Kharkiv University
The University of Kharkiv or officially the Vasyl Karazin Kharkiv National University is one of the major universities in Ukraine
Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe. It has an area of 603,628 km², making it the second largest contiguous country on the European continent, after Russia...

, and earlier in the Russian Empire
Russian Empire
The Russian Empire was a state that existed from 1721 until the Russian Revolution of 1917. It was the successor to the Tsardom of Russia and the predecessor of the Soviet Union...

 and Soviet Union
Soviet Union
The Soviet Union , officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics , was a constitutionally socialist state that existed in Eurasia between 1922 and 1991....

. It was founded in 1804 through the efforts of Vasyl Karazin
Vasyl Karazin
Vasily Nazarovych Karazin was a Ukrainian Enlightenment intellectual, inventor, and scientific publisher in Ukraine. He is the founder of Kharkiv University, which now bears his name...

 becoming the second oldest university in Ukraine after the University of Lviv.


In 2010, according to University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP), it is the best university in Ukraine and 1415th university in the world.



  • School of Biology
  • School of Chemistry
  • School of Ecology
  • School of Economics
  • School of International Economic Relations and Tourist Industry
  • School of Foreign Languages
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Geology and Geography
  • School of History
  • School of Law
  • School of Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering
  • School of Physics
  • School of Philology
  • School of Philosophy
  • School of Psychology
  • School of Radiophysics
  • School of Sociology

Institute of High Tech

  • School of Physics and Technology
  • School of Computer Science
  • School of Physics and Energy

Notable alumni

  • Andrei Kolegayev
    Andrei Kolegayev
    Andrei Lukic Kolegayev was a Left Socialist-Revolutionary who advocated an alliance with the Bolsheviks.He was born in Surgut, Tyumen Oblast He joined the Socialist-Revolutionaries in 1906 and the following year he was expelled from Kharkov University. He was arrested four times and spent seven...

Among the scholars associated with the university there are three Nobel prize
Nobel Prize
The Nobel Prizes are annual international awards bestowed by Scandinavian committees in recognition of cultural and scientific advances. The will of the Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite, established the prizes in 1895...

  • Élie Metchnikoff (Medicine, 1908)
  • Lev Landau
    Lev Landau
    Lev Davidovich Landau was a prominent Soviet physicist who made fundamental contributions to many areas of theoretical physics...

     (Physics, 1962)
  • Simon Kuznets
    Simon Kuznets
    Simon Smith Kuznets was a Russian American economist at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania who won the 1971 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences "for his empirically founded interpretation of economic growth which has led to new and deepened insight into the economic and...

     (Economics, 1971)

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