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    South Ukrainian National Pedagogical University named after K.D. Ushynsky is a leader in the training of students and well-known far beyond the country. It collaborates with educational and research institutions of various countries. There are International Distance Learning Centre, which is the only one in the south of Ukraine, educational research, information and cultural centres of Israel, Turkey, the USA, Lithuania, People’s Republic of China (Confucius Institute). Lecturers and students participate in more than 30 international projects. The University is a coordinator of project studies according to international programmes TEMPUS, Visegrad Fund, Fund “Ukraine-Norway”, etc.

    – Worldwide recognized education

    – European standards of education and life

    – Professional teaching staff

    Mission and strategic goal of the development of

    State Institution “South Ukrainian National Pedagogical University named after K.D. Ushynsky”


    The mission of the university is to form a creative nationally conscious personality of the future competent specialist, teacher, manager, able to organize and carry out professional activities at a high level, as well as solve practical problems throughout life for progressive, cultural, humanistic, innovative, informational and socio-economic development of the Ukrainian society.

    The strategic goal of the university development is following: introduction and implementation of a promising system of training a modern specialist and leader, which is based on the use of pedagogical innovations, the formation of skills and abilities of the organizer of joint activities, as well as the features of a competent specialist; as well as to ensure the quality of educational and other services.




    The activity Oleksiy Chebykin describes him as an extremely active and talented scientist, organizer of the development of education and science in Ukraine. He started from being a village school teacher to the head of the Department, director of the Southern Scientific Centre of the Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine, Acting Director of the Odesa Regional Institute of Public Administration of the National Academy of Public Administration under the jurisdiction of the President of Ukraine and Rector of Ushynsky University. He is a Doctor of Psychological Sciences, Professor, Academician of the National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine, Honoured worker of science and technology of Ukraine and Honorary Professor of various foreign universities.


    Having headed the University, Oleksiy Chebykin is carrying out the reforms, which have already made it possible to create 15 Institutes, Faculties, Departments, 16 Specialised Internet Classes, 25 laboratories, 7 Specialised Academic Councils for the PhD and Doctoral Thesis Defence, 8 International Scientific and Informational Centres, one of which is established in China, Department of New Information Technologies, International Inter-University Consortium “Online” & others. The University has increased the training of foreign students by fifteen times; the number of students – by eleven times, who annually win prizes at both domestic and international Olympiads, competitions, exhibitions, contests; has expanded international cooperation on the basis of agreements with almost 100 universities and Education Research Centres of different countries by 10 times; has increased the implementation of international projects by 5 times; he has significantly expanded the number of directions, specialties and specialisations taught students, PhD students and postdoctoral students; he has significantly expanded the material base, carrying out its systemic modernisation and repair; he has rebuilt the Modern Library that meets the best international standards; he has received National status. The University has been awarded many prizes, he has become a member of various authoritative International Associations, including the fact that Ushynsky Universities was voted the best in China among 540 universities of different countries in language training and is consistently in the cohort of leaders among the specialised Higher Education Institutions of the state. According to various international rankings (Round University Ranking), it takes the 7th place among the Higher Education Institutions of Ukraine, the 38th place – according to the SciVerse Scopus 2020 database, the 80th place – according to the world ranking (UNIRanks). Today he implements of large-scale projects –  a centre of psychosocial support and health care, a legal clinic, – he initiates the construction of a modern student preventative and university clinics; he actively modernises the professional training of teachers in accordance with the requirements of New Ukrainian School. He is constantly working on skill advancement by learning experience and doing internships at various leading universities in Europe, the United States of America and Asia.


    As a scientist, he has initiated a scientific school within which he built the concept of Human Emotional Stability, the concept of Emotional Maturity, the concept of Emotional Regulation of Cognitive Activity, System- and Activity-centred Concept of the Future Teacher Training. He has revealed the mechanisms that determine the features of the manifestation and development of attractiveness, empathy, risk, effects of animation, physical actions, computer, mobile phone on the psycho-emotional sphere of the developing personality. The introduction of the research results in educational, engineering, military, and other activities has allowed us to obtain not only a significant social, but also economic effect. All his labour achievements have significantly enriched domestic science and practice. He has trained almost 700 scientific papers, more than 30 monographs, various manuals and articles, some of them were published abroad. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of the scientific journal “Science and Education” on psychological, medical and pedagogical sciences. More than 30 international congresses, conferences, symposia have been held; dozens of international projects have been implemented under his leadership; it has prompted the opening of new areas of research in modern psychological and pedagogical sciences. He has trained almost 60 PhD students and postdoctoral student within his scientific school, who continue his research in many countries. He has started training practical psychologists for the first time in Ukraine. He was one of the co-authors of the first “Concept of Pedagogical Education in Ukraine” and is the author of the “System- and Activity-centred Concept of the Future Teacher Training”. The first expert schools of developmental training, Waldorf Education, individual-oriented and advanced training, and others were established in Ukraine under his leadership.


    Oleksiy Chebykin conducts large-scale public activities. He is the editor of a number of both domestic and foreign authoritative scientific publishing houses, President of the Association of Universities of Ukraine, Vice-President of the Association of Rectors of Pedagogical Universities in Europe, member of the Presidium of the NAES of Ukraine. He has a work experience as a member of the Attestation Board of the Ministry of Education and Science, Accreditation Commission of the Ministry of Education and Science and Expert Commission on psychological sciences of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.


