October 17, 2020
STUDENTS FROM THE GROUP “BUDDY”, PROVIDING INSTRUCTIONS ON CAMPUS.
NEW STUDENTS OF THE SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AT THE “POSVIATA” CEREMONY IN 2019.
Despite the challenging year, the university received 14,982 applications to undergraduate and graduate programs (13,290 for undergraduate and 1,693 for graduate programs), and welcomed 1179 new undergraduate students, 496 graduate students, and 47 post-graduate students.
In Ukraine, the day when first year students enter university is celebrated with an official ceremony. At Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, this day is called “Posviata” (“Dedication”) of students, when they promise to abide by the rules and values of the university. Each year this day is attended by students and their families, bringing thousands of people to the Kontraktovyj Square facing the university. This year, the Coronavirus pandemic prevented an in-person ceremony, but the university held an online ceremony, officiated by the Dean of Students, Diana Protsenko.
Despite the challenging year, the university received 14,982 applications to undergraduate and graduate programs (13,290 for undergraduate and 1,693 for graduate programs). NaUKMA admitted 1179 new undergraduate students, 496 graduate students, and 47 post-graduate students this academic year. It is encouraging to follow the progress since Kyiv-Mohya Academy’s re-establishment in 1991- 1992. From 227 students in 1992, to 2960 students in 2013, to 5087 in the 2020-2021 academic year, the numbers reflect the development of Ukraine and the university as independent entities and of Ukrainian identity.
In no small measure, this growth and accomplishments were made possible by the support of donors in Ukraine, and the Ukrainian diaspora. Without such charitable donations, the university could not have prospered based on only the government funding it receives. Scholarships, fellowship, new institutes, special programs, and innovative courses are all possible only because of outside financial support and pro-bono work.
There are dozens of student organizations. During the Coronavirus and online education, students launched the #WriteYourTeacher! Initiative, and older students communicated with the incoming class. Students wrote, “At this unusual time in our lives, when students are physically separated from their university, from their teachers and from each other, what is important is their spiritual closeness and mutual support. The Kyiv-Mohyla community is about ‘one for all and all for one’… because they are “Mohyliantsi” (the Kyiv-Mohyla family)”.