Kharkiv I. P. Kotlyarevsky National University of Arts is one of the leading higher education institutions in Ukraine, a creative, research and methodological center of music and theater education in Slobozhanshchyna. Our university is a member of the European Association of Conservatories, the European University Association, and the European League of Arts Universities.
On May 2, 2022, despite the martial law and destruction of academic buildings, the University celebrated 105 years of its foundation. The anniversary year of 2022 was very difficult for our University, it changed our lives, studying and working conditions, dreams and plans. At the same time, it reminded us of the importance of things that we had taken for granted until recently – life in a peaceful country, the comfort of our own home, the safety of our loved ones, the opportunity to do what we love together with like-minded people.
The war significantly affected the work of the University, but the staff quickly adapted to the realities of the war: they rescued musical instruments, did all their best to eliminate the consequences of buildings destruction, performed all types of educational activities online. For the University, 2022 is a year of active research and methodological work, holding numerous scientific and practical conferences, concerts, and competitions. During this period, the University's educational, creative and scientific activities were aimed at preserving high traditions of classical art and enhancing innovative research.
Teachers and students take part in international/national competitions, festivals and scientific conferences, the Erasmus+ academic mobility program, work in university self-governing bodies of the city and country. The teaching staff of the University is constantly improving the scientific and methodological support of the educational process to provide ample opportunities for the realization of the creative potential of future masters of the music and theater scene.
The University staff goes through all the challenges with dignity: we ensure the quality of education and high admission rates, hold interesting artistic events that attract the attention of the whole world, participate in the volunteer movement and defend Ukraine at the front, do everything to achieve our joint dream – Victory!