Luhansk Taras Shevchenko National University is a higher educational establishment of the IV accreditation level. LNU is a quality standard of the Ukrainian education for more than 90 years. Since March 1, 1921 the university successfully performed scientific-and-research and educative activity relying on the best world and domestic traditions in accordance with the modern principles and the latest tendencies of educative sphere development.
The university is headed by the Head of Supervisory Committee, Academician of the National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine, Academician-Secretary of the International Academy of Sciences of Pedagogical Education, the Chief Editor of professional journal “Education of Donbas” Vitalii Semenovych Kurylo and the Rector, Doctor of Pedagogic Sciences, Professor Serhii Viktorovych Savchenko. Under his supervision the university raised from regional educational establishment to the national classic university recognized as a leader of education.
Currently Luhansk National University goes through hard times – the university is evacuated for the third time throughout its history. Now rectorate and significant part of personnel and teaching staff is located in the city of Starobilsk, Luhansk region. According to the Order of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine No. 1128 as of October 3, 2014 the legal address of LNU is 1 Gogol Square, the City of Starobilsk.
Education at LNU
Now the educational process is organized as full-time and remote because of the necessary evacuation. Since February, 2015 the university has changed its educational planning for the per-week one. This means that students are always involved in the educational process. The teachers communicate with the students via the Internet, student groups of 200 – 300 persons periodically come to the educational weeks according to the schedule. In addition to the regular stationary education there are entertainment programs, sport events and so on for the students.
Academic offer of Luhansk Taras Shevchenko National University covers more than 360 training directions, specialties and professions. 25 of them are pedagogical. Annually the educational establishment prepares about 10 thousand of specialists for different public activity fields of different levels. The university completely provides the educational sphere of the East regions of our country with highly-qualified employees.
Together with University College of Social Sciences in Czestochowa (Poland) and “Ukrainian-Polish Center of Academic Exchanges” Corporation (Ukraine) the unique program is implemented according to which LNU students obtain higher education at our university and in Poland at the same time. On graduation from the university the graduates obtain 2 diplomas – of Ukrainian and European standards.
Annually LNU teachers create more than 40 electronic educational books, programs and multimedia lectures with the methodological and engineering support of the Center for Informational Technologies for Remote Education of Students. LNU scientists created more than 300 courses for remote work.
Achievements and Awards
For the last 7 years the university is among 25 best universities of the country according to the Ranking “Top 200 Ukraine”. In 2014 LNU took the 25th position in this national ranking having left all Luhansk universities behind. According to the ranking of Webometrics – 2015 the university took the 27th position that is 10 points better than last years results.
LNU is one of the first among domestic universities which joined the European standards in education so the university is significantly ahead of many higher educational establishments of our country with it. These are some of the university achievements: the wins in the ranking “Gold Fortune”, recognition as the best sport establishment of the country (2000 – 2006), repeated status of “Leader of Modern Education” and gold medals of the international exhibition of educational establishments “Modern Education in Ukraine” (2005 – 2009), Grand Prix and gold medals of the international exhibition-presentation “Modern Educational Establishments” (2010 – 2014). Also in 2014 LNU was recognized as the best in the nomination “Leader of Higher Education in Ukraine”.
A diploma of Luhansk National University is a personal prestige and success guarantee for each graduate. This is one of the start documents which opens the prospects of easy advancement from student to honorary post. Our educational establishment became Alma Mater for famous teachers, scientists, professionals of culture and art of international fame, Olympic champions, diplomatists, officials, prominent businessmen and entrepreneurs, leaders of political parties, supervisors and activists of public organizations of Ukrainian and regional level, writers, journalists and also many young talented people who confidently began their professional path having obtained quality knowledge and life experience at LNU.
Luhansk National University has many partners among the leading world universities. In particular, in Austria, Belarus, Middle East countries, Chinese People’s Republic, Latvia, the Russian Federation, the USA, Turkey, France, Japan, Rumania, Hungary, Georgia, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, Brasilia, Canada and Israel.
European Expert Evaluation
Currently LNU is the only university which successfully underwent the procedure of external evaluation of the universities and confirmed its international status. Moreover in April, 2011 the university successfully passed the procedure of repeated evaluation and as a result the European experts noted that LNU moved toward dynamic development according to strategies of the best European universities.
The university runs the system for the training teaching staff through postgraduate and doctorate courses. 29 doctoral students study in 15 specialties in the university doctorate and 270 postgraduate students in 46 specialties study in postgraduate course.
In 2012 the university took the 3rd place among the classic universities of Ukraine in the ranking of higher educational establishments and scientific institutions in terms of efficiency of using budget funds for performing scientific researches and developments. The ranking is defined by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine taking into account the ratio of funds received by universities from doing chores to the budgetary fund.
Press-Center of LNU, 16.05.2016