Kharkiv National University of Economics
Kharkiv National University of Economics is the largest economic higher educational institution of the Eastern Ukraine. It's a state-owned higher school of the IV-level accreditation and belongs to the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.

In the 2006/2007 academic year, the population included 12,860 students, 690 professors and teachers.

KNUE provides a full range of educational services implementing multistage training, retraining and upgrading of specialists in 22 specialties in the following fields: economy
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 and business
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, management
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, government
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, computer sciences, publishing business and printing industry, tourism
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, on three qualifying levels: bachelor
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, expert (qualification), master.


The Kharkiv National University of Economics is connected by direct historical continuity with the Kharkiv commercial school of Emperor Alexander III
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 (1893-1919), Kharkov higher commercial courses of the Kharkov merchant society (1912-1916), Kharkov Commercial Institute (1916-1919) and the Kharkov Institute of a National Economy (1919-1930).

Official date of creation is October 1, 1930 when it was formed on the basis of industrial faculty of the Kharkov Institute of a National Economy as the Kharkov Engineering and Economic Institute. It prepared experts specialized in engineering
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 and economic analysis for the key branches of the heavy industry
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 of Ukraine
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 and the USSR on machine-building, metallurgical, chemical and a forge faculties. In 1964 the faculty of the mechanized processing of the economic information was founded; the economics faculty was formed in 1970.

The institute rendered wide advisory help to the industrial enterprises on reconstruction, technological updating, increase of labour productivity and economic efficiency of manufacture, cost-effectiveness analysis and, since 1960, on the organization of automated control systems (management information systems). During this period the institute had created the advanced system of retraining and improvement of professional skill of the supervising personnel of the industry.

At the institute a number of research laboratories operated, including research laboratory of economy and organizations of machine-building industry of the Kharkov economic region under the scientific management of Prof. E.G. Liberman. Its research was assumed as a basis of economic reform in 1965 in the USSR.

In 1994 KhIEI was conferred the rank of the state economic university of the supreme IV level of accreditation. Since August 21, 2004 it has been the Kharkov National Economic University. It has been a participant of Magna Charta Universitatum since 2004.


Scientific schools exist in the field of strategic management of the industrial enterprises and associations, economic cybernetics, a tax policy, management of social and economic development of regions. The institute has developed a "Strategy of social and economic development of the Kharkov area for the period till 2011."


The university includes the following faculties:
  • Account and audit
  • Management and marketing
  • Financial
  • Economic informatics
  • International economic relations
  • Economy and Law
  • Foundation (Preparatory)
  • Correspondence (part-time) education

The structure of university includes 34 departments, the higher schools, interbranch institute of the improvement of professional skill, special councils for defending a thesis, educational and research laboratories, business center, computer center, scientific library, publishing house, sports complexes, hostels.

Notable alumni

  • Simon Smith Kuznets, American economist, Nobel prize winner (1971).
  • Evsei Liberman
    Evsei Liberman
    Evsei Liberman was a Soviet economist who lived in Kharkiv .He was a teacher at the Kharkiv Institute of Peoples Econome, the Kharkiv Institute of Engineering and Economy and the University of Kharkiv....

    , Soviet economist, architect of the economic reforms of 1965.
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