The inauguration of Kyiv Saint Vladimir University was on July 15, 1834, the Memorial Day of Saint Prince Volodymyr. Nowadays, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv is a classical research university, leading modern research and education centre of Ukraine, recognized platform for the professional discussion and development of solutions for the issues of national and international level. The University awards Junior Specialist’s, Bachelor’s, Specialist’s and Master’s degrees, Higher Qualification Post-graduate degrees and Doctoral degrees. More than 26 thousand students study at the University. There are 12 faculties, 10 institutes  and 3 Colleges within the University. Kyiv University has a number of other facilities, including: a Ukrainian Studies Centre, a Geological and Zoological Museum, a Museum of the University History, an Interfaculty Museum of Linguistics, an Informatics Centre, an Astronomical Observatory, a publishing and reprographics unit called “Kyiv University”, and the Maksymovych Academic Library. The University of Kyiv has become more proactive in the foreign citizens recruitment process. In 2019 the number of foreign students enrolled at the University is 935. English training programs set up to enable the number of international students increase. Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv ranked in the top 411-420 brackets in QS World University Rankings (UK) in 2018.

The legal module within the “Human Rights and Democratization” MA programme is implemented by the teaching staff of the Institute of Law. Today, the Institute of Law is one of the most popular University’s faculties. It includes 16 chairs, several education and research centers, in particular, Centre for Human Rights and Governance, American Common Law Centre, German Law Centre, Polish Law Center, Roman Law Centre. The Institute of Law offers bachelor, Master and PhD study programmes. Research and practical conferences, round tables, summer schools, moot courts, debates and other events are organized by the Institute on regular basis. Public authorities, NGOs, private law firms are among the partners of the Faculty of Law.

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