Dear friends, future colleagues!

You are facing the challenge of choosing a profession which would match your natural abilities and aptitude, which would be future-oriented and in demand in such a rapidly changing world. It is of utmost importance to make the right decision, which will allow you to become a truly successful person. Donetsk National University is the largest, dynamically developing university in the region. It successfully combines the basic traditions of the classical university education and innovative approaches to the implementation of the educational process and research activities.

About 11 thousand students, 250 post-graduate students, doctoral candidates and doctoral research scholars are studying at our university today. Training of professionals in natural sciences, social, humanitarian and economic sectors is carried out at the bachelor’s, specialist’s and master’s levels in 124 fields of education and specialization, which is provided by 76 departments.

All directions, specialties and fields in structural subdivisions of DonNU are licensed.

There are postgraduate courses in 47 specialities and doctorate courses in 13 specialities.

There are six dissertation councils in 12 specialties of physico-mathematical, technical, historical, philological, pedagogical, economic sciences for training of highly qualified scientific personnel.

The basis for the quality of education is the high qualification of the teaching staff. Among 743 members of teaching and research academic staff, 100 are doctors of science and 350 – candidates of science.

The quality of DonNU's work in different areas is confirmed by its leading positions in various independent ratings. Since 2011 DonNU has been included in the rating of the top 700 best universities in the world (QS World University Ranking) according to the British consulting company QS (getting into the TOP-700 means to be among 4% of elite universities in the world).

The University structure includes 13 faculties, the Educational and Scientific Institute "Economic Cybernetics", two university-wide departments – the Department of Philosophy and the Department of Physical Education and Sports, two colleges – the College of Economics and Management of Yenakiyevo and the Industrial College of Gorlovka; secondary boarding school, two educational-advisory centres for specialists’ training; a UNESCO Chair, the DonNU Multimedia Center and research departments.

The university pays much attention to the development of social infrastructure. Today, there are 11 academic buildings, 5 residence halls, an educational and sports complex, an educational and practical computer center, a sanatorium-dispensary, a conference cafe "Brigantina", a recreation center "Nauka", a biological station; and the largest scientific library among the Donbass universities, which fully satisfies the needs of scientific workers, teachers and students of DonNU.

The university also possesses modern facilities and resources for the implementation of the educational process and scientific research.

More than 4 thousand students participate in various forms of research. There are youth research centers, scientific clubs, a folklore student research expedition, the Student Scientific Society and the Council of Young Scientists.

By its 80th anniversary Donetsk National University had become a member of several international associations of universities, including the Eurasian Association of Universities, the Association of Technical Universities and the Association of Law Universities. At DonNU there was launched a regional branch of the International Slavic Academy of Sciences, Education, Arts and Culture.

Scientific and educational cooperation is carried out within 40 international treaties. The DonNU Multimedia Center was established within the concluded cooperation agreement with the Russkiy Mir Foundation.

Today, the University is confidently looking towards the future, having returned to its history, culture, traditions and defended the right to live in its land and speak Russian.


Rector of DonNU,
Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Professor,
Svetlana Bespalova