Donetsk National University of Economics & Trade
Donetsk National University of Economics and Trade named after Mykhailo Tugan-Baranovsky is one of the leading higher educational establishments in the field of Economics in Ukraine. The University was founded more than 90 years ago. The University follows the best and long-standing traditions of the national system of higher education. The University has the 4th level of accreditation. The University incorporates the Pre-University Training Centre and “Abiturient" Centre to train and support prospective students. The University structure includes the following subdivisions: the Institute of Accounting and Finance, the Institute of Economics and Management, the Institute of Foodstuff Industries, the Faculty of Marketing, Trade and Customs Activities ,the Faculty of Hotel and Restaurant Business, Sevastopol Economic and Technological Faculty, the Institute for Post Diploma Studies, Donetsk College of Technology and Design, training centres in Dokuchaevsk, Kramatorsk, Mariupol and Shakhtyorsk.
The graduates of technical colleges can enter the University for full-time and part-time stadies.
A qualified teachers’ staff work here. There is a Doctorate with training courses on 12 specializations. Prospective PhD candidates can defend their dissertations within 2 Specialized Academic Councils.
The University has trained about 100 000 specialists (1300 for foreign countries).The University's graduates work in 68 many countries of the world.
The University has close international links with institutions abroad: Bradford College (Great Britain), University College (Cork, Ireland), University of Hull (Great Britain), Sophia Antipolis University (Nice, France), Pima College (USA), Chendzan College (China), The European School of Economics (London), Hainan University (China), Mining and Metallurgical Academy (Krakow, Poland), Free University of Varna (Bulgaria), Baltic International Academy (Riga, Latvia) and other educational establishments.
Scientific and scholarly cooperation, academic and students exchanges are part of the University life. The University has got all the necessary facilities to support training process.
There are 7 academic buildings; Training and Information Institute of the InnovationTechnologies and Consultancy Centre; 34 computer classes with Internet access.
Great attention is paid to learning foreign languages. All students have got good opportunities to study several languages.
The DonNUET library is one of the largest ones in Donetsk region, with its 670 000 books and 10 reading halls.
Donetsk National University of Economics and Trade has a long history. The stages of its development explicitely reflect periods of Ukrainian modern history.
As an academic establishment the University gets its origin from the Higher Co-operative Courses for Instructors which functioned under the Central Ukrainian Co-operative Committee since the autumn of 1917. These Courses served as a base for the Ukrainian Co-operative Institute set up in January 1920 by the initiative of professor M.I.Tugan-Baranovsky.
M. I. Tugan-Baranovsky is a prominent well-known economist, scientist and stateman of Ukraine in the time of national liberation, self-determination and state rebirth after the February Revolution of 1917 in Russia and downfall of the autocracy. At the end of 1918 he proposed to set up co-operative institute and worked out its objectives and syllabus by himself. However, he did not manage to put into practice the above plans by himself. In January 1919 he left for Paris with as a member of the Directoria of the Ukraine's People Republic delegation but died on his way near Odessa.
On November 16, 1920 Kiev Department of the Higher Academic Establishments issued onorderon joining the Co-operative Institute to Kiev Institute of National Economy as the Co-operative Faculty. In 1922 Kiev Co-operative Technical School was singled out from Kiev Institute of National Economy. The training at the Technical School was held according to the curriculum and syllabus of the institute. It trained graduates for cooperative field. In September 1920 the Soviet of People's Commissars found it reasonable to transform the Co-operative Technical School into the Co-operative Institute named after V.Ya.Chubar'. As such it existed till 1934 when the so-called the "Kiev period" of the educational establishment was over.
The "Kharkov perid" developed as follows. In accordance with the decision of the Ukrainian Government two institutes were founded on the base of the Trade Faculty of Kharkov Institute of National Economy named after К.Маrx: Kharkov Institute of Exchange and Distribution and Kharkov Institute of Planning and Economics of Consumer Cooperation.
Kharkov Institute of Exchange and Distribution underwent two renamings: in 1932 as the Institute of Supplies and in 1934 as the Ukrainian Institute of State Trade.
In 1933-1934 academic year Kharkov Institute of Planning and Economics of Consumer Co-operation joined Kiev Co-operative Institute with location in the city of Kharkov and at the beginning of academic year 1935-1936 it was renamed into the Ukrainian Institute of Consumer Co-operation. The above mentioned Institute incorporated Voronezh Co-operative Institute and Voroshilovgrad Institute of Public Catering Engineers.
