Odessa University

Odessa University
Odessa National University
Одеський національний університет імені І. І. Мечникова
Odessa National University logo
Established 1865
Type Public
Rector Igor Koval
Admin. staff 1800
Location Odessa, Ukraine
Website www.onu.edu.ua

The I. I. Mechnikov Odessa National University (Ukrainian: Одеський національний університет імені І. І. Мечникова, Russian: Одесский национальный университет имени И.И. Мечникова), located in Odessa, Ukraine, is one of the country's major universities. It was founded in 1865, by an edict of Czar Alexander II of Russia, reorganizing the Richelieu Lyceum of Odessa into the new Imperial Novorossiya University. In the Soviet period, the University had the name I. I. Mechnikov Odessa State University.



The university is divided into a number of faculties. These faculties are directly administered by the university.



  • 11 Scientific research laboratories
  • Botanic garden of ONU
  • Scientific-Research Institute of Physics (director – Doctor of physics and mathematics Professor A.V. Tyurin)
  • Astronomic Observatory

See also

  • List of modern universities in Europe (1801–1945)

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