I. Horbachevsky Ternopil National Medical University
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Competitive activity

181 09.06.2021

On January 28-30, 2020, the Rector’s Cup Basketball Tournament was held at Ternopil National Medical University Sports Complex. It was attended by 12 teams vying for victory according to the Olympic system.

In the semifinal and final games, teams of the Faculty of Dentistry (5th-year students) and Medicine (4th-year students) fought for the 3-4 prizes, teams of the Faculty of Medicine (5th-year students) and International Students’ Faculty (4th-year students) fought for the 1-2 prizes.

The first prize was won by a team of the International Students’ Faculty. The fifth-year students of the Faculty of Medicine won the second prize. The third and fourth prizes were awarded to the teams of the Faculty of Dentistry.

The Cup Tournament was organized by Nazarii Savchuk, a 5th-year student of the Faculty of Medicine, the head of the leisure department.

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Maxim Levitsky, a first-year student of I.Horbachevsky Ternopil National Medical University took part in the Ukrainian Kickboxing Championship among students. The competition took place in Kharkiv on September 25-30, 2019.

Our student has won the 1st prize in the weight class up to 69 kg, fulfilled the standard of the master of sports of Ukraine and joined the student team of Ukraine with further participation in the World Student Games. This result contributes to enhancing the overall prestige of Ternopil National Medical University among the student community, promotes a healthy lifestyle and sports, and encourages the development of athletic skills of the young generation.

In total, more than 400 athletes participated in the competition. The Ternopil region was represented by 16 sportsmen. The TNMU Kickboxing team has existed for 25 years (since 1994). More than 30 TNMU students are involved in this sport today.


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The men’s volleyball team of Ternopil State Medical University on March 26-28, 2018took part in the II Open Ternopil University Games. The competition was organized by the Department for Family, Youth Policy and Sports of Ternopil City Council and the Ternopil Regional Committee on Physical Education and Sport of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. Six teams competed in the volleyball tournament: TNPU -1, TNPU-2, TNEU -1, TNEU-2, TSMU,  and TNTU.

In the group tournament, our volleyball team played against TNEU-1 and TNPU-1. Our team bested TNEU, however they lost to TNPU, taking second group place. As a result, TSMU competed for the third place with the team TNPU-2, which placed 2nd in their group. The third place game was intense tense. Students of Ternopil State Medical University won 2 – 1.

Their coach Oleksandr Belousko said:  “The players had followed the instructions and advise I gave them during the break, and as a result they reversed the course of the game and won the second party, and then the decisive third. Their overall third place was well deserved. Other teams coaches shared with me that this year our team has become a real discovery and worthy competitor among other universities of our region. The winner of this year’s competition was the TNPU-1 team, which bested their perennial rivals TNEU in a spectacular match. I want to once again thank the players of our team for the determination and courage they have demonstrated in the arena and for believing in themselves first and foremost”.

TSMU team players which competed in the University Games are Serhii Petrushenko, Oleksandr Kosovskyi, Oleksandr Strybulevych, Andrii Stakhiv, Ivan Oskoskalo, Mykhailo Havryliuk (Faculty of Medicine), Makar Horschar (Faculty of Dentistry), Volodymyr Lysak (Institute of Nursing), Hamid Omar Abdulrab and Eduard Svamberk (International Students’ Faculty). Ihor Varanytsia was the team captain.

The team withes to thank the university administration for their support, and also to the women’s volleyball team, who come to cheer all matches of the men’s team, and who took the third place in their University Games tournament.

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II Open University Games of the city of Ternopil organized by the Department for Family, Youth and Sports of Ternopil City Council and Ternopil Regional Branch of the Committee on Physical Education and Sport of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine started on March 6, 2018. Ternopil State Medical University teams take part in basketball, football, volleyball, table tennis, basketball (3 by 3), chess, swimming, and arm wrestling competitions.