    He awarded three Orders of Merit of the 1st, 2nd and 3d classes, Honorary Diplomas of the Verkhovna Rada (Supreme Council) of Ukraine and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, and various awards of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, the National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine, and other awards for his outstanding labour achievements and valuable contribution to the development of national science and education.


    Oleksiy Chebykin was the winner in the nominations: “For the Scientific Development in the Southern Region”, “For the Significant Contribution to the Scientific Development”, “Leader of the Year”, “Rector of the Year”. He won from year to year different prizes according to the audience rating “Public’s Choice” of “South Ukrainian Media Holding” while working as the Rector. According to the results of the annual rating of the Charitable Foundation “Journalists for Democracy” and the Information Agency “Odessa-Media”, Oleksiy Chebykin was included in the rating “100 influential citizens of Odessa” from 2016 to 2019.




    for 2014-2022 (with changes), adopted at the meeting of the Academic Council dated from April 25, 2019 Protocol No. 9


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    1. Southern Scientific Center of the National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine
    2. Department of Education and Science of Odesa region State Administration
    3. Department of Education and Science of Vinnytsia Regional State Administration
    4. Department of Education and Science of Odesa City Council
    5. Department of Education of the City Council Executive Committee Kremenchug, Poltava region
    6. Odesa Regional Center for Educational Quality Assessment
    7. All-Ukrainian Public Association “Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Association of humane pedagogics”, Kyiv
    8. City Charitable Foundation “Young Community” of Odesa
    9. NGO “Institute of depth psychology and methods of correction”
    10. Cherkasy National University named after Bogdan Khmelnitsky
    11. Mykolayiv State University Sukhomlinskiy
    12. Department of Education Kremenchug City Council
    13. NGO “Odesa Federation of Cheerleading Cheerleading”
    14. NGO “Gym Odesa National Academy of Food Technologies”, “Technologist”
    15. State Archives of the Odesa region
    16. Charity fund social programs “XXI century” – Crisis Center for Teens of Odesa
    17. Odesa Society of Jewish Culture
    18. Odesa Charitable Foundation for Rehabilitation and Social Adaptation of Citizens without a specific residence “The Way Home”
    19. Odesa National Maritime University
    20. Company “Yuzhnoukrayinsk media holding”
    21. Association of Universities of Ukraine
    22. Department of Physical Education and Sports of the Odesa City Council
    23. Children’s Specialized Clinical sanatorium “Hadzhibey”
    24. Odesa State University of Internal Affairs
    25. State Institution “National University of Shipbuilding named after admiral Makarov”
    26. Volyn National University of Lesya Ukrainka
    27. Drogobytsky State Pedagogical University named after Ivan Franko
    28. Filatov Institute of Eye Diseases and Tissue Therapy
    29. Foundation “Gene – 3000”
    30. Institute of Pedagogy and Psychology of the National Pedagogical Dragomanov University
    31. NAS Institute of Archaeology
    32. Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University
    33. T.H. Shevchenko Institute of Literature
    34. Odesa Museum of NAS Institute of Archaeology
    35. Slavonic State Pedagogical University
    36. Odesa regional drug treatment clinic
    37. V.P.Chkalov Clinical Sanatorium
    38. Odesa Regional Center for Educational Quality Assessment
    39. Mykolayiv National University named after V. Sukhomlinsky
    40. Republican higher education institution “Crimean University of Humanities”
    41. Petro Mohyla Black Sea National University
    42. LLC “Agency business cooperation”


    All students of South Ukrainian National Pedagogical University named after K.D. Ushynsky can get a place at the hostel. There are rooms for two/three people in a room, furnished and provided with Internet service. The blacks of the hostel are separate for male and female students. The hostels have all necessary facilities for comfortable living with appropriate equipment. There are kitchens on each floor, laundry, reading halls and leaving rooms.

    Living conditions correspond to sanitary and hygienic standards. There is 24/7 security system in each hostel for safe and comfortable living of students.


    Sport & Health Club

    South Ukrainian National Pedagogical University named after K.D. Ushynsky has a large gym with up-to-date sports equipment.

    Students of South Ukrainian National Pedagogical University named after K.D. Ushynsky have an opportunity to attend classes at the university sport club and become members of the following sport groups in volleyball, basketball, tennis, badminton, football, arm wrestling, chess, draughts, aerobics and rhythmic gymnastics, shaping, and fitness.

    Under the auspices of the sports club at the university, many sports holidays and various sports competitions are held every year.


    Yuriy Cheban, Vasyl Lomanchenko, Andrii Iagodka and others are prominent graduates of South Ukrainian National Pedagogical University named after K.D. Ushynsky in sports field.




    Access to educational facilities for people with disabilities and other limited mobility groups

    Pursuant to the Decree of the President of Ukraine № 401/2017 of December 2, 2017 “On Amendments to Clause 3 of the Regulations on the National Institution (Institution) of Ukraine” the administration of South Ukrainian National Pedagogical University named after K.D. Ushynsky took systematic measures to create appropriate conditions for students with disabilities and limited mobility.

    Nowaddays, necessary conditions for free access to the university’s educational premises and public places have been created for the above-mentioned categories of higher education seekers.

    In addition, to further improve the quality of stay of people with disabilities, the university administration developed and approved a “Plan of measures to ensure accessibility of buildings, premises and adjacent territory of the university for people with disabilities and limited mobility.”