Uzhhorod National University

 UzhNU, full name - State HigherEducation Establishment "Uzhhorod National University",    Uzhgorod National University was founded on July 19, 1945 inaccordance with joint resolution of Council of People's Commissars of UkrainianSSR and Central Committee of Communist Party of Ukrainian SSR. The resolutionstated the following: "due to considerable demand of cultural upbringingin Transcarpatian Ukraine and the solicitude of the Council of TranscarpatianUkraine, Council of National Commissars of Ukrainian SSR and Central Committeeof Ukrainian Communist Party decree: "to open in 1945 State University inUzhhorod with the following faculties: history, philology, biology,medicine…". Preparatory courses were opened first.On February 1, 1946 the first 168 studentsfrom towns and villages of Ukraine began their studies. The first faculties toopen were historical, philological, biological and medical. On July 1, 1946there were 15 departments with 42 members in the teaching staff. In 1946the Councilof Ministers of USSR proclaimed that Uzhhorod State University belonged to thefirst category of higher education institutions and since then it has beenadministrated by the Ministry of Higher Education of the Soviet Union. Uzhhorod State University attained help from50 biggest universities and academic institutions of Ukraine. Scientific, technical, political andscience-fiction literature and text books were sent to Uzhhorod fromuniversities in BakuKazanTbilisi as well as other towns and cities of theformer Soviet Union. On October 19, 2000, Uzhhorod StateUniversity was renamed Uzhhorod National University.The university today consists of threeeducational institutes (Institute of Foreign Languages, Institute of Economicsand International Relations, Institute of Post- and Pre-degree Education), and14 faculties: history, philology, law, social sciences, physics, mathematics,chemistry, biology, medicine, stomatology, engineering, geography, physicaleducation and sport, and Hungarian studies.



There are over 13,000 students enrolled at theuniversity. Several scientific institutes and laboratories are housed at theuniversity too, including the Institute for Solid State Physics and Chemistry,the Institute of Carpathian Studies, the Research Laboratory of PhysicalElectronics with the Space Exploration Laboratory, the Center for Hungarianstudies, and the Research Laboratory of Ecosystem Conservation. The universityoperates a botanical garden and a mountainside biological research station. Itslibrary collection has approx 1.5 million volumes. 

Uzhgorod National University includes thefollowing:

  •          College of natural sciences and humanities
  •          23 educational-scientific institutes and faculties (113departments in all)
  •          25 scientific-research institutes
  •          Centres and laboratories
  •          4 museums - zoological, archaeological, University history, amuseum of ancient printed books (incunabula)
  •          A scientific library, university campus
  •          The centre of student leisure "Juventus"
  •          The sport complex "Burevisnyk"
  •          The alpine skiing base "Plishka" and the Alpine(high-mountain) biological base "Kolochava"
  •          Botanical Gardens and a vivarium
  •          The sanatorium-dispensary "Skalka"
  •          The social-psychological service
  •          A dental clinic
  •          The "Hoverla" publishing house and the newspaper"Pohlyad"
  •          A media centre
  •          Administrative and supply economic sections / departments.
  •  17 faculties: Biology, Geography, Humanities andNatural Sciences Faculty with the Hungarian language of studying, economics,engineering, history, mathematics, medicine, international relationspostgraduate education faculty of Philology, dental faculty, faculty of socialsciences, physics, physical education and sport, philology, chemistry, andfaculty of law.
    3 Institutes:
  •          Institute of Economics and International Relations
  •          Institute of Foreign Languages,
  •          Institute of Continuing Education and Pre-universitypreparation.
  • Research institutes:
  •         Research Institute of injury
  •         Research Institute of Analytic Technology
  •         Research Institute of Herbal Medicine
  •         Research Institute named by. M. Molnбr
  •         Research Institute of Brain
  •         Research Institute of Political Regionalistics
  •         The Institute of Public Administration
  •         Research Institute of Physics and Chemistry of Solids
  •         Research Institute of Carpathian