About University

 West Ukrainian National University (WUNU) is a classical university of Ternopil, a leading modern educational institution, where the academic spirit and science, passion and discipline - the corner stones of identity formation - reign. The university is always developing, as to master the art of living one must look to the future.

 The competitive spirit that prevails in the university allows the graduates to become leaders and highly skilled proffessionals in their fields.

 Ternopil is a student city. It infallibly enchants anyone who sets foot on its ancient lands, with their quiet streets and open-minded people. West Ukrainian National University is among the best economic institutions of higher education in Ukraine. This is where intellectual product is created through a journey from mere concepts to progressive ideas brought to life.



  The University was established in 1966, with the opening of Ternopil Branch of Financial and Economic Faculty of Kyiv Institute of National Economy. In 1967, the Branch was transformed into a separate Faculty and in 1971 – into Ternopil Financial and Economic Institute. Later it was renamed into Ternopil Institute of National Economy (1989) and then Ternopil Academy of National Economy (1994). On March 30, 2005, the educational institution became a University, and on September 29, 2006 it was conferred the “National” status by a President’s edict. By the Order of Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, Ternopil National Economic University was renamed into West Ukrainian National University and received the status of a “classical” higher education institution on August 25, 2020.

  Each generation of students and scholars continues the glorious traditions of national education, adding to the achievements of WUNU at the international level.


University in Rankings

  In 2020, West Ukrainian National University was ranked 13th among two hundred Ukrainian universities in the "Top 200 Ukraine" rating of higher education institutions and 33rd out of 241 in the consolidated ranking of Ukraine.

  WUNU is in the top five among Ukrainian higher education institutions according to Webometrics, whose assessment of quality of scientific activity is based on the analysis of citations by scientists of world universities on Google Scholar. In the Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities (Edition 2020.2.0), the university is ranked 6th among 317 Ukrainian higher education institutions, and 7th in the uniRank international ranking. WUNU is also seventh in Ukraine in the number of researchers with profiles in Web of Science.


West Ukrainian National University prepares students for obtaining all degrees of higher education including Professional Junior Bachelor's (11 specialties), Junior Bachelor’s (2 specialties), Bachelor’s (36 specialties), Master’s (29 specialties), PhD (20 specialties).


Our academic staff consists of 640 members of teaching and research, including 45 contractors who are highly qualified practitioners in their fields. Numerous state and industry awards confirm the exemplary professionalism of University scholars. The classical university of Ternopil employs: 18 Honored Scholars of Education of Ukraine, 7 Honored Scholars of Science and Technology of Ukraine, 2 Merited Inventors of Ukraine, 4 Honored Economists of Ukraine, 1 Merited Builder of Ukraine, 1 Merited Industry Worker of Ukraine, 1 Merited Coach of Ukraine, 3 Honored Lawyers of Ukraine, 1 Honored Doctor of Ukraine, 3 Honored Workers of Ukraine Culture, 10 Excellence in Education of Ukraine Honourees.

Over 10% of academic staff are Full-time Members of the Academies of Sciences (48 people) and Corresponding Members of Academies of Sciences (17 people).

 There are 114 Doctors of Sciences and 499 Candidates of Sciences, 79 Professors and 351 Associate Professors employed at WUNU. Out of 43 Departments, 27 are Headed by Doctors of Sciences, while 16 are Headed by Candidates of Sciences.


List of Structural Subdivisions

  The educational process at the university is provided by 14 Education and Research Institutes, 5 Faculties, 3 Branches, 3 Colleges and 47 Departments. Currently, 13,046 people study at the university.


Faculty of Economics and Management

Faculty of Computer Information Technologies

Faculty of Finance and Accounting

Faculty of Law

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

  Education and Research Institutes

Education and Research Instittute of Innovation, Environmental Management and Infrastructure

B. Havrylyshyn Education and Research Institute of International Relations

Education and Research Institute of Communication

Education and Research Institute of Creative Studies

Education and Research Institute of Public Managment

Education and Research Institute of Innovative Educational Technologies

Education and Research Institute "Ternopil Business School"

Vinnytsia Education and Research Institute of Economics

Yerevan Education and Research Institute

Ivano-Frankivsk Education and Research Institute of Management

Novovolynsk Education and Research Institute of Economics and Management

Khmelnytsk Education and Research Institute

Chortkiv Education and Research Institute of Entrepreneurship and Business

Zakarpattia Education and Research Institute



Lutsk Branch of West Ukrainian National University

Sambir Branch of West Ukrainian National University

Kamianets-Podilskyi Education and Research Centre of West Ukrainian National University


Vinnytsia College of Economics and Entrepreneurship of WUNU

College of Economics, Law and Information Technologies of WUNU

Chortkiv College of Economics and Entrepreneurship of WUNU


  School of Polish and European Law


Current Facilities and Services


  West Ukrainian National University currently provides young people with quality educational services, comfortable dormitories, sports facilities, martial arts and boxing gyms, an ''Economist'' sports complex and a new library featuring electronic resources for students to realize their full potential. West Ukrainian National University is a place where young people are taught to think critically, analyze thoroughly, to be responsible and to achieve success.

 L. Kanishchehnko Library is the crown jewel of WUNU facilities.

 L. Kanishchenko WUNU Library is a modern high-tech information system. It provides 24/7 remote access to information resources, offers a variety of online services and ensures digital support for education.

