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Kharkiv State Academy of Culture

Updated: 2017-05-27T16:05Z
Kharkiv State Academy of Culture
Харківська державна академія культури
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Latin: Kharkivska derzhavna academia kultury
MottoUniversity studeatur mundi
Established10 September 1929
RectorVasyl Sheyko
LocationKharkiv, Ukraine

Kharkiv State Academy of Culture (Ukrainian: Харківська державна академія культури) is a Ukrainian public academy in Kharkiv.


The academy was created on September 10, 1929 as the Institute of Political Education out of the Kharkiv Institute of National Education (1921-1933) which was a temporary school in place of University of Kharkiv. In a year the school was renamed into the Kharkiv Institute of Political Education and next year - the All-Ukrainian Institute of Communist Education.

During that time the institute had seven departments: librarian, book marketing, scholar, museum, tourist, atheistic, and mass-agitation.

In July 1935 the institute was transformed into the Ukrainian Library Institute that included just two librarian departments. In 1939 the school was renamed into the Ukrainian State Library Institute.

During World War II the institute folded and once again became department of the University of Kharkiv which was evacuated to Kyzylorda in the Kazakh SSR. After the war it was once again reestablished in June 1947 back in Kharkiv as the State Library Institute. In 1950 there was opened a department of cultural education.

Finally in 1964 the institute was transformed into the Kharkiv State Institute of Culture.

After the fall of the Soviet Union many other departments were opened in the institute such as legal studies, musical folk art, culturology, choreography, foreign students relations and others. On June 8, 1998 the institute was renamed into the Kharkiv State Academy of Culture.

Campuses and buildings

In the historical center of Kharkiv stands the Kharkiv State Academy of Culture. There are five buildings with 106 lecture rooms, an assembly hall, a gymnasium, and a student theatre.

Institutes and faculties

  • Faculty of Library and Information Science
  • Faculty of Document Studies and Information Management
  • Faculty of Management
  • Faculty of Cultural Studies
  • Faculty of Music and Art
  • Faculty of Theatre Art
  • Faculty of Cinema and Television Arts
  • Faculty of Choreographic Art

Awards and reputation

The academy ranked 152nd in the rating “Top 200 Ukraine” of the institutions of higher education of Ukraine in 2011 (“Dzerkalo tyzhnia” #20 of June 4, 2011).

It ranked 10th in the annual rating of institutions of higher education “Compass” (“Segodnia” of May 16, 2012).

According to the rating of the best institutions of higher education of Ukraine, composed by Institute of Innovation Technologies of the Ministry of Education and Science, Youth and Sports of Ukraine, KhSAC took 9th place among institutions of higher education in the sphere of culture, arts and design (“Osvita Ukrainy”, # 26 of June 25, 2012).

Notable people

  • Victor Skumin, from 1990 to 1994 held positions as Professor by the Chair of Psychology and Pedagogy, and Professor by the Chair of Physical Education and Health life at the Academy. Skumin completed research of theoretical and practical issues of culture of health, which he developed throughout his scientific and pedagogical activity. These methods, he has introduced in the training course for the students of the Academy: "The Foundations of a Culture of Health.[1]


  1. ^ "Виктор Андреевич Скумин" [Victor Andreevich Skumin]. Archived from the original on 2016-05-01. Retrieved 21 September 2015. 

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Coordinates: 48°18′15″N 38°01′05″E / 48.3042°N 38.0181°E / 48.3042; 38.0181

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