On July 15, 1834, on the day of the memory of the holy Apostolic Prince Vladimir, the grand opening of the university took place. Decades passed, the generations of graduates changed, each of which increased the greatness and fame of alma mater. Today, Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University is a classical university of research type, the leading contemporary scientific and educational center of Ukraine. The high status of the classical university of a research type is confirmed by numerous scientific victories of scientists - university staff. Today, the scientific potential of the university is over 60 active members and correspondent members of the National Academies of Sciences of Ukraine, 626 doctors of sciences, 1697 candidates of sciences. The University carries out the training of specialists for the educational qualification levels "junior specialist", "Bachelor", "Specialist", "Master" and personnel of higher qualification through postgraduate studies and doctoral studies. Kyiv University maintains extensive international contacts with universities around the world. The University has partnered with 227 foreign educational and research institutions from 57 countries of the world. The University takes an active part in increasing the recruitment of foreign students. The number of foreign citizens enrolled in higher education at the university is 935 people. An increase in the recruitment of foreign citizens was facilitated by the introduction of Russian and English language educational programs.