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List of the most influential schools in Ukraine, for the years 2000 – 2020

Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
#1

Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

#333 institution's overall influence
Kyiv University or Shevchenko University or officially the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv , colloquially known in Ukrainian and Russian as KNU is located in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine. The university is universally recognized as the most prestigious university of Ukraine, being the largest national higher education institution. KNU is ranked within top 550 universities in the world. It is the third oldest university in Ukraine after the University of Lviv and University of Kharkiv. Currently, its structure consists of fifteen faculties and five institutes. It was founded in 1
National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy
#2

National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy

#1398 institution's overall influence
National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy is a national, coeducational research university located in Kyiv, Ukraine. The Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, the school's predecessor, was established in 1615. The NaUKMA is located on the Academy's grounds in the ancient Podil neighborhood. In 1991, it was re-organized, and teaching began the following year. NaUKMA has the highest level of accreditation as outlined by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, and is one of the thirteen educational institutions in Ukraine having a status of a research and autonomous university. NaUKMA takes part in n
Lviv University
#3

Lviv University

#355 institution's overall influence
The University of Lviv , presently the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv is the oldest university in Ukraine, dating from 1661 when the Polish King, John II Casimir, granted it its first royal charter. Over the centuries it underwent transformations, suspensions and name changes that reflected the geo-political complexities of this part of Europe. The present institution can be dated to 1940. It is located in the historic city of Lviv in Lviv Oblast of Western Ukraine.
National University of Kharkiv
#4

National University of Kharkiv

#405 institution's overall influence
Kharkiv University or Karazin University or officially V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University is one of the major universities in Ukraine, and earlier in the Russian Empire and Soviet Union. It was founded in 1804 through the efforts of Vasily Karazin becoming the second oldest university in modern-day Ukraine after the University of Lviv.
National Technical University of Ukraine "Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute"
#5

National Technical University of Ukraine "Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute"

#1181 institution's overall influence
The National Technical University of Ukraine "Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute" is a major university in Kyiv, Ukraine. In January 2012 Webometrics Ranking KPI made it into top 1,000 – taking 957th place out of 20,300 universities, 510th .
Odessa University
#6

Odessa University

#542 institution's overall influence
Odesa I. I. Mechnikov National University , located in Odessa, Ukraine, is one of the country's major universities, named after the scientist Élie Metchnikoff , a Nobel prizewinner in 1908. The university was founded in 1865, by an edict of Tsar Alexander II of Russia reorganizing the Richelieu Lyceum of Odessa into the new Imperial Novorossiya University. In the Soviet era, the University was renamed Odessa I. I. Mechnikov State University .
Chernivtsi University
#7

Chernivtsi University

#644 institution's overall influence
Chernivtsi National University is a public university in the City of Chernivtsi in Western Ukraine. One of the leading Ukrainian institutions for higher education, it was founded in 1875 as the Franz-Josephs-Universität Czernowitz when Chernivtsi was the capital of the Duchy of Bukovina, a Cisleithanian crown land of Austria-Hungary. Today the university is based at the Residence of Bukovinian and Dalmatian Metropolitans building complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2011.
Kyiv National Economic University named after Vadym Hetman
#8

Kyiv National Economic University named after Vadym Hetman

#1691 institution's overall influence
The Kyiv National Economic University , named after Vadym Hetman, is a higher educational institution in Kyiv, Ukraine, and a self-governing research National University. The university was founded in 1906. The main building is located on Victory Avenue, 54/1. Its estimated quality of education and researches puts the university on the third place in National ranking of the universities in Ukraine. According to one of the leading university rankings in the world , KNEU occupied the second position among universities in Ukraine. The university has been named in honour of Vadym Hetman since 20
#9

Bogomolets National Medical University

#1198 institution's overall influence
Bogomolets National Medical University is a medical school founded in 1841 in Kyiv, Russian Empire by the Russian Tsar Nicolas I. The university is named after physiologist Alexander A. Bogomolets. NMU provides medical training for over 10,000 students, including about 1,300 foreigners from 56 countries. The university employs about 1,200 teaching staff.
Lviv Polytechnic
#10

Lviv Polytechnic

#860 institution's overall influence
Lviv Polytechnic National University is the largest scientific university in Lviv. Since its foundation in 1816, it has been one of the most important centres of science and technological development in Central Europe. In the interbellum period, the Polytechnic was one of the most important technical colleges in Poland, together with the Warsaw Polytechnic. In 2020, Lviv Polytechnic was ranked globally among top 1000 universities according to The Times Higher Education. As for 2019, there were approximately 35,000 students in the university.
#11

Tavrida National V.I. Vernadsky University

#1250 institution's overall influence
V.I. Vernadsky Taurida National University is a public, coeducational university currently located in Kyiv. The university was founded in Simferopol in 1918 with the active participation of the geologist Vladimir Vernadsky. The university now bears his name. The university has 16 departments and 20 academic institutes. The university has the status of national and is accredited to the fourth level by the Ministry of Education of Ukraine.
National University “Yaroslav the Wise Law Academy of Ukraine”
#12

National University “Yaroslav the Wise Law Academy of Ukraine”

