Kharkiv is situated in the north-eastern part of Ukraine. It is the second largest city in Ukraine. Kharkiv is a major cultural, scientific, educational, transport and industrial centre.

The city is also known as a centre of historical and geographical region of the country called Slobozhanska Ukraine. Kharkiv was the first capital the Soviet Ukraine. Our city celebrated its 350 anniversary in 2004.

The city occupies a total area of 306 sq. km. Its population is 1,456,000 people. Nowadays there are 2700 streets, squares, alleys in Kharkiv.

The longest streets of the city are Sumskaya Street and Moscow Avenue (about 20 km). Freedom Square is one of the largest squares not only in Europe but also in the world. There are 60 scientific and research institutes, 8 museums, galleries, 7 theatres, 80 libraries in Kharkiv.

Kharkiv is the students’ city

Kharkiv is considered to be students’ city, where science and education have always played an important role. Nowadays there are 30,000 educational establishments which train about 300,000 students.

One of the oldest universities of Kharkiv is Karazin Kharkiv National University, founded in 1804 on the initiative of the prominent educator V.N. Karazin. Pharmaceutical education also starts in Kharkiv National University.

Ukraine joined to the Bologna process in 2005. So, higher educational establishments in Kharkiv have worked according the Bologna system. The National University of Pharmacy is recognized to be the basic higher education establishment to coordinate the introduction of the Bologna Declaration regulations.

Kharkiv is the capital of pharmacy of Ukraine

Kharkiv is the largest centre of the pharmaceutical education, science, drugs and medical equipment manufacturing. There are drugs quality control service, branch net of pharmacy enterprises, great informational field (specialized editions: journals, newspapers, reference books, etc.) here.

There are following establishments in Kharkiv:

  • The National University of Pharmacy
  • Institute of Qualification Improvement for Pharmacists
  • Kharkiv State Medical University
  • Kharkiv Medical Academy of Post-diploma Education
  • State Scientific Centre of Medicines of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
  • 13 scientific and research institutes of the medical type
  • 10 big pharmaceutical firms and plants
  • approximately 1,000 pharmacies
  • College of the National University of Pharmacy

Kharkiv pharmacy scientific potential:

  • 25 academicians
  • 120 doctors of sciences
  • more than 500 candidates of sciences
  • more than 450 medicines have been created by Kharkiv scientists
  • 30% of the medicines of Ukraine are produced by Kharkiv pharmaceutical firms and plants.
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