Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

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Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
Київський національний університет імені Тараса Шевченка
Latin: Universitas Kioviensis
Motto"Utilitas honor et gloria" (Latin)
Motto in English
Utility Honor and Glory
EstablishedNovember 8, 1833; 190 years ago (1833-11-08)
RectorVolodymyr Bugrov [uk][1]
AffiliationsIAU, EUA

Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, also known as Kyiv University, Shevchenko University, or KNU, is in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine. It is the third oldest university in Ukraine after the University of Lviv and University of Kharkiv. It is the largest national higher education institution in the country.

It was started in 1834 by Nicholas I of Russia as the Saint Vladimir Imperial University of Kiev; it has since changed its name several times. Kiev State University was one of the top-three universities in the USSR, along with Moscow State University and Leningrad State University. It is ranked as the best university in Ukraine in many rankings. Its alumni include Mykola Lysenko, Nikolay Bunge, Mykhailo Drahomanov, Mykhailo Hrushevskyi, Nikolai Berdyaev, Mikhail Bulgakov, Ivan Schmalhausen, Theodosius Dobzhansky, Viacheslav Chornovil, and Leonid Kravchuk. The university is named after Taras Shevchenko, who was banned from educational activities for political reasons, but worked for the university as a field researcher.

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  1. "Структура Власності Компанії: Київський Національний Університет Імені Тараса Шевченка" [Company Ownership Structure: Kyiv National University named after Taras Shevchenko]. Opendatabot (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 16 February 2023.
  2. "Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv".