V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University (Official Site)

Dear Friends!

Nowadays the School of Chemistry is the high level of academic staff, contemporary research, and wide use of results in the educational process, equipped laboratories and lecture-rooms, cooperation with Universities and Research Institutions in Ukraine, Russia, Europe, USA, and Japan! At our School, you will get the high-standard university education and profession of a chemist – the profession of the XXI century indeed!

Our History

Chemistry has been teaching at the university from the very first days. In 1864, on the initiative of the prominent chemist N.N. Beketov, the School of Physics and Mathematics was subdivided into three sections, Section of Mathematics, Section of Natural Sciences, and Section of Physics and Chemistry. In 1865 Beketov introduced an essentially new course of lectures, the course in physical chemistry – 20 years earlier than at the universities of Western Europe and the USA. In 1894 Departments of Organic, Inorganic and Analytical chemistry has appeared. Later, in 1933, the Research Institute of Chemistry has been organized at the School of Chemistry.

Nowadays our School brings together staff and students from six Departments: Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Chemical Metrology, Organic Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, and Theoretical Chemistry.


School of Chemistry at a glance

Professors: 14

Readers: 33

Undergraduate Students: 400

Undergraduate Study:

Undergraduate degree programs are offered at the Bachelor and Master levels.

Undergraduate Degrees:

Organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry, and chemical metrology, design of materials and chemical informatics, pharmaceutical chemistry, chemical control of the environment, physical chemistry of nonaqueous solutions, computational chemistry and molecular design.

Financial support

We have the Government scholarship program (the number of positions is limited).


Postgraduate Degrees:

Physical chemistry, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry.

Student’s life

At our school, we are proud of the services and systems we have to make the transition to student life effortless. We are proud of all conditions for student’s research. The research and teaching of the highest standard make our School a very stimulating and challenging place to study. It provides effective cooperation with the leading scientific and educational centers in Russia, the USA, Germany, Great Britain, France, Switzerland, Israel, and Japan. In particular, our students participate in scientific conferences in different cities of Ukraine and abroad.


A degree from the School of Chemistry gives you great career opportunities. Examples are as varied as our graduates: teachers of primary and secondary school, engineers, university lecturers, biological and life scientists, even accountants and software developers! Some of our graduates continue their education at the postgraduate level in Ukrainian Universities as well as in the Universities of Russia, the USA, and Europe.