K.N.U.O.U.

Welcome to Taras Shevchenko National University-OU, KNU was founded in 1834. Today is ranked among the top 500 universities in the world with ca. 30.000 students


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  • Anatolii A. Chuchno (1926 – 2012) – Dr. of Economics, Professor, Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Honored Professor of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv;
  • Anatoly Alexandrov (1903-1994) - academician (from 1953) and president of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR
  • Anton S. Filipenko (1943) – Dr. of Economics, Professor of the Department of World Economy and International Economic Relations of the Institute of International Relations, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv;
  • Babichev F. S.(ukr.) (28.02.1917 - 28.04.2000) - Chemist (organic chemistry), Academician of National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Dr.Chem.Sci., Prof., 1968-78 - Dean Department of Chemistry, Vice-president of Academy of Science of Ukraine(1978-1988), Advis Pohodenko er of Presidium of Scademy of Science of Ukraine (since 1988), Soros Professor Emeritus, Award of Honor of Ukraine in Science and Technology(1997), Laureate of the State Prize of Ukraine in Science and Technology (1998) and other awards.
  • Dmitro V. Cheberkus (1981) – PhD in Economics, Director (2014–present) of the Department for Scientific and Technological Development, State Agency on Science, Innovations and Informatization of the Ministry of Science and Education of Ukraine.
  • Gregory Lipich (1972) — CEO of ABBYY Russia (2005-2014), CEO of ABBYY Canada
  • Hhilya V. P.(ukr.) (01.01.1939) - Chemist (Organic Chemistry), Corresponding Member of National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Prof.; 1998-2004 - Head of Organic Chemistry Department, Soros Professor Emeritus, 1992-2000 - Deputy Head of Expert Council of High Attestation Comission of Ukraine, Laureate of the Kiprianov's A.I. Prize and other awards.
  • Ihor Mityukov (1952) — Ukrainian politician and public figure, Minister of Finance of Ukraine (1997-2001), Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (2002-2005)
  • Ihor O. Liutyii (1960) – Dr. of Economics, Professor, Vice Rector for Research and Education (2009-2015), Head of Department of Finance at the Faculty of Economics of Taras Shevchenko National University of Ukraine, Merited Economist of Ukraine;
  • Ivan Gorban (1928-2000) - academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, world famous scientist, Mykhailo Lysytsia (1921-2012) - academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, world famous scientist
  • Ivan Ohienko (1882 - 1972) - graduate of the Imperial University of St. Volodymyr, assistant professor, rector of Kamenetz-Podolsk University (1918), metropolitan of the Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church of Canada, researcher of the history of the church, Ukrainian culture linguist.
  • Korchevoi Yuri Petrovych (1936 – 2012), 1959 graduate, Professor, Academician of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Laureate of the State Prize of Ukraine, Director of the Institute for Coal Energy Technologies, NAS of Ukraine and Ministry of Fuel and Energy of Ukraine.
  • Kosakivskyi Leonid Grygorovych (born in 1950), 1973 graduate, Chairman of the Kyiv City State Administration, Chairman of Kyiv City Council, Mayor of Kiev, Member of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
  • Leonid Hubersky (1941) - Rector of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (2008 until now), Hero of Ukraine, Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Academician of the National academy of pedagogical sciences of Ukraine, the founder of modern national scientific school of social philosophy
  • Leonid M. Kravchuk (1934) – the first President of Ukraine (1991-1994) since the country gained independence in 1991, Head of the Parliament of Ukraine (1990–1991), Member of Ukrainian Parliament (1990–1991), (1994–2006), Hero of Ukraine award;
  • Leonid Rudenko (1941) - acknowledged scientist-cartographer, director of the Geography Institute NAS of Ukraine, academic of NAS of Ukraine
  • Likholyt Mykola Ivanovych (born in 1953), 1975 graduate, Professor, Corresponding member of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Director – Chief Designer of the state enterprise «Arsenal», Laureate of the State Prize of Ukraine, Honored Engineer of Ukraine.
  • Maksym E. Nefiodov (1984) – Managing Partner of Dragon Capital Investment (2010-2015), Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine;
  • Mikhail Drahomanov (1841 - 1895) - graduate of the Imperial University of St. Volodymyr, assistant professor, researcher of the history of Ukraine and World History.
  • Myhailo Hrushevsky (1866 - 1934) - graduate of the Imperial University of St. Volodymyr, head of the Ukrainian Central Rada (1917 - 1918), researcher of the history of Ukraine.
  • Mykhailo Bilyi (1922-2001) - corresponding Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, rector of Taras Shevchenko State University of Kyiv, chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukrainian SSR
  • Myroslav Popovych (1930) The director of H. S. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (2002 - until now), Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
  • Natalia Polonska-Vasilenko (1884 - 1973) - graduate of the Imperial University of St. Volodymyr, historian, archaeologist, archivist, one of the leading representatives of Ukrainian statehood school in historiography.
  • Naumovets Anton Grygorovych (born in 1936), 1957 graduate, Professor, academician of NAS of Ukraine, Vice-President of National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Laureate of State Prize of the USSR and Ukraine, Honored Worker of Science and Technology of Ukraine.
