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.

At the physics and chemistry departments of UzhNU the chalcogenide and chalcohalide materials (crystals, glasses, thin films, and nanocomposites) are studied for their use in nonlinear optics, acoustoelectronics, piezoelectronics. The obtained materials allow to significantly improve the parameters of liquid crystal devices when used as components of suspensions of ferroelectric nanoparticles in liquid crystals, as well as to obtain effective solid nanocomposites based on them. The optimized photorefractive materials are effective for control and correction of laser beams and for phase coupling of lasers in the range of 780-1500 nm. The polarization-sensitive photo-structural changes have been studied in glassy chalcogenide materials, which have significant prospects for adaptive optics. 

Prof. Yulian Vysochanskii

Team Leader

Prof. Yulian Vysochanskii graduated from Uzhhorod University. He received the title of professor of Semiconductor Physics from Uzhhorod University and was elected as an Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. His research interests are in the field of semiconductor physics, ferroelectrics, and structural phase transitions. He has published more than 350 papers in international journals and seven books. He has been a member of the organizing committee of more than ten international scientific conferences. 

The research includes the phosphorus-containing chalcogenide materials of the MM’P2S(Se)6 type with transition metals M and M’ in the cation sublattice, which have a layered crystal structure. In the case of Sn and Pb cations from the main subgroup the phosphorus-containing chalcogenides can crystallize in a three-dimensional lattice (e.g. crystals of the Sn(Pb)2P2S(Se)6 system) or in a layered crystal lattice (the unique case of SnP2S6). These materials exhibit different types of dipole ordering (ferroelectric, ferrielectric, antiferroelectric, incommensurately modulated, relaxors, dipole glass), different magnetic ordering, and multiferroicity. The application of these materials opens a wide range of new functionalities.