General information

The Dnipro Humanitarian University

The Dnipro Humanitarian University (until 2017 – Dnipropetrovsk Humanitarian University) – is accredited by the Accreditation Commission of Ukraine and has the right to conduct educational activities in the field of higher education in accordance with the license of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine for the training of specialists in the specialties “Psychology”, “Law” (“Jurisprudence”), “Tourism”, “Hotel-restaurant business” at the first (bachelor) level, the second (master’s) level and the educational qualification level of the specialist.

The Dnipro Humanitarian University is located at: 49064, Dnipro, st. Orlovskaya, 1 B.

The history of the institution of higher education dates back to 2003. This year, on the basis of the decision of the general meeting of founders of May 26, 2003, the establishment of an educational institution was registered by the Executive Committee of the Dnipropetrovsk City Council from June 09, 2003. In June 2003, the university received a license from the Ministry of Education and Science for the provision of educational services related to higher education.

A new institution of higher education became a child, first and foremost, a group of like-minded people, not isolated people who are aware of the needs of modern Ukrainian society. Dnipropetrovsk Humanitarian University was created for the purpose of training specialists with higher legal and psychological education, and in the further education in the field of tourism business for enterprises, organizations and institutions of the region.

At the first stage of its formation (from 2003-2004 academic year for 2010-2011 academic year), the university was based on the Dnipropetrovs’k State University of Internal Affairs, since more than half of the personnel potential in the training of specialists in the field of Jurisprudence was made up of the leading scientific and pedagogical workers of the said institution of higher education. The first years of the university’s existence were not easy, but the material resources provided by Dnipropetrovs’k State University of Internal Affairs provided an effective management decisions and skillful actions of the management, organized the educational process at an appropriate level, and the life of workers and students was established.

Educational audience of the new building of the university

Educational audience of the new building of the university

With the opening of the direction of training “Psychology”, and then “Tourism”, the number of students has increased significantly and the existing material and technical base could no longer meet the needs of providing educational audiences. Therefore, the founders and management of the university decided to place the university on its own base. And 2011-2012 the academic year for university students began in the new educational building.From this moment on, the second stage of university development characterized by autonomy, the formation of its own strategy for the development of academic and scientific activities and organizational mechanism, which ensures the coordinated work of all structural units of the University.

Rector of the University from 2013 till 2018 Negodchenko O.V., Doctor of Law, Professor, Honored Lawyer of Ukraine

Rector of the University from 2013 till 2018 Negodchenko O.V., Doctor of Law, Professor, Honored Lawyer of Ukraine

The first rector of the University was Khryapinsky Petro Vasylovych, Doctor of Law, Professor, who headed the educational institution from 2003 to 2004.

Almostten years from 2004 to 2013, the University was headed by Minka Pavlo Yakovych, Candidate of Legal Sciences, Associate Professor, Great man in Education of Ukraine.

From December 2013 to November 2018, the University was headed by Oleksandr Volodymyrovych Negodchenko, Doctor of Law, Professor, Honored Lawyer of Ukraine. The brilliant organizer of the educational branch and a highly skilled leader, mentor of scientific and pedagogical staff, is a well-known Ukrainian scientist in the field of law, whose life, unfortunately, tragically ended in 2018.

From February 12, 2019, the Dnipro Humanitarian University is headed by Oleksandr Oleksandrovych Kyselov, Candidate of Law, Associate Professor.

Rector of the University Kyselov O.O., Candidate of Law, Associate Professor

Rector of the University Kyselov O.O., Candidate of Law, Associate Professor

The total number of applicants for higher education is over 1450 people. More than 70 scientific and pedagogical workers work at the departments of the university.

The total licensed volume of admission is 695 people.

The University has a sufficient material and technical base to ensure the proper conditions for the implementation of the educational process, life and leisure of students. A new four-storeybuilding, built in 2011, with new technologies, with a modern interior and exterior interior design, which includes conference and assembly halls, lecture halls and study rooms, a library with a reading room, gymnasium and gym , computer classes with modern equipment and free access to the Internet, a buffet-diner, etc. The total area of the material and technical base of the university is 12376.8 m2.

The educational process at the University is provided by 17 doctors of sciences, professors and 36 candidates of sciences, associate professors. The share of specialists with scientific degrees and scientists rank among scientific and pedagogical workers is more than 75%.

The high professional skills of the teachers allow the training of highly skilled professionals – future lawyers, psychologists, managers of tourism enterprises and specialists in hotel and restaurant business – at the level of modern labor market requirements, that is, to be competitive on it, which in modern conditions is a guarantee of successful employment upon completion of studies at the university in the enterprises of both the state and private sectors of the economy.

Celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Dnipro Humanitarian University, 2013

Celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Dnipro Humanitarian University, 2013

Today, Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Psychology and the Faculty of Tourism and Hotel and Restaurant Affairs operate in the University, which trains specialists in the fields of Law (Law), Psychology, Tourism, and Hotel and Restaurant Affairs.

The educational process is provided by nine departments, of which three are subordinate to the Faculty of Law:
– General law disciplines,
– Civil law disciplines,
– Criminal-law disciplines,
three – Faculty of Psychology:
– General psychology,
– Pedagogical psychology,
– Social and humanitarian disciplines,
and three – faculty of tourism and hotel-restaurant business:
– Economics and Tourism Management,
– Hotel and restaurant business,
– Language training.

The university departments are the main link in ensuring the educational process in all areas, since these structural units directly develop scientific and methodological materials and ensure their implementation. The scientists of the departments conduct research on legal, historical, psychological and socio-economic problems of the formation and development of the country in the market conditions of management.

For example, scientific and pedagogical staff of the University prepared and published more than 400 scientific, educational and methodological works, among which textbooks, manuals, monographs, practical manuals, including 21 with a stamp of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.

Professional edition - journal «Law and Society»

Professional edition – journal «Law and Society»

In 2004, the University together with the National Academy of Internal Affairs and the All-Ukrainian Law Science Foundation named after an academician V.V. Stashys, became the co-founder of the national scientific publication, – the journal “Law and Society”, which is included in the list of professional editions of the Higher Attestation Commission of Ukraine on legal sciences. The journal publishes articles of leading domestic and foreign scholars, makes popularization of scientific researches in law.

In 2015, the journal “Law and Society” is included in the international science-based database Index Copernicus International (Republic of Poland).

In 2010, the University together with the Institute of Psychology named after G.S. Kostiuk and The National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine became a co-founder of scientific publications – a collection of scientific works “Actual problems of modern psychology” and a collection of scientific works “Master’s studios” in which scientific-pedagogical workers and students of the faculty of psychology and tourism publish scientific articles on theoretical and practical issues and perspectives of modern psychology.

The University’s activities contribute to establishing a partnership with the national higher education institutions of the humanities and international scientific and methodological cooperation with universities, scientific and public organizations of the USA, Germany, France, Poland, Turkey, Lithuania, Belarus and other countries. In particular, on the basis of the University, joint educational programs are being implemented with the Tourism Academy in Antalya (Turkey), the Humanities and Economics Academy in Łódź (Poland), the Higher School of Entrepreneurship and Administration in Lublin (Poland), the Boleslaw Prus Warsaw Graduate School of Humanities (Poland), The High School of International Relations and American Studies (Poland), the High School of Communication, Political Science and International Relations in the city of Warsaw (Poland), the University of Mykolas Romeris (Lithuania) and the International Academy of Information Technologies (Belarus).

At the present stage, we create competitive educational programs for entry into the external social and educational space,we develop joint scientific activities and organize and implement international scientific and practical conferences and seminars. We work on the expansion of contractual relations with universities in Europe, the enhancement of academic mobility of university students, their expansion training, internships, training practices at foreign universities.

University students are on practice at Tez Tour (Antalya, Turkey)

University students are on practice at Tez Tour (Antalya, Turkey)

The following priority directions of the University’s activities are implemented: international student and academic exchange with higher education partners; preparation of scientific and pedagogical staff of the university who is capable of teaching disciplines in English; involvement of foreign specialists to work at the university and participation of leading teachers and scientists in the educational and scientific activities of foreign universities, scientific institutions; cooperation with other institutions of higher education for the development of joint international projects; submission of grant applications.

The practice of creation of interuniversity creative groups of scientists and teachers, which according to the results of research prepare candidate and doctoral dissertations, monographs, textbooks, study guides, methodical developments for the provision of the educational process, is introduced.

Teachers and university scientists take part in the work of expert commissions, expert groups and specialized academic councils.

