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Chemistry

Foundation: Chemistry has been taught at the University since its founding. The Department of Chemistry, Mineralogy and Geology was one of the eight original departments of the Faculty of Physics and Mathematics of the University from 1834. The Department of Chemistry was formed in 1901.

Departments: Analytical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Chemistry of Macromolecular Compounds.

Structural Units: Research and Industrial Chemistry and Biology Centre, Informatics Centre, 5 research laboratories, library.

Direction: Chemistry

Major: Chemistry

Specializations / educational programmes: Inorganic Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Chemical Management of the Environment, Chemical Analysis and Management of Analytical Laboratories, Chemical Assessment and Environmental Safety, Organic Chemistry, Chemistry of Natural Compounds, Physical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry and Phase Phenomenology, Chemistry of Macromolecular Compounds.

Dean: Yulian Mykhaylovych Volovenko, Professor, Doctor of Chemistry, Laureate of the State Prize of Ukraine in Science and Technology, Award of Honour of Ukraine in Science and Technology.

Availability of hall of residence: yes

Courses offered in a foreign language: Master’s students have the opportunity to study certain subjects (lectures and practical courses) in English: General chemistry; Nanochamistry & Nanotachnology, Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry, Instrumental Methods of Analysis; Functional and elemental analysis; Protein chemistry; Chemistry of Heterocyclic Compounds.

International Dual Diploma Programs: Department of Chemistry has numerous Agreements for International Cooperation with European Universities, in particular the Dual Diploma Programs:
– University Paul Sabatier (Toulouse, France) – French-Ukrainian International Research Association on Molecular Chemistry. In the frame of this cooperation – double degree programs (Master and PhD).
– Angers University (France) – double degree programs (Master and PhD).
– University Le Mans (France) – Master course in the frame of “ERASMUS+”.
– Possibility for double Master course together with “Ecole Polytechnique” (Paris, France), Konstanz University (Germany) and Strasbourg University (France).

Outstanding graduates:
Skopenko V. V. (ukr.) (12.12.1935 – 05.07.2010) – Chemist (coordination chemistry), academician of National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Dr.Chem.Sci., Prof., 1985-2008 – Rector of Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, Hero of Ukraine, President of High Attestation Commission of Ukraine (1998-2003), Award of Honor of Ukraine in Science and Technology (1991), Laureate of the State Prize of Ukraine in Science and Technology (1990, 1995) and other awards.
Babichev F. S.(ukr.) (28.02.1917 – 28.04.2000) – Chemist (organic chemistry), Academician of National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Dr.Chem.Sci., Prof., 1968-78 – Dean Department of Chemistry, Vice-president of Academy of Science of Ukraine(1978-1988), Advis Pohodenko er of Presidium of Scademy of Science of Ukraine (since 1988), Soros Professor Emeritus, Award of Honor of Ukraine in Science and Technology(1997), Laureate of the State Prize of Ukraine in Science and Technology (1998) and other awards.
Slobodyanik N. S.(ukr.) (23.01.1945) – Chemist (inorganic chemistry), Corresponding Member of National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Dr. Chem. Sci, Prof., since 1998 – Head of Inorganic Chemistry Department. 1997-2007 – Dean of Chemistry Department, Soros Professor Emeritus, (2006), Award of Honor of Ukraine in Science and Technology, Member of State Commission of Fund of Fundamenral Research and other awards.
Hhilya V. P.(ukr.) (01.01.1939) – Chemist (Organic Chemistry), Corresponding Member of National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Prof.; 1998-2004 – Head of Organic Chemistry Department, Soros Professor Emeritus, 1992-2000 – Deputy Head of Expert Council of High Attestation Comission of Ukraine, Laureate of the Kiprianov’s A.I. Prize and other awards.
Pokhodenko V. D.(ukr.) (09.01.1936) – Chemist (Physical Chemistry), Academician of National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Dr.Chem.Sci., Award of Honor of Ukraine in Science and Technology (1996), Vice president of National Academy of Science of Ukraine (since 1998). Since 1982 – Director of Institute of Physical Chemistry of NASU.
Yagupolsky L. M.(ukr.) (6.02.1922 – 05.04.2009) – Chemist (Organic Chemistry), Dr.Chem.Sci., Prof., Deputy Director of Institute of Organic Chemistry of NASU (1969 – 1873), Laureate of the Prize of Council of Ministers of USSR (1982), State Prize of Ukraine in Science and Technology (1992) and other awards.