National Pedagogical Drahomanov University

The National Pedagogical Dragomanov University is a Ukrainian University in Kyiv, which has III-IV accreditation level.

National Pedagogical Drahomanov University
Національний педагогічний університет імені Михайла Драгоманова
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Latin: National paedagogica University nomine nuncupetur, M.P.Dragomanov
MottoLiber – a central figura
Established1834; 187 years ago (1834)
RectorAndrushchenko Viktor Petrovych
Bust in front of the university named after Dragomanov in Kyiv, Ukraine

Post address: 01601,Ukraine, Kyiv, Pyrohova str., 9.


1834 – Pedagogical Institute – the future National Pedagogical Dragomanov University – started as a branch of the St. Volodymyr University.

1920 – Management of high schools in Kyiv decided to create on the basis of Kyiv St. Volodymyr University and Higher female courses, Kyiv Higher Institute of Education.

1933 – Kyiv Pedagogical Institute.

1936 – Kyiv Pedagogical Institute named after A.M.Gorky

1991 – Kyiv Pedagogical Dragomanov Institute.

1993 – Kyiv State Dragomanov University.

1997 – National Pedagogical Dragomanov University

2015 – The university celebrated the 180th anniversary of its existence in April

Campuses and buildingsEdit

The university has six academic buildings, library with 8 reading rooms, 7 dormitories, sports complex with a swimming pool, computer classes, internet cafes, buffets and dining areas.

Institutes and facultiesEdit

Institute of Humanitarian and Technical EducationEdit

Director – Doctor of pedagogical science, Professor Mykola Koretz. Institute trains teachers of vocational education and drawing, experts in information technologies, interior design, fashion design, small business management and auto transport.

Institute of Foreign PhilologyEdit

Director – Candidate of philological science, Professor Volodymyr Goncharov. Since 2015 the Institute is directed by prof. Alla Zernetska. Institute, which was founded in 2003, provides training of specialists in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Russian, Japanese, Arabic, Chinese and Turkish languages and literature, and so on.

Institute of InformaticsEdit

Director – Doctor of physics and mathematics, Professor Anatoliy Kudin. Historical background of the Institute of Informatics goes back to the end of 1950s – beginning of 1960s, when studying of elements of cybernetics and basics of programming in the higher educational institutions in Ukraine began. As an independent unit, Institute was established in 2008 as a result of reorganization of the Institute of Physics and Mathematics and Informatics Education. Its main task is to train teachers of computer science and economics.

Institute of Historic EducationEdit

Director – Doctor of historical science, Professor Olexandr Sushko. During the last 30 years, Institute of Historic Education trains teachers for secondary schools, specialized humanitarian institutions, university teachers and researchers of academic and specialized research institutions. Education in this Institute allows specialists to work as school leaders, work in archives and museums, government, political and social organizations and other educational and tourist institutions.

Institute of Special Education and PsychologyEdit

Director – Doctor of pedagogical science, Professor Viktor Synyov. Defectology department is one of the oldest departments of the University – it operates since 1920. In 2003 on its base the Institute for Special Education and Psychology was founded, which consists of five departments: speech therapy, correctional psychopedagogy, sign language, blindness and education, special psychology and medicine. The Institute has two scientific-methodical centres: rehabilitation of the disabled and inclusive education.

Institute of graduate, postgraduate and doctoral studiesEdit

Director – Doctor of philosophy, Professor Saveliev Volodymyr Leonidovych. As an independent unit, Institute was established in 2008. It consists of 4 departments: department of coordination of masters' training, post-graduate department, department of organization of scientific research, department of organization of specialized scientific councils. In close cooperation with specific educational and research divisions, Institute brings together scientific centres, departments, scientific and teaching laboratories, provides scientific and coordination work for training of masters, doctoral students, further training of teachers and scientific-pedagogical staff, management science and research work of departments and laboratories, that are parts of the Institute.

Institute of ArtsEdit

Director – Hero of Ukraine, People's Artist of Ukraine, Professor Anatoly Avdievsky. Training of students is conducted in the following specialties: music art and choreography. In the future, Institute plans to introduce new specialties, namely: organizer and psychologist of musical leisure of youth, sound specialist in musical acoustics, music director of children's and youth programs on radio and television, sound director, accompanist, concert performer, artist-singer (soloist), performer of pop and folk songs, arranger, music manager, organizer of musical education, and the like.

Institute of Pedagogics and PsychologyEdit

Director – Doctor of pedagogical science, Professor Volodymyr Bondar. Institute trains specialists in the following specialties: applied psychology, human's health, fine arts and elementary education. For students, there are choir, literature studio, workshops on painting, sculpture, decorative arts, history museum of fine arts, permanent exhibition of students' artwork.

Institute of Retraining and Further Training of teachersEdit

Director – Doctor of biological science, Professor Volodymyr Isaenko. The institute was established in June 2008 with a view to improving the process of retraining and skills development for all specialties, which are taught at the university. This division is the successor to the faculty of retraining, which existed at the university since 1974. The Institute provides professional training in 11 specialties and provides an opportunity to obtain a second higher education. Now about 1000 students are enrolled in the Institute.

