A high status of a classical research University is underpinned by the numerous academic achievements of its staff.
Research Department of Kiev University
For over 175 years, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, a classical research university founded in 1834, has been educating generations of professional, scientific and cultural elite of Ukraine. University graduates strongly represent Ukraine's education, science, culture, as well as social and political vanguard. Succeeding generations of students, teachers and scholars have been adding to the greatness and glory of their alma mater. Year by year the University strengthens its leading role in the educational, scientific and cultural spheres, with Ukraine building up an innovative economy and reforming its education and science.
The University is gaining in popularity; studying and working in it carries steadily rising prestige. A diploma awarded by Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv is highly regarded in Ukraine and abroad.
The names of the University professors and scientists are associated with laying the foundation of science, creative ideas and schools recognized by the international scholarly and academic community. Today the University provides for the development of new modern styles of scientific thinking and involves talented creative youth in pioneering research programs.
Science is an integral part of the University's educational process that provides an opportunity to enhance the quality of professional training, students' ability to develop their creative skills, and inspires our talents to new discoveries and accomplishments
The University enlists close cooperation of NAS (National Academy of Sciences) of Ukraine, business corporations and other organizations in Ukraine, as well as leading universities in the world, promoting academic mobility of students, lecturers and researchers and holding an important place in the world community. A successful longterm alliance with the National Acade-my of Ukraine resulted in a new development in 2011 – together with nine leading institutes and the National University of Food Technologies, the University created the Taras Shevchenko Kyiv University Science Park Corporation – a new integrated form of science, education and business development.
Science Park has a well-developed infrastructure which enables high technologies to be innovatively introduced and brought to the market (technology transfer).
State Prizes of Ukraine for Science and Technology, State Prizes for Education, Taras Shevchenko State Prizes, the prestigious prizes of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, national and foreign awards are given to the University scho-lars for their educational and scientific achievements. Every year bachelor and master students, postgraduate students, and young scientists of the University win international competitions and contests.
The Maksymovych Scientific Library
The Maksymovych Scientific Library of the Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University is one of the oldest libraries in Ukraine. It was founded jointly with the University in 1834. The basis of the library book stock became so called "Kremenets Collection". In 1940 The Library had acquired the title "Scientific" and become an independent administrative unit. On April 3, 1994 the Library was awarded the name of M. Maksymovych, the first Rector of the Kyiv University.
Today this is a large library with library holdings over 3.5 million copies and occupying more than 6000 m.sqr. There are 17 lending departments and 15 reading rooms for 1921 user (together with the faculty libraries and the character literature rooms) The Library Structure has 22 departments and 24 sectors. The Library provides the educational process with textbooks, scientific literature and fiction. It also ensures the research activities and cultural-educational work of the University, realizes differentiated services for all academical staff both as various categories of readers and spheres of knowledge and types of literature.
The Library carries out a practical assistance to professorial-teaching staff of University at preparing highly skilled specialists of various types for further development of state economy, science, and culture, for training administrative personnel of different levels. Every year The Library serves over 27 thousand readers, 20 thousand students among them, and all the divisions over 70 thousand readers. The Library also has an Interlibrary Loan Department. Every year the Library carries out about 50 thousand references.
Scientific Library of University is a base for Research-Methodical Library Commission of Education Ministry of Ukraine (RMLC) and a Methodical Center for Higher School Libraries. Methodical Library Commission of Education Ministry of Ukraine and a Methodical Center for Higher School Libraries.
The Maksymovych Scientific Library of the Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University