This year's annual university ranking "Top 200 Ukraine" was established eleventh time in a row. It has become a recognized system of independent evaluation of universities for the academic community, employers and Ukrainian society. During the last decade "Top 200 Ukraine" stimulated healthy competition among national universities in accordance with the main criteria of evaluation of their performance.

The top ten includes recognized leaders of Ukrainian education. Their performance is annually improving in the means of academic activities, strengthening connections with the labor market, active participation in international events, and appreciated by various international rating systems.

The winner of 2017 "Top 200 Ukraine" became Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute. The gap between this and other universities has increased this year compared to 2016. International supervisory board rating of "Top 200 Ukraine" appraised that Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute has created and developed a strong innovating ecosystem "Sikorsky Challenge", brought to market the most start-ups among all other universities in Ukraine, sold the biggest number of licenses for inventions and implemented the most projects in national security of Ukraine.

Taras Shevchenko Kiev National University and Vasyl Karazin Kharkiv National University the second and third places respectively. They have the most government funding of research activities among other universities of Ukraine and a high quoting index in Scopus and Web of Science.

Here are the best ten universities in the “Top-200 Ukraine”:

  1. National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” (86,1)
  2. Kyiv Taras Shevchenko National University (81,8)
  3. Karazin Kharkiv National University (49,4)
  4. National Technical University “Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute” (45,1)
  5. National Technical University “Lviv Polytechnic Institute” (44,6)
  6. National Mining University  (44,3)
  7. Bogomolets National Medical University (43,7)
  8. National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine (42,9)
  9. Lviv Ivan Franko National University named after Franko (42,8)
  10. Kyiv National Economics University named after V.P. Hetman (42,0)

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