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Kyiv National Economic University

Kyiv National Economic University

Kyiv National Economic University is a Kyiv-based education company founded in 1906 by Mitrofan Dovnar-Zapol'skiy.

The Kyiv National Economic University is a higher educational institution in Kyiv, Ukraine, and a self-governing (autonomous) research National University. The university was founded in 1906 as a Higher commercial course.

Its estimated quality of education and research puts the university in third place in the n National ranking of the universities (Compass, 2012) in Ukraine. According to one of the leading university rankings in the world (Eduniversal, 2015), KNEU occupied the second position among universities in Ukraine. In 2020, in the same ranking, it took third place among Ukrainian universities.

History

The Kyiv Graduate Commercial Courses were founded in Kyiv in 1906 as a private higher education establishment tasked with the training of human resources for the sectors of economy in the south of the Russian Empire. It became the second higher education establishment in the field of economics in the Empire and the first one within the territory of Ukraine. At that time, the Courses had 229 students and 22 teachers.

In 1908, Kyiv Graduate Commercial Courses were reorganized into Kyiv Commercial Institute and provided with their own building in 22/24 Bibikovsky Bulvar (today this street is named Bulvar Shevchenko). Before that, the lessons took place in leased lecture halls of commercial schools of the city. In 1912, Kyiv Commercial Institute was granted equal rights on a par with state-owned higher education establishments.

1908р. Photo made by:  Dovnar-Zapolsky (from his book "Notes about Kyiv Commercial Institute")

In 1915, a number of institutions (including educational establishments) were evacuated to the East due to the German offensive on the Southwest Front. Kyiv Commercial Institute was evacuated in autumn 1915 to Saratov. The premises of the Institute in Kyiv, which had accommodated military units and services, were damaged while the Institute was evacuated. The students got more involved in politics due to the deterioration of living conditions under difficult evacuation conditions.

During the Freedom Movement from 1917 to 1921, the Institute was also involved in the revival of the Ukrainian state: one of its graduates (M.M. Kovalevsky) was a minister in the government of the Ukrainian People's Republic; one more graduate, S.S. Ostapenko, was the head of the Directorate Government of the Ukrainian People's Republic in early 1919. Teachers of the Institute were invited (firstly, by the Central Council; secondly, by the Hetman's Government) to develop components of the economic policy as the best specialists. The Institute shared some of its premises with other newly established educational establishments and even the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences founded in autumn 1918. The number of students kept growing. There were more than 5,000 students in early 1919.

After the final imposition of the Soviet regime in Ukraine, the Institute was conveyed into the ownership of the state and changed its name. Between 1920 and 1930 it was named Kyiv National Economy Institute (named after Yevheniya Bosh since 1924).

On 1 October 1930, Kyiv National Economy Institute was transformed into two institutes: Kyiv Exchange and Distribution Institute and Kyiv Finance and Economics Institute. In 1931, Kyiv Exchange and Distribution Institute were liquidated. Kyiv Finance and Economics Institute was moved to Kharkiv in 1934 and stayed there till 1941 has changed its name to Kharkiv (Ukrainian) Finance and Economics Institute. During the Kharkiv period, there were about 700 students and 45 teachers in the Institute. Up to 400 students and teachers joined the Red Army when the Great Patriotic War started. The rest of the employees and students were evacuated to local finance and economics institutes in Irkutsk and Tashkent.

The liberation of Kharkiv on 23 August 1943 placed the restoration of the Finance and Economics Institute onto the agenda. V.Y. Vlasenko, Rector of the restored Institute, managed to organize the restoration of buildings. However, the premises of Kharkiv Finance and Economics Institute were conveyed to Kharkiv Pedagogical Institute in May 1944. The lack of proper premises in Kharkiv and the consistent willingness of the Institute's team to return to Kyiv determined the fortunes of the institute. Having obtained support from a number of the union and republican-level officials, the Institute was permitted to return to Kyiv and resumed working in its native city as Kyiv Finance and Economics Institute.

Year 1958. Brest-Lytovske Shosse (currently Prospekt Peremohy). The new building of Kyiv Finance and Economics Institute (Kyiv National Econ

Since the Institute has started training specialists in the late 1950s in 12 specialties going beyond the finance and economics profile, the Ministry of Higher and Specialised Secondary Education of the Ukrainian RSR made a decision in 1960 to rename Kyiv Finance and Economics Institute into Kyiv National Economy Institute (named after D.S. Korotchenko since 1969), thus broadening the range of specialties, in which the Institute trained specialists. At that time, the Institute had 5 Faculties: Industrial Economics, Agricultural Economics, Finance and Economics, Accounting and Economics, and Economics and Statistics.

Achievements of the Institute in the development of Ukraine's economy were recognized at the state level. The resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of 25 August 1992 transformed Kyiv National Economy Institute into Kyiv State Economics University. On 27 February 1997, the President of Ukraine granted Kyiv State Economics University the status of a national university in recognition of its thorough work focused on training highly qualified specialists for various branches of the economy of our state and the development of the domestic economic science.

In 2005, Kyiv National Economics University was named after V.P. Hetman, a prominent Ukrainian economist and the founder of the domestic currency of Ukraine, the builder of its banking sector. He obtained an education in Economics in our Institute. The 100th anniversary of the University was celebrated in November 2006 at the national level.

Faculties

Currently, Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economics University consists of nine Faculties: Economics and Management (with its dean A.P. Nalyvayko), International Economy and Management (with its dean D.H. Lukyanenko), Law (with its dean V.F. Opryshko), Human Resources Management and Marketing (with its dean O.K. Shafaliuk), Accounting and Economics (with its dean V.I. Yefimenko), Agroindustrial Sector Economics (with its dean M.M. Kotsupatry), Finance and Economics (with its dean V.K. Khlivny), Credit and Economics (with its dean M.I. Dyba), and Information Systems and Technologies (with its dean O.D. Sharapov). The University also includes the Post-graduate Education Centre, the Master Training Centre, the Pre-university Training Department, the Instruction Centre, the Instruction Methodology Unit, the post-graduate and doctoral schools, Kryvyi Rih and Crimean Institutes of Economics, target-oriented lyceums and colleges, library and computer centers, a museum, a publishing office, etc. There are more than 40,000 students.

Timeline

July 11, 2005
Kyiv National Economics University was named after V.P. Hetman
February 27, 1997
The President of Ukraine granted Kyiv State Economics University the status of a national university.
August 25, 1992
Transformed Kyiv National Economy Institute into Kyiv State Economics University.
1960
Renamed Kyiv Finance and Economics Institute into Kyiv National Economy Institute (named after D.S. Korotchenko since 1969).
1934
Kyiv Finance and Economics Institute were moved to Kharkiv and the name was changed to Kharkiv Finance and Economics Institute.
February 16, 1920
Renamed to Kyiv National Economy Institute.
1908
Kyiv Graduate Commercial Courses were reorganized into Kyiv Commercial Institute.
1906
Founded The Kyiv Graduate Commercial Courses (Kyiv National Economic University).

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