Karazin University traditionally holds high levels of national ratings and once again entered a number of strong world-class universities. According to a study by The Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Kharkiv National University in the name of V. N. Karazin has entered the top 800 universities in the world. In addition, the university has entered the top 500 QS World University Rankings for the second consecutive year, a global study of the achievements of higher education institutions in the field of education and science, which is calculated according to the methodology of the British consulting company Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).
The University is one of the largest scientific centers of Ukraine. It contains practically all directions of modern fundamental science. The structure of the university includes research institutes of chemistry, research institutes of biology, research institutes of astronomy, physics and engineering institute, Institute of high technologies.
Karazin University – the only Ukrainian higher education institution, entered the 500+ Academic Ranking of Universities of the World, known as the “Shanghai Rating”.
In the national ratings – “Top 200 Ukraine”, compiled by the Center for International Projects “Eurovision” in partnership with the international expert group, the rating of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, the consolidated rating of the information resource “Освіта.ua” and the rating of the transparency of higher educational institutions from the analytical Cedos Center – Karazinsky is traditionally one of the three leaders.
Three Nobel Prize winners – Ilya Mechnikov, Lev Landau, Simon Kuznets – were studying and working at the University. During 210 years of its existence it has finished more than 200 thousand students. More than 100 graduates of the University have become the full members and correspondent members of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, received 41 State Prizes of the USSR, Ukrainian SSR and Ukraine in the field of science and technology, 69 employees of the University became laureates of the State Prizes of Ukraine in the field of science and technology.
The University is the main scientific organization of several international space programs. University researchers collaborate on international programs with scholars from the USA, Canada, Russia, Germany, Turkey, China, Japan, Switzerland, Bulgaria, England and other countries of the world.
Together with the Association of Graduates, Teachers and Friends of the University, two joint projects are being implemented – in the area of propagation of contemporary fine art on the basis of “Ermilov Center” and popularization of science among youth on the basis of Landau Tsentra.
The University has an Astronomical Observatory, one of the leading astronomical institutions in Ukraine, where fundamental and applied researches on the physics of the Sun, planets, asteroids, comets and satellites are conducted.
The Botanical Garden of the University, the oldest in Ukraine, is a state reserve, it contains a unique collection of plants, representatives of various botanical and geographical areas around the world.
The Museum of Nature University is one of the oldest university museums in the world. In the 23 halls of the museum (with an area of 2 thousand square meters), about 250 thousand exhibits are located in the following sections: human origins, Darwinism, zoology, geology. At the University there is the Museum of Archeology and Ethnography of Sloboda Ukraine, whose collection contains about 150,000 items of exhibits.
The library’s total library amounts to 3.5 million copies, including 50 000 unique publications (17 incunabula, over 1000 manuscripts, 300 palaeotypes, lifetime editions of the classics of world literature, science and culture).
Kharkiv National University named after V. N. Karazin carries out a broad program of international cooperation, is an active member of the international community of leading European and world universities. He carries out cooperation with 61 partner organizations in 25 stpanax mypa. Univsecurity is a co-educational program of the Euasion Association of Univercity, in the wake of the Extreme and Europeic Association of Univercity.