Volodymyr Dahl East Ukrainian National University is one of the leading establishments of higher education in Ukraine. It was founded in 1920 in memory of Vladimir Dal. It is one of the oldest University in Ukraine.
Nowadays the university has level IV accreditation, with 24 faculties and nearly 1,083 professors, 742 of them PhD’s. The university owns 55 buildings in east and south crimea Ukraine, University has about 36,000 Ukrainian (and about 800 foreign) students and confers degree 124 majorsat the associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels.
The establishment of the educational institution has deep historical basis connected with industrial development of the region. Historical research shows that the beginnings of technical education in Lugansk appeared in 19th century.
Preconditions of the establishment –
The scientific and technical society started its activities at the Lugansk foundry in 1827. The same year the training of the youth in technical disciplines was started as well. Lugansk factory school was founded in 1839. Educational and scientific foundation for the future technical school was made by the distinguished leading figures of science such as I.A. Timeh (“Cutting resistance of metal and wood”), A.F. Mevius (“Training course of metallurgy of cast iron, iron and steel”, “Iron foundries”), I.F. Felkner (“Machines and tools for metalworking”, “Companion of an engineer-builder”, “Popular Companion of an engineer-builder”), Y.P. Kovalevskiy (“Geognostic Review of the Donetsk Ridge” (1829)) and others.
The educational establishment began its readout in March 27, 1920, when Lugansk National Technical School headed by the rector Migulin P.K. was created. The technical school was located in a former trade school.
Later the technical school was called “Luhansk Evening Work College” (LEWC). It had been preparing “red” engineers at two faculties (mechanical and electrotechnical) during 4 years.
Lessons were held in the the former Pushkin College building in Patronna Street and later in the former four-storey building of Vasnev in Bankovska Street (Shevchenko Street nowadays). Technical school occupied the fourth floor. In 1927 LEWC got the second and the third floors of the permanent building in Lenina Street, 38.
1927, the first graduation of engineers (11 persons) in speciality “Steam-powered equipment”.
1930, according to the resolution of the Council of People’s Commissars of USSR the technical school was reorganized intoLuhansk Evening Machine Building Institute. The first graduation of LEMBI engineers in speciality “Civil engineering” was in 1932.
1934-1939, the work of the educational institution was suspended, it was renewed in 1939.
During the war the higher educational institution was evacuated to the Russian city Omsk and reorganized into Omsk Machine Building Institute.
1945-1959, educational establishment functioned in the composition of the branch offices of: Kharkiv Institute of Mechanical Engineering, Moscow Correspondence Institute of Metal Industry (Moscow State University of Instrument Engineering and Computer Science nowadays) and V.I. Lenin Kharkov Polytechnical Institute.
1960, educational establishment was reorganized into independent Luhansk Evening Machine Building Institute with 940 persons of full-time studies students.
1962, training of students of full-time form of study was started.
On the 8th of May in 1993 East Ukrainian State University was created on the basis of Luhansk Machine Building Institute and several higher educational institutions of Luhansk and Luhansk region.
1996, the higher educational institution received the status of the higher educational institution of the IV accreditation level.
On the 11th of September the university was given the status of the national university with the proper name “East Ukrainian National University”.
In 2001 East Ukrainian National University was given the name of Volodymyr Dahl.
In September of 2004 the rector of Volodymyr Dahl East Ukrainian National University, professor Golubenko O.L. sighed in Bologna (Italy) the Great Charter of Universities.
In 2004 the construction of the new academic building was finished.
On March 24th, 2010, Volodymyr Dahl East Ukrainian National University was given the status of the national self-governing (autonomous) research higher educational establishment.
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