Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (TSNUK) is a leading and one of the largest higher education institutions in Ukraine. On 21 April 1994, Kyiv University was granted the status of “National” by Leonid Kravchuk, the President of Ukraine by Decree № 176/94. Then on 29 July 2009 the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine with Regulation № 795 granted the University the status of being a self-governing and autonomous national research university, while providing increased funding for the future development of the university.
It comprises: 8 Institutes (Journalism, International Relations, Philology, High Technology, Military, Postgraduate Education, Biology, Geology) and 14 Faculties (Geography, Economics, History, Cybernetics, Mathematics and Mechanics, Sociology, Radiophysics, Psychology, Physics, Philosophy, Chemistry, Law, Information Technology, and Faculty for International Students). The University cooperates with over 280 higher education institutions and international organizations from 57 countries throughout the world. TSNUK as a powerful multi-branch scientific, research and training institution contributes to enhance the quality and training of its students, researchers and research facilities. The Internationalization aspects at the TSNUK include the introduction of the joint diploma programs for Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degrees and PhD, as well as to review and develop the curriculum in order to obtain double degrees in different study fields.
According to the Strategic Plan of TSNUK 2015-2020, adopted by the University’s Academic Senate on 18 May 2015, the increase of the academic mobility flows is among the priorities of our university.
The University takes part in the project implementation within the TEMPUS and Erasmus Mundus (BMU-MID, MID, EMP-AIM, ELECTRA, HUMERIA), Jean Monnet and Marie Curie, HORIZON 2020 Programmes etc. During the 1st and 2nd call 2015/2016 Erasmus+ ICM projects TSNUK agrees to cooperate with almost 42 European universities. More than 26 thousand students have study at the University. Approximately 532 postgraduates and 126 doctoral applicants make their researchers and studies in TSNUK. Courses are provided by 198 Departments. The academic potential of Kyiv University is today demonstrated by more than 60 full members and corresponding members of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine, 626 members of staff with Doctor’s degrees and 1,645 staff with higher postgraduate degrees (PhD).