O.M. Beketov National University of Urban Economy in Kharkiv (O.M. Beketov NUUEKh ) was established in 1922.
The University is a modern powerful educational and research institution, which has:
- 12,000 students
- more than 500 foreign students from over than 49 countries
- 5 academic and research institutes
- 1 faculty
- 4 educational centers
- 2 colleges
- post-graduate and doctorate studies
- several branch research units
- scientific centers.
It is a unique higher educational establishment in the field of training highly-skilled professionals for housing and municipal economy, municipal management, construction, transport, electricity-, water-, gas-, and heat supply, lighting sphere, tourist and hotel industry, ecological and technological safety. University has specialized academic councils to award Doctor's degree and PhD operate in the University.
The University has developed physical infrastructure and social services:
- total area of buildings 160,000 sq m.
- 8 dormitories
- sports complex 6,000 sq m.
- library with nearly 1 million copies
- digital repository containing more than 25 thousand books of methodological support
- centre of new information technologies
- museum complex
- student club.
A significant contribution by University scientists has been made to the development and implementation of international and national programs, including international educational projects on ecology and environmental protection, regional reform program of housing and communal services.
University has long history of successful implementation of different EU projects including Erasmus Mundus and Tempus projects. Currently University is an active participant of Erasmus+ program, including credit mobility and capacity building projects. Also the University is a member of the International Association of Universities.
At the present stage O.M. Beketov NUUE sees its main task in combining science, education and production, increasing social and economic values of education, promoting education and youth culture as the most important factors of the country development and widening network of international contacts.