Sumy State University is a higher education institution in Sumy, Ukraine. It has about 12,000 students studying prebachelor, bachelor, specialist and master degrees in 55 majors and 23 fields. About 1,900 foreign students represent almost 50 countries worldwide. Institutes: Medical Institute, Oleg Balatskyi Academic and Research Institute of Finance, Economics and Management, Academic and Research Institute of Business Technologies "UAB", Academic and Research Institute of Law, Konotop and Shostka Institutes, Chemical and Technological College of Shostka Institute; faculties: of Electronics and Information Technologies, Foreign Philology and Social Communications, Technical Systems and Energy Efficient Technologies, Industrial Pedagogical Technical School of Konotop Institute, Polytechnic School of Konotop Institute, Chemical and Technological College of Shostka Institute and other structural departments. There are more than 3000 employees in the university, including Corresponding Members of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine, about 150 Doctors of Sciences, Professors, Associate Professors represent academic staff of the University. There are postgraduate and post-doctoral programmes in 24 majors, degree awarding academic councils with over 700 PhD candidates. The library has over 3 million items and won the All-Ukrainian contest “Library of the Year”. There is a TOEFL-center, and educational centers of companies including Microsoft, Cisco, PortaOne, Delcam, Netcracker, 1С, Siemens, SAS, and MindK operate at SumDU campus. Sporting achievements include participants at the Olympic Games, World, European and Ukrainian Championships. The students of the university have an opportunity to develop and improve their skills in 16 clubs in accordance with their interests. There are vocal, instrumental, jazz ensembles, rock bands, dance clubs, drama groups, theater of variety miniatures, folk ensembles, literary and creative workshop and others.