2016 Kyiv-Mohyla Academy launched the Center for Quality Assurance in Higher Education, the first of its kind in Ukraine.

2016 Kyiv-Mohyla Academy celebrated the twenty fifth anniversary of the its Revival.

2016 Four PhD programs with sixteen specializations were licensed in the Iukhymenko Family Doctoral School.

2015 Kyiv-Mohyla Academy celebrated the four hundred years anniversary of her foundation.

2015 The new NaUKMA Development Strategy was ratified. The principal strategic goal is to strengthen the Academy’s international partnership.

2014 Andriy Meleshevych was elected a new president of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. Prof. Meleshevych (PhD Political Science) has been heading NaUKMA’s Faculty of Law since 2005.

2014 The President of Ukraine signed the Law on "Higher Education" - an educational reform that was greatly influenced and developed by Kyiv-Mohyla community. (August 1)


2011 NaUKMA Senate awarded the first PhD degree in Ukraine to a graduate of the NaUKMA Doctoral School (November 24)


2010 Instruction № 1353-p by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine officially transferred NaUKMA to the sphere of management of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine (July 7)


2009 NaUKMA granted a title of self-ruling (autonomous) Research University (Resolution № 799, Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine) (July 29)


2008 Ukraine’s first Doctoral School opened; western-style structured PhD programs enrol their first students (October 6)


2008 Consecration of the renovated Church of the Holy Ghost (18th century); the 2nd Stage of an ambitious project to establish the NaUKMA complex «Library — Museum — Archive» completed (June 12)


2007 The 16th session of the NaUKMA Academic Conference elects a new NaUKMA president — Dr. Serhiy Kvit (June 29)


2007 NaUKMA President, Dr. Vyacheslav Briukhovetskyi, awarded the title «Hero of Ukraine» (Decree of the President of Ukraine № 559/2007 from June 25, 2007)


2007 The Tetiana and Omelyan Antonovych Library opened (May 24)


1996 First Convocation held at NaUKMA; degree certificates awarded to 151 graduates (June 30)


1994 NaUKMA accredited at the fourth (highest) level of university accreditation (June 30)


1994 Decree of the President of Ukraine awarding «Kyiv-Mohyla Academy» the status of a «National University» (May 19)


1993 UKMA activity and Study Programs approved by UNESCO International Expert Council (May 23–24)


1992 University of «Kyiv-Mohyla Academy» officially opened; the first entrants accepted as students (August 24)


1991 Decree of the Chairman of the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada «On the revival of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy on its historic territory as an independent Ukrainian institution of higher education — University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy» issued.

Vyacheslav Briukhovetskyi, Doctor of Philology, nominated UKMA president (September 19)


1920 The buildings of KMA were passed to Dnipro Military Flotilla and to the Central Research Library of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences


1918 Kyiv Theological Academy closed


1817 The Sacred Synod resolved to close Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. A Theological Seminary opened in its place; two years later it was renamed the Kyiv Theological Academy


1763 Decree forbidding Ukrainian-language teaching in Kyiv-Mohyla Academy issued by Tsarina Kateryna II


1694, 1701 Legal status of a higher school and the title «Academy» is granted for Kyiv-Mohyla Academy by the Tsar’s charters


1658 Kyiv-Mohyla College is granted legal status of a higher school and the title «Academy» (according to Hadiatska Uhoda, ratified by the Sejm of Rzeczpospolita in May, 1659)


1632 Kyiv Brotherhood School and Kyiv Lavra School merged, and Kyiv Brotherhood College established by St. Petro Mohyla


1615 Monastery, hospital and school for children of all estates founded on the inheritance bequeathed by Halshka Hulevychivna. October 15 is Official Day of the Founding of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy


During the period of its prosperity (17–18th centuries), Kyiv-Mohyla Academy considerably influenced the intellectual, scientific, educational, cultural and spiritual life of Ukraine.

Its alumni shaped social and political views, influenced the national consciousness of Ukrainians.


The Kyiv-Mohyla Academy Founders

Halshka Hulevychivna

Metropolitan Petro Mohyla (canonised)

Hetman Petro Konashevych-Sahaidachny

Hetman Ivan Mazepa

Hetman Ivan Vyhovsky

Metropolitan Rafail Zborovsky


Hetmans of Ukraine (students of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy)


Ivan Vyhovsky

Yuriy Khmelnytsky

Pavlo Teteria

Ivan Briukhovetsky

Petro Doroshenko

Mykhailo Khanenko

Ivan Samoilovych

Ivan Mazepa,

Ivan Skoropadsky

Pylyp Orlyk

Pavlo Polubotok

Danylo Apostol


Prominent personalities associated with Kyiv-Mohyla Academy


Philosopher Hryhoriy Skovoroda

Composer Artemiy Vedel

Writer Petro Hulak-Artemovskyi

Composer Maksym Berezovskyi

Academician Petro Prokopovych

Architect Ivan Hryhorovych-Barskyi

Philosopher Theofan Prokopovych

Academician Ivan Danylevskyi

Academician Ivan Maksymovych

Writer Vasyl Ruban

Academician Danylo Samoilovych


Church hierarchs (students and professors of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy), canonized by the Orthodox Church

Metropolitan Petro Mohyla

Metropolitan Dymytriy (Tuptalo)

Metropolitan Ioan (Maksymovych)

Bishop Iosaphat (Horlenko)

Archbishop Theodosiy (Uhlutskuy)

Archimandrite Paisiy (Velychkovskyi)

Metropolitan Petro (Konyushkevych)

Bishop Sofroniy (Kryshtalevskyi)


Historical Monuments


Every one of the historical buildings situated on the premises of the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy has its own long and interesting history of establishment and reconstructions, but all together they make an ensemble which can become a pride not only for Podil, but for the whole of Kyiv as well.


The unique cultural and historical heritage of NaUKMA includes 11 buildings; some of them are now being restored. 


Within the last 20 years the university managed to fund and accomplish restoration of Halshka Hulevychivna’s House, of the Saint Spirit Church, and of Antonovychi’s Library. Most of these buildings are still waiting for help from the community, with organizational and financial support from all socially conscious people.​




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