Eastern European University Association
Sumy National Agrarian University
Year found: 1977
Legal form State
Country Ukraine
City Sumy

Awards: Bachelor Degree / Specialist Degree / Master Degree / PhD                   

Study language:  Ukrainian / Russian /  English


Sumy National Agrarian University is a higher educational establishment with the highest level IV of accreditation in Ukraine. It is one of the best agrarian universities of Ukraine.

It employs experienced teachers, including 48 doctors, professors and 248 candidates of sciences, associate professors. For national and international programs it trains specialists of perspective directions of business management in spheres of private and state forms of ownership. The university graduates receive Bachelor and Master diplomas, which are recognized throughout the world.

The University keeps its best achievements and traditions, and constantly moving forward, it is in search of new creative forms of educational process and scientific activity.

The educational process in Sumy National Agrarian University is regulated by the effective normative andlegislativedocuments of Ukraine, by the standards of higher education considering the principles of European Higher Education Area.

The structure of University includes 8 faculties, one Institute and five colleges.

There are about 11,000 students at the university, 1,000 computer seats and more than 300 foreign students. Students and teachers have the opportunity to draw information about new achievements of science through international information network IINTERNET. A global computer network was created at the University.

Scientific and research work is conducted in 19 research laboratories; it has 26 specialties for postgraduate students. In the library of Sumy National Agrarian University there are more than 500,000 editions: scientific, educational, fiction, additional publications, e-books for distance learning with access to the INTERNET.

The university campus is the pearl and the glory of Sumy. Educational buildings, stadiums, laboratories, hostels are located at large, clean and well-equipped territory. The University has a cafe and a canteen with the lowest prices in the town, a club and gyms, where about 3,000 students go in for sport in 20 sport sections.

In the youth-entertainment center there are different circles, clubs, art studios, amateur groups. Every year we celebrate a contest among the first-year students “Meet: here we are!” Amateur groups are groups with rich creative history, repertoire, own traditions.

The university has an educational and scientific laboratory (vivarium) for practical training of students, where farm animals and poultry are kept, it is like a living textbook for future veterinarians, livestock experts and specialists of other faculties of Sumy NAU; an educational and experimental farm with an area of land 2, 6 thousand ha, agricultural lands include 2, 3 thousand ha; experimental field, where engineers-technologists work using machines for crop cultivation on new technologies.

Nowadays large agricultural joint-stock companies and processing enterprises in the word need highly-qualified specialists, capable to work on the new technologies. Students of Sumy National Agrarian University get theoretical knowledge and use it in practice in leading agricultural enterprises of Ukraine and foreign countries with which University cooperates.

Students have the unique opportunity to go abroad and to work in the agricultural farms in England, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, France, USA, Australia, the Netherlands; it greatly increases their professional level and helps them to employ in leading agricultural and processing enterprises of Ukraine.

SNAU is a member of the network of natural universities in Central and Eastern Europe (CASEE), the Visegrad Association of Universities, the World Veterinarian Association, the European Society of Agricultural Faculties (ESAF), the Union of Dean Economic Specialties of European Universities (Ukrainian- Polish-Slovak forum).

Foreign partners

  • The Universities of Applied Sciences Nürtingen-Geislingen and Weihenstephan-Trisdorf (Germany)
  • University of Molise (Italy),
  • Agrarian-technical academy in Bydgoszcz
  • University of Euro-Regional Economy in Josefova
  • Warsaw Agrarian University
  • Poznansky Agrarian University
  • Warmia-Mazury University in Olsztyn (Poland)
  • University of Natural Resources and Applied Sciences Vienna (Austria)
  • Agricultural University of Plovdiv (Bulgaria)
  • Ohio State University
  • State University of Minnesota (USA).



Sumy was founded in 1652 at the bank of the Psel River (a left tributary of the Dnieper) as a Cossack fortress. It was intended to protect Slobjda Ukraine from the Crimean Tatar attacks. After their attacks discontinued and the territory was incorporated into the Russian Empire, Sumy evolved into an important economical centre. During the German occupation of Ukraine during World War 2nd (1941 – 1943), Sumy sustained heavy damage. The war over, destroyed parts of the city were rebuilt anew. Sumy has been a twin town of  Celle, Germany since January 17, 1990.


The city centre is dominated by the large cathedral of the Saviour's Transfiguration. It is a neoclassical structure of the 18th century, extensively repaired and reconstructed in 1858 and in the 1880s, when the 56 metre (180 ft) high bell tower was added. The interior features frescoes by Vladimir Makovsky and Klavdiy Lebedev.

