I.I. Mechnikov's North -Western State Medical University honored the memory of the founders

On June 3, 2024, the administration of I.I. Mechnikov’s NWSMU, faculty and students honored the memory of the founders and laid flowers on the graves of outstanding personalities who played a key role in the emergence and formation of the Clinical Institute of Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna and the Psychoneurological Institute. From the creation of these institutions, the current I.I. Mechnikov’s North -Western State Medical University traces its history.


The tradition dates back to the opening of the Clinical Institute which took place on May 21 (June 3, according to the new style) 1885, the day of Saint Tsarina Elena, the patron saint of Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna, the founder of the Clinical Institute.

Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna governed the Mariinsky and Povival Institutes and the Maximilian Hospital, founded the Elisabeth Clinical Hospital for Children, and the Sisters of Charity Community. It was on 3 June that anniversaries of the Institute began to be celebrated.


Key academic and administrative staff of I.I. Mechnikov’s NWSMU together with excellent domestic and international students presented their speeches in honor of our leaders of different historical epochs: academician Vladimir M. Bekhterev; Russian physician, scientist, founder of the physiological trend in clinical medicine, Sergey P. Botkin; first Director of Clinical Institute Eduard E. Eichwald; outstanding Russian philanthropist, patron of the arts, educator and public figure Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna.





For the first time this year the Consul General of the Republic of Uzbekistan in St. Petersburg Abdurakhmon Mahmudov took part in the solemn event in honor of the Founders' Day of the predecessors of the University. In this regard, a speech was also made by Aziz Saidov, a citizen of the Republic of Uzbekistan, a 5th-year student of the Department of General Medicine, who is a leader of the international academic community of our University, an active medical volunteer, and has a number of academic and scientific achievements.


About the University Founders' Day