Mari State Medical University

Mari State Medical University

Mari State University

City: Yoshkar-Ola city, Russia

Mari State University is a classical university of Mari El Republic, a member of the Volga Region’s Association of classical universities, a member of the Russian Association of Classical Universities and the founder of the Association of Finno-Ugric Universities. Mari State University is founded in 1972. Mari State University is one of the most prestigious and effective multi-field universities of the Volga Federal District and Russia. It is an educational, scientific and cultural center at the Mari El Republic and it also plays an important role in the socio-economic, political and spiritual development of the region and the country as a whole.

The teaching staff includes about 100 doctors of sciences and professors and 400 candidates of sciences and associate professors. The University campus comprises 7 educational buildings and 8 halls of residence. June 2009 – Mari State University is awarded the gold medal «European Quality. 100 best universities of the Russian Federation – 2009», MarSU Rector, Dr. Vitaly Makarov is awarded the honorary breastplate «Best rector – 2009» by the Independent Public Council of the competition: «European Quality: Gold Medal».

Mari state medical university

Institute of Medicine: The institute was created on the basis of the Faculty of Biology and Chemistry in 2014. The history of the faculty began in 1933 with the formation of the Faculty of Natural Sciences at the Mari State Teacher Training Institute. In January 1972 it became part of Mari State University and was named the Faculty of Biology and Chemistry. At that time three departments were opened at the faculty: the Department of Anatomy and Zoology; the Department of Phytology; the Department of Chemistry. The faculty trained students in two specialties: “Biology” and “Chemistry”.

At present the students of the Institute of Medicine and Natural Science are trained in three specialties: Medical treatment, Pharmacy, Fundamental and Applied Chemistry and in four subject areas leading to a bachelor’s degree: Chemistry, Ecology and Use of Natural Resources, Biology, Pedagogical Education (Biology).

There are three departments at the Institute (the Department of Ecology, the Department of Biology, the Department of Chemistry), a research laboratory of molecular bio-energetics, a zoological museum, an ontogenetiс museum and an herbarium, the “YOLA” herbarium, an agrobiological research station and a biological research station in the “Big Kokshaga” reserve, a training base in the village of Shusher.

The teaching staff consists of highly skilled professionals: 8 Doctors of Sciences and full professors, Candidates of Sciences and Associate Professors. This explains a large amount of state-financed research carried out at the Institute. Students of all specialties take an active part in scientific research. The most talented graduates interested in research take a post-graduate course at Mari State University, at the institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences, at Lomonosov Moscow State University.

Specialist’s degree programs: Mari State University

  • General Medicine:  Language of instruction- Russian / English, Duration: 6 years
  • Pharmacy: Language of instruction-Russian/ English, Duration: 5 years


Mari State University consists of 6 faculties and 5 institutes that train well-educated specialists for most sectors of the Russian national economy. Mari State University is one of the five founder members of the International Association of Finno-Ugric universities, one of the forty-one members of Russia’s Association of Classical Universities.


Student life at Mari State University is so diverse that anyone can find something to his/her liking – scientific communities, interest clubs, sports schools, volunteering, charity work, public work, cultural events, and as a whole – constant movement, development, exchange of experience, and communication with students from other higher educational institutions in Russia and other countries throughout the world.

Mari State University is not only the first classical university in the Republic of Mari El but also it is the University whose staff were the first to create a new generation computer network, “MarGRID”. This is the university where every day a great number of new and interesting events, national and international, happen.

Mari State Medical University

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