  There are 601368 copies stored within the West Ukrainian National Library, which includes over 100 thousand digital publications. Various resources available through the library include 255,711 copies of scientific literature, 239,993 copies of educational literature, and 23593 copies of fiction. All literature is indexed, barcoded and assigned an ex-libris of the Library.

  The principle of general availability of information and its prompt provision in a convenient form remains key in helping users of the current year.

WUNU library provides users with comfortable accommodations necessary for studying and creative scientific research. In order to maintain the high quality of services and facilities, the library constantly develops and diversifies its informational services.  Among these services, free and open access to full-text electronic resources is of top-priority. More specifically, the library within West Ukrainian National University provides free access to full sets of learning materials 1290 subjects featured in the curriculum. Additionally, the library website provides free access via the university network to a full-text database, featuring publishing houses Lira-K, TSNL and Condor. The most systematic electronic resource of academic content is the WUNU institutional repository (eTNEUIR), which consists of the following sections: Theses and abstracts, course works and Master's research papers, monographs, WUNU scientific publications, materials of scientific of practical conferences, scientific papers of WUNU scholars, WUNU library publications, and patents.

  Today, the computer facilities of WUNU number in about 1,500 units. Computers are used both for administrative purposes (deans, departments, divisions, centers) and for education (training laboratories at faculties, libraries). All of them are connected in one corporate network, which includes branches outside Ternopil. In Ternopil, all buildings have access to the Internet. With the development of new information technologies, the university has improved its approach to learning, in particular, giving students the opportunity to use their free time for further self-improvement and realization of their potential.


Centre for Reserve Officers Training

On the basis of Western Ukrainian National University, operates the Centre for Reserve Officers Training, which carries out military training under the program of the Hetman Petro Sahaidachnyi National Army Academy. Young men achieve the rank of «junior lieutenant» in reserve, while they study at the university.

International Activity

  International experience of WUNU is based on 110 concluded active agreements on international cooperation with foreign partner universities and 22 agreements on cooperation with international organizations in Europe, Canada, USA, Africa, China, Kazakhstan, and Ecuador. We continuously implement international educational, scientific and research projects and expand the treasured list of our collaborators.

  The University is a full member of such organizations, associations and networks as European University Association, European Association for International Education, Baltic Programme of Universities, Magna Charta Universitatum, Border University Network, The Eastern-European University Network, Norwegian-Ukrainian University Alliance.

  One of the biggest international projects at the university is the Norway-Ukraine Project on professional and social adaptation of servicemen and members of their families. Within the framework of this international initiative, partcipants receive professional retraining in the specialty "Entrepreneurship". Additionally, a system of measures of social and psychological adaptation, assistance in gaining employment or starting a business are offered.


  West Ukrainian National University is known throughout Ukraine not only as a highly prestigious educational institution participating in various international organizations, but also as the home of renowned creative groups.

 Culture is preserves historical memory that nourishes and strengthens the nation. Art is the cornerstone civil society, it is a mirror that reflects each of us in a unique way.

  University administration makes every effort to ensure personal development and growth of each student. WUNU creative groups and soloists hone their skills in a variety of genres and can stand toe-to-toe with real professionals.

  WUNU groups: folk art song theatre "For you" (vocal groups: "Intonation", "Cry Not", "Raindrops"), vocal group "Ethnorhythm", studio of modern choreography "TNG dc", vocal ensemble "Halychanka", ensemble cheerleaders "Lady V", student choir "WUNU Voice", music group "Sofie".

  Artistic groups are the beating heart of any higher education institution and act as springboard for the careers of the talented youth of West Ukrainian National University.


  Sport is one of the most important components in the education of young people.

  More than 300 university students participated in the all-Ukrainian competitions in 2020.

  7 Masters of Sports of the International Class and 28 Masters of Sports of Ukraine study at the classical university of Ternopil.

  The university is proud of the sports achievements of its teams:

women's volleyball team "Halychanka-WUNU" - a member of the Super League;

women's handball team "Ekonom-Universytet" - the winner of the Ukrainian handball championship among the teams of the major league, the Cup of Ukraine silver medallist;

men's basketball team "Ternopil-WUNU" - bronze medallist of the Ukrainian basketball championship among the teams of the major league;

women's rugby team "Univer-WUNU" takes part in the Ukrainian Rugby 7 Championship among women's teams of the Super League;

men's team "DSO-WUNU" takes part in the Volleyball Championship of Ukraine among teams of the 1st league;

men's basketball team "Ternopil-2-WUNU-KRYSTAL" participates in the Ukrainian Basketball Championship among teams of the 1st league;


 The University students have the opportunity to take part in 12 sports sections, including: athletics, football, aerobics, table tennis, volleyball, sambo, judo, boxing, rugby, handball, basketball and chess. The sports facilities of the university include three gyms, three sports grounds, a judo and sambo hall, a boxing hall, a table tennis hall, a chess club, an aerobics hall and an athletics gym. The construction of a sports stadium is underway.

To be a student is to engage in the process of self-development. Students of West Ukrainian National University are young, energetic and incredibly lucky, as they’ve taken their first steps toward professional, competitive, and successful careers.

Education and science are invaluable assets of the nation's potential that determine its successes years ahead. The nation's elite is comprised of educated people. The teaching staff of West Ukrainian National University works to ensure that our graduates can be confident of their talents and skills, that their critical economic thinking can meet the demands of tomorrow.


Coming to study at West Ukrainian National University, you increase your intellectual potential and confirm you belong in an elite high educational institution.


We want you to be successful and exceptional individuals! Join our University family!


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