The Cathedral of Holy Trinity was built in 1902-1914 on the same pattern as the Cathedral of St. Isaac in St. Petersburg. The author of the design was Sumy architect G. Sholts. It was built at the expense of Pavlo Kharitonenko, the local manufacturer and Maecenas who fulfilled his father’s last will. Icon-painting is by famous artist M. Nesterov. The work on the decorative design was not completed because of the revolutionary events of 1917.


The Sumy Regional Art Museum was opened in 1920. It was started from nationalized private collections of the town and district. Paintings of Taras Shevchenko, I. Shyskin, and Tetyana Yablonska are on display, including a beautiful Dutch landscape by a painter of Yan van Goyen's circle. Today the museum is one of the most outstanding art centres which contains unique paintings and works of applied art. The building of the early 20th century originally belonged to the State Bank.

The Chekhov Museum, located in Chekhov street is a unique architectural complex representing Lintvarev’s country estate of the 18th – 19th centuries. In 1888–1889 a great writer and dramatist Anton Chekhov was dreaming to settle in Luka forever but his dream did not come true. “Abbacia and the Adriatic Sea are wonderful, but Luka and Psiol are better” – he wrote in his letter from Italy to his friends in Sumy in 1894.


Sumy was formerly home to the Ukrainian First League football team FC Spartak Sumy (now defunct).

The Ukrainian Premier League footbalclub FC Kharkiv are currently leasing the city's state-of-the-art Yuvileiny Stadium.


Weather and climate

Sumy is located in the northeastern part of Ukraine. So its weather is similar to that in Kharkov. Sumy's climate is moderate continental: cold and snowy winters, and hot summers. The seasonal average temperatures are not too cold in winter, not too hot in summer: −6.9 °C (19.6 °F) in January, and 20.3 °C (68.5 °F) in July. The average rainfall totals 513 mm (20 in) per year, with the most in June and July.


Bachelor and Master degree  courses in English

  • Management
  • Law (Specialization "International Law")
  • Agronomy
  • Veterinary Medicine


Bachelor and Master degree courses in Russian  

  • Management
  • Business Economics
  • Marketing
  • Finance, banking and insurance
  • Accounting and taxation
  • Public Management and Administration
  • Law (Specialization "International Law")
  • Commodity and trade business
  • Food technology and engineering
  • Building
  • Architecture
  • Geodesy and land management
  • Agronomy
  • Protection and quarantine of plants
  • Ecology, environmental protection and balanced nature management
  • Technology of production and processing of livestock products
  • Garden and park economy
  • Power engineering, electrical engineering and electromechanics
  • Agroengineering
  • Veterinary Medicine


Accommodation in Ukraine is cheaper than in other European countries

Sumy National Agrarian University  offer a hostel for foreign students. Foreign students live in the same places at the hostel. They are provided with the comfortable living conditions and all the needments. As the representative of nationalities live in the hostels the university popularizes a friendly treatment of the people of different nations and religion, respect to their traditions and customs.

The hostels are guarded, the workers stay in the hostels from 8.00 a.m. till 11.00 p.m. These measures help to prevent an unauthorized access to the hostels.

At the beginning of the classes different meetings take place. The participants of these meetings are: the students, the vice-deans of the faculties for work in the hostels, hostel administrators, hostel workers, the heads of the student councils in the hostels. The students obtain information about their rights and duties, the rules of behavior in the hostels and information about leisure time organization.

Sumy National Agrarian University offer the next

The museum of History of Sumy National Agrarian University. It  was opened on the 15-th of May in 2007 on the occasion of the 30-th anniversary of Sumy National Agrarian University.

Everyone can see the beginning of constructive works of academic buildings, hostels, sports complex and a stadium; turn over the album pages of graduate-students of different years,  see the photos of young teachers.

Psychological service is a structural subdivision of the University, which carries out organizational, coordinating and teaching functions in the field of psychology among students.

The main aim of the psychological service of the University is to provide accessible and high quality services in the field of practical psychology aimed at the preservation and strengthening of psychological health of all participants of educational process; participation in providing adaptive and comfortable educational environment for students, provide psycho-pedagogical support of formation and development of the individual student. Psychological services are provided by practical psychologists

The University has a cafe and a canteen with the lowest prices in the town, a club and gyms, where about 3,000 students go in for sport in 20 sport sections.

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