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Campus Life

Life @ KSMU

Whether you’re studying, socializing, playing sports or enjoying the arts, Kursk State Medical University facilities are the choice.

There’s much more to university than just studying. It’s a great opportunity to broaden your horizons by meeting new people and discovering new interests.

Campus and community of creative and distinguished people from all over the world.

Student’s Life

KSMU is famous for its healthy and vibrant student life. Students can pursue numerous extracurricular activities; various sports events, multicultural and multinationals evens. Many students’ groups function within the university such as student union, international student’s union, student’s union by country represented, sports and etc.

KSMU provides students with a world-class education in and environment full of new opportunities and ideas, which will help to shape your future. Learning new skills, meeting new and interesting people; making friends for life; these are all a normal part of the university experience and KSMU is no exception.

The campus is a bustling hive of activity and a real melting pot of multicultural cooperation. From sporting events, through to the arts, Kursk is a center for innovation and culture.

There are many ways in which you can meet new friends here at KSMU for example by joining one of the many vibrant student societies or creating one of your own! Our large and diverse student community makes for a very interesting environment to socialize, learn new skills and meet new people!

You will also have the opportunity to visit local historic attractions for you to visit and explore with your new friends and learn more about Russian culture and history. You could spend hours at the local cafes, shops and museums or take a walk through one of the beautiful parks nearby.


We offer a variety of University accommodation in Kursk. The location of the accommodation within walking distance to the main Campus that offers easy access to all KSMU campuses, a huge range of facilities, and good public transport links. Our accommodations are guarded by professional security; and CCTV and fire alarm system.

There are many apartments in Kursk available for rent at affordable price, many of KSMU students choose to stay in these private apartments.


Canteens and other catering options in all the building of KSMU

Social responsibility – canteens
the focus of KSMU is on fulfilling its social responsibility to provide students at all university locations with good, affordable food. They also run catering facilities at smaller study locations where the student number can sometimes be very low. Canteens give students the choice between different main meals, side dishes and cheap menus of the day alongside the extensive selection of food in the buffets.

Due to the university location in the heart of the city centre, students have the access to different fast-food and cafés that surrounding the university.

Canteen – 900 seats, including the canteens for staff of clinical hospitals.



There is an Active Students program offering free sports sessions on and around campus. Our students are involved in a range of activities ranging from sports through to arts, social and other intellectual pursuits and enriching activities. Campus life at KSMU has something to offer everyone, no matter what your interest.


Kursk State Medical University library was established in 1935. Today the library registered more than 300,000 visits a year, provides service to 20,000 users, gives out 600,000 publications and disposes of over 700,000 copies of different kinds of editions – books, magazines, newspapers, CD documents. Annual receipts come up to 15,000 copies, and subscription for periodicals amounts to 200 titles.

The library has reading halls in all the university buildings, the total area of which is almost 1750 sq. m. Currently within the library structure there are five specialized circulation departments (of educational medical literature, social and humanitarian literature and fiction, pharmaceutical literature, scientific literature, foreign literature), three specialized reading halls, catalogues hall and electronic library halls, and the department of the medical pharmaceutical college library.


The right of using the KSMU library resources belongs to:

  • The teaching staff, workers, postgraduates (intramural and extramural) medical residents, interns, Postgraduate Faculty audience, KSMU students of all study modes;
  • The teaching staff, students and workers of the medical pharmaceutical college.
  • External users (readers) are given a right of free service in the reading room.
  • Users (readers) have a right to use the basic types of library and information services:
  • To obtain publications, documents or their copy from the unified library stock for temporary use in the reading room or in the circulation department;
  • To get full information about the library resources and services;
  • To get consulting assistance in the search of the necessary documents;
  • To extend the period of using the library documents according to procedure established by the library;
  • To use documents from the stocks of other libraries, in case of their absence in the unified library stock, through inter-library loan system;
  • To use personal self-powered technical devices on silent mode (laptops, etc.) in the reading room;
  • To use the publications received at the circulation departments and personal volumes in the reading room having informed the librarian on duty about it;
  • To use additional services of the library.

Electronic Library Resources

The access of the users (readers) is arranged to:

The KSMU library databases through local area network from computer workstations in reading rooms and in the remote information technology center;

remote access via the Internet and the KSMU website. Searching for relevant information the user (reader) has a right to get access to the open Internet information resources and digital resources the access to which is paid by the university. Personal computers (PC) in the library must be used only for scientific and educational purposes. While working with the Internet resources and full-text digital resources users (readers) are obliged to observe Part 4 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation of December 18, 2006 № 230-FL, regulating the issues of authors’ and related rights.

In the library it is strongly forbidden to install on PC any software not installed by the Informatization Centre of the university. If it is necessary, the librarian on duty consults the user (reader) about the rules of work with the integrated library system, library databases, etc. To be able to use full-text electronic documents through remote access the user (reader) gets a username and a password.

The seating capacity of the library – 850 seats


The History museum of KSMU was opened in 1975 and was originally called the Room of military and labor glory. In 1985 due to the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the university, it was transformed into the museum of the history of the medical institute, and then of the university. With the support of the university administration, a big role in the creation of the museum was played by the head of the Department of Social Hygiene and Health Organization, Professor B.S. Monakhov, who led its work for 25 years. In 2005, the museum reconstructed, after which its interior and exposition acquired a modern look.

The museum is a bridge connecting the past of the university with its present and future. It will take quite a bit of time, and the current stage in the life of the university will become the property of its history, including that which will be reflected in the future exhibition of the museum.


