President's Words



Dear Friends and Colleagues!


You have an opportunity to be part of a process of great significance! Kyiv-Mohyla Academy has always been the leader of important changes in Ukraine's national life, and with your help, and the help of partners and donors, we can do much more!


In its strategic plan for the decade of 2015-2025, Kyiv-Mohyla Academy has established the goal of becoming a first-rate research university,  as a place where knowledge is not only stored and disseminated, but where it is created. This will help us to serve our mission in raising well-educated, pro-active, and creative individuals, independent thinkers and responsible citizens.


We have already started to implement our new Strategy.  Organizational and managerial changes are being implemented gradually, strategic development directions are being defined, and the administration of research and financial management are to be reformed.


Kyiv-Mohyla Academy remains a state university.  As you can imagine, it is difficult to survive with state budget funds. We are proud that National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy has zero tolerance for corruption. That is why the only way to move forward and serve Ukraine and have the best students and graduates is to engage and involve partners, and to give all people an opportunity to take part in this exciting process of reforms and modernization.  Become a member of our community!  Embrace our university community and be united with us in this effort.   Your involvement matters.  It will make a significant difference.


Hundreds of people and organizations already support Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. Partners made possible the establishment of scholarships for students, fellowships for professors, funding for restoration of our campus and our historical buildings.  Supporters and funders helped us establish new scientific centers,  and develop research and science projects. In 2015 donors helped to open the Kyiv-Mohyla Psychosocial Support Center, which helps Ukrainian military and refugees. Scientific referred e-journals in English were published with donors' support, the campus computer network was renewed and Wi-Fi introduced in building 4, where the Law Faculty and the Faculty of Social Sciences are located.  Many other initiatives took place because of support of friends and partners who made it all possible.


We are thankful to everyone who supports Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, and we are proud of so many of our donors and supporters who understand the role that our university plays in creating change in Ukraine.  Kyiv-Mohyla Academy has proved its value as a leading innovator for excellence in education.  You can create your own legacy by becoming our partner to achieve our goals.  We welcome you to join us.  Your contribution will become the investment for building a successful, competitive, secure Ukraine.  We look forward to the opportunity to discuss your role in this process so that together we can make an impact through our university, where research and knowledge creation are the core of its mission.


Best Regards,



Andriy Meleshevych,
NaUKMA President

Thank you

Freedom. Leadership. Innovation. We create the Future Together








Current projects


Networks XXI century includes modernization of network equipment and providing Wi-Fi on the entire NaUKMA campus. This is a program to create an integrated digital environment according to modern requirements. It includes Wi-Fi in all buildings, electronic subscription for all disciplines, electronic evaluation of teaching quality by students, implementation of electronic workflow, other electronic services and resources to improve academic and scientific activities of the University.


Building 4 and ground floor of Culture & Arts Center were equipped with Wi-Fi. Funds raised in 2014-15 secured  trouble-proof network supply and fiber-optical connection line for the entire campus, network equipment for Building 4 (Law and Social Sciences faculties), increase of servers' capacity, wireless access to the Internet. The cost of equipment and works in 2016 is 50,000 USD from the funds, raised in 2015.


The next stage for purchasing and setting up network equipment and providing Wi-Fi for the Culture & Arts Center (6,000 USD), and in the 6th Building (33,000 USD) is planned for 2016 provided funds availability.


New computer training center for KMA professors and employees was opened in the Building 8 in June. Computers and equipment for the amount of 7,700 USD were donated by the company "Brain Computers". Its co-founder Oleksander Karavan is Kyiv-Mohyla Business School Alumnus. The center was equipped with a network from the funds raised in 2015 (1,800 USD).


"Luxoft" company donated of 200 monitors, 36 motherboards and 9 hard drives to maintain and renew KMA computers.


NaUKMA needs renovation and replacement of at least 200 computers per year (20% from total) for educational purposes, library and administrative work.



Doctoral School of Yukhymenko family is the first Ukrainian PhD School, which has been preparing young researchers for the last 8 years. The School uses a European approach in teaching, which differs from the old variant of Soviet "aspirantura". NaUKMA was a test Doctoral School in Ukraine, its experience served to draft and pass the Law for Higher Education of Ukraine for all Doctoral Schools.


A very important part of the PhD study process is research work, as well as publications of its results in international journals, and sharing the experience during international conferences. Such a process leads to successful PhD defense, further research career growth, and at the same time, it lifts the University in world rankings. Unfortunately, all the above listed activities have nearly zero financing from the state budget. That is the reason why Kyiv-Mohyla Academy started fundraising to support research and publishing activities of PhD students and young scientists.  The following are grants that are in need of further financial assistance:


·  Research grant. Is given to PhD students based on competition. The purpose: research expenses in the field of Natural, and Social Sciences, and the Humanities.  Amount 2,000 USD/year depending on the direction of research area.


·  Grants for international publications. The expected size of the fund is approximately 5,400 USD/year . Grants are to be given to PhD students based on competitive bases in order to motivate publication activity at the international referred journals, which work based on the model An article processing charge (APC). This will help Ukrainian research to integrate into the international scientific community.


·  Grants for participation in the international scientific conferences. The expected size of the fund is approximately 5,400 USD/year. Grants are to be given to PhD students based on a competitive basis. Students who will be invited to deliver a presentation that will be published and referred later will have priority. International conferences will not only increase the experience of Ukrainian researchers, but also will bring them to the world scientific community, and will influence rankings of the University. As for today, Ukrainian legislation prohibits the financing of international business trips (conferences) from state budget funds.


