University of Lviv

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Ivan Franko National
University of Lviv
Львівський національний університет імені Івана Франка
Latin: Universitas Leopoliensis
Former names
Universität Lemberg
Uniwersytet Jana Kazimierza
(John Casimir University)
Motto in English
Educated citizens – glory of the Motherland
Established20 January 1661; 363 years ago (1661-01-20)
FounderKing of Poland
John II Casimir Vasa
PresidentVolodymyr Melnyk[1]
Specialty programs111
ColorsBlue and gold   

The University of Lviv or the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, is the oldest institution of higher education in continuous operation in present-day Ukraine, dating from 1661 when John II Casimir, King of Poland, granted it its first royal charter.

Over the centuries, it has undergone various transformations, suspensions, and name changes. The present institution can be dated to 1940. It is located in the historic city of Lviv in Lviv Oblast.

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