The museum goes beyond its borders. In recent years, thanks to the great attention of the university administration to its history, and, consequently, to the museum business, the Museum of History of KSMU has acquired not only a new designer face, but also goes beyond its room. The main building of the university becomes the Museum space. The exposition created at the Department of Operative Surgery has become a kind of branch of the museum. Suffice to say the department has unique stained-glass windows on topographic anatomy, made in the studentship by the future academician O.K. Skobelkin. Educational museums of the Department of Normal and Pathological Anatomy, Biology, Histology, and Forensic Medicine include many exhibits imbued with the spirit of history.

On the ground floor in the library area there the Exhibition Gallery, in which a photo exposition is unveiled telling about the history of the main building, which began in the 19th century.

On the second floor, in its central part, there is a stele with the names of the university graduates who died during the years of the II World War while fulfilling their medical duty. On the right there is a portrait gallery of the university leaders, starting with its first director, V.I. Deshevoy. On the other side, a portrait gallery of Honorary Professors of KSMU recently appeared. This title was established in 2002. The first to be awarded this title was Professor A.D. Myasnikov and L.G. Prokopenko.

In 2011, the beginning of a new tradition was laid: graduates give reproductions of paintings by famous artists to their university. The canvases will not only create aesthetic comfort but will also remind about each graduation of specialists of the university faculties for a long time.

On February 11, 2014, the opening of hall No. 2 of the Museum of History of KSMU devoted to the history of the university since 2000 took place.

Union & Association

The Students’ Union and Students’ Associations of Kursk State Medical University are the hub of the university life.

All our students are automatically made members of our Students’ Association, which works on your behalf to ensure you have the best possible experience during your time here.

At our University we put students at the heart of everything we do. We believe in working in partnership with our students so that together we can enhance all aspects of the student experience. This partnership recognizes that students have rights and the responsibility to voice their opinions and that the University has the duty to respond to them. The University attaches great importance to creating a culture and environment that promotes listening to student opinion on all aspects of their University experience. We want our students to get involved, give us their views, feel empowered and help us to shape and improve the student learning experience. Student opinion is fundamental to the running of the University and takes place at all levels in a variety of ways.

The Volunteer Self-Active group was established to provide assistance the first-year students and it’s also organizes a large variety of programs. Student unions coordinates with KSMU Administration and prioritized in making sure newly arrived students adapting to living conditions and studying in Russia, organizing mass-cultural and sport work, development and consolidation of principles of student self-administration, training of tolerance and international liberality in a student sphere and promoting of a healthy lifestyle.

Students Associations play an incredible role within the University. They ensure that students have their views heard and are active in improving the student experience here at Kursk State Medical University

  • KSMU Students Union
  • KSMU Students Council
  • Malaysian Students Association of KSMU
  • Brazilian Students Association of KSMU
  • Thai Students Association of KSMU
  • Sri-Lankan Students Association of KSMU
  • Nigerian Students Association of KSMU
  • Indian Students Association of KSMU


KSMU Alumni will always be an important part of the KSMU Family, you are one of more than 45000 alumni worldwide. This remarkable community is the foundation of our global reputation, and we are committed to celebrating your success, enriching the value of your degree, and engaging you in the life of the University – at every stage of your career.

The City Center of Kursk

Kursk is a home of more than 50000 university students with a number of beautiful attractions and a long & exciting list of things to see and do; making it the perfect location for relaxed and enjoyable student living.

Kursk is a beautiful city offering a wide variety of things to see and do including museums and iconic attractions of the city, as well as outdoor activities and a whole lot more. Kursk has a great selection of places for you to shop, ranging from shopping centers to independent stores.

Kursk has no shortage of great places to grab a bite to eat. With a variety of restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars to choose from, you’ll be sure to find something that suits your tastes.

You’re never far from a green space in Kursk. Our parks are the perfect place to escape from the hustle of the city center. In fact, three of our largest parks are just a short walk from the campus.

Kursk region is home to 44 nationalities, with almost all religious confessions represented.

The region has well-developed transport infrastructure. A number of highways and a rail network link.

Air services are provided to passengers at the terminals of Kursk airport qualifying as an international air harbor. Intracity transport is represented by buses, trolleybuses, trams and minibuses.

The district is home to the executive and legislative offices of Kursk and the Kursk region. Here are concentrated architectural and historical monuments, cultural and entertainment centers, three theaters (Kursk State Drama Theater named after AS Pushkin, Kursk State Theater for Young Spectators “The Same age” and Kursk State Puppet Theater), Kursk State Regional Museum of Local Lore, Kursk State Picture gallery to them. A.A. Deineki and the gallery of modern art “AJ”, Kursk State Circus.

In the Central District, there are twelve hospitals and clinics, 30 municipal educational institutions  29 preschool educational institutions four youth sports schools, four youth centers, Pioneer and schoolchildren’s palace and House of Arts.

Being unique in volume and diversity, the region’s natural resources are enough to cover the local demand, some of the raw materials can even be supplied to other regions.

Almost all known minerals known to the world occur in Kursk region. Kursk Magnetic Anomaly, the world’s largest iron ore deposit, provides Russian and foreign ferrous steelmakers with raw materials.

The mineral resources of Kursk region include titanium, zirconium, phosphorites, peat, chalkstone, molding sand, high-melting clays and loams, and that’s not nearly a full list of local subsoil riches. Kursk region is a region with appreciable industrial potential.

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