National University “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” is a higher educational institution, it’s predecessor was the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, established in 1615. On September 19, 1991, according to the decree signed by the Chairman of the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada, Kyiv Mohyla Academy was restored on its historic territory in Kyiv as an independent Ukrainian institution of higher education – University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. In September of 1992, first students were admitted. Vyacheslav Bryukhovetsky was the one who together with academics, teachers and intellectuals developed the concept of the academy as innovative research university, as well as academic specialties, structure of educational and research activities. Among the first administrators of the revived academy were Serhiy Ivanyuk, Oleksiy Haran, Natalya Shumkova, Valery Mankivsky and others.
In 1994, UKMA received the status of a National University. As for 2020 NaUKMA proposes Bachelor degree programs on 6 faculties, more than 30 research centers and laboratories are functioning here as well as the Kyiv-Mohyla Business School and the Yukhimenko Doctoral School, first doctoral school in Ukraine.
Most of educational reforms that have been provided in Ukraine came out of here. NaUKMA was the first university in Ukraine to implement three-level educational system: Baccalaureate, Magistrate, Doctorate; а unique competitive admission process , since 1995 it’s own distinctive “NaUKMA Diploma”, since 2008 PhD program compliant with European standards. NaUKMA cooperates with 120 universities in 35 countries. More than 20% of students participate in international projects, including studying abroad.
NaUKMA has 10 academic buildings, the Research Library, the IT center, the publishing center, and the Center for Culture and Arts. A unique architectural complex of XVII-XIX centuries, comprising 11 buildings, stands on the territory of NaUKMA; its historical significance has been recognized by the state. An important task of NaUKMA is to preserve this heritage for future generations and to use it wisely.
The motto of the University is Tempus fugit, Academia sempiterna