It is among the oldest universities in Eastern Europe, founded in 1804. The university implements a wide program of international cooperation with 61 partners in 25 countries, and it is an active participant of the international community of top-ranking European universities. It signed the Great Charter of Universities in 1988 together with other leading European universities and this event became one of the drivers of the Bologna Process. V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University occupies a 3rd spot in the Top 200 Universities of Ukraine, a list compiled by UNESCO.
Included in the QS EECA University Rankings (top 300 universities) – the best universities in emerging Europe and central Asia.
V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University started training foreign students in 1948. Since then, about 5,000 foreign students have graduated from this educational institution, including representatives from Africa, Asia, America and Europe. This university currently provides training programs for more than 3,000 foreign students, postgraduate students and doctoral students from around the world.