However, functioning of two similar and small-size institutes in Kharkov made no sense. Since 1935-1936 academic year, in accordance with the government's decision, separately functioning Ukrainian Institute of State Trade and Kharkov Institute of Consumer Co-operation were united serving as a base for the Ukrainian Institute of Soviet Trade (in 1940 renamed as Kharkov Institute of Soviet Trade).
When the Second World War began, the classes at the Institute were temporarily canceled and the building housed a hospital. During the occupation the Institute was robbed, while its premises were destroyed because ofbombardments. In 1943, after liberation of Kharkov of German-fascist invaders, instruction at Kharkov Institute of Soviet Trade resumed.
In June 1959 the Ukraine's Council of Ministers passed the resolution on moving Institute from the city of Kharkov to the city of Stalino renaming it into Stalino Institute of Soviet Trade. Such a government's decision was brought about by the Donbass objective need in new academic establishments.
After city of Stalino's renaming into the city of Donetsk, the Institute changed its name to the Donetsk Institute of Soviet Trade. Thus its "Donetsk period" began. Since 1960 Donetsk Institute of Soviet Trade opened its subsidiaries in many cities of Ukraine (Simferopol, Kerch, Kharkov, Kiev, Odessa, L'vov, Zaporozh'ye, Krivoy Rog, Lugansk).
Later on these subsidiaries served as bases for founding Kiev University of Trade and Economics, Kharkov Academy of Technology and Catering, Krivoy Rog Institute of National Economy, Kerch Institute of Fishing.
In 1992 Donetsk Institute of Soviet Trade changed its name to Donetsk State Commercial Institute and in 1998 was accredited for the highest, fourth level, and got the University status. In the University was awarded the status of the National University.Today Donetsk National University of Economy and Trade is a leading higher educational establishment in the fields of economics and trade.
Since its early years the University has trained about 100.000 specialists for such fields as economics, trade and public catering. Due to its activity the DonNUET has turned into an academic and science center of economic instruction well-known for its achievements far beyond the Ukrainian borders.The University incorporates 4 academic establishments of the 1st level of accreditation: Dokuchaevsk, Kramatorsk, Mariupol and Shakhtyorsk Technical Schools. From 1999 till 2002 the University has opened other training centres: the Faculty of Economics and Technology in Sevastopol; Simpheropol Training and Consulting Centre; Krivoy Rog, Simpheropol and Mariupol Training and Consulting Centres.
The University provides a multi-level system of training specialists: pre-University intruction - Junior Specialist - Bachelor - Candidate of Science - Doctor of Science. The integrated curriculae were designed and are being implemented for all the specialists. The University's alumni work in many countries of the world.
The DonNUET scientists' achievements are widely spreaded. The University teaching staff comprises 67 Doctors of Science, Professors, more than 300 Candidates of Science and associate professors. The research studies of academic schools on economics and finances in trade, accounting, marketing and commercial activities, marketing management, food industries equipment, public catering are widely known in the world. The contribution made by the University scientists and academicians was highly assessed by the Ukrainian government.
The University successfully co-operates with many national and international organizations. The University scholars co-operate as experts with the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers, the Committees of the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada, the Ukrainian Highest Attestation Board.
Donetsk National University of Economics and Trade named after M.Tugan-Baranovsky was one of the first higher educational establishments in Ukraine that unitiated the co-operation in the field of international research projects within the framework of TEMPUS/TACIS European Programme. The University scientists are successful in co-operating with foreign partners as well as within the British Council REAP programme financed by the Know-How Fund, having won the grants for designing courses in Economics. Besides, the University scientists get grants for participating in scientific conferences and seminars abroad , publishing scientific papers within the framework of TACIS, British Council, TREX, "Vozrozhdeniye" Fund, USAID Programmes. The University keeps close relations with Russian Academy of Economics named after G.V.Plekhanov, St. Petersburg University of Trade and Economics, Voronezh University, Moscow University of Consumer Co-operation. According to the rating of International Educational Society (IES London), DonNUET yearly proves its “A” level – “The first-class higher educational establishment with international experience”. It means that the University graduates can get two Diplomas - the National one and IES International Certificate.
The membership in international educational associations - the European Association of Universities (since March 2008) and the Association of Economic Universities of South-Eastern Europe and the Black Sea Region (since April 2008) enhances the image of the University.
On September 17th, 2010 the University Rector has signed the Magna Charta of Universities in Bologna (Italy). This Charter gives a possibility to its members to exchange information and documentation, increase the number of joint projects in the field of education. Today the University trains specialists not only for trade and services fields, but also for other economic fields, having gained the right to be the centre of economic training in our region. Despites the difficulties the country faces, the DonNUET does everything possible to meet the current needs to be closely integrated with Europe and train qualified specialists for the independent Ukrainian state.