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International memberships

KNMU is listed in International medical education directory(I-MED). KNMU is a permanent and full member of an International Association of Universities, European University Association, Euroasian Universities Association,  Association of Slavic Universities, European Educational Society, World Health Organization and others.
 KNMU is an active participant of the Bologna process, it has signed the Magna Charta Universitatum.

International medical education directory: (I-MED) 

University is listed in I-MED, accreditation is recognized by Education for Foreign Medical Graduates(ECFMG)and medical council of Canada(MCC) for eligibility of candidates to obtain certification and licensure. Students and graduates Kharkiv National Medical University are eligible to participate in the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) & receive ECFMG certification. ECFMG certification requires all graduates to have passed USMLE Step 1 & 2 (both sections), submit a final transcript and provide a copy of the graduate’s diploma for verification. Once ECFMG certification is granted; graduates are eligible for Postgraduate Medical Education (Residency Training) in the United States of America. Prospective & current students of Kharkiv National Medical University wishing to practice in the USA are encouraged to educate themselves on the licensure policies in respective states. Information can be obtained by going to the Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States (FSMB) website and from related sources

International Association of Universities:

International Association of Universities, founded in 1950, is the UNESCO-based worldwide association of higher education institutions. It brings together institutions and organizations from some 150 countries for reflection and action on common concerns and collaborates with various international, regional and national bodies active in higher education. Its services are available on the priority basis to Members but also to organizations, institutions, and authorities concerned with higher education, as well as to individual policy and decision-makers, specialists, administrators, teachers, researchers, and students.

The Association aims at giving expression to the obligation of universities and other higher education institutions as social institutions to promote, through teaching, research and services, the principles of freedom and justice, of human dignity and solidarity, and contributes, through international cooperation, to the development of material and moral assistance for the strengthening of higher education generally. 

IAU’s mission is based on the fundamental principles for which every university should stand:

The right to pursue knowledge for its own sake and to follow wherever the search for truth may lead;

The tolerance of divergent opinion and freedom from political interference.

The overall goals of IAU are both internal and external:

  • IAU links up its Members, offering them quality services, networking, and collective action.
  • The Association speaks on behalf of universities, other higher education institutions, and associations and represents their concerns and interests in public debate and to outside partners;
  • Both of these complementary goals are pursued through future-oriented collective action, including conferences and meetings, information services, policy discussion, research, and publications.

By encouraging Members to work together, IAU;
  • Facilitates the exchange of experience and learning and fosters cooperation;
  • Restates and defends the academic values and principles that underlie and determine the proper functioning of universities and other higher education institutions;
  • Upholds and contributes to the development of a long-term vision of universities’ role and responsibilities in society;
  • Voices the concerns for higher education with regard to policies of international bodies such as UNESCO, the World Bank, and others;
  • Contributes to a better understanding of current trends and policy developments through analysis, research and debate;
  • Provides comprehensive and authoritative information on higher education systems, institutions and qualifications worldwide.

The European University Association:

The European University Association (EUA) represents and supports more than 850 institutions of higher education in 46 countries, providing them with a forum for cooperation and exchange of information on higher education and research policies. Members of the Association are European universities involved in teaching and research, national associations of rectors and other organizations active in higher education and research. EUA is the result of a merger between the Association of European Universities (CRE) and the Confederation of European Union Rectors’ Conferences. The merger took place in Salamanca on 31 March 2001.

Magna Charta Observatory:

The Magna Charta Observatory of Fundamental University Values and Rights is a non-profit organization based in Bologna, founded by the University of Bologna and the European University Association (EUA). The Magna Charta Observatory aims to gather information, express opinions and prepare documents relating to the respect for, and protection of, the fundamental university values and rights laid down in the Magna Charta Universitatum signed in Bologna in 1988 by 388 Rectors of worldwide main universities. The Observatory may work together or in agreement with other national, European or international organizations pursuing similar or compatible aims.

World Health Organization:

World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends. In the 21st century, health is a shared responsibility, involving equitable access to essential care and collective defense against transnational threats.