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The National University of Ostroh Academy

The National University of Ostroh Academy is the successor of Ostroh Slavic, Greek and Latin Academy, the first institution of higher education of the Eastern Slavs. It was founded in 1576 by Prince Konstanty Wasyl Ostrogski (also known as Kostiantyn Vasyl Ostrozky or Vasyl-Kostiantyn of Ostroh).
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The National University of Ostroh Academy

The National University of Ostroh Academy is the successor of Ostroh Slavic, Greek and Latin Academy, the first institution of higher education of the Eastern Slavs. It was founded in 1576 by Prince Konstanty Wasyl Ostrogski (also known as Kostiantyn Vasyl Ostrozky or Vasyl-Kostiantyn of Ostroh).

Niece of Prince Konstanty Wasyl Ostrogski, Princess Halshka of Ostroh, was the beneficiary of the Academy and spent a great deal of money on its development. Basically, Ostroh Academy was quite common by the standards of European education of the Middle Ages, though unusual by the Ukrainian ones as the so-called ’Seven Liberal Arts’ (grammar, rhetoric, dialectic, arithmetic, geometry, music and astronomy), and higher sciences: philosophy, theology and medicine had been taught there. The originality of this establishment consisted also in the fact that it was the first institution to unite two cultures, Byzantine and West European. Not surprisingly, the Renaissance of Ukrainian nation was connected with Ostroh Academy. Ivan Fedorov’s printing house with Cyrillic type was the most developed Ukrainian publishing house of those times. It was established in Ostroh cultural centre simultaneously with the Academy. Greek and Slavic ABC-Book, the first Ukrainian school-book (1578); The New Testament (1580); Tymofii Mykhailovych’s Sobranie Veshchey Nuzhneyshykh (Collection of Essential Things), the first directory of old printed texts in the history of Cyrillic polygraphy; Andrii Rymsha’s Chronology (1581), the first printed poetic masterpiece in Ukraine; first complete The Slavic Ostroh Bible (1581), a masterpiece of old-Ukrainian polygraphy; outstanding polemic works — A Key to Heavenly Kingdom, The New Roman Calendar (1587) by Herasym Smotrytskyi, Apokrysys by Christopher Filaret, etc. were published here. An Ostroh Academy graduate, Meletius Smotrytskyi, wrote the first fundamental Slavic Grammar (1619), which M.Lomonosov called ‘the gates to learning’. The chronicles of the revived Ostroh Academy in Independent Ukraine started in 1994 with the Decree of the President of Ukraine. By virtue of succeeding decrees of the President of Ukraine, development of Ostroh Academy received a new impact for further growth. In October 2000, Ostroh Academy officially became the National University.

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Rivne Region, vul. Seminarska, 2, Ostroh

50.329349 | 26.512560

Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

03654 22949

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Attractions

Museums

Museum of Ostroh Academy

2 Seminarska str., Ostroh town

Other architectural attractions

Ostrog Academy's Art-Cluster

Nezalezhnosti square, Ostroh town

Other architectural attractions

Ostroh tourist information office

7 Heroiv Maidanu str., Ostroh town

Museums

Numismatics Museum

49 Nezalezhnosti square, Ostroh town

Churches, monasteries, sights of pilgrimage

Roman Catholic Church of the Blessed Virgin's Assumption

2 Princess Ostrozki str., Ostroh town

Museums

Museum of books and printing

vul. Papanina, 5, Ostroh

Churches, monasteries, sights of pilgrimage

Bohoiavlenska (Epiphany) Church

5v Academichna str., Ostroh town

Forts, castles, palaces

Ostroh Castle

vul. Academichna, 5, Ostroh

Forts, castles, palaces

Tatar Tower

vul. Tatarska, 73, Ostroh

Churches, monasteries, sights of pilgrimage

The Great Synagogue

vul. Chaikovskoho, 8, Ostroh

Churches, monasteries, sights of pilgrimage

Holy Trinity Monastery in Mezhirich

vul. Zasaddia, Mezhyrich, Ostroh Raion (district)

Forts, castles, palaces

Natural objects and reserves

Новомалинський став

Natural objects and reserves

Spring of St. Nicholas

Hilcha Persha , Zdolbuniv Raion (district)

Churches, monasteries, sights of pilgrimage

Дерманський музеї Уласа Самчука

Churches, monasteries, sights of pilgrimage

Дерманський монастир

Natural objects and reserves

Ugiletska Topolia

Ugiltsi village, Rivne district

Forts, castles, palaces

Taikury Castle

Taikury village, Rivne district

Natural objects and reserves

Vilkhava Tract

Unnamed Road, Rivne region

Where to eat?

Bar

Pizzeria "Maestro"

17 Nezalezhnosti square, Ostroh town

City cafe

Americano Coffee

1 Tatarska, Ostroh town

Where to stay?

Hotels

Maestro

prospect Nezalezhnosti, 17, Ostroh

Hotels

Atlant

vul. Kniaziv Ostrozkykh, 29, Ostroh

Hotels

Tourist

vul. Kyivska, 36, Rivne

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