Kiev is the capital of the Ukraine, located in the north central part of the country on the Dnieper River. Kiev has around 2.500.000 inhabitants. It is an important industrial, scientific, educational and cultural centre in Eastern Europe. It is home to many high-tech industries, higher education institutions, museums and art institutions. Founded, probably, in the 5th century, the city gradually acquired importance as the centre of East Slavic civilisation. During World War II, the city was destroyed, almost completely, but quickly recovered. It remains the capital of Ukraine, independent since 1991, following the collapse of the Soviet Union. Kiev is known as a ‘green city’, with two botanical gardens and numerous parks and the characteristic horse-chestnut trees.

Main Education and Science Board of the Kiev City State Administration

The Main Education and Science Board of the Kiev City State Administration is responsible for Kiev´s 521 educational institutions with about 300.000 students. The strategic focus in Kiev´s schools is to develop individual profiles, to cooperate with rural schools and international schools and to work on innovative pedagogical projects. The Education and Science board organises individual tutoring for all children in their native language. 
The Board also initiated the project ´European Measuring´, which aims at intensifing the cooperation between Kiev and European teachers and students. In 1999, the International Educator´s Club of European Capitals was created in Kiev. The main task of this organisation is the development of a European educational strategy including priority areas such as European education, new approaches in educational reform and the introduction of new models and technologies into the educational process.

Main Education and Science Board, Kiev City State Administration
Schevchenko Boulevard 3
UA - 01004 Kiev