Kharkiv National Medical University(KNMU) is one of the oldest educational establishments in Ukraine coming into existence in the year 1805. It is located in Kharkiv, which is the second-largest city in Ukraine.
The history of the University dates back to more than 200 years and is closely connected with the history of V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University.
Historically, Kharkiv National Medical University was the first higher medical educational institution in Ukraine. It was founded as the Medical Faculty of Kharkiv.
In 1920 the Medical Faculty of Kharkiv University was united with the Women’s Medical Institute, and Kharkiv Medical Academy was founded; one year later the latter was given another name: Kharkiv Medical Institute. In 1921, the Academy was renamed Kharkiv Medical Institute. In 1994, the Institute served as a base for establishing Kharkiv State Medical University. In 2007 Kharkiv state Medical University was renamed Kharkiv National Medical University.