Uman State Pedagogical University named after Pavel Tychina

Uman State University named after Pavel Tychina (Ukrainian Uman State Pedagogical University named after Pavel Tichini) is a higher educational institution of the 4th level of accreditation, located in the city of Uman, Ukraine.


The history of the educational institution begins in August 1930. Then it was called the Institute of Social Education and included 4 faculties: technical and mathematical, socio-economic, literary, biological. The training lasted for three years. Its first enrollment was 120 students. The teaching staff consisted of only 17 people. At the same time, a workers’ faculty with day and evening departments was opened at the institute.

In 1933, the first graduation of teachers took place – 97 people.

In 1933, the Institute for Social Education was reorganized into a Pedagogical Institute with a four-year training period. The faculties have also changed, but again four: history, literary, mathematical, biological. In 1935, due to the urgent need for teaching staff, the institute became a teacher’s and the period of study was reduced to 2 years in only 2 faculties – physics and mathematics and natural geography, as well as the evening department for the training of teachers of language and literature.

During the Great Patriotic War, on July 21, 1941, fighting began on the outskirts of the city, and from August 1, 1941 to March 10, 1944, the city was occupied by German troops.

In June 1944, the Council of People’s Commissars of the RSFSR issued a decree on the resumption of the activity of the educational institution, and on June 15, 1944, the institute resumed its work in 2 departments: Physics and Mathematics and Natural Geography.

In 1952, the Uman Teachers’ Institute was reorganized into the Uman State Pedagogical Institute. 1960 was the year of birth of the Faculty of Pedagogy and Methods of Primary Education.

In 1967, by a decree of the Council of Ministers of the USSR of September 23, for many years of creative work and in connection with the perpetuation of the memory of Pavel Tychina, the institute was named after him.

Since 1976, the institute began training teachers of general technical disciplines and labor.

In September 1980 the institute celebrated its 50th anniversary. At that time, over 2.5 thousand students studied at the institute.

In 1992, the preschool faculty was founded, in 1994 – the philological faculty. In 1994, the Faculty of Economics was opened on a commercial basis.

In 1993, postgraduate studies were opened in the following specialties: history of Ukraine; theory and history of pedagogy; theory and history of religions, free thought and atheism; philosophy of politics.

In the same period, the construction of a new building of the institute began.

In March 1995, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine added the institute to the list of enterprises, institutions and organizations, the privatization of which is prohibited due to their national significance.

In 1998, by the decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine dated March 4, the institute was reorganized into the Uman State Pedagogical University named after Pavlo Tychina.

In all specialties, masters were trained, an external study functioned, a postgraduate study functioned. The contingent of students was 4392 people.

In 1998, the faculty of was created.

In the 2010-2011 academic year. a brass band began to function, which included students from all faculties, renewing the good tradition of the educational institution.

2011-2012 academic year the university began training foreign citizens.

From the 2011-2012 academic year, of reserve officers has been carried out.

Institutes and faculties

Child Development Institute (faculties: preschool education, education, art and pedagogical);

Institute of Social and Economic Education (faculties: social and psychological education, physical education, economic);

Institute of Natural and Mathematical and Technological Education (faculties: Physics and Mathematics, Natural Geography, Technological and Pedagogical);
Institute of Philology and Social Science (faculties: Ukrainian philology, foreign philology, history).

Honorary Doctors and Graduates

Oleksandr Krikun is a graduate of the pedagogical faculty, bronze medalist of the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, a participant in the Sydney Olympic Games, a member of the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine, chairman of the athletes’ commission.
Bodrov Yuri Ivanovich – Uman mayor.
Marina Pavlenko is a member of the National Union of Writers of Ukraine.

Awards and reputation

2006 – Diploma of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine;
2008 – international exhibition „Modern education in Ukraine – 2008″ (laureate in the nomination „Implementation of the achievements of pedagogical science in educational practice”, the honorary title „Leader of modern education”)
2008 – 2009 – Rating of higher educational institutions of Ukraine III-IV levels of accreditation (159th place),
2011 – Rating of universities of the Ministry of Education and Science of Youth and Sports of Ukraine among pedagogical, humanitarian, physical education and sports educational institutions (4th place),
2011 – Unesco rating „Top 200 Ukraine” (142 place),
2011 – Rating „Webometrics” (54th place), International Academic rating of popularity and quality „Golden Fortune” (Silver medal in the nomination „For a significant contribution to the training of qualified teaching staff for public education in Ukraine” and the Order „For patriotism” II degree). International Exhibition „Modern Educational Institutions – 2011″ (Silver medal in the nomination „Implementation of the competence system as the basis for the training of competitive specialists in higher education”); XIX International Specialized Exhibition „Education and Career – 2011″ (Grand Prix „Leader of National Education”, as well as a Silver Medal in the nomination „Competent approach in educational activities of higher education”); Third National Exhibition-Presentation „Innovation in Modern Education” (Gold Medal in the nomination „Innovations in the use of information and communication technologies in the educational process”) XX International specialized exhibition „Education and Career – 2011″ (November 2011) (Gold medal in the nomination ” Career guidance work among young people „).
XX International Exhibition „Education and Career – 2012″ (Grand Prix, honorary title „Leader of National Education”). Honorary Diploma of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine for significant success in the training of teaching staff.

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Author: Carla Scott