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Ivan Franko National University of Lviv

Ivan Franko National University of Lviv

1 Universytetska Str., City of Lviv
Admission Board: 14 Sichovykh Striltsiv Str., City of Lviv
Phone number: (032) 255-39-65, 239-43-30
Е-mail: pkunivlv@lnu.edu.ua
WWW: lnu.edu.ua

Rector: doctor of philosophy, professor Volodymyr Petrovych Melnyk

Ivan Franko National University of Lviv

Lviv University is a classical higher education institution with long-standing traditions and strong academic schools, combined with modern innovative trends. The University's mission is to identify and implement educational and scientific standards, generate changes required by the region, country and world, shape the personality with intellectual media innovative potential.

Lviv University was founded in 1661. In accordance with the Decree of the President of Ukraine as of 11 October 1999 it acquired the status of a national university.

The University belongs to the fourth accreditation level of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. Within the University structure there are 19 faculties, 146 departments, 3 colleges, 9 institutes, 6 museums, the Observatory, Botanical Gardens, the Scientific Library. The University trains specialists in 9 licensed specialities of the educational qualification level of a "Junior Specialist", 49 levels of a "Bachelor", 79 EQL specialities of a "Specialist" and 92 EL specialities of a "Master" in 17 disciplines.

Ivan Franko National University of Lviv

Currently, upwards of 19 thousand students are studying at Lviv University, 10 967 of them are budget students. 4 802 persons work at the University, 1 899 of them represent the teaching staff; 281 persons work at the Research and Development Department. The educational process is provided by 203 doctors of science and 1 085 candidates of science, among them 205 persons have the title of a professor and 967 persons have the title of a docent.

The priority of the University is its scientific work. In 2015, the University conducted research on 38 topics, which were financed from the state budget of Ukraine, among them there were 28 basic topics, 10 - applied, 2 – from the State Fund of Fundamental Research, 1 - for public order, 6 – on the preservation of national property sights of Ukraine, 3 – by contract, and 14 international grants.

The University is the founder and publisher of 44 periodical scientific editions. "Visnyk of Lviv University, Biology Series" is included in scientometric database “Web of Science”, "Journal of Physical Research" is included in scientometric database “Scopus”, journals "Biological Studies", "Mathematical Studies", a collection of scientific works "Language and Society" are included in scientometric database “Index Copernicus”.

Ivan Franko National University of Lviv is an active member of the European Union "Erasmus +" programme. In February 2016, the University joined 22 project proposals submitted by consortia of partner universities. The University was project coordinator in one project.

The scientific potential of the University is based on the scientific schools known in Ukraine and abroad: Solid State Physics; Theoretical Physics; Crystal Chemistry; Physical Chemistry of Polymers; Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Bioenergy and Electrophysiology of Secretory Cells; Academician Ye. Lazarenko Mineralogical School; Professor M. Yermakov Thermobarogeochemical School; Lviv Scientific School of Precambrian Geology and Metallogeny; Engineering, Environmental and Regional Geomorphology; Territorial Organization of Society; Genetic Soil Studies; Comprehensive Analysis; Functional Analysis; Mechanics of Deformable Solids; Numerical Modelling and Optimization of Physical and Mechanical Fields; Study of the Development of Agricultural and Industrial Complex of Ukraine, State Regulation of Cross-border Entrepreneurship in the Context of Globalization; Economic and Mathematical Modeling in Economic and Production Systems Management; Franko Studies; Slavonic Studies; History of Social and Political Processes in Ukraine; General Theory of Human Rights; Protection of Rights and Legitimate Interests of the Victim and Other Subjects of Criminal Proceedings.

Every year patent activity of the researchers from Lviv University is increasing: 18 patents were obtained during the first four months of 2015. In 2014, the most effective elaborations were defended by 43 patents of Ukraine.

Ivan Franko National University of Lviv

We do not stop there. In this context we aim at the transition from quantity to quality, therefore the University determines the following strategic goals:
4. Achieving the highest standards and globalization of scientific research
5. Strengthening the role of the University in society:
• formation of intellectual elite;
• development of cultural environment;
• formation and development of the personality and social orientations of a person;
• development of historical consciousness and national self-identification in young people;
• improvement of innovative capacity, training of highly qualified personnel, required by the society and the state;
• promotion of the University brand, formation of a unified perception of the University in Ukraine and abroad.
6. Promotion of the University integration in the world educational and scientific space;
7. Modern social, information, communication and production infrastructure.

Ivan Franko National University of Lviv

Faculties of:

- Biology
- Geography
- Geology
- Economics
- Electronics and Computer Technology
- Journalism
- Foreign Languages
- History
- Culture and Arts
- Mechanics and Mathematics
- International Relations
- Pedagogical Education
- Applied Mathematics and Informatics
- Business and Finance Management
- Physics
- Philology
- Philosophy
- Chemistry
- Law


- Law College
- Natural Sciences College
- Teacher Training College

Ivan Franko National University of Lviv

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