture in our country. ONU is a university that is noted throughout the world. Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University has a considerable worldwide authority and among 75 world best universities it possesses an honorary 48th place in the world rating.

The scientists noted throughout the world have added lots of new chapters to the history of Ukraine and the University: I.I.Mechnikov – the Nobel prizeman; physiologist I.M.Sechenov – the founder of the native physiology; the first president of Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, academician, microbiologist D.K.Zabolotniy; academician, botanist V.I.Lipskiy; biologist O.O.Kovalevskiy; physicist F.N.Shvedov; physicist-theorist, founder of the mathematic department of Novorossiysk Nature Study Association M.O.Rosumiv; academician, the founder of the world-famous organic chemists’ school M.D.Zelinskiy; member of the Academy of Sciences of Russia and USSR, historian and archeologist F.I.Uspenskiy; academician, a member of the National Academy of Sciences Presidium, the founder of the physical-chemical institute in Ukraine O.V.Bogatskiy; slavicist V.I.Grigorovich; zoologist D.K.Tretijakov; geologist O.N.Krishtarovich; chemist L.V.Pisarzchevskiy and many others.

Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University created a new successful system of educational institutions and centers in the southern Ukraine in such cities as Nikolaev, Cherson, Pervomaisk, Illichevsk, Yuzhniy, Belgorod-Dnestrovsk, Teplodar. This net has a nationwide value, as it has brought the education within the reach where the youth only dreamt about it. The usage of authorial educational technologies saves no less than 20% of public funds for specialist trainings.

Courses Offered
Graduate Programs

  • MD
  • MBBS

Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University


  • Department of Biology
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Cybernetics
  • Department of Geology and Geography
  • Department of Economics and Law
  • Department of History
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Philology
  • Department of Roman–German Philology


  • Institute of Mathematics, Economics and Mechanics
  • Institute of Social Sciences
  • Institute of innovation and postgraduate education

Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University

Contact Details
Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University
2 Dvoryanskaya str.
65082 Odessa Oblast
Phone: +380 (48) 7235254
Fax: +380 (48) 7233515
Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University Official Website: http://onu.edu.ua/

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