The Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics (KNUTE) was first established in 1946, as the Kiev branch of a larger Soviet-era institution.
Over the years, the institution has evolved into a fully-fledged university in its own right, with a number of different teaching and social facilities. The university is mainly based on a large campus east of the Dnieper River in Kiev, Ukraine.
Kiev is a historic city, one of largest and most important in Europe, and for centuries has acted as a bridge between eastern and western Europe.
The primary focus of the Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics is economics and business, with large schools having been developed in both these disciplines. However, the university also offers schools in other related subjects, such as law and management, and many of these offer both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.
The university has an arts and culture center, which is utilised by amateur theatre groups, a chamber choir and dance groups. It also houses a recording studio for contemporary music groups.
In 2015, the institution founded the Center of European Education, which trains French-speaking specialists in management and enterprise fields. Students here study the French language intensively in their first and second years, with most lectures and seminars held in French by faculty from the University of Auvergne Clermont.
The Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics has also produced a number of famous alumni within Ukraine, including politicians such as Ukrainian prime minister Arseniy Yatsneyuk and diplomat Mikhailo Reznik.