National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy

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National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” (NaUKMA) is a classic university that creates preserves and spreads knowledge in the natural, social, humanitarian and technical sciences. Kyiv-Mohyla Academy represents a community that forms nationally-conscious, honest, caring, creative personalities, who are able to think independently and act responsibly in accordance with the universal principles of Good and Justice, for the development of an open and democratic society.




NaUKMA is the leader in innovation that actively influences the future of Ukraine and its society. The Academy organically combines scientific activity, educational process and the acquisition of practical skills of the highest quality. Kyiv-Mohyla Academy is a prestigious, internationally-recognized by the world academic community research university.




Kyiv-Mohyla community

Kyiv-Mohyla Academy – is a community of scholars, teachers, students, staff, alumni and friends of the University, people of different cultures and different backgrounds who respect, preserve and develop cultural and spiritual traditions of the Academy.



We strive to make every Mohylyanka student a free, well-educated, responsible and creative personality. We consider tolerance an indispensable trait of a modern man, who, following his own principles, recognizes the right of others to be different.



Following the principles of humanism, Kyiv-Mohyla Academy protects man and humanity, defending human dignity, rights and freedoms. Our University’s distinctive feature is particularly friendly atmosphere between our teachers, students and staff.



The Academy nurtures a specific development environment that encourages to create, search and implement new innovative ideas and solutions, to perform the tasks using unconventional methods. Liberal Arts Education is the basic principle of learning process at Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, which provides our students not only with a set of knowledge, but also with a set of competencies that allow them to be flexible, creative and adaptable to a changing and globalized labor market.



Kyiv-Mohyla Academy is a leader in innovation that actively influences the future of Ukraine and its society. The Academy encourages personal leadership, responsibility and commitment. Mohylaynka eagerly takes initiative and responsibility for the development of Ukrainian education, science and other spheres in which it is involved.



We establish and maintain the highest standards in research, teaching and learning activities and distinguish Kyiv-Mohyla community members for their achievements and commitment to our values. At Kyiv-Mohyla Academy there is absolutely no tolerance for plagiarism and any manifestation of corruption. Our student is taught using the official state language, Ukrainian, and the language of international communication, English, as well as other foreign languages.


National consciousness

Kyiv-Mohyla Academy works for the development of Ukraine. We are patriots of Ukraine and communicate using Ukrainian language. However, respect for other cultures, traditions and languages is an important part of our consciousness.



Democracy, openness, transparency, decentralization, inclusivity, fighting authoritarianism, the right to criticize and attention to criticism – these are the fundamental principles of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. We cherish academic freedom, critical thinking and independence.


Active citizenship

Kyiv-Mohyla community is a center of independent intellectual thought and an active passionate part of civil society in Ukraine. The Academy asserts its right to its own opinion, the right to speak critically about the authorities and the processes taking place in Ukrainian society. Kyiv-Mohyla Academy offers and initiates changes aimed at the development of the state.

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Schools / Colleges / Departments / Courses / Faculties


  • Cultural Studies
  • General and Slavic Linguistics
  • History
  • Literature and Foreign Languages
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies
  • Ukrainian Language


  • Economic Theory
  • Finance
  • Marketing and Business Management



  • Computer Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Multimedia Systems
  • Network Technologies



  • Political Science
  • PR Studies
  • Psychology and Pedagogics
  • Sociology
  • Kyiv-Mohyla School of Journalism
  • School of Public Health
  • Volodymyr Poltavets School of Social Work




  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Studies
  • Physics and Mathematics




  • Applied Legal Studies
  • International Law
  • Legal Philosophy and Constitutional Law
  • Jean Monnet Chair in European Union Law


2014 Andriy Meleshevych was elected a new president of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. Prof. Meleshevych (PhD Political Science) has been heading NaUKMA’s Faculty of Law since 2005.

2014 The President of Ukraine signed the Law on “Higher Education” – an educational reform that was greatly influenced and developed by Kyiv-Mohyla community. (August 1)


2011 NaUKMA Senate awarded the first PhD degree in Ukraine to a graduate of the NaUKMA Doctoral School (November 24)


2010 Instruction № 1353-p by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine officially transferred NaUKMA to the sphere of management of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine (July 7)


2009 NaUKMA granted a title of self-ruling (autonomous) Research University (Resolution № 799, Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine) (July 29)


2008 Ukraine’s first Doctoral School opened; western-style structured PhD programs enrol their first students (October 6)


2008 Consecration of the renovated Church of the Holy Ghost (18th century); the 2nd Stage of an ambitious project to establish the NaUKMA complex «Library — Museum — Archive» completed (June 12)


2007 The 16th session of the NaUKMA Academic Conference elects a new NaUKMA president — Dr. Serhiy Kvit (June 29)


2007 NaUKMA President, Dr. Vyacheslav Briukhovetskyi, awarded the title «Hero of Ukraine» (Decree of the President of Ukraine № 559/2007 from June 25, 2007)


2007 The Tetiana and Omelyan Antonovych Library opened (May 24)


1996 First Convocation held at NaUKMA; degree certificates awarded to 151 graduates (June 30)


1994 NaUKMA accredited at the fourth (highest) level of university accreditation (June 30)


1994 Decree of the President of Ukraine awarding «Kyiv-Mohyla Academy» the status of a «National University» (May 19)


1993 UKMA activity and Study Programs approved by UNESCO International Expert Council (May 23–24)


1992 University of «Kyiv-Mohyla Academy» officially opened; the first entrants accepted as students (August 24)


1991 Decree of the Chairman of the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada «On the revival of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy on its historic territory as an independent Ukrainian institution of higher education — University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy» issued.

Vyacheslav Briukhovetskyi, Doctor of Philology, nominated UKMA president (September 19)


1920 The buildings of KMA were passed to Dnipro Military Flotilla and to the Central Research Library of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences


1918 Kyiv Theological Academy closed


1817 The Sacred Synod resolved to close Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. A Theological Seminary opened in its place; two years later it was renamed the Kyiv Theological Academy


1763 Decree forbidding Ukrainian-language teaching in Kyiv-Mohyla Academy issued by Tsarina Kateryna II


1694, 1701 Legal status of a higher school and the title «Academy» is granted for Kyiv-Mohyla Academy by the Tsar’s charters


1658 Kyiv-Mohyla College is granted legal status of a higher school and the title «Academy» (according to Hadiatska Uhoda, ratified by the Sejm of Rzeczpospolita in May, 1659)


1632 Kyiv Brotherhood School and Kyiv Lavra School merged, and Kyiv Brotherhood College established by St. Petro Mohyla


1615 Monastery, hospital and school for children of all estates founded on the inheritance bequeathed by Halshka Hulevychivna. October 15 is Official Day of the Founding of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy

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