Founded in 1834, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv today comprises eight institutes, 14 faculties, 195 departments, centres, a library and museums. More than 3,000 academics are engaged with the university, including more than 480 full-time and 168 part-time professors, 1,489 full-time and 117 part-time associate professors. There are 104 courses on offer in 17 fields of study and in 38 areas of knowledge. The library contains more than 3 million books. The university's research is an integral part of the educational process. The university has cooperative agreements with 134 Universities from 52 countries, involved in exchange programmes, such as Erasmus Mundus, and collaborates with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), NATO and more.