KIIS is a private Ukrainian company which works in collaboration with the National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”. KIIS was founded in 1990 as a research center of Sociological Association of Ukraine and transformed into private enterprise in 1992. We were a pioneer in the establishment of sociological research standards in Ukraine. Our innovations in Ukrainian sociological research are: the first manual for interviewers and interviewer’s training in 1992; the first face-to-face interviews and focus-groups in 1992; the first national software for statistical data analysis in 1990; the first software for sample design in 1993.
Today, KIIS includes departments which specialize in carrying out socio-economic, marketing, political studies, health research, and department of consulting and audit studies. Top-class professionals work in the company. All of them have many years of experience in organizing, coordinating and carrying out the full spectrum of research.
Adhering to the principles of corporate social responsibility, KIIS donates considerable part of its income to finance academic social research projects, including academic research works of professors, postgraduate students and students of NaUKMA Faculty of Social Sciences and Social Technologies. Each year KIIS awards two Swafford scholarships (named after Michael Swafford who was a co-founder of KIIS and made a lot for KIIS establishing and development) to students of NaUKMA Master Program in sociology. KIIS supports open research data bank (created in collaboration with NaUKMA Faculty of Social Sciences and Social Technologies), providing financial support to academic journal “Sociology: Theory, Methods, Marketing”, publishing academic books at own expense.
Providing the high quality information to the society about its political, social, and socio-economic state and about opinions of various social groups and categories of the population on this state. Our slogan is «REPUTATION IS MORE IMPORTANT, THAN PROFIT!»