Uman National University of Horticulture is a multidisciplinary higher education institution of the IV level of accreditation in Uman (Cherkasy region).
The structure of the university includes 6 faculties, a regional university center, which includes 7 higher educational institutions of Cherkasy and Odessa regions of I-II levels of accreditation, "Institute of Postgraduate Education and Counseling", educational and research complex, research schools, center of culture and education , center of professional development and consulting, scientific library, etc.
4.8 thousand students study at the university.
One of the oldest universities in Ukraine, founded in 1844 in Odessa as the Main School of Horticulture, whose task was to train highly qualified gardeners and experienced scientists in the field of horticulture. At that time it was the only higher education institution in the country. Due to unfavorable conditions for the development of horticulture in the Odessa region, the Main School in 1859 was moved to Uman, where there were prerequisites for the training of specialists in horticulture.
Over its long history, the school has undergone a number of reorganizations:
Main School of Horticulture (1844–1868);
Uman School of Agriculture and Horticulture (1868–1921);
Uman Agricultural Polytechnic (1921–1929);
Uman Agricultural Institute (1929–1930);
Uman Horticultural Institute (1930–1931);
Uman Fruit and Berry Institute (1931–1934);
Uman Fruit and Vegetable Institute (1934–1936);
Uman Agricultural Institute (1936–1996);
Uman Agricultural Academy (1996–2000)
Uman State Agrarian Academy (2000–2003);
Uman State Agrarian University (2003–2006);
Uman National University of Horticulture (since December 2009).
Since its founding, the school has trained more than 40,000 highly qualified specialists, including 32 academicians, more than 700 doctors of sciences and more than 2,000 candidates of science, Heroes of Ukraine, Heroes of Socialist Labor, Heroes of the Soviet Union.