Chernivtsi National University, one of the leading higher educational institutions in Ukraine, was founded on the 4th of October, 1875.

By decision of Session of Council of European University Association, held in Brussels on January 15th, 2009, Yuri Fedkovich Chernivtsi National University was granted a full individual membership in European University Association.

Residence of Bukovinian and Dalmatian Metropolitans - the home for Chernivtsi National University - was recognized as Outstanding Universal Value at the 35th session of the World Heritage Committee UNESCO in 2011.