Institute of Natural and Geographical Education and EcologyEdit

Director – Candidate of pedagogical science, Professor Vitaly Pokas. Natural sciences were studied at the University since the beginning of its operation in the status of Pedagogical Institute (1834). Intensive training of teachers of chemistry, biology and geography began in the 1920s. In 1933, biological and geographical divisions were opened, which were later reorganized as Biology and Chemistry and Geography Departments. In 1972, on their basis, a natural geography faculty was established. As an independent unit, Institute of Natural and Geographical Education and Ecology functions since 2003.

Institute of Politology and LawEdit

Director – Doctor of historical science, Professor Bogdan Andrusyshyn. Holistic training of lawyers and political scientists at the University began in 1992, in the structure of the newly formed social and humanities faculty. Before that, it was held within the specialization in the history faculty. In 2005, on the basis of social and humanities faculty an Institute of Politology and Law was organized.

Institute of Child DevelopmentEdit

Director – Candidate of pedagogical science Zagarnytska Iryna. Training of pre-school specialists at the University dates back to Frebel Women's Institute, at which such teachers worked as I. Sikorsky, S. Rusova, V. Frolov, V. Zenkovsky, which in 1920 became a part of the

Institute of Public EducationEdit

During the process of training educators at the department of pedagogy of preschool education of the Institute of Pedagogy and psychology, future professionals attended lectures of M.Leschenko, O.Gribanova, Z.Borisova and others. In 2007, this department was reorganized into the Institute of Child Development, that as a structural educational research unit at the National Pedagogical Drahomanov University, aims to improve the scientific and staff potential of preschool education and socio-cultural activity in the area of childhood in Ukraine, as well as ensuring the quality level of training specialists for this area. The institute consists of 3 departments: theory and history of pre-school education, management and innovation technologies of pre-school education and children's art.

Institute of Sociology, Psychology and ManagementEdit

Director – Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Doctor of historical science, Professor Volodymyr Yevtukh. Studying of sociology started at the University in the mid-1990s. As an academic subject it was formed at the Department of Political Science and Sociology and the Faculty of Humanities. In 2007, an Institute of Sociology, Psychology and Management was established at the University, which trains specialists in such specialties: sociology, psychology, management of organizations, administrative management, school management, pedagogy of higher schools and others. Institute consists of the next departments: theory and methodology of sociology, theory and counselling psychology, management and European integration, history of educational systems and technologies and applied psychology and psychotherapy.

Institute of Social Work and ManagementEdit

Director – Doctor of Philosophy, Professor Alla Yaroshenko. The institute has four departments: social pedagogy, theory and technology of social work, branch psychology and psychology of management, social and legal protection of population. To help teachers and students, a scientific and methodological resource centre, a laboratory of "Innovative technologies of social and socio-pedagogical work" and "social psychology of personality", a permanent volunteer school, within which the centre of education and retraining of volunteers functions, training centre for students other universities, parents, form-masters and Student Debate Club were opened.

Institute of Ukrainian PhilologyEdit

Director – Candidate of philological science Anatoly Vysotsky. Training of teachers of Ukrainian language and literature at the university is conducted since the 1920s. As an independent academic unit, Institute functions since 2003. Training of specialists conducted in the following specialties: philology, publishing, Ukrainian language and literature, publishing and editing.

Institute of Physical Education and SportEdit

Director – Doctor of Pedagogy, Associate Professor Olexiy Tymoshenko. Training at the Institute is conducted in the following specialties: physical education (football, tourism, practical psychology), human's health (adaptive physical education, fitness), sports (management, security business). In 1985, to improve the quality of the educational process a new sports building with total area of 8400 square meters was established.

Institute of Physics and MathematicsEdit

Director – Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Professor Mykola Pratsyovity. Training of teachers of mathematics and physics was conducted since the foundation of the Institute, at first at the school faculty, then – at the faculty of social education. As a structural subdivision, department of physics and mathematics was created in 1934-1935, as a separate institution – in 2006.

Institute of Philosophical Education and ScienceEdit

Director – Doctor of historical science, Professor Ivan Drobot. Philosophical training of teachers was conducted since the founding of the Pedagogical Institute in the structure of the St. Volodymyr University. It was provided by a series of philosophical departments, manned by outstanding scholars and teachers, in particular, O.Novitsky etc. In the second half of the 20th century, Department of Philosophy of the Pedagogical Institute, and later of the university was headed by Prof. O.Pavelko, later – by Prof. G.Volynka. As an independent unit in the University, Institute was founded in 2004. There are 8 departments that conduct training of specialists in the following specialties: philosophy, culturology, design, advertising and public relations.

Evening FacultyEdit

Director – Candidate of Psychological science, Associate Professor Shyryaeva Lyudmyla. The origins of the evening education at the university go back to the 1960s, when on the basis of the faculty of education, an evening department was established. Since 1984, the evening department operates as an independent administrative unit. It was opened because of an urgent need for highly qualified preschool teaching, elementary education and Ukrainian philology specialists.

Honorable Doctors, Professors and famous alumniEdit

Awards and reputationEdit

According to the "Dengi" magazine, National Pedagogical Drahomanov University occupies fifth place in the ranking of Employers of Ukraine.

Coordinates: 50°26′41″N 30°30′25″E / 50.44472°N 30.50694°E / 50.44472; 30.50694


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