Our chess team was the first to test their mettle. TSMU, TNPU TNEU-1 and TNEU-2 teams competed in a team and personal championship. Students from Ternopil State Medical University took the I place, leaving behind traditionally strong TNEU-1 and TNEU-2. Our team includes Mykhailo Yakymchuk, Yurii Kovenko (Faculty of Dentistry), Uliana Soltys, Natalia Boiko, Oleksandr Ivaniuk (Faculty of Medicine) and Dekri Mindo (International Students’ Faculty).

Mykhailo Yakymchuk took the first place on the first board, Dekri Mindo and Yurii Kovenko the first place on the second board, and Uliana Soltys was the second on the first board. Altogether, TSMU team scored 12 points. The tournament took place in the chess club of Ternopil National Economic University.

Ternopil Medical University team is coached by Assistant Professor of the Department of Physical Rehabilitation, Human Health and Physical Education Liubov Novakova.





340 03.06.2021

For two weeks in a row, on weekends (3-4 and 10-11 February 2018), an international football tournament took place at the sports complex of Ternopil State Medical University. Twelve student teams took part in the competition. The teams included student athletes from Iraq, Egypt, Ghana, Nigeria, India, Morocco, Cameroon, and Ukraine.

The competition for the main prize was intense, and as a result of it the BlackTeam, which included students from Ghana, took the first place. Egyptian-Iraq-Morocco team  placed second, while the team of Ukrainian students took bronze. The MVP cup was awarded to Ashraf Amasha.

Professor Petro Selskyi, dean of the International Students’ Faculty, presented the awards. Dr. Selskyi wished all participants successful training, professional growth and many new happy student life experiences. He emphasized the importance of being active in public and charitable activities as well as in sports. Such events help to develop friendships and find a common language for people from different cultures.

Deputy director of the Center for Academic Work and Cultural Development, associate professor Olena Pokryshko also greeted the participants, giving special thanks to the initiators of the tournament, Younes Hanafi and Arshbeer Sandhu.



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The fourth year student of Ternopil State Medical University Faculty of Pharmacy Vladyslav Dovhaliuk had an exciting month taking part in international knights tournament and festivals. He is a member the  Zolota Shpora (Golden Spur) club of our university founded by theDentistry student Andrii Andrusyk.

“I participated in three festivals in Germany. One of them took place near Dresden. It was a big medieval festival with a knightly tournament in which I took the first place. The medal I received is a very interesting one, made out of leather. Another trophy was a fox pelt. Our team also won the first place in 5×5 battles. A week after that, in Kirkhoff near Munich, I took part in another, and even larger, festival, which brought together many more teams and knights. Our team took first place in the 3×3 category. The team included two Ukrainians, two Germans and a girl from Canada. In the individual heats I lost to the winner by a single point, ” said Vladyslav.

Our student also articipated in the festival “Pyrohovo battle” in Kyiv, where he won in individual fights. Finally, Vladyslav Dovhaliuk participated in yet another German festival, which took place on the grounds of Nuremberg fortress. Here his team won the second place in the 5×5 and the first place in 3×3 bouts.

This year, our knights are especially proud that they won the first place in the 21×21 category as part of the Ukrainian team in May during the Battle of Nations in Barcelona. The a team from Russia took second place, and a French team placed third. This victory was three years in the making. In previous competitions they got to the second place.




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Association of Indian students of Ternopil State Medical University has introduced initiated a sports and  friendship festival, which aims to strengthen the friendly relations between Ukrainian youth and students from other countries studying in Ternopil. Event’s program include 100 and 400 meters race, relay races and team sports – football, volleyball, badminton, and cricket.

Ukrainian students were invited to take part along  with s tudents from a number of international groups, in particular  Associations of Nigerian, Polish, Egyptian, Iraqi and Pakistani students, as well as associations of students from Ghana, Namibia, Morocco, and Congo. In total, 10 international teams compete for the festival grand. The athletes’ health and wellbeing is being monitored by our students – members of the “Red Cross” volunteer squad.

Since the event took place on the eve of one of the most important dates in the history of our city – the first written mention of Ternopil and its official founding (15 April 1540), it was dedicated to this event, allowing each student feel being a part of the history of Ternopil.

