About us

The Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University is the first university in Western Ukraine of a classic type.

The history of formation and development of the Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University started in January 1940 when, the preparation for the opening of Teachers Institute in Stanislav at the request of local authorities, started. The training began on March 1. With the proclamation of the independence of Ukraine more favorable conditions for the integration of education and research were created. On August 26, 1992 Ivano-Frankivsk Pedagogical Institute was reorganized in Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian University. At that time the institution has long been in one of the first places in the country thanks to its scientific potential. One of the most significant events of 2004 was the granting the university “National” status.

For a short period of time of its existence university has grown into the leading center of science, culture, and education of Prycarpathia. New specialities, faculties, and chairs were opened, the staff was filled up with highly skilled scholars.

The University consists of 15 educational institutes and faculties, 36 scientific establishments (research, scientific and educational institutions, centers, laboratories, among them joint research laboratory on tape physics of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine with the status “national acquisition”, botanical garden, dendrological park, scientific library), Ivano-Frankivsk college of the Public Higher Education Institution “Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpatian National University”, where young specialists, bachelors, masters are trained, 3 educational  centers for distance communication.

At the university more than 16 thousand students are studying, 135 Doctors of Sciences, Professors, 629 Candidates of Sciences, PhD, Associate Professors are working.

In terms of extension of globalization and integration processes the Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University has acquired great experience in cooperation with cultural centers in Europe, Asia and the USA in such fields, as: joint research activity, improvement of the scientific process, usage of progressive technology, conduction of conferences, symposiums, scientific and pedagogical personnel training. The university has signed more than 70 agreements on cooperation with foreign higher educational establishments.


General Information about the Office of International Relations:

The Office of International Relations of Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University is a structural subdivision of an institution that is directly subordinated to the vice-rector for scientific work. The reports of the Office’s activity are provided to the Rector of the University.


Head of the Office: Mariana Sygydyn

Translator: Anna Zorina

Leading Specialist: Iryna Fedyna

Inspector and leading specialist: Halyna Vanchuk

Location of the Office :

Ivano-Frankivsk city

street Shevchenko, 57

the central building of the Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University

room 223

The mailing address of the office :

International Relations Office

Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University

street Shevchenko, 57,

Ivano-Frankivsk city




Tel .: 0 (0342) -59-60-31

Fax: 0 (0342) 59-60-31

e-mail: interdep@pnu.edu.ua