Modern university

V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University is a leading Ukrainian research and educational institution with a 216-year history.

In the «Top-200 Ukraine» UNESCO Chair Ranking in 2019, the University ranked third among all Ukrainian institutions of higher education. According to the annual QS World University Rankings 2020, Karazin University is included in the Top 500 universities in the world. The University ranks 491st, which is the highest position compared to other Ukrainian universities.

According to the British publication Times Higher Education 2020 — a weekly magazine specializing in higher education — Karazin University is among the world’s best universities for the second time, ranking in the group 1001+.

Currently, the University consists of 22 Schools and educational and research institutes: School of Biology, School of Geology, Geography, Recreation and Tourism; School of Economics; School of Foreign Languages; School of History; School of Computer Sciences; School of Medicine; School of Mathematics and Computer Sciences; Educational and Research Institute of Ecology; Educational and Research Institute «Karazin Business School»; Educational and Research Institute of Computer Physics and Energy; Educational and Research Institute «School of Physics and Technology»; School of International Economic Relations and Travel Business; School of Psychology; School of Radiophysics, Biomedical Electronics and Computer Systems; School of Sociology; School of Physics; School of Philology; School of Philosophy; School of Chemistry; School of Law; and the Institute of International Education for Study and Research.

There are 20,724 degree seekers at the Schools, the Center for International Education, the Center for Pre-University Education: 16,260 students, 4,066 international students, 301 postgraduate and doctoral students. 438 doctors of sciences, professors, more than 1,274 PhDs, associate professors take part in scientific research and training of specialists. Among the University employees are 30 academicians and corresponding members of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and branch academies.

V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University prepares specialists in 115 majors, covering the whole range of modern classical university education.

Every year, the University researchers publish more than 60 textbooks and 300 study guides, about 90 monographs, more than 80 issues of the University Bulletin, and other collections of research papers, about 5,000 scientific articles and abstracts, including more than 400 articles in leading international research journals. Annually, the University organizes more than 150 international and all-Ukrainian research and scientific-methodical conferences.

The wide international recognition of the University is evidenced by the fact that it was among the initiators of the Magna Charta of the European Universities (Bologna, 1988), co-founder of the Eurasian Universities Association. The University actively participates in the World and European University Associations, teaches about 3,000 foreign students, postgraduate and doctoral students, training specialists for 50 countries, cooperates in science and education with more than 100 universities and other organizations of all continents.