Vasyl Stefanyk Subcarpathian National University

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Vasyl Stefanyk National University of Precarpathia
Прикарпатський національний університет імені Василя Стефаника
Vasyl Stefanyk Subcarpathian National University1.JPG
Established 1940
Rector Ihor Tsependa
Students 17 000
Location Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine
Website [1]

Vasyl Stefanyk National University of Precarpathia is a Ukrainian University in Ivano-Frankivsk.


The university opened in January 1940 at the request of local authorities as the Teaching Institute in Stanislaviv. After the declaration of Independence of Ukraine was signed, more favorable conditions for education and science integration were created. On August 26, 1992, then-named Ivano-Frankivsk Pedagogical Institute was reorganized into the Vasyl Stefanyk National University of Precarpathia. In 2004 the University was declared a “national” institution.

Institutes and faculties[edit]

8 Institutes and 6 Faculties function in the structure of the university.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Mykhailo Frankovych Brodovych – Ambassador on special missions of Foreign Affairs Ministry of Ukraine, graduate of VSPNU
  • Mykola Vehesh – Ukrainian historian. Doctor of Science (History, PhD). Professor. Rector of Uzhhorod National University. Member of Supervision Committee UYPO “Gifted Youth Union”.
  • Bohdan Yosypovych Ptashnyk – Ukrainian Scientist. Mathematician. Doctor of Science (Physics and Mathematics, PhD). Corresponding Member of Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences.
  • Dmytro Mykhailovych Freiik – Ukrainian Scientist in the field of semi-conducting material study. Doctor of Science (Chemistry, PhD).

Awards and reputation[edit]

  • The University ranked 12th in the Scopus scientometric database.
  • The University ranked 40th among Ukrainian national universities.
  • The University is the leading university in the Prykarpattia region.


Coordinates: 48°54′54.74″N 24°42′4.29″E / 48.9152056°N 24.7011917°E / 48.9152056; 24.7011917