Donetsk National University (DonNU) is powerful scientific and higher educational establishment of the East Ukraine which has highest IV grade accreditation.

Main field of DonNU activities

Main fields include educational, methodological and scientific activities, as well as international cooperation. Our University offers academic programmes at all levels including undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate courses and PhD studies.

The main aim of TEMPUS participation for DonNU is to modernise existing higher educational system and bring it closer to the European standards of quality in education.

Previous international experience

The university has established close relations with 70 countries around the world. Donetsk National University is a member of European University Association and two international organisations: the Eurasian Organisation and AIMOS, a participant of various European scientific and education programmes: TEMPUS, DFID (British Council) the Sixth and Seventh Framework EU and International Fund “Renaissance”. In 2004, it was amongst the first universities to sign the Magna Charta of European Universities.

DonNU has strong international collaboration in different academic and training programmes.

  • 530534-TEMPUS-1-2012-UK-TEMPUS-SMGR “IMPRESS” (Improving the Efficiency of Student Services).
    Budget: 925 487,38 euro

UA Partners: Taras Shevchenko National University (Kyiv), Ivan Franko National University (Lviv), Ukrainian Association of Students’ Self-Government (Kyiv), Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine (Kyiv), Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Donetsk), V.N. Karazin National University (Kharkiv).

Partners: Northumbria University — Coordinator & Grantholder (UK, Newcastle), University of Cordoba (Spain, Cordoba), Tomas Bata University (Czech Republic, Zlin) European Students Union (Belgium, Brussels), British — Ukrainian Reach Out Centre (UK, Newcastle), ShooFly Publishing Ltd (UK, Sunderland).

Official website

  • 530465-TEMPUS-1-2012 — BE-TEMPUS-SMGR “ATHENA” (Fostering Sustainable Autonomous Higher Education Systems in the Eastern Neighbouring Area).
    Budget: 1 191 277,00 euro

UA Partners: Taras Shevchenko National University (Kyiv), I. Mechnikov Odessa National University, Lesya Ukrainka Volyn National University, National Rectors` Council of Ukraine, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of Ukraine.

Partners: Yerevan State University, Gavar State University, State Universities Rector Council, Ministry of Education and Science of Armenia.

Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova, Free International University of Moldova, Cahul State University B.P. Hasdeu, National Rectors` Council of Moldova, Ministry of Education of Moldova.

European University Association (EUA) — Coordinator & Grantholder (Belgium, Brussels), University of Coimbra (Coimbra, Portugal), POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE OF COIMBRA (Coimbra, Portugal), University of Helsinki (Helsinki, Finland), University of Arcada Polytechnic (Helsinki, Finland), University of Amsterdam (Amsterdam, Netherland).

Official website

  • 544117-TEMPUS-1-2013-1-HR-TEMPUS-JPCR (European and International Law Master Programme Development in Eastern Europe — InterEULawEast)

Budget: 1 037 070,00 euro

UA Partners: Taurida National V.I.Vernadsky University (Simferopol), National University “Odessa Law Academy” (Odessa).

Partners: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics and Business (Croatia), University of Maribor, Faculty of Law (Slovenia), Higher School of Social Technologies in Riga LLC (Latvia), Kazan (Volga region) Federal University (Russian Federation), Tyumen State University (Russian Federation), Voronezh State University (Russian Federation)

Official website

Participation in international projects

TEMPUS SCM T008B03-2003 training project “A Training Programme for Quality Assurance” (2004 — 2006): Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, Universities of Sunderland (UK), Aristotle and Macedonia (Greece); Donetsk National University (Ukraine). 

Budget: 75 600,00 euro.

TEMPUS SM_SCM-T016A06-2006Quality Assurance in Ukraine” (2006 — 2007): Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, Universities of Sunderland (UK), Aristotle and Macedonia (Greece), Donetsk National University. 

Budget: 103 175,00 euro.

TEMPUS CD_JEP-24009-2003Computer Managed Flexible Independent Learning” 2004 — 2008: Irkutsk State University (Russia), Universities of Sunderland (UK), Bari (Italy), Donetsk National University (Ukraine). 

Budget: 484 800,00 euro.

TEMPUS UM_JEP-25086-2004Establishing Mechanisms of cooperation and interaction between universities and employers” 2006 — 2009: Universities of Sunderland (Great Britain), Cordoba (Spain), Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, RTC (Great Britain), Donetsk National University (Ukraine).

Budget: 451 100,00 euro.

TEMPUS CD_JEP 10278-96 projectDeveloping an Econometrics Curriculum in Ukraine” 1996 — 1999: Universities of Sunderland (UK), Emden (Germany), Vienna (Austria), Donetsk National University (Ukraine). 

Budget: 610 540,00 euro.

British Council REAP UKR/395/41/0011 project (DFID) 1999-2001: University of Sunderland (UK), Donetsk National University (Ukraine). 

Budget: 127 000,00 GBP.

TEMPUS CD_JEP-21135-2000 “A New Economic Speciality for the Classical Universities of Ukraine” 2001-2004: Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Ukraine), V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University (Ukraine), Universities of Sunderland (UK), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece), University of Macedonia (Greece), Donetsk National University (Ukraine). 

Budget: 482 651,00 euro.

REAP/DFID dissemination project UKR/395/41/0011D 2003-2004: “Project outcomes dissemination”: Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Ukraine), V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University (Ukraine), University of Sunderland (UK), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece), University of Macedonia (Greece), Donetsk National University (Ukraine). 

Budget: 21 000,00 GBP.

National and International Ratings (DNU):

  • 701+ position in QS World University Rankings, 2014
  • 7th position in National Compass Ranking HEI of Ukraine, 2013
  • 20th position in TOP-200 Universities Ranking of Ukraine, 2015

Contacts: Dr Tatyana Vlasova, Head of the Centre of International Educational Projects