Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv is a classical university of research type, the leading higher educational institution of Ukraine.
Its history dates back to November 8, 1833, when the submission by the Minister of Education S. S. Uvarov about the founding of the Imperial University of St. Vladimir on the basis of the Polish Kremenets Lyceum moved to Kiev was supported.
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv is a classical university of research type, the leading higher educational institution of Ukraine. Its history dates back to November 8, 1833, when the submission by the Minister of Education S. S. Uvarov about the founding of the Imperial University of St. Vladimir on the basis of the Polish Kremenets Lyceum moved to Kiev was supported.
The first rector of the university was Mikhail Maksymovych (1804-1873)Natural scientist, historian, philologist folklorist, ethnographer he made a significant contribution in Kiev science. M. Maksymovych issued two volumes almanac "Kievan" and later in St. Petersburg the world saw his work "Letters about Kyiv and memories of Tavrida."
Kyiv University initially had only two faculties: philosophical and legal. The philosophical faculty consisted of two divisions: historical-philological and physical-mathematical (in 1850, these departments became the independent faculties). In 1841 the medical faculty was opened at the university -
During the XIX century Kyiv University experienced the periods of rise and decline, but always remained one of the leading centers of culture and science of the Russian Empire. Here were distinguished historians and philologists M. Kostomarov, V. Antonovich, V. Ikonnikov, mathematician I. Rachmaninov, physicist M. Ave-Narius, chemists M. Bunge and S. Reformatsky, doctor V. Karavaev and many others. Among the graduates of the university of this time were the famous Ukrainian scholars and politicians Mykhailo Drahomanov and Mykhailo Hrushevsky, the future presidents of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences O. Levitsky, V. Lypsky and D. Zabolotny.
On April 21, 1994, the Kyiv University by the decree of the President of Ukraine L. M. Kravchuk №176/94 was granted the status of "national". May 5, 2008 was issued the decree of the President of Ukraine V. A. Yushchenko №412 / 2008, which envisages the transformation of the university into the main educational and scientific center of Ukraine for the training of scientific-pedagogical and scientific personnel of the highest qualification. On July 29, 2009 by the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine №795 the university was granted the status of a self-governing (autonomous) research national higher educational institution.
The University carries out training of specialists for the educational qualification levels "Junior Specialist", "Bachelor", "Specialist", "Master" and the personnel of higher qualification in the postgraduate and doctoral studies. The University consists of 13 faculties (geography, economics, history, cybernetics, mechanics and mathematics, sociology, radiophysics, electronics and computer systems, psychology, physical, philosophical, chemical, legal, faculty of information technologies);8 educational institutes (military, high technology, geology, journalism, international relations, postgraduate education, philology, state security management);2 colleges (College of Geological Exploration Technologies, Optical and Mechanical College);Ukrainian Physics and Mathematics Lyceum.