Location & Venue

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O.V. Fomin Botanical Garden, Educational and Scientific Center “Institute of Biology and Medicine”,
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

M.G. Kholodny Institute of Botany,
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

M.M. Gryshko National Botanical Garden,
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine


About Kyiv

Kyiv is a capital of independent Ukraine. Its administrative, economic, scientific, cultural and educational center. Being the largest city of Ukraine, Kiev is a leading industrial and commercial center of the country. According to the ancient legend, Kiev was founded by three brothers – Kyi, Schek, Khoryv and their sister Lybid’, at the end of the 5th-beginning of the 6th centuries. At the end of the 9th century the city became the political center of the Eastern Slavs.

Kyiv is a city of invaluable historical and cultural monuments, a city of great events and outstanding people. The art and architecture of Kyiv are considered world treasures. The most renowned landmarks include: Cathedral of St. Sophia with outstanding mosaics and frescoes dating back to the 11th century; Kyivo-Percherska Lavra featuring several monasteries and cathedrals; Golden Gate of Kyiv, which date back to 1037; Ukrainian Baroque Church of St. Andrew; the magnificent 19th-century Cathedral of St. Volodymyr; and many other attractions. Kyiv is often referred to as "the mother of all cities of Ukraine". It is one of the oldest towns in Europe. In the historical center of Kyiv you can feel the spirit of the past everywhere.

General Information

Weather. With current situation of the weather in Kiev you can get acquainted from the synoptic sites, for example meteoprog.ua/en.

Insurance. Features of insurance during the stay on the territory of Ukraine you can find out from the site kiev.info/traveltips/insurance.

Time Zone - (UTC +02:00). Current Local Time in Ukraine (Kiev) you can find out from the site timeanddate.com/worldclock/ukraine/kyiv.

Currency Exchange Rates. The official hryvnia exchange rate to currencies of the world you can find on the National Bank of Ukraine website.

Health Care. In order to prevent some critical situation with visitor’s health we have lighted out the list of Kyiv private clinics (use the 380 (44) code if calling from outside Ukraine).


13/19 Nesterovsky Prov.


American Medical Centers


1 Berdychivska Vul.




30 Heroyiv Sevastopolya Vul.




55a Chervonoarmiyska Vul.


Center of European Medicine


18a Shovkovychna Vul. #2


Clinic of Efferent Therapy


32 Popudrenka St.



574-10-88 (telephone and fax)

10 Pymonenka Vul.


Life Medical


68/28 Saksahaskoho Vul., #36



8 Kondratyuka Vul.



100 Saksahanskoho Vul.

St. Luke Medical Center


16/2 Tychyny Posp.


Ukrainian Medical Group


8/5 Honchara Vul.



Kyiv has good hotel infrastructure after EURO-2012. A lot of hotels and hostels of different levels are situated in Kyiv’s downtown near O.V. Fomin Botanical Garden, central buildings of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv and M.G. Kholodny Institute of Botany of NAS of Ukraine.


Please, use booking.com or other similar websites.

Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv has own small hotel for guests: rooms with 2 and 3 beds, but it is situated about 30-40 min by metro from Kyiv’s downtown (Address: 94 Vasylkivska Str.). If the offer is interesting for you, please contact: 19gurt@mail.ru , hotel.knu@gmail.com or 8plantaeuropaconf@i.ua

Travel Assistance

Kyiv has two International Airports:

Boryspil - kbp.aero/en. It is situated about 30 km from city. Round-the-clock the special buses run between airport terminals and Central Railway Station in Kyiv which is situated near O.V. Fomin Botanical Garden

Kyiv (former name - Zhyliany) - airport.kiev.ua/en. It is situated in borders of the city. The airport has good connection with Kyiv’s downtown - city bus, trolleybus, taxi.

Ukrainian railway is good transport for travel from neighboring countries (Russia, Belarus, Moldova, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary) - uz.gov.ua/en

Buses: bus.com.ua (in Ukrainian).

metro map

Visa Information

No visas are required for citizens of Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Holy See, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey (60 days), UK, USA and Uzbekistan may stay in Ukraine up to 90 days without a visa.

Everyone else will need a visa. For detailed information please read: