Gomel’s central district, a large educational and scientific centre, is the hub of the most part of scientific and educational establishments of the town. Among them is Francisk Skorina Gomel State University, Gomel State Medical University, road construction, railway transport, polytechnic, agrarian, economic, pedagogical and arts colleges, trade and oblast lyceums, a medical vocational school, technical vocational school #30 of river and railway transport. The district is home to two gymnasiums, eleven schools of general education, a children’s creativity centre, the oblast palace of children’s and youth art Yunost.
The district education system is aimed at upgrading the quality of education as well as at educating an individual. The preschool education is provided by a flexible network of preschool establishments and a school-kindergarten Atikva.
The V.A.Belyi Institute of Mechanics of Metal-Polymeric Systems and Forestry Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Belarus, design institutes Gomelgrazhdanproyekt, Gomelproyekt, Giprozhivmash are headquartered in the district.