#3064 institution's overall influence
The Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University is a self-governing state higher law educational establishment of the IV level of accreditation, a national university, located in Kharkiv, Ukraine, named after Yaroslav the Wise.
Vasyl' Stus Donetsk National University
#13

Vasyl' Stus Donetsk National University

#3068 institution's overall influence
Vasyl' Stus Donetsk National University one of the leading higher educational institutions of Ukraine. The University's history starts in 1937 from the moment of creation of a pedagogical institute in Donetsk . In 1965, the Institute was transformed into Donetsk State University. It was accorded the National status in 2000.
National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine
#14

National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine

#3156 institution's overall influence
The National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine is a leading public university in the field of agriculture in Ukraine; it is located in Kyiv.
#15

Odessa Theological Seminary

#3234 institution's overall influence
Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics
#16

Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics

#3311 institution's overall influence
The Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics is a university in the city center of Ukraine.
Donetsk National Technical University
#17

Donetsk National Technical University

#2708 institution's overall influence
Donetsk National Technical University is the biggest and oldest higher education establishment in Donbas, founded in 1921. In its early years, it was attended by Nikita Khrushchev.
Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute
#18

Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute

#1571 institution's overall influence
The National Technical University "Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute" , in the city of Kharkiv, is the largest and oldest technical university in eastern Ukraine. Founded in 1885, it is the second-oldest technical university in the former Russian Empire and in the territory of modern Ukraine .
National Aerospace University – Kharkiv Aviation Institute
#19

National Aerospace University – Kharkiv Aviation Institute

#3631 institution's overall influence
National Aerospace University – "Kharkiv Aviation Institute" , NAU "KhAI" is a university in Ukraine which specializes in aviation and space engineering. The KhAI was founded in 1930. For admission of international students, the University works with agents who are responsible for the admission and accommodation related matters.
Oles Honchar Dnipro National University
#20

Oles Honchar Dnipro National University

#3002 institution's overall influence
Oles Honchar Dnipro National University is an establishments of higher education in Ukraine. It was founded in 1918. The first four faculties were history and linguistics, law, medicine and physics and mathematics.
National Metallurgical Academy of Ukraine
#21

National Metallurgical Academy of Ukraine

#3979 institution's overall influence
National Metallurgical Academy of Ukraine is a university in Dnipro for the study of metallurgical engineering.
#22

Richelieu Lyceum

#1018 institution's overall influence
The Richelieu Lyceum in Odessa, the Russian Empire, was created on the initiative of the mayor of the city and the governor of New Russia, the Armand-Emmanuel de Vignerot du Plessis, duc de Richelieu.
Vasyl Stefanyk Prycarpathian National University
#23

Vasyl Stefanyk Prycarpathian National University

#2959 institution's overall influence
Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in Western Ukraine. Its history dates back to March 15, 1940, when Stanislav Teacher Training Institute was established. Later, in 1950, it was renamed Stanislav Pedagogical Institute. In January 1971, the institution was renamed after a famous Ukrainian writer Vasyl Stefanyk by the decree of the Council of Ministers of the USSR.
#24

Kyiv National Linguistic University

#3838 institution's overall influence
Kyiv National Linguistic University is a public university located in Kyiv, Ukraine. It was founded in 1948 as Kyiv State Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages. The university is commonly referred to as "In'Yaz" ,which means "foreign languages." Kyiv National Linguistic University was ranked the fourth best Ukrainian university specializing in Social Science and Arts and Humanities in 2012.
#25

Lesya Ukrainka East European National University

#3773 institution's overall influence
Lesya Ukrainka Eastern European National University in Volyn is a Ukrainian university in Lutsk, named after Lesya Ukrainka.
Kyiv School of Economics
#26

Kyiv School of Economics

#5797 institution's overall influence
Kyiv School of Economics is the graduate school of economics and management in Ukraine, was founded in 1996 by the EERC and the Eurasia Foundation, offering master's programs in Business and Financial Economics, Economic Analysis, Public Policy and Govrnance, and Management as well as educational programs in Procurement and Economic journalism. The university, founded by the Economics Education and Research Consortium , offers master's programs in Business and Financial Economics, Economic Analysis. It has an agreement with the University of Houston in the United States which permits it to gr
Kharkiv National University of Radioelectronics
#27

Kharkiv National University of Radioelectronics

#4283 institution's overall influence
Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics is a higher education institution of the highest level of accreditation in Ukraine. It is one of the oldest technology universities in Ukraine, with over 7000 students and 30 scientific centers.
Ukrainian Academy of Banking of the National Bank of Ukraine
#28

Ukrainian Academy of Banking of the National Bank of Ukraine

#5864 institution's overall influence
Ukrainian Academy of Banking of the National Bank of Ukraine is a state-owned higher educational institution within the system of the National Bank of Ukraine of the IVth level of accreditation. It is located in the city of Sumy, in the north-eastern part of Ukraine.
#29

