Ivan Franko National University of Lviv is a classical higher educational establishment with powerful scientific schools, old traditions and modern innovation approaches. Its principal aim is to provide high educational and scientific standards, cultural, social needs of a person, the society and state in the process of training highly qualified specialists. The University activity is formed on the grounds of preserving Ukrainian culture and traditions, developing national consciousness and identity.

The Ivan Franko National University of Lviv is a classical institution of higher education with enduring traditions and powerful scientific schools incorporating modern innovative trends. The  University has a special mission:

  • to define and apply educational and scientific standards;
  • to generate changes needed in a region, country or the world;
  • to form an individuality – a bearer of intellectual and innovative potential.

The University holds the 4th level of accreditation of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and trains specialists in licensed programs: 9 specialities of an educational-proficiency level ‘junior specialist’, 49 bachelor’s degree programs, 82 specialities ‘specialist’ and 87 specialities ‘master’ in 17 branches of knowledge.

In 2014-2015 the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine licensed 4 ‘young specialist’  fields of study, accredited 7 ‘bachelor’ specialities, 3 ‘specialist’ specialities, and 3 ‘master’ specialities. The University trains specialists within 144 ‘specialist’ specialities and 161 ‘master’ specialities. 32 new specialities have been opened within the University faculties. We are developing further and offer our future students even a wider choice: in 2015 8 specialities within the Faculty of Biology, Geology, Economics and Applied Mathematics and Informatics were submitted to be licensed and accredited.

Today 19357 students study at Lviv University out of which 10202 are state-maintained; 4332 people work here out of which 2056 are lecturers; 281 people work at the University scientific and research department. 220 Doctors and 1119 Candidates teach here; out of them 203 people hold the position of Professor and 794 people are docents. The University’s priority is scientific work. In 2014 the University conducted scientific research in 35 fundamental and 10 applied topics approved by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, out of these 3 were ordered by the State Agency of Science, Innovations and Informatization of Ukraine, 6 dealt with the preservation of objects which belong to the national heritage of Ukraine, 3 were self-financed projects and 8 Grants of International Funds.


  • Faculty of Foreign Languages
  • Faculty of physics
  • Faculty of Applied Mathematics and Informatics
  • Faculty of Biology
  • Faculty of Chemistry
  • Faculty of Culture and Arts
  • Faculty of Economics
  • Faculty of Electronics
  • Faculty of Financial Management and Business
  • Faculty of Geography
  • Faculty of Geology
  • Faculty of History
  • Faculty of International Relations
  • Faculty of Journalism
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics
  • Faculty of Pedagogical Education
  • Faculty of Philology
  • Faculty of Philosophy

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