V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University (Karazin University) with its over 210-year history is a leading Research and Educational Institution in Ukraine. In the “Top-200 Ukraine” rating conducted by the UNESCO Chair for 2016 Kharkiv University ranks third among all Ukrainian Higher Educational Institutions. According to Scopus, the world’s largest abstract and citation database, the University holds the third position among Ukrainian Research and Educational Institutions by the number of articles published in the leading international scientific publications.
Today the University has 21 Schools and 124 Departments that provide training for specialists in 61 majors. The University also comprises 3 Research Institutes (of Astronomy, Biology, and Chemistry), Central Scientific Library with over 3.5 million books in its stocks, Botanical Garden, University History Museum, Museum of Natural History, Museum of Archeology and Ethnography. All University Schools, Center for International Students Training and Pre-Enrolment Training Center provide teaching for 15 000 students and 500 postgraduate students. The University employs for teaching and research 308 Doctors of Sciences and Doctors of Letters, full professors and about 800 PhDs, associate professors including 15 academicians and corresponding members of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and Sectoral Academies.