Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kiev

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Taras Shevchenko University or officially the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, colloquially known in Ukrainian as KNU is located in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. KNU is ranked within top 500 Universities in the world founded in 1834. 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. Taras Shevchenko himself, banned from educational activities for political reasons, has worked for the Kyiv University as a field researcher.
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  • August 4, 2017
    beautiful building with interesting/tragic history. It's painted this sticking color to remember students who were brutally slain after a peaceful rebellion....not uncommon theme in Ukrainian history....  more »
  • June 1, 2017
    It's a university, nothing special in that regard. The main building is dark red, and impossible to miss. Parts of the interior are very nice looking.  more »
  • May 7, 2017
    Beautiful and majestic building University stopping at attention not only because it is very very harmoniously balanced, perfectly fit into the town Wednesday, but also because it is unusual for classicism red. Against the backdrop of lush greenery, the bright blue sky it particularly stands out.
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  • May 11, 2017
    The main building of probably the best university in Ukraine. Looks already cool during the daytime, but nighttime illumination makes it really awesome. There's also a beautiful courtyard and amazing Taras Shevchenko park just across the street.
  • July 25, 2017
    A university acommpanied with a history, fame and a gorgeous park just infront of it.
  • July 1, 2017
    Because it is an old school...and that mean it has a very good quality of studies
  • June 1, 2017
    The main building is a very intense red. The interior is pretty.
  • December 6, 2016
    Really a good university, starting from the colour! Red !, It is awesome at night with the lights, inside, the interior is ancient design, you can subscribe to learn the ukrainian or russian language for a symbolic price, there are nice employees inside, really, it is a good place for students or tourists !

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