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National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv, Kiev

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4.3/5 based on 55+ reviews on the web
Taras Shevchenko University or officially the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, colloquially known in Ukrainian as KNU is located in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine. It is the third oldest university in Ukraine after the University of Lviv and University of Kharkiv. Currently, its structure consists of fifteen faculties and five institutes. It was founded in 1834 as the Kiev Imperial University of Saint Vladimir, and since then it has changed its name several times. During the Soviet Union era, Taras Shevchenko University was one of the top-three universities in the USSR, along with Moscow State University and Leningrad State University. It is ranked as the best university in Ukraine in many rankings . Throughout history, the university has produced many famous alumni including Nikolay Bunge, Mykhailo Drahomanov, Mykhailo Hrushevskyi, Nikolai Berdyaev, Mikhail Bulgakov, Viacheslav Chornovil, Leonid Kravchuk, and many others.
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  • Very nice University, I love the unusual color of the building. It is possible to go inside in the lobby to take pictures, I recommend you go see stained glass inside. Apart from that, nothing special.
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  • Surely the most well known Ukrainian University in Europe. University walls are red, because of a tragic story: Many students have been murdered during WW2 and after this executions, the university wa...  read more »
  • In front of the gate is a vivid place that surprised the Red Gate. Large, Red Gate stands out pretty even from a distance. Go around to the back of the University of Nice gardens.
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  • Beautiful architecture, good decorations inside main building.
  • nice old architectural building
  • You can buy any diploma you like for a couple grand.
  • Good university
  • Main building is open only for students of university
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