Higher Education in Ukraine
V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University – Kharkiv, Ukraine
The Karazin University or officially V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University is one of the major universities in Ukraine. Karazin University was founded on the initiative of the outstanding enlightener Vasyl Karazin in November 1804. The formal opening took place on January 29, 1805.
Karazin University is the only university in Ukraine to have trained and employed three Nobel Prize laureates: biologist Ilya Mechnikov, economist Simon Kuznets, physicist Lev Landau. The training of international students at Karazin University began in 1948. Currently, the University is the leader of Ukraine in the number of international students enrolled, who come from almost all continents. Karazin University’s 20 schools provide training for almost 4,000 international students from more than 70 countries of the world.
Karazin University community comprises academicians, full and associate professors, PhDs and doctors of sciences, who used to study within its walls. Some of them make Karazin University particularly proud. They are people who have contributed a lot to the development of education, science, culture, sports of Ukraine and the world, and therefore have glorified their Alma Mater.
The University history is part and parcel of the intellectual, cultural and spiritual heritage of Ukraine. For more than two centuries, Karazin University has been extensively engaged in enlightening, making scientific discoveries, improving the educational constituent, implementing a large-scale program of international cooperation, with higher school in Kharkiv region and Ukraine on the whole developing along the way.
Today the university has 20 schools and 124 departments which provide training for specialists in 61 majors. The university also comprises 3 research institutes for astronomy, biology and chemistry, central scientific library with over 3.5 million books in its stock, botanical garden, university history museum, museum of archeology and ethnography. There are around 700 Indian students.