Donetsk National University (DonNU) is a preeminent educational and scientific complex awarded the highest IV level of accreditation, one of the leading higher education institutions of the country.

It 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 as well as graduate education leading to master’s degrees in 53 specialties. Postgraduate Studies department provides training of scientists in 63 specialties.

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Donetsk National University pays great attention to the development of fundamental and applied research and 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 as an integral part of its life 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.

DonNU maintains relations with more than 70 universities in the world. It is a member of the European University Association, two international associations (Eurasian and “AIMOS”), a participant in numerous European research and educational programmes such as TEMRUS, 6th and 7th Framework Programme of the EU, programmes of the International Fund “Vidrodjennia” (“Revival”). It organizes and takes part in numerous international conferences.

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 the international ranking QS World University Rankings 2015/2016 Donetsk National University was ranked the top “701+”.

The main goal of the University is to train highly qualified specialists able to provide progressive development of economy and society. The University has always tried to be a leader in the field of modernization of the national system of education and science in accordance with modern standards and the needs of integration into global cultural space. DonNU continues its work in this direction.

In 2014, Donetsk National University opened a new chapter in its 77-year history. Due to the complex socio-political situation in the east of the country and continuing armed conflict in Donetsk, in order to preserve the life and health of citizens of Ukraine Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine decided to evacuate Donetsk National University to Vinnytsia.