Students of the University take an active part in regional, all-Ukrainian and international conferences, symposiums, congresses, seminars, competitions, olympiads.

The Congress of Legal Clinics of Higher Education Institutions of Ukraine

The Congress of Legal Clinics of Higher Education Institutions of Ukraine

At the Faculty of Law, a Center for Legal Practice has been set up, which purpose is to ensure the organization of student legal practice. Directly the activities of the center are aimed at working out a model of a lawyer-expert. The “Discussion Club” of students, the Student Circle “Advocacy of Ukraine” is being implemented;there are scientific clubs at each faculty of the law faculty. The faculty created a training base for lawyers of a highly specialized field of work in certain branches of law. Appropriate trainings are conducted both on-line and in real-time. A business laboratory was created to develop and implement the ideas of law students and consulting oriented students.

In 2014, the Dnipro Humanitiarian University entered the Association of Legal Clinics of Ukraine, which allowed students and curators of the University’s Legal Clinic to receive the latest information on legal regulation, technology and methods of legal clinical education, practice and counseling, participate in conferences, competitions, competitions of works, as well as in the thematic training of schools of the Association of Legal Clinics of Ukraine.

Teams of the faculties of Law of the city of Dnipro are participants of traditional competitions «Brain-ring of law» on the basis of the Dnipro Humanitarian University

Teams of the faculties of Law of the city of Dnipro are participants of traditional competitions «Brain-ring of law» on the basis of the Dnipro Humanitarian University

Psychological Center was created at the Faculty of Psychology, the main purpose of which is to conduct psychological trainings, circles and consultations for students, master classes for the training of psychologists, round tables on topical problems of psychology, etc. The Psychological Center of the University fruitfully cooperates with the Center for Formation and Development of the person of the city of Dnipro within the framework of the agreement on joint activities in the following areas: organization of educational and production practice for students; work of clubs,improvement of educational and methodological programs; holding conferences, seminars, trainings. The result of the joint activity is a scientifically grounded program of creative development of children 1-13 years of age “Firefly”, which is used by 6 children’s centers of our city.

At the Faculty of Tourism and Hotel and Restaurant Affairs at the Department of Economics and Tourism Management, a training and production travel company “DHU-Tour” was founded, the purpose of which is to ensure the organization of students’ practical training in order to acquire the necessary skills of a specialist in the field of tourism. The “Discussion Club of tourists” is functioning for students, the main purpose of which is to carry out «Brain-ring’s» between the teams of higher education institutions for the training of tourism specialists, round tables on topical issues of the functioning of the tourism industry, and so on.

Dance group of the university

Dance group of the university

Students’ leisure is provided with an opportunity to self-realize creatively in the field of science, sports and amateur performances through available scientific and practical circles and sports sections at the university.

A striking example of university achievements in sports is the victory of David Horava, which he got on the first day of the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, and got the first Gold Medal in the men’s judo category up to 66 kg.

The current structure of the University, its material and technical base, and the powerful staffing potential of scientific and pedagogical workers from year to year allow the production of highly skilled specialists – bachelors, specialists and masters in the field of psychology, law and tourism, well-trained for professional activities.

David Horava is an Olympic champion of the Paralympic Games

David Horava is an Olympic champion of the Paralympic Games


During 15 years of its educational and scientific activities, the University has become the center of humanitarian education in the region and has trained more than three thousand professionals capable of solving current problems in the legal, humanitarian and socio-economic spheres of society, applying the knowledge gained in practice.

The peculiarity of the activity of the Dnipro Humanitarian University in providing educational services is that each student at the university is regarded as worthy person, based on an individual approach to the organization of study conditions, which positively affects the formation of his professional motivation and successful entry into the student environment. Since 2016, a system of socially-oriented benefits and discounts for tuition fees has been introduced at the university, both for graduates of educational institutions with high educational achievement and for socially disadvantaged categories of the population. The size of these social benefits for applicants is between 25% and 100%.

Thus, during the 15 years of activity of the Dnipro Humanitarian University, a solid foundation was laid, a basis for the scientific and pedagogical potential of a modern institution of higher education was created, and it is clear that the positive traditions of this process should be continued and developed. And, despite its young age, the university is confidently stepping into the future as a promising leader in the educational process and in the scientific sphere.

The Dnipro Humanitarian University


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