Institutes of culture
Institutes of culture (інститути культури; instytuty kultury). Higher educational institutions in the USSR that trained librarians, bibliographers, and cultural-educational workers such as club managers and amateur choir, orchestra, and drama-group directors. They were organized out of former library science institutes. Their program for full-time students required four years, and for part-time students five years of study. In 1979 there were 17 institutes of culture in the USSR, three of which were in Ukraine: in Kyiv (with a branch in Mykolaiv), Kharkiv, and Rivne.
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 2 (1988).]