Kharkiv National University of Economics

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Semen Kuznets Kharkiv National University of Economics
Logo KhNUE.jpg
Motto We teach to learn, to think, to work
Established 1930 (1893)
Chancellor rector Prof. V.S.Ponomarenko
Students 10089 (2012)
Location Kharkiv, Ukraine

Semen Kuznets Kharkiv National University of Economics (Ukrainian: Харківський національний економічний університет імені Семена Кузнеця) 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: bachelor, expert (qualification), master.


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.

In 1994 KhIEI was conferred the rank of the state economic university of the supreme IV level of accreditation. Since August 21, 2004 it has been the Kharkov National Economic University. It has been a participant of Magna Charta Universitatum since 2004.


Scientific schools exist in the field of strategic management of the industrial enterprises and associations, economic cybernetics, a tax policy, management of social and economic development of regions. The institute has developed a "Strategy of social and economic development of the Kharkov area for the period till 2011."

Scientific Journal[edit]

Economics of Development (Ukrainian: Економiка Розвитку) is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal that was established in 2002 by the Kharkiv National University of Economics. It publishes original research papers in all fields of economics. The editor-in-chief is Volodymyr Ponomarenko. Subjects covered in Economics of Development include:

  • economic theory and history of economic thought
  • the world economy and international economic relations
  • economics and management of national economy
  • economics and business management
  • development of productive forces and regional economics
  • demography, labor economics, social economics and politics
  • money, finance and credit
  • accounting, analysis and audit
  • statistics and economic-mathematical modeling, information systems and technologies in the economy
  • the theory and mechanisms of government management


The university includes the following faculties:

  • Account and audit
  • Management and marketing
  • Financial
  • Economic informatics
  • International economic relations
  • Economy and Law
  • Foundation (Preparatory)
  • Correspondence (part-time) education

The structure of university includes 34 departments, the higher schools, interbranch institute of the improvement of professional skill, special councils for defending a thesis, educational and research laboratories, business center, computer center, scientific library, publishing house, sports complexes, hostels.

Notable alumni[edit]

Awards and reputation[edit]

  • Webometrics – 5761
  • Compas – 7
  • TOP-200 Ukraine – 49



Narysy z istorij Kharkivskogo nacionalnogo economichnogo universitetu, D.J. Mihajlichenko, V.E.Jermachenko, O.A. Sahno, edited by V.S. Ponomarenko. Kharkiv, INZHEK, 2005. (Нариси з історії Харківського національного економічного університету: Монографія, Д.Ю.Михайличенко, В.Є.Єрмаченко, О.А.Сахно, Під заг. ред. В.С.Пономаренка. Х.: ВД "ІНЖЕК", 2005. - 326, CIV с.) [1]

Kharkivskij Natcionalnyj Economichnij Universitet: Dosvid peretvoren, 2000 - 2010 roky, V.S.Ponomarenko, M.O.Kyzym, D.J. Mihajlichenko, M.V.Afanasjev, V.E.Jermachenko, O.G.Zima; edited by V.S. Ponomarenko. Kharkiv, INZHEK, 2010. (Харківський національний економічний університет: Досвід перетворень, 2000 - 2010 роки: Монографія / Під заг. ред. В.С.Пономаренка; Пономарекно В.С., Кизим М.О., Михайличенко Д.Ю., Афанасьєв М.В., Єрмаченко В.Є., Зима О.Г. - Х.: Видавничий Дім "ІНЖЕК", 2010. - 424 с.) [2]

Coordinates: 50°00′50″N 36°13′26″E / 50.01389°N 36.22389°E / 50.01389; 36.22389