Kamyanets-Podilsky Ivan Ohienko National University

Kamianets-Podilsky Ivan Ohienko National University (Ukrainian: Кам'янець-Подільський Національний Університет імені Івана Огієнка) is a university[1] in Kamyanets-Podilsky (Ukraine).

Kamianets-Podilsky Ivan Ohienko National University
Кам'янець-Подільський Національний Університет імені Івана Огієнка
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MottoTamdium discendum est, quamdium vivis
TypeNational autonomous university
Established1918 (1918)
Campus61 Ohienko Street, Kamianets-Podilsky

Coordinates: 48°40′31.1″N 26°35′12.04″E / 48.675306°N 26.5866778°E / 48.675306; 26.5866778


The university was founded as Kamianets-Podilsky State Ukrainian University on October 22, 1918, under a law signed by Pavlo Skoropadsky during his brief rule as Hetman of Ukraine. The first rector of the university was the scientist and linguist Ivan Ohienko. The university consisted of five faculties: History and Philology; Physics and Mathematics; Law; Theology; and Agriculture.

The defeat of the Ukrainian national liberation movement in the autumn of 1920 by the bolsheviks determined the fate of the university: at first, it was reorganized into the Academy of Theoretical Knowledge, but on February 2, 1921 — into the Institute for Theoretical Sciences, which included three autonomous institutions: Physics and Mathematics, the Humanities and Agricultural Sciences. On February 26, 1921 the Institute for Theoretical Sciences was reorganized into two separate schools — the Institute of Public Education and Agricultural Institute. During the 1930s and 1940s the Institute of Public Education was reorganized three times — in 1930, when it was reorganized into the Institute of Social Education; in 1933–1934, into Pedagogical Institute; and in 1939, into the Institute of Teachers. Since the 1948–1949 academic year, according to the decision of the Council of Ministers of the USSR, the Kamianets-Podilsky Institute of Teachers was reorganized into the Pedagogical Institute.

It was made a State Pedagogical university in 1997,[2] a State university in 2003[3] and a national university named after Ivan Ohienko in 2008.[4][5]

University activityEdit

During its existence the university has trained about 55,000 professionals for education and other sectors of the national economy, more than 350 PhDs and Candidates of Science.[citation needed]

In sport, from 2007 to 2011 the students of the university have won 509 awards at the championships and universiades of Ukraine and 135 medals at the Olympic Games, World and European Championships.[citation needed]

The university has received a number of awards.[6]



  1. ^ It has the status of a "higher educational establishment of the 4th level of accreditation"
  2. ^ resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine "About the creation of Kamianets-Podilsky State Pedagogical University" from June 28, 1997 № 628
  3. ^ resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine "About creation of Kamianets-Podilsky State University" from March 17, 2003 № 148-r
  4. ^ decree of the President of Ukraine "About conferring the status of National University to Kamianets-Podilsky State University" from January 22, 2008 №44/2008
  5. ^ resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine "About naming of Kamianets-Podilsky National University after Ivan Ohienko" from August 20, 2008 № 1119-r
  6. ^ Завальнюк О. М., Комарніцький О. Б. Кам'янець-Подільський національний університет. — Кам'янець-Подільський: Аксіома, 2008. — 296 с.