  • Nikolai Kulbida (1955) - acknowledged specialist of the State Service Unusual Situation (SSUS) in the weather forecast, director of the Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Center SSUS of Ukraine (since 2011).
  • Oleksandr Bondar (1955) — ukrainian politician, deputy of Ukraine of the 5th and 6th convocations, Chairman of the State Property Fund of Ukraine (1998-2003)
  • Pokhodenko V. D.(ukr.) (09.01.1936) - Chemist (Physical Chemistry), Academician of National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Dr.Chem.Sci., Award of Honor of Ukraine in Science and Technology (1996), Vice president of National Academy of Science of Ukraine (since 1998). Since 1982 - Director of Institute of Physical Chemistry of NASU.
  • Serhiy A. Nikolaiichuk (1981) – PhD in Economics, Head of the Department of Methodology, Analysis and Balance of Payments Forecasting at of the National Bank of Ukraine; Director of the Department for Monetary Policy and Economic Analysis of the National Bank of Ukraine (2014 – present);
  • Skopenko V. V. (ukr.) (12.12.1935 - 05.07.2010) - Chemist (coordination chemistry), academician of National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Dr.Chem.Sci., Prof., 1985-2008 - Rector of Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, Hero of Ukraine, President of High Attestation Commission of Ukraine (1998-2003), Award of Honor of Ukraine in Science and Technology (1991), Laureate of the State Prize of Ukraine in Science and Technology (1990, 1995) and other awards.
  • Slobodyanik N. S.(ukr.) (23.01.1945) - Chemist (inorganic chemistry), Corresponding Member of National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Dr. Chem. Sci, Prof., since 1998 - Head of Inorganic Chemistry Department. 1997-2007 - Dean of Chemistry Department, Soros Professor Emeritus, (2006), Award of Honor of Ukraine in Science and Technology, Member of State Commission of Fund of Fundamenral Research and other awards.
    Solomon Pekar (1917-1985) - academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, world famous scientist
  • Topchiy Dmytro Gavrylovich (1928 – 2007), 1953 graduate, Hero of Socialist Labor, Laureate of Lenin Prize, Laureate of State Prize of the USSR, the UkrSSR and Ukraine, General Director of the production association «Kiev Radio».
    Trohym T. Kovalchuk (1944) – Dr. of Economics, Professor, Head of the Department of Finance and Banking at Kyiv University of Marketing Relations, a member of the Council of National Bank of Ukraine, Merited Worker of Science and Engineering of Ukraine;
  • Vadim Mazur (1968) — CEO 1C Ukraine
  • Valentyna Shevchenko (1935) - Ukrainian soviet politician and social activist
  • Valeriy Shmarov (1945) - Ukrainian politician, vice-prime-minister Defense Minister of Ukraine (1993-96)
  • Vasyl Kremin (1947) President of the National academy of pedagogical sciences of Ukraine (1997 - until now), President of the "Znannya" Association of Ukraine (1998- until now), Minister of Education and science of Ukraine (2000-2005), Deputy of Ukraine of the III convocation, Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Academician of the National academy of pedagogical sciences of Ukraine.
  • Viktor D. Basylevuch (1949) – Dr. of Economics, Professor, Corresponding Member of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Dean of the Faculty of Economics of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Head of the Department of Economic Theory, Microeconomics, and Macroeconomics (2003-2015), Laureate of the State Prize of Ukraine in Science and Technology, Merited Worker of Science and Engineering of Ukraine;
  • Vitaly Tishchenko (1972) — CEO of ABBYY Ukraine.
  • Volodymyr Antonovych (1834 - 1908) - graduate of the Imperial University of St. Volodymyr, honored ordinary professor, researcher of the history of Ukraine.
  • Volodymyr H. Bodrov (1952) – Dr. of Economics, Professor, Head of the Department of National Economic Governance and Economic Policy, the President’s National Academy of Governance, Merited Worker of Science and Engineering of Ukraine;
  • Volodymyr K. Cherniak (1941) – Dr. of Economics, Professor, Head of the Department of Political Science Methodology at the Institute of Economics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (1978- 1995), Member of Ukrainian Parliament (1998-2006), Leading Research Associate of the Institute of Legislation of the Parliament of Ukraine (2006-2011);
  • Volodymyr Osadchyy (1955) - Ukrainian hydrologist, hydrochemist, corresponding member of NAS of Ukraine (2009)
  • Volodymyr Shynkaruk (1928-2001) - Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy (1965 - 1968), Director of Institute of Philosophy Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (1968-2002), Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Corresponding Member of Academy of Sciences of USSR, the founder of Kyiv outlook-epistemological school
  • Vyacheslav Kyrylenko (1968) Vice-Prime Minister of Ukraine (humanitarian matters) Minister of Culture of Ukraine (2014-until now), Deputy of Ukraine of the III - VIII convocation, Minister of Labour and Social Policy of Ukraine, (2005)
  • Yagupolsky L. M.(ukr.) (6.02.1922 - 05.04.2009) - Chemist (Organic Chemistry), Dr.Chem.Sci., Prof., Deputy Director of Institute of Organic Chemistry of NASU (1969 - 1873), Laureate of the Prize of Council of Ministers of USSR (1982), State Prize of Ukraine in Science and Technology (1992) and other awards.