Chernivtsi University

The real gem of the old city of Chernivtsi is a work of the famous Czech architect Josef Hlávka, a former residence of the metropolitan region of Bukovina. Today it is the National University of Chernivtsi.

What I find fascinating: a rainbow of lights and rooftops, the sun on the domes, a wonderful combination of the severity of the fortress walls with elegant wrought iron railings. For its beauty, this impressive building can fix the standards of Ukrainian embroidery – egg pysanka, rugs national Bucovina, are easily seen elements of different architectural styles.

Chernivtsi National University was founded on October 4, 1875 by decree Franz Josef, Emperor of Austro-Hungary. In the beginning there were colleges of theology, philosophy, and law but after the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1918 and annexation of Northern Bukovina by the Romanian kingdom, until 1940 the university was one of the Romanian higher educational institutions. In 1940, after the reunification of Northern Bukovina with Ukraine, the University was reorganized into a state higher educational institution with the instruction in Ukrainian. In 1989 Chernivtsi National University was named after Yuriy Fedkovych, the well-known writer of Bukovina, herald of Ukrainian national Renaissance. Today in the university there are 16 colleges: physics, engineering, applied mathematics, chemistry, biology, philology, foreign languages, history, geography, economics, pedagogy, law, and philosophy and theology

written by bongofury on 2011-02-26 in #world #locations #travel-destination #fisheye #holga #bongofury #bucovina #history #chernivtsi #architecture #univercity #ukraine

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