Semen Kuznets Kharkiv National University of Economics is the largest economic higher educational institution of the Eastern Ukraine. It’s a state-owned higher school of the IV-level accreditation and belongs to the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. From 2013 the University is named after Simon Kuznets, its’ noted alumnus.
In the 2006/2007 academic year, the population included 12,860 students, 690 professors and teachers.
KNUE provides a full range of educational services implementing multistage training, retraining and upgrading of specialists in 22 specialties in the following fields: economy and business, management, government, computer sciences, publishing business and printing industry, tourism, on three qualifying levels:training bachelor, specialist (bachelor)and masters.
The Kharkiv National University of Economics is connected by direct historical continuity with the Kharkiv commercial school of Emperor Alexander III (1893-1919), Kharkov higher commercial courses of the Kharkov merchant society (1912-1916), Kharkov Commercial Institute (1916-1919) and the Kharkov Institute of a National Economy (1919-1930).
Official date of creation is October 1, 1930 when it was formed on the basis of industrial faculty of the Kharkov Institute of a National Economy as the Kharkov Engineering and Economic Institute. It prepared experts specialized in engineering and economic analysis for the key branches of the heavy industry of Ukraine and the USSR on machine-building, metallurgical, chemical and a forge faculties. In 1964 the faculty of the mechanized processing of the economic information was founded; the economics faculty was formed in 1970.
The institute rendered wide advisory help to the industrial enterprises on reconstruction, technological updating, increase of labour productivity and economic efficiency of manufacture, cost-effectiveness analysis and, since 1960, on the organization of automated control systems (management information systems). During this period the institute had created the advanced system of retraining and improvement of professional skill of the supervising personnel of the industry.
At the institute a number of research laboratories operated, including research laboratory of economy and organizations of machine-building industry of the Kharkov economic region under the scientific management of Prof. E.G. Liberman. Its research was assumed as a basis of economic reform in 1965 in the USSR.
Faculty of economy and law
Faculty of economic informatics
Faculty of marketing and management
Faculty of international economic relations
Faculty of accountancy and auditing
Faculty of finance
University provides professional development of foreign citizens of all previously mentioned specialities in the form of probation and retraining. Candidate (Ph.D) and Doctor of Science courses are available at the University. Post-graduate course duration is 3 years followed by thesis defence and degrees of Ph.D. in Economics are awarded.