Bukovinian State Medical University

#3513 institution's overall influence
Bukovinian State Medical University is one of the largest higher educational establishment in Chernivtsi. It is a modern multi-profile educational institution of the IV accreditation level, included into the general register of the WHO, Magna Charta Universitatum , the Association of the Carpathian Region Universities that provides qualified training according to the grading system of education. The university includes a medical lyceum, Chernivtsi, Vashkivtsi, Novoselytsia and Kovel’ Medical Colleges, 4 medical faculties, stomatological and pharmaceutical faculties, the department of post-gr...
Donetsk National Medical University
#30

Donetsk National Medical University

#2865 institution's overall influence
Donetsk National Medical University is one of the largest medical universities in Ukraine and the former USSR. The University is considered as one of the best medical schools in Ukraine. Originally located in Donetsk, it was relocated to Kropyvnytskyi, Kramatorsk and Mariupol in 2014 due to the War in Donbass.
Evangel Theological Seminary
#31

Evangel Theological Seminary

#6370 institution's overall influence
Evangel Theological University is an evangelical theological seminary based in Kiev, Ukraine.
National University “Odesa Law Academy”
#32

National University “Odesa Law Academy”

#6658 institution's overall influence
National University "Odesa Law Academy" is a higher educational institution in Odesa. The University was founded in 1997 on the basis of Law Institute of Odesa I.I. Mechnikov National University. Today NU "OLA" is the center of legal education, culture, and science of Ukraine, leading higher educational institution of jurisprudence. According to the State Accreditation Commission of Ministry of Education and Science, Youth and Sports of Ukraine, the University trains specialists in the highest - IV - level of accreditation.
#33

Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture

#4538 institution's overall influence
The Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture — better known under its former name Kyiv Civil Engineering Institute — is the largest and most important building and architectural university of Ukraine located in the nation's capital Kyiv.
#34

H.S. Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University

#3322 institution's overall influence
H.S. Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University is a Ukrainian university in Kharkiv.
#35

Classic Private University

#6036 institution's overall influence
The Classic Private University is a university in Ukraine.
Prydniprovska State Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture
#36

Prydniprovska State Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture

#4612 institution's overall influence
The Prydniprovska State Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture is one of the major academic institutions of higher education in Ukraine, specializing in engineering and economics, located in Dnipro. Founded in 1930 as the "Dnipropetrovsk Institute of Civil Engineering", it currently has 7 faculties and 590 full-time faculty members . It is a member of several academic co-operations, including the IAU and АUF .
#37

Kiev Theological Seminary

#4748 institution's overall influence
#38

Open International University of Human Development “Ukraine”

#7452 institution's overall influence
Open International University of Human Development "Ukraine" is non-profit, non-state higher education institution, established in 1998.
Donetsk State University of Management
#39

Donetsk State University of Management

#6770 institution's overall influence
Donetsk State University of Management is a Ukrainian University founded in 1992 as the Donetsk State Academy of Management and was awarded the status of University in 2004 by the Ukrainian Ministry of Education and Science.
#40

Ternopil Ivan Pul'uj National Technical University

#5896 institution's overall influence
Ternopil Ivan Pului National Technical University is a university in Ternopil, Ukraine.
Donetsk National University of Economics and Trade
#41

Donetsk National University of Economics and Trade

#7735 institution's overall influence
National University of Economics and Trade named after Mykhailo Tuhan-Baranovskyi is a Ukrainian University.
National Pedagogical Dragomanov University
#42

National Pedagogical Dragomanov University

#4058 institution's overall influence
The National Pedagogical Dragomanov University is a Ukrainian University in Kyiv, which has III-IV accreditation level.
Kozhedub University of the Air Force
#43

Kozhedub University of the Air Force

#4112 institution's overall influence
The Ivan Kozhedub National Air Force University is a state university administered by the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine and is located in the city of Kharkiv. The university is named in honor of the Soviet military pilot Ivan Kozhedub.
#44

Ukrainian Engineering Pedagogics Academy

#4033 institution's overall influence
Ukrainian Engineering Pedagogics Academy is a Ukrainian academy in Kharkiv.
Ostroh Academy
#45

Ostroh Academy

#6700 institution's overall influence
#46

Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas

#6600 institution's overall influence
Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas is an institution of higher education in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine.
Kryvyi Rih National University
#47

Kryvyi Rih National University

#6230 institution's overall influence
Kryvyi Rih University or officially the Kryvyi Rih National University , colloquially known in Ukrainian as KNU is located in Kryvyi Rih, one of the main industrial cities of Ukraine. Currently, its structure consists of seven faculties and five institutes. It was founded in 1922 as the Kryvyi Rih Evening Working College, and reorganized onto Kryvyi Rih Mining University. During the Soviet Union era, Kryvyi Rih University was one of the top professional universities in the USSR. In 2011 Cabinet of Ukraine founded Kryvyi Rih National University by uniting Technic University, Pedagogical Unive
Sumy State University
#48

Sumy State University

#6178 institution's overall influence
Sumy State University is a higher educational institution, located in the Sumy, Ukraine.
P.L. Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education
#49

P.L. Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education

#6924 institution's overall influence
The Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education is a higher education institute in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine. Through decades, the institute has established itself as a higher educational, methodological and research centre.
#50

Kherson National Technical University

#8270 institution's overall influence
Kherson National Technical University is a Ukrainian university in Kherson.