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National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy
Національний університет "Києво-Могилянська Академія"
Logo of the NaUKMA
Latin: Academia Kiioviensis Mohileana
Motto in English
Time passes but the Academy is eternal
Established 1615
President Prof. Vasyl' Ozhohan (acting)
Academic staff
Students ca. 4000
Location ,
Campus Urban, 20 acres (8.1 ha)
Colors Blue and White          
Affiliations EUA

The National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (NaUKMA) is a higher education institution in Ukraine founded in 1615. The university campus is located in Podil in Kyiv, between Kontraktova Square and the Dnipro river. Teaching at the university is performed in Ukrainian and English. From 2009 to 2014 it had the status of an autonomous research university.

NaUKMA is the successor of the historical Kyiv-Mohyla Academy which was founded on the basis of the Kyiv Brotherhood School. In 1615, this school received funds from the noblewoman Halshka Hulevychivna. Some teachers of Lviv and Lutsk brotherhood schools moved to Kyiv to teach in Kyiv Mohyla Academy. The school had the support of the Zaporozhian Cossacks, Hetman Sahaidachnyi and Hetman Mazepa.

In September 1632, the Kyiv Brotherhood School merged with the Lavra School. As a result, the Kyiv-Bratsk Collegium was established. Kyiv Metropolitan Petro Mohyla built an education system on the model of Jesuit educational institutions. Much attention in the board was paid to the study of languages, including Polish and Latin.

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