·  Post Doctoral grant for support of further research. It is to be given to a PhD graduate on a competitive basis. A grant of 5,900 USD/year . It is aimed to encourage a PhD graduate of Kyiv-Mohyla Doctoral School, to continue teaching and doing research at NaUKMA.




Kyiv-Mohyla academic referred e-journals in English.

The publication of the University's own scientific electronic journals has a positive influence on the research image of KMA image and the University's place in the world university rankings


Kyiv-Mohyla Humanity Journal was indexed at Web of ScienceTM Core Collection: Emerging Sources Citation Index in Spring 2016. No.3 of the Journal, supported by NaUKMA Alumni Victoriia Humeniuk, the Serhiy Seheda family, and Yevgen Utkin is to be issued in July 2016 (cost 3,800 USD).


Kyiv-Mohyla Law and Politics Journal.  

The No. 2 issue is planned for Autumn 2016 (3,8 kUSD) with support of Baker&McKenzie company.


Faculty of Life Sciences. Intensification of research activities, primarily  in the natural sciences, leads to a higher educational level of the university, and growth of its ratings.


The Laboratory of General and Non-organic Chemistry was equipped with special tables in April, produced and installed by "Ukrorgsyntez". Approximate cost is 1,200 USD. "KMA Оfficial Gift Shop" helped to produce and change sinks, which were installed in the laboratory for the new academic year start. The cost of sinks is 600 USD.


Fundraising event 2016


Welcome to the Fundraising Dinner 2016 

November 10 at the NaUKMA Cultural Centre (Illinska Str.9)


18:00 VIP coctail

19:00 Charity event


VIP guests:


Hugh Mingarelli - EU Representative in Ukraine (tbc)

Ernst Reichel - Ambassador of Germany to Ukraine (tbc)

Marie Yovanovitch - the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine (tbc)

Hennadiy Zubko – Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine; Minister of Regional Development, Building and Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine; kmbs Alumni

Oksana Markarova - First deputy Minister, KMA Alumni

Ostap Semerak – Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine; KMA Alumni

Yuliia Kovaliv - The First Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine; KMA Alumni

Yuliia Klymenko - Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, Head of the Central Administrative Office; KMA Alumni

Oksana Syroyid - Deputy Chairman of the Ukrainian Parliament; the Director of the Ukrainian Legal Foundation; KMA Alumni

Vitaliy Klychko –  Mayor of Kiev and Head of Kiev City State Administration

Taras Lukachuk – the President of Jacobs Douwe Egberts company in the region of Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa; KMA Alumni

Oleksand Starodubtsev – co-founder and leader of "ProZorro" team, Director of State Procurement Department of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine

Oleksiy Pavlenko – Former Minister of Agriculture in Yatseniuk Government; KMA Alumni

Tymofiy Mylovanov – founder at VoxUkraine, interim President of KSE, Professor at University of Pittsburgh, Alumni of EERC which was based in KMA those days

Natalia Popovych – Advisor to the Head of President of Ukraine Administration; president of BE-IT Agency

Valeriy Pekar – co-founder of civic platform "Nova Kraina" [New State]; Vice President of Ukrainian League of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs


To register (in Ukrainian)


You need more information or have questions? 

Kateryna Maksym, head of the Department for Strategic development, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Olena Vlasiuk, findrasing specialist, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.





Previous events


Fundraising event 2015


Charity event took place on October 1, 2015.

Foto report and news in Ukrainian





Fundraising event 2014


The Fundraising Campaign confined to the 400th anniversary of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy promotes projects aimed at development of the University and contemplates organization of special events.


The first Fundraising Event within the Campaign to be held on 4 April 2014.




Encyclopedia of Renown Figures of Kyiv Theological Academy

NaUKMA Finished Fundraising Campaign for Encyclopedia of Renown Figures of Kyiv Theological Academy. Presentation of Encyclopedia will be held on May 18 at Old Academic Building at 3 p.m.












Тhе International Charitable Foundation for Renaissance of the Kiev-Mohyla Academy was founded to provide financial support for rekindling the educational and cultural heredity of the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy on its historical premises, for further development of the Academy as the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, and for financing other charitable activities of the Foundation.

The main tasks of the Foundation are following:

to further development of education and science, to perform scientific and educational programs, to provide support for scientists, students, teachers and pupils;

to further development of culture, particularly by performing national and cultural development programs accessible for all social groups, especially for low-income; to further development of cultural values and arts;

to provide support for talented creative youth;

to support protection and preserving of cultural heritage, historical and cultural communities, memorials of history and culture, grave places of outstanding representatives of the Ukrainian people;

to provide support for development of publishing, mass media, and informational infrastructure.


Requisites of the International Charitable Foundation for Renaissance of the Kiev-Mohyla Academy




restoration_logoCelebrating its 395th anniversary on October 15, 2010, Kyiv-Mohyla Academy announced the launch of the Restoration campaign, aimed at raising funds for restoration of 11 unique buildings of 17th-19th centuries located on the University’s premises.

Since its revival in 1992, Kyiv-Mohyla Academy singly, without having any support from the state, keeps the buildings out of decay, providing active and insistent fundraising for the most urgent project and remedial works. Launching the ambitious Restoration Project, the University not just continues activity for renovating the physical state of the buildings, but also performs a socially important task attracting public attention to understanding of the process of historical monuments renewing as a weighty matter of state, and the University campus at Podil – as an important legacy for the whole Ukrainian nation.


Visit RESTORATION web-site






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