V.N. Karazin National University is one of the oldest and prestigious universities of Eastern Ukraine, it was founded on 29 January 1804. University with its over 200-year history is a leading Research and Educational Institution in Ukraine.
V.N. Karazin National University is the only university in Ukraine that has trained and employed three Nobel Prize laureates: the biologist I. Mechnikov, the economist S. Kuznets and the physicist L. Landau. The University is distinguished by its 24 internationally recognized scientific faculties and it has the biggest potential and base for training high skilled personnel in the Medical Faculty. Annually the University holds more than 150 international and national conferences on research and teaching methods.
The University is a co-founder of the Eurasian University Association and is a member of the World and the European University Associations. Today the University has 21 Faculties and 125 Departments which provide training for specialists in 61 majors. The University also comprises three Research Institutes (of Astronomy, Biology and Chemistry), Central Scientific Library with over 3.5 million books in its stocks, Botanical Garden, University History Museum, Museum of Natural History, Museum of Archeology and Ethnography.
Kharkiv National University offers 115 majors and minors, covering the whole scope of modern classical university education. The University is distinguished by its 24 internationally recognized scientific schools, and it has the biggest potential and base for training high skilled personnel in Left-Bank Ukraine. Annually the University holds more than 150 international and national conferences on research and teaching methods. The University is a co-founder of the Eurasian University Association and a member of the World and the European University Associations.
All University faculties, Center for International Students Training and Pre-Enrolment Training Center provide teaching for 15,000 students and 500 postgraduate students. The University employs for teaching and research 308 Doctors of Sciences and Doctors of Letters, trained professors and about 800 PhDs, associate professors including 15 academicians and corresponding members of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and Sectoral Academies.
The University also promotes versatile, close and productive cooperation with Research institutes of the National Academy of Sciences, and Sectoral Academies of Ukraine continues to establish and strengthen contacts with sectoral research institutes and enterprises. Within Research Institutes of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, there were created 17 branches of the University departments.
The University boasts its wide international recognition as one of the initiators of signing the Magna Charta Universitatum (Bologna, 1998), a co-founder of the Eurasian Universities Association, an active participant of International Association of Universities and European University Association, a training center for about 4,300 international students, postgraduate and doctorate students for 50 countries of the world, and a partner in research and educational cooperation with more than 100 universities and other organizations all over the world.