The Administration of Kyiv National University of Trade and
Economics pays a great deal of attention to the well-rounded
development of student youth.
Foreign students are guaranteed to have all the rights and freedoms
according to the effective Ukrainian legislation and Statute of the
All necessary conditions are created for foreign students for their
studying, leisure activities and creative development.
Foreign students are actively being involved in sports, culture
work and scientific-research activities of the university. They
also take active part in amateur artistic performances.
KNUTE pays much attention to keeping to the Constitutional
provisions regarding the state language which is centuries-old
inheritance of the Ukrainian nation. The studying is conducted in
the Ukrainian language as well as scientific research, educational
work, interpersonal communication, etc. Along with that other
languages are respected because many foreign students study at the
university and many international activities are held
On 21st February
representatives of all nationalities and ethnic groups celebrate
International Day of Native Language. In KNUTE this celebration has
become traditional and popular event from the moment of its first
announcement as students from more than 20 countries study
Students of the University, lecturers, staff and guests are invited
for the Literary-musical festival “Language unites everyone.
Exhibitions and display stands of theses, textbooks, course books,
issued by professors and tutors recently, are held. Profound
interest is sparked by presentations of foreign countries and their
literature which are prepared by foreign-students who study at
Together with Ukrainian students they take active part in concerts
where they perform compositions in languages of various nations.
And the Ukrainian language unites everyone – it is the language of
studying and communication in KNUTE.
Readings of “Zapovit” poem (Last Will by Taras Shevchenko)
performed in different languages (except for Ukrainian, it was read
in: Japanese by Hiroki Kobayashi – Japanese language tutor from
Soka University, Azerbaijanian – by student Vahid Alliev, Kazakh –
by student Oleksandra Kartakova) will be remembered for a long
time. As well as fiery Azerbaijanian dances!
Annually Freshmen Debut has exceptional meaning among the
organizational-educational events in students’ environment. This
event encourages new young talents, activates amateur art
activities and engages new performers. Concert encourages youth’s
union through the collective artistic activities. Foreign
students take active part in these events.
During the whole study period students are being involved in
similar activities – Club of Funny and Quick-witted, days of the
faculties etc. Annual festival “Barbeque” and International junior
contest in culinary art and catering became nice traditions that
contribute to the professional training of future professionals in
the sphere of restaurant business. Foreign student and teams from
various foreign countries take part in the mentioned events.
Contests are conducted according to the classification of World
Association of Chiefs Societies. Holding these events indicates big
popularity among the students, whose specializations lies in the
spheres of modern cooking technologies, who provide high quality
and world tendencies of catering and rational and economy use of
initial products. Last year students from Angola took active part
in “Barbeque” festival and students from Uzbekistan – in the
14 February – is traditional celebration of St. Valentines Day that
is also a celebration of beauty and grace. Annually KNUTE announces
photo-contest in which any student can take part. Foreign students
take active part in such contests and won them more than once.
Particularly in 2013 the title of Mister Photo was won by Lino
Espaniol from Angola.
In 2012 Anastasiia Kysylitsa from Moldova won the title and the
crown of “Miss KNUTE-2012”.
Later she won the title of Second Vice-Miss in “Student Miss
Kyiv-2013” and beautified the cover of university’s student
Various excursions and tours around Ukraine are organized for KNUTE
students. This allows to recreate but also to learn Ukrainian
culture and customs.
While studying at KNUTE students also learn subjects that are
related to familiarization with national culture, customs,
traditions, particularly: “History of Ukraine”, “History of modern
culture”, “History of modern world”, “History of Ukrainian
culture”, Regional economy”, “Law”, “Tourist area study”, “Museum
science and museum-exhibition business”, “Geography of tourism”,
“Commodity science of souvenirs and national art craft goods”
At the KNUTE’s Preparatory Department for foreign citizens and
stateless persons development of oral speech on the basic level of
learning Ukrainian language is based on the situation dialogues
that are aimed to develop skills for dialogue and monologue speech
on the topics of: “Ukraine today: geographic location of Ukraine,
population, state and political-administrative regime, economics”,
“Culture and education in Ukraine: folk roots of Ukrainian culture,
Shevchenko’s Ukraine, Ukrainians who changed world”.