Kharkiv National University of Radioelectronics

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Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics
Other name
Former name
Kharkiv Engineering-Building Institute (1930-1966)
Kharkiv Institute of Radioelectronics (1966-1993)
Kharkiv Technical University of Radioelectronics (1993-2001)
Established 8/11/1930
Rector Valerii Semenets
Students 8000+
Address пр-т Науки, 14 (14 Nauky Avenue), Kharkiv (м.Харків), Ukraine (Україна)

Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics (KNURE) is a higher education institution of the highest level of accreditation in Ukraine. It is one of the oldest technology universities in Ukraine, with over 7000 students and 30 scientific centers.

It has strong research and education capabilities in electrical engineering, electronics, telecommunications, ICT and computer technologies.

KNURE hosts the International Academy of Applied Radio & Electronics. KNURE pioneered the development of distance education in Ukraine. It has a high expertise in introduction of innovative technologies into education and business.

History of KNURE[edit]

Emblem of the Kharkov Geodetic Institute

The history of KNURE begins in 1930 when Kharkiv Engineering-Building Institute (KEBI) was founded on the basis of building faculty of Kharkiv Polytechnical Institute and architectural faculty of Kharkiv Art Institute. In 1934 Kharkiv Geodetic Institute and Scientific Research Institute of Geodesy and Cartography entered the structure of the institute. In 10 years KEBI became the largest higher education institution of Ukraine numbering 1734 students, 200 teachers and 4 faculties: Architectural, Building, Sanitary and Geodetic.

In 1966 KIMBAC was given a name of Kharkiv Institute of Radio Electronics (KIRE) Soon after the declaration of independence of Ukraine KIRE got the status of University and became Kharkiv Technical University of Radio Electronics (KTURE) in 1993.

In 2001 the status of the University was advanced to the National University.

University structure[edit]

KNURE consists of 8 faculties and 33 departments:

Awards and reputation[edit]

The University ranks first among technical universities of Ukraine by the results of the rankings made by the Ministry of Education and Science, Youth and Sport of Ukraine (according to “Education of Ukraine” №26 (1295) of 25 June 2012 and the website ).

In the Compass-2012 rankings KNURE is the 8th in general ranking, the 9th under “Technical Specialities” category and 4th under “IT Specialities” category.

13th place among the universities of Ukraine (3rd place among the universities of Kharkiv) according to Scimago for 2018.

In July 2018 the University ranked 16th in the Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities.

In the Top-200 the university has retained its place since last year and ranks 15th among higher educational institutions of Ukraine and 2nd in Eastern Ukraine.

In April 2018 the University runs 20th among Ukrainian higher educational institutions in the rankings of scientometrical database Scopus.


Strong cooperation within TEMPUS, Horizon 2020, INTAS, INCO-Copernicus, EU Joint- and Double-Degree Master programs, etc. allowed KNURE to become one of the first HEIs in Ukraine which introduced the Bologna principles and ECTS to its practices. University aims to integration of in the international, particularly European scientific and educational space, to the creation of the operational development of the information and communications field as a modern mechanism of international activities. KNURE widely develop international contacts through cooperation with universities in other countries and foreign companies. A large number of faculty, staff, graduate students go abroad to participate in academic conferences, research and internships, as well as accept foreign specialists at university. Almost all of the departments have memorandums and agreements on cooperation with foreign companies.

International partners[edit]

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Coordinates: 50°00′54″N 36°13′40″E / 50.01500°N 36.22778°E / 50.01500; 36.22778