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Vasyl’ Stus Donetsk National University is an open academic community that is a leading educational, scientific and innovation centre. Today Vasyl’ Stus DonNU is a strong educational and scientific complex of IV accreditation level, one of the leading higher education institutions of Ukraine, the best higher education institution of Vinnytsia and Vinnytsia region.

The purpose of Vasyl’ Stus DonNU is to form a personality-professional: Intellectual, Informed, Innovative, self-Identified, integrated into society (Homo-L).

The activity of Vasyl’ Stus DonNU is based on its definition as:

  • open elite academic community, which is a leading centre of education, science and innovations;
  • classic research university, which is internationally and nationally competitive;
  • reliable and socially responsible partner for public and authoritative institutions, international and domestic business community;
  • University family with its own corporate spirit;
  • world-view space, that gives the opportunity to live, work, study, self-actualize according to principles of academic freedom and integrity, professional dignity and patriotism.

Vasyl’ Stus DonNU is a classical university that provides training of future specialists in natural-scientific, humanitarian and economic fields of knowledge. It offers undergraduate programs leading to bachelor’s degrees in 41 specialties, graduate education leading to master’s degrees in 52 specialties and doctoral graduate programs in 13 specialties. 4 specialized Academic Councils provide defence of a candidate and doctoral thesis.

Vasyl’ Stus DonNU realizes its educational mission through the implementation of the additional educational services and studies throughout life and is in the trend of legislative consolidation of the types of additional education in Ukraine. Competence approach and innovative methods of education are the basis for the implementation of continuous education, certificate educational programs, advanced training courses for administrative and academic staff of comprehensive and higher education institutions. This is a high-quality answer of the University striving for innovation, social demand and demand of the labor market.

Vasyl` Stus DonNU comprises 9 faculties:

  • Faculty of Mathematics and Information Technology,
  • Faculty of Physics and Technology,
  • Faculty of Chemistry,
  • Faculty of Biology,
  • Faculty of Philology,
  • Faculty of Foreign Languages,
  • Faculty of History,
  • Faculty of Economics,
  • Faculty of Law,

as well as

  • Department of Pedagogics and Education Management;
  • Department of Philosophy;
  • Learning and Research Centre for International Education;
  • three branches (in Kostiantynivka, Mariupol and Khmelnitski);
  • Business-Innovative Centre “DonNU-Podillya”.

Vasyl` Stus Donetsk National University pays great attention to the development of fundamental and applied research, maintains relationships with leading research institutions in our country and abroad. The university takes care of the practical implementation of its scientific research. Through active international cooperation and internationalization of educational and research activity as an integral part of its life, Vasyl` Stus DonNU participates in global integration and modernization processes in the field of education, as well as in intercultural dialogue and search of mutual understanding between nations and regions of the world.

Vasyl` Stus DonNU maintains relations with more than 70 universities in the world. It is a member of the European University Association, participant in numerous European research and educational programmes such as TEMPUS, Erasmus+, projects of the International Renaissance Foundation.

Vasyl` Stus Donetsk National University is the only higher education institution in Ukraine that has become a member of the GUIDE Association (Global Universities In Distance Education) created with an aim to promote innovation technology in the field of education.

In 2016/2017 Vasyl’ Stus DonNU became one of the six Ukrainian universities that entered the international ranking “QS World University Ranking” and was ranked the top “801+”. In addition Vasyl’ Stus DonNU was placed at 10th position among 128 HEIs of Ukraine (17th position among the classical universities) according to the indicators of publishing activity in the editions, which are indexed in the database Scopus.

Vasyl’ Stus DonNU is the 17th HEI in the consolidated ranking of Ukrainian universities, the 27th (9th among the classical universities) in the “TOP-200 Ukraine” rating, and also takes second place among the best universities in the central region of Ukraine.

In 2014 DonNU was in the thick of the events that unfolded at the Donbas region in connection with Russian military aggression. On September 16, 2014, the administrative premises of the University were captured by armed groups. The university staff and students which did not consider the possibility of cooperation with the invaders within the framework of the so-called DPR, created a public movement “Save Alma Mater!”. As a result of rallies near the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and negotiations of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine with the leadership of the University, on September 30, 2014, the Order of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine № 1084 “On the organization of the educational process of the Donetsk National University of Ukraine in Vinnytsia” was signed.

After three years in exile, Vasyl’ Stus Donetsk National University:

  • gradually restored the material and technical resources, which allow today to carry out educational process and scientific activity;
  • preserved and qualitatively improved the academic staff;
  • began to recover lost because of relocation positions in national and international ratings;
  • has taken and steadily occupies leadership positions among local competitors;
  • created an unprecedented for region partnership network and a new quality of relations between the higher school, government and the community in order to implement joint socially useful projects and affairs.

Vasyl’ Stus DonNU is a university which cherishes traditions, appreciates the name and seeks the perfection!