International Associations


Association of Sino-Russian Medical Universities

Association of Sino-Russian Medical Universities (ASRMU) was established On July 1, 2014. Co-founders were the First Moscow State Medical University named after I.M.Sechenov and Harbin Medical University. The Association was supported by the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the People’s Republic of China, and the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the Russian Federation. The first members of the association were 10 universities in Russia and China. All of them were members of the Permanent Council of ASRMU. The mission of ASRMU is to organize a free exchange of experience, coordination and implementation of joint Russian-Chinese training, research, medical, cultural, educational and sports projects and events. The association was founded to organize international cooperation of participating universities. The Ural State Medical University is a member of the ASRMU since 2014 year.



International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations

The International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA), founded in 1951, is one of the world’s oldest and largest student-run organizations. It represents, connects and engages every day with medical students from 125 countries around the globe.
Its work is divided into four main global health areas: Public Health, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Medical Education and Human Rights and Peace. Each year, they organize over 13,000 clinical and research exchanges programs for students to explore innovations in medicine, healthcare systems and healthcare delivery in other settings.


Aims of the IFMSA:
  • To expose all medical students to humanitarian and health issues, providing them with the opportunity to education themselves and their peers;
  • To facilitate partnerships between the physician in training community and international organization working on health, education and social issues;
  • To give all medical students the opportunity to take part in clinical and research exchange around the world;
  • To provide a network that links active medical students across the globe, including student leaders, project managers and activists, so that they can learn from and be motivated by each other;
  • To provide an international framework in which medical student projects can be realized;
  • To empower and train medical students to become advocates in leading social change.


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