The competition events started on 1-2 April 2017. Within a week, on 8 April, the first award ceremonies took place.

Badminton and volleyball competitions took place at TSMU athletic complex, while races were held on the central stadium. The best teams and best runners in each race were determined over two weekends. First place in badminton took, among men, a student from Pakistan Yaqoob Ali and women a student from Poland Wiktoria Karolina. Polish teams won in the men’s and women’s volleyball. A Nigerian team- Atteh Mercy Omolayo, Amina Ummi Mohammed, Igwe Etomchi Chimdi, and Oriaifo Ebosetale Edewede – won women’s relay; while in men’s relay first place took the students from Ghana Kennet Anoff Koranteng, Awnah Baffour Shadrack, Addo Solomon Appeakorang, and Richard Nsiah. The fastest in 400 meters men’s race was a student from Poland Mihal Lenart, and 100 meters race won Indian student Parth Sabya Sachi. Both of these races among women won students from Nigeria, respectively  Oriaifo Ebosetale Edewede and Igwe Etomchi Chimdi. Dean of International Students’ faculty, Professor Petro Selskyi and Cultural Affairs officer, Olena Pocryshko presented the students with participation diplomas, medals and trophies on  April 8, 2017. The winners in football and cricket will be determined during Easter weekend. These competitions will take place on the grounds of  school №29.

“I would like congratulate all the sports festival participants that demonstrated their sporting spirit during this event. I am also sincerely grateful to volunteers, administration and Academic Office of the University, TSMU Department of Physical Rehabilitation and all others who helped to organize SPORTS FEST 2017. I am sure that everyone had good time, found and new friends and and tested one’s  strength, endurance and sportsmanship, “- said the president of the Association of Indian students Arshbeer Sandhu.

Ternopil State Medical University Administration and the Association of Indian students would like to thank Ternopil Deputy Mayor Leonid Bytsiura for his assistance in organizing this event.





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Ternopil State Medical University supports athletics and encourages participation of students in sports competitions. On 14-16 March 2017, TSMU athletic complex hosted a basketball tournament for the Rector’s Cup, and dedicated  to the 60th anniversary of the University.

According to the tournament’s organizer Ivan Kalka, competing for the grand prize were 15 teams , representing all faculties of the University. The Faculty of Medicine delegated six teams; Faculty of Dentistry, five; Faculty of Pharmacy, one team; the Human Health course, one team; and the International Students Faculty, two teams.

Vice-rector for academic and research work Dr. Arkadiy Sulhai awarded the trophies on behalf of TSMU rector, Dr. Mykhaylo Korda. In his address to the participants of the tournament he emphasized that university administration encourages student initiatives, in particular development of sports, and wished all present success and health.

The first place took a team of the sixth year students, the second – a team of the first-year students , and the third – a team of the second-year students, all teams representing the Faculty of Medicine. Anton Dribnitsov was awarded the MVP title.

Dr. Arkadiy Sulhai used the opportunity to thank on behalf of TSMU administration the tournament organizers as well as student members of Ukrainian Council on resuscitation and emergency medical care, who ensured monitoring of tournament participants’ health, and provided first aid help.



357 02.05.2021

This year Ternopil State Medical University is commemorating its 60th anniversary with a number of events. As a part of these celebrations, on 24 November, 2016 TSMU Student Council organized a chess tournament. Additional objective of the event was to popularize logic board games. Chess is known form the ancient times, but even today the game keeps its significance. It is not surprising that the tournament brought together students from the Dental, Medical and Pharmaceutical Faculties and the International Students Faculty.

The competitors wanted to test their knowledge and intuition. The event started with a welcoming word from the head judge, assistant professor of medical physics Valerii Didukh. Assistant professor of the department of physical rehabilitation, health and physical education Liubov Novakova helped to run the tournament.

Each competitor fought to win, thinking through every move and trying to destroy the opponent’s strategy. Those who ultimately won demonstrated superior logic, persistence and cold mind. Ievhen Momotiuk took first place took, 2nd place went to Iuriy Kovenko and Vadym Kukharchuk placed 3rd.