About University

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 oblast.

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

Short History

Vasyl` Stus Donetsk National University has an impressive 80 years old history. During this time, from a small pedagogical institute, in which only 138 students studied on the two faculties, it turned into a modern educational and innovation center, an open academic community, university family and space that provides opportunities for living, working, studying and self-realization.

The date of foundation of the Vasyl`Stus DonNU is July 15, 1937, when the Stalin Pedagogical Institute (later – Donetsk Pedagogical Institute) was established by the Decision of Council of People’s Commissars of the USSR in the city of Stalino (now – Donetsk). In the structure of the Institute there were only two faculties: the historical and philological ones. The first 138 students were enrolled on September of the same year.




the year of University’s foundation




Roman Grynyuk

The Rector of Vasyl’ Stus Donetsk National University




The structure of the University comprises 8 faculties and 1 institutes:

The University has 3 branches:

The internal quality assurance system in higher education includes:

Provision of necessary resources for organization of the educational process, including for the independent work of students

Provision of information systems for effective management of the education establishment

Creation of an inclusive educational environment, universal design and reasonable accommodation in the education establishment

Other procedures and measures determined by special laws or documents of the education establishment

Leisure Activities

A number of events take place at the University, which unite staff and students.