Donetsk University [Донецький національний університет; Donetskyi natsionalnyi universytet]. An institution of higher learning in Donetsk, founded in 1965 to succeed the Donetsk Pedagogical Institute (est 1937). The university has twelve faculties: mathematics and information technology, physics and technology, chemistry, biology, history, philology, foreign languages, economics, accounting and finance, law, international studies, and related professions. The university trains graduates in 63 areas. The average student enrollment is 18,000. The university has a teaching staff of approximately 1,000. It has a library with over 1,300,000 items, and publishes textbooks, scholarly monographs, and research collections.
[This article was updated in 2014.]