KNU-FAU-Alliance builds the hub of our academic corridor between Germany and the Ukraine. We are working closely together with Ukrainian universities, which are severely affected by the ongoing war in Ukraine. Moreover, we are dedicated to build up strong partnerships with the European Union, the Ukrainian government, European universities, companies from both Ukraine and Europe, and other actors to rebuild Ukraine and support the Ukrainian people.
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Ivan Franko National University of Lviv
Ivan Franko National University of Lviv is a classical higher educational establishment with powerful scientific schools, old traditions and modern innovation approaches. Its principal aim is to provide high educational and scientific standards, cultural, social needs of a person, the society and state in the process of training highly qualified specialists. The University activity is formed on the grounds of preserving Ukrainian culture and traditions, developing national consciousness and identity.
The main building of Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (image: mruwka photography/ Ivan Franko National University of Lviv)
V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University
V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University is a leading Ukrainian research and educational institution with a 215-year history. In the “Top-200 Ukraine” UNESCO Chair Ranking in 2019, the University ranked third among all Ukrainian institutions of higher education. According to the annual QS World University Rankings 2020, Karazin University is included in the Top 500 universities in the world. The University ranks 491st, which is the highest position compared to other Ukrainian universities. According to the British publication Times Higher Education 2020 — a weekly magazine specializing in higher education — Karazin University is among the world’s best universities for the second time, ranking in the group 1001+.
20,724 students study at the Schools, the Institute of International Education for Study and Research, the Center for Pre-University Education: 16,260 students, 4,066 international students, 301 postgraduate and doctoral students. 438 doctors of sciences, professors, more than 1,274 PhDs, associate professors take part in scientific research and training of specialists. Among the University employees are 30 academicians and corresponding members of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and branch academies.
View over V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University (image: V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University)
Simon Kuznets Kharkiv National University of Economics (KhNUE)
KhNUE is the biggest economic education centre in the city of Kharkiv and one of the best economic higher education institutions in Ukraine.
KhNUE, the successor of Kharkiv Engineering and Economics Institute (KhEEI), was founded on October 22, 1930 on the basis of the Industrial Faculty of Kharkiv National Economy Institute. According to the results of state accreditation in 1994 KhEEI was renamed Kharkiv State University of Economics. The President Decree, dated August 21, 2004 granted the University the National status.
Today KhNUEs is one of the highly reputable Ukrainian higher educational establishments in the field of economics. Having the three-year experience in the implementation of the independent student assessment system, in 2005 KhNU of Economics became the first higher education institution in Ukraine, in which the Republican Center of Testing Technologies conducted independent enrollee testing.
The education process is provided by the faculty of 735 lecturers, 60 Doctors of Science and 438 Candidates of Science among them. Seven faculties function in the University (Faculty of Economy and Law, Faculty of Economic Informatics, Faculty of Management and Marketing, Faculty of International Economic Relations, Faculty of Consulting and International Business, Finance Faculty, Faculty of Training Foreign Citizens) as well as Correspondence and Distance Education Department, Post-Graduate and Doctoral schools, specialized academic councils, research and learning laboratories.
(image: Simon Kuznets Kharkiv National University of Economics)
Mariupol State University
Mariupol State University is a prestigious higher education establishment widely known not only in Ukraine but abroad as well, a center for training of highly qualified personnel which plays an important role in development of effective cooperation between Ukraine and foreign states in the field of education, science and culture. University consists of 5 faculties and 21 departments with 250 highly qualified teachers working at their premises. Teaching staff includes Candidates and Doctors of Science from MSU and other prestigious universities of Ukraine as well as leading scientists and practitioners from foreign countries. University trains Bachelors and Masters. Center for Pre-university Training and Student Engagement, which provides training process at the preparatory department. Today, approximately 3200 students are studying at Mariupol State University with 300 foreign students from China, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Nigeria, Cameroon, Guinea and other countries.
The new building of the Mariupol State University (the old one was destroyed due to the Russian invasion) (image: Mariupol State University)
Kherson State University (KSU)
KSU was founded in 1917. Before the invasion of Russia on February 24, 2022, almost 6.000 students had been studying at KSU. The city of Kherson was freed on November 11, 2022. From the former 280.000 inhabitants almost 200.000 people fled.
State University of Trade and Economics (KNUTE)
The State University of Trade and Economics has undergone a great path of formation and development in its 75-year history. Currently, it trains a new generation of the nation’s intellectual elite in the spheres of economics, trade, finance, marketing, tourism, management, and information technologies. More than 36 thousand students study at six faculties and regional departments of the university across 10 different Ukrainian cities, gaining knowledge relevant to the needs of the modern world economy. The university also actively takes part in international cooperation with foreign partners, leading universities, and educational and scientific centres around the world.
State University of Trade and Economics main building (image: State University of Trade and Economics)
Khmelnytsky National University (KHMNU)
Khmelnytskyi National University, founded in 1962, is the largest higher education institution in Podillya region of Ukraine, offering a wide range of educational and scientific programs. With 7 faculties offering 17 areas of training, including economics, management, art, and engineering, it currently educates over 10 thousand students, supported by a substantial team of professors and researchers. The university has a global presence, participating in international projects, conferences, and exchange programs. To support the applicants from the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine, the university created a special Education Center “Crimea-Ukraine” and “Donbas-Ukraine”.
Khmelnytsky National University main building (image: Khmelnytsky National University)
Volodymyr Dahl East Ukrainian National University
Volodymyr Dahl East Ukrainian National University is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the Luhansk region. It was the first higher educational establishment in the Donbas region in which specialists in machine-building were trained. Currently, it is a platform for the innovation in education, science, culture, as well as for European integration initiatives.
In 2014, due to the war in eastern Ukraine and the direct invasion of the Russian military, the university was moved from Luhansk to the city of Severodonetsk. Despite the challenges, during the period 2014-2022, the university implemented more than 50 international, national and regional projects and created 16 new laboratories and modern multifunctional educational spaces. With the beginning of the Russian invasion in February 2022 and shelling of Severodonetsk, the university was forced to evacuate again to Dnipro, Kamianets-Podilskyi, and Kyiv. The original buildings of the university were partially damaged due to artillery shelling.
Volodymyr Dahl East Ukrainian National University old building in Luhansk (image: Ukrainian Pravda)
Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture (KNUCA)
The Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture is the largest and most important building and architectural university of Ukraine located in the nation’s capital, Kyiv. Founded in 1930, it accumulated a huge knowledge base in architecture and engineering. Its mission is to form a new generation of specialists capable of modernizing the construction and architecture industry of Ukraine. Its graduates head leading construction companies and architectural bureaus, and become leaders of the political and business elite. The University is also a leading research institution in Ukraine for the development and implementation of the latest technologies and materials in modern construction. To support international cooperation in the field, the university has signed more than 60 contracts with foreign universities in different countries.
Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture main building (image: Wikipedia)
Odesa I. I. Mechnikov National University (ONU)
Odesa I. I. Mechnikov National University is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in Ukraine, a world-famous classical university, located in Odesa. It comprises four institutes, ten faculties, and seven specialized councils. Historically, the university is known for its achievements in physics, astronomy, biology, and other sciences. The university is famous for its scientific library, the largest and oldest of any university in Ukraine, which includes more than 3,6 million volumes dated from the 15th century.
Currently, ONU has more than 10,000 students in more than 40 specializations. Every year, the university holds several dozen international conferences, publishes several hundred monographs, textbooks and training manuals, and thousands of scientific articles.
Odesa I. I. Mechnikov National University main building (image: Wikipedia)