Extracurricular activities and leisure

Physical activity and sports

Any physical activity is an excellent means to support and develop the health of students and staff, and for this reason our University has its own Sport Center.

Our Sport Center contains:

–       3 gyms
–       Swimming pool
–       Athletics sectors
–       Footballfield

Sportclub “Zodchiy” providescoachinginfootball, volleyball, basketball, boxing, wrestling, heavyathletics, gymnastics, boatracing etc.
Our expert physical education staff organizes different sport programs, exercise sessions and consultations. Student teams win prizes in municipal, national and international competitions. Among our students there are some world champions in various kinds of sport.

In addition our University has its own suburb sport camp “Budivelnyk”. It is located on the Dnieper River and used for the rest and recreation of teaching staff and students.

Center of Leisure and Culture
Our student`s life is versatile and creative. They have a wonderful opportunity to try out new activities and to develop their skills and talents alongside many friends who share their hobbies.

The University studio of classic vocal has been working since 1958. In the years of its existence it has put on the stage three operas of Ukrainian composers and dozens fragments of world classical music works. The members of this studio are the laureate and prize winners of Guak-Artemovsky contest. Some of them have continued their career as professional performers. V. Prokopenko is a soloist of chamber choir. O. Chernoschekova is a soloist of “Kyiv Fresky”

Student theatre “Svet -60x” (World of 60s) is very popular in our University. B.Slepovyi and E. Lishavskyi were the students of our University who founded it in 1960. The performance of troupe was appreciated at The International Festival of Theatres of Variety Miniatures in Germany in 1965. Then in 1973 the student theater “Grotesk” continued a successful relay among student theaters. The theater was directed by J. Linzyn. He was the prize winner of different contests and festivals. Then in 1997 the theater was renamed into the Theatre of Variety Miniatures “DyvniLiudy” (“Odd People”).This Theatre works with the best Kyiv directors and receives awards in different national and international contests.

Dance studios are in great demand as well.
Our studios of street dances «Hip-hop» and «RnB», studio of sport and ballroom dances and studio of oriental dances are the prize winners of different contests and festivals.

Pop Vocal Studio is also very popular. T. Luchanko has ensured its work since 2004. Singers of this studio are the winners of international festivalsand they have taken part in qualifying rounds of Eurovision.

National amateur choir “Renaissance” received awards in various national and international festivals.

Studios of Leisure and Culture Center take an active part in the life our administrative district and have been honored by the head of administration of Solominskiy Administrative District and by the head of Kyiv City administration

The head of Leisure and Culture Center

Svitlana V. Sharogradska, contact phone: 044 2415423

“Zodchiy” (“Architect”) SportsClub
Sportsclubasaffiliationofthevoluntarystudentsportsassociation “Burevisnyk” isfunctioningattheUniversitysince 1960.

In 1999 thesportsclubwasreorganized and was named “Zodchyi” that means “Architect”. The sports club is led by prof. S.M. Kanishevskyi, honoured worker of physical culture and sports, head of the chair of physical education and sports.

The Club was established in order to promote healthy lifestyle among students, improve their physical abilities, develop optimism and positive traits, and achieve good results in sports, studies and professional activities.

Annually the club holds sports competitions among students and academic staff.

University sportsmen successfully participate in the sports tournaments at local, national and international levels. The teaching staff of the chair is involved in the club activities, including veterans and sports stars: E.Z. Adamenko – record-breaker of Ukraine and the USSR in track-and-field athletics, Honoured Master of Sports of the USSR;N.A.Dovidyuk-Honoured Master of Sports (gymnastics), World record-holder in swimming, Master of Sports A.V. Kovalenko;Masters of Sports of International Class – I. F.Zemtsov (water polo), S.F.Gasanova – World and European medalist (boxing, kickboxing).

Among the most striking successes of the Club members are the achievements in sailing by V. Mankin, who is a two-time Olympic champion; athlete G. Dybenkoparticipated in the XVth Olympic Games; T. Belyaeva won the World Student Games. Boxer V. Bendalovskyi, badminton player V. Nikiforov and woman-acrobat N. Hrypushyna were Champions of the Soviet Union, and N. Hrypushynais also World Champion in acrobatics. G. Danko is World Champion and World Cup winner in a free style wrestling.The Club is proud of its members:A. Onufriev, Master of Sports of International Class and Honoured Master of Sportsin weightlifting;P. Cherverdyuk, track-and-field athlete, medalist of the USSR Spartakiad;Grand chess master P. Platonov; national Grandmaster in chess compositions E.O.Reytsen;M. Shkoda, Master of Sports, national team (Ukraine) member in boxing.

Not once the University sport teams won the first place and other prizes in complex sports competitions of the Ministry of Education and Science. The total contribution of the Club to the development of sports is coaching high-class athletes – Masters of Sports and Candidates for Masters of Sports. Annual University and higher schoolSpartakiads and Sports Days contribute to that. Chair of physical education and sportscoached 7 Masters of Sports of International Class, 36 Masters of Sports, more than 500 Candidates for Masters of Sports.

Our sports club leads health improving and recreational activities among students and teaching staff- a number of fitness and sports groups and classes are run under the Club’s supervision.The Club representatives are members of such public associations as:Coordinating Council for Physical Education and Sports at the Ministry of Education and Science in Ukraine, Student Sports Union of Ukraine, Commission on Physical Training at the Ministry of Education and Science in Ukraine, Ukrainian and local alliances in various sports, etc.

MkrtychOganesovytchDilenyan, Director of the Sports Club “Zodchyi”. Contact telephone:044 2415505.

University students take part in amateur performances,are involved in diverse studios, clubs and art groups. Popular are student amateur variety theater, dance group, opera and vocal studio, art of declamation class, voice-training class, pop-music studio,theatreof pantomime.

Normally Student Club initiates and facilitates dance parties, concerts of pop-art singers and actors, meetings with prominent personalities.

University publishes its own newspaper. There is also a museum of the University history.