The Sumy State University (SSU) is located in Sumy Oblast, in the historical region of Slobodan Ukraine. According to the Webometrics Rating, Sumy State University ranks 6th in worldwide Internet rating among Ukrainian institutes of higher education (in July, 2012). During this period the foundation of Academic and Support Services (ASS) of Moscow Metal Industry Correspondence Institute (Moscow State University of Instrument Engineering and Computer Science) began. Due to the organization of Ukrainian Correspondence Polytechnic Institute (UCPI), ASS became UCPI branch in 1958. On May 1960 Sumy General Technical Faculty on the basis of Ukrainian Correspondence Polytechnic Institute (UCPI) was established. In 1965 Faculty became a branch of Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute (National Technical University "Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute"). In 1990 the branch was renamed the Sumy Institute of Physics and Technology. In 1993 the Sumy Institute of Physics and Technology was awarded the status of State University. About 85 Doctors of sciences, more than 535 candidates of sciences, associate Professors work at the university.