Astrakhan is situated in the south of the European part of Russia. This is the very place where Europe meets Asia, and the cultures of the two nations intertwine closely. In this region the representatives of various religions live in harmony: Christians, Moslems, Buddhists, Jews and others. One may experience here the unity of the multi-national Russian people in full measure.

Astrakhan State Medical Academy was founded in 1918 and is one of the oldest medical educational institutions in Russia. In November 2008 it celebrated its 90th anniversary. Most of the professors of Astrakhan State Medical Academy are well-known in Russian and international medical society as brilliant scientists and eminent doctors. The Academy is involved with wide international cooperation.

In the Academy continuous monitoring of quality of education is carried out, new educational programs considering the needs of contemporary health protection and promising tendencies of science’s development are introduced annually. Cumulated research and educational, pedagogical and research and methodical experience, presence of unique technological basis, broad relations with institutions of medical sphere let Astrakhan State Medical Academy train specialist of the highest qualification, the level of training, knowledge, abilities and abilities of which conform present-day requests of native and international labour-market.

For the period of studies all the students are provided with places for living in comfortable students’ hostels situated not far from educational buildings. Near the hostels there are sport clubs, cafes, a university library – everything to make leisure and studies interesting and varied. Warm climate full of sun, proximity of the Caspian Sea, friendly student atmosphere, contemporary educational programs, good educational practice – these are the aspects that attract in Astrakhan State Medical University young people from all over the world.