Uzhhorod National University belongs to classic universities of Ukraine, holding the highest 4th level of accreditation. It is one of the largest and best universities of the Carpathian region, situated in a wonderful student city Uzhhorod on the slopes of the Carpathian Mountains in Western Ukraine. The university is young, it was founded in 1945 but it has acquired a well-deserved reputation in a scientific world, becoming the landmark and the alma-mater for generations of students who are working successfully both in Ukraine and other countries of the world. Uzhhorod University has formed powerful scientific schools of the world acclaim. It collaborates with many top universities abroad.

Uzhhorod National University enables the students to fully realize their potential and become well-rounded persons. At present about 15,500 students study here. The university provides training programs in 9 specialities of Junior Specialist qualification, as well as in 36 fields of Bachelor programs and 84 fields of Specialist and Master Programs. The innovation triad is being implemented in all fields and specialities: the extensive foreign language learning, mastering of information technologies and promoting intensive informational ties on different levels.

Uzhhorod National University has developed an internationalization strategy ( In addition, some internationalization principles are also fixed as separate articles of the Statute of UzhNU. Among the main components of which is the development of international cooperation and internationalization. The academic mobility is very significant in the conceptual development of the University.

Prof. Yulian Vysochansky

Team Leader

Dr. Andrei Kholkin received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Physics from the St. Petersburg State University and Ph.D. degree from the A. F. Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute, Russia. In consequent years, he held research positions in Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland) and Rutgers University (USA). He is currently a research coordinator and head of the functional imaging and nanocharacterization laboratory of CICECO. His group develops multifunctional materials (including ferroelectrics and multiferroics) and scanning probe microscopy techniques. He is a coauthor of more than 350 technical papers in this area including numerous reviews and book chapters. He was a coordinator of two European projects on multifunctional materials and serves as an Associate Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control (TUFFC) and member of editorial boards of several scientific journals. He is a member of the Ferroelectric Committee of IEEE and was a recipient of the “Excellency” award from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology. He has been a Technical Committee member of several international conferences and cofounded a new conference series on Piezoresponse Force Microscopy. He was a guest editor of the special issues on ferroelectrics in TUFFC, Journal of Applied Physics and Materials Research Society Bulletin. Dr. Kholkin is a Fellow of IEEE (class 2012), and member of Materials Research Society and Portuguese Materials Society. His research are include multiferroics and magnetoelectrics for memory and sensor applications, ferroelectric polymers, metal organic frameworks (MOF), and self-assembled peptides, sensors and actuators, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), vibrational and thermal energy harvesting systems, dielectric, piezoelectric and ferroelectric properties of materials and structures, processing, characterization and applications of dielectrics, piezoelectrics and ferroelectrics, nanoscale properties of functional materials via scanning probe techniques and carbon-based materials/graphene.