The Eastern European National University

Location: Lutsk, Ukraine
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The Eastern European National University (EENU) is one of the oldest educational institutions of Volyn region (EU border region), which continues educational traditions established in the seventeenth century by brethren school. Its history dates back to 1940, when the first institution of higher education was opened in Volyn region.

At the moment the University is made up of 7 Institutes (the Institute of Social Sciences, the Institute of Arts, the Institute of Physical Culture and Health, the Pedagogical Institute, the Institute of Philology and Journalism, the Institute of Foreign Philology, the Institute of Economics and Management), 9 departments (the Department of Mathematics, the Department of Physics, the Department of Chemistry, the Department of Biology, the Department of Geography, the Department of Law, the History Department, the Department of Psychology, the International Relations Department), the Teaching and Research Center of Postgraduate Education, the Preparatory Department, 76 Chairs of the Department with professional academic staff. There is another structural unit of EENU - College of Technology, Business and Law.

EENU has the 4th level of accreditation and trains about 15 thousand students in 48 specialties that allows to provide Volyn and neighboring regions with corresponding staff almost completely. 772 teachers, among them 498 doctors and candidates of sciences, professors.

EENU also is a member of the European University Association (EUA), the Eastern-European University Network (EEUN), The Baltic-Ukrainian Academic Consortium the Consortium of Ukrainian universities and the University of Warsaw, the Cross-Border Innovation Cluster. University scientists are involved into the development of international cooperation programs within the Euroregion Bug.

There is no doubt that our university is an example of a classical learning institution, as it was recognised by the authoritative commission that accredited it with the highest IV level rating. EENU was honoured by numerous award on international and all-ukrainian levels. University administration and staff are working hard in order to guarantee that the level of the university training of graduates corresponds with international standards, to be certain that the scientific schools function to full value, and to make all efforts to ensure that the Eastern European National University is at the top of the ladder among classical universities of Ukraine and Europe.

Main fields of activities:

Major directions of the University work include scientific, educational, international, economic and business activities. This work is carried out in accordance with the strategy of the University development adopted for 2007-2012 years, approved programs and internal regulations.

The University motto is “Science will win”, it sets strategic directions of our activity: the organic unity of teaching and research, the process of teaching and scientific research. The task of intensifying of the research component should be put into action in many areas: leading universities in Ukraine and abroad, opening science and research institutes, scientific personnel training through postgraduate and doctoral candidacy.

Scientific researches are conducted in the following areas: age characteristics of neurophysiological mechanisms of cognitive human activity; physics of structural defects in semiconductors; theory of superconductivity; biomineralology, flora and fauna of the Western Ukrainian Polissya; mathematical and computer modeling techniques; information protection problems; financial and economic problems of countries with transition economy; problems of European integration and cross-border cooperation; historical monument study of western ethnic Ukrainian lands; the life and art of Lesya Ukrainka.

Information about the intended project:

We are ready for cooperation under Erasmus+ , Horizon 2020 or other EU programmes/funds.

Previous international experience:

The Eastern European National University is a participant of the ATHENA project (october 2012 - autumn 2015), co-funded by the European Commission under the Tempus programme. The ATHENA project is run by EUA in collaboration with higher education institutions in the European Union and higher education institutions, National Rectors’ Conferences and Ministries of Education in the Eastern Neighbouring Area (Moldova, Ukraine and Armenia).

The partnership includes:

- Moldova: Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova (regional coordinator and coordinator for Moldova), Free International University of Moldova, Cahul State University B.P. Hasdeu, National Rectors` Council of Moldova, Ministry of Education of Moldova

- Ukraine: Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (coordinator for Ukraine), Donetsk National University, Odesa National University “I Mechnikov”, Lesya Ukrainka Volyn National University Ukraine, National Rectors' Council of Ukraine, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of Ukraine

- Armenia: Yerevan State University (coordinator for Armenia), Gavar State University, State Engineering University of Armenia, State Universities Rector Council, Ministry of Education and Science of Armenia,

- European Union: European University Association (Project coordinator), University of Coimbra, Portugal Instituto Politecnico de Coimbra, Portugal, University of Helsinki, Finland, Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, Finland, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands


Anna Levchuk, Vice-rector on Scientific and Pedagogical Work, European Union Integration and Work with Students, e-mail:, tel. +38(0332)720129

Andriy Boyar, Vice-rector for Research and Innovation, e-mail:, tel. +38(0332)720125