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Rector`s welcoming remarks

           Dear friends!

    In 2020 the Novosibirsk State Medical University (NSMU) celebrated its 85th anniversary! The history of the university is closely related to the history of public health services in Novosibirsk city, in south-western Siberia and, perhaps, in the entire country.

     85 years in business means a rich history. Through all those years the NSMU has been fulfilling one mission which is teaching to heal people. The university has been teaching young men and women to understand the professional duty of a medical doctor to serve people and devote oneself to this service.

     Teaching to heal is much more difficult than teaching any other professions in the world. Many generations of brilliant doctors and scientists have graduated from the NSMU over the years.  Academicians, professors, leaders of numerous medical institutions are among our graduates. In 85 years, over 35 thousands of doctors graduated from the university. Year after year young doctors graduate into jobs in public health and in medical research.

      The people who worked and studied at the NSMU over the years are the NSMU history. It is true that the history is made by people and the living proof of this are the 85 of NSMU graduates included in the list of NSMU Human Treasures. Their lives interlaced with the history of Novosibirsk and Russia demonstrate how one person can make a difference. By giving their knowledge, skills, and souls to the profession and society, these people imprinted their names in the history of NSMU.

     NSMU is proud of all amazing people working here and contributing in the development of medicine not only in Novosibirsk and Russia but also in the entire world. The NSMU leaders today are established doctors who also work at the city clinics and hospitals.

      Looking into the future of the Novosibirsk State Medical University, we can say with certainty that the university will continue its growth as it always has. 85 years ago the NSMU had only one faculty. Today we have 6 faculties but this is not our limit. Public health care institutions need doctors, accountants, lawyers, public health care specialists. We will continue to grow by breaking stereotypes, modernizing the education process, setting high standards for teaches and students to provide the society with exceptionally well trained specialists in public health care.

        May our alma mater prosper and flourish!


Igor O. Marinkin

Rector of the Novosibirsk State Medical University,

Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,

fMD, Professor,

Graduated from NSMU in 1984