Program of the 2018-2019 Academic Year Opening at Kyiv-Mohyla Academy

Kyiv-Mohyla Academy starts the 27th academic year!

The Opening Ceremony and Inauguration of the Freshers will take place on Friday, August 31st. Traditional dress-code for this event is a Ukrainian national costume.

On Saturday, September 1st, the Honorary Doctor of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy will give an inauguration lecture for the freshers. The title of Honorary Doctor is an annual award given to the prominent scholars and political activists from all over the World. This year it was received by Professor Peter-Christian Müller-Graff from Heidelberg University, Doctor of Law and a famous specialist in the EU Law. His lecture is public and free.

The traditional conclusion of the Opening Ceremony at Kyiv-Mohyla Academy is a lecture on Human Spiritual Values. This year it will take place on Monday, September 3rd. The speaker is Volodymyr Kolyvai, the Director of Image Education (Imidzh Osvita) English School and the first Ukrainian citizen who received the honor to visit Dalai Lama. Mr. Kolyvai is going to speak about the spiritual values in Buddhism, about ethics, values and respect in the views of Dalai Lama, and about spiritual teachers and the ways of learning the Universe.

The detailed program of the Opening Ceremony is below.

See you at Kyiv-Mohyla Academy!


Opening and Inauguration Ceremony 2018

National University “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”



Friday, September 31


16:30 – 16:55

in front of Building I

Freshers gathering, preparation for the official ceremony


17:00 – 18:00

Kontraktova Square

The Inauguration Ceremony


Saturday, September 1


10:00 – 11:30

Kyiv-Mohyla Center for Arts and Culture (Illins’ka str. 9), Assembly Hall (3rd floor)

Inauguration lecture by Honorary Doctor Professor Peter-Christian Müller-Graff

The Rule of Law in European Integration: Origins, Functions and Challenges

(the language of lecture is English)


11:45 – 14:00

Kyiv-Mohyla Center for Arts and Culture (Illins’ka str. 9), Assembly Hall (3rd floor)

General orientation session for freshers.



Venue TBA

Special orientation sessions on each department; distribution of the official documents to the new students.


Monday, September 3


11:00 – 12:30

Kyiv-Mohyla Center for Arts and Culture (Illins’ka str. 9), Assembly Hall (3rd floor)

Lecture on Human Spiritual Values by Volodymyr Kolyvai


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