«By their fruit you will recognize them» (Matthew 7, 16) – this biblical lines were the main credo of the founder and the first rector of the Ivano-Frankivsk King Danylo Halytskyi University of Law, the academician of 7 Academies, Doctor of Juridical Science, professor, Doctor of Law, Doctor of Philosophy, Juris Canonici Doctor, Distinguished Educator of Ukraine, lawyer, Mitered archpriest, Priest I. M. Lutskogo.

Ivan Mikhailovich Lutsky was born on 07 in March 1949 in Ivano-Frankivsk region. He graduated from St. Petersburg Theological Academy. 25 July 1974 was ordained a priest's priest. Pastoral work with 1975 in 1985 years was conducted on the territory of Tlumacchina and in Tlumach. In 1985 the city was transferred to the city of Ivano-Frankivsk by the patron saint of the church of St. Joseph the Obstructor. At the same time, in 1985 year he was appointed dean of the Tysmenitsk Dean's Office, where his pastoral work was first transferred to the ward of the Greek Catholic Church by the deanery headed. At the time of legalization of the UGCC at the request of the parishioners. Ugorniki started and led the construction of a new parish church, since the old temple was destroyed by a fire.

For the conscientious ministration on the pastoral field, he was chosen as the regional advisor of the Diocesan administration, was awarded with the highest ecclesiastical reward –the Mitre, and by the Bishop Sofron Mudry OSBM –with the second Decorated Cross.

Successfully working in the spiritual field, he also sought to achieve secular education; therefore, in 1996 he graduated from the Ukrainian Free University in Munich with a Ph.D. degree (the theme of the dissertation "Creation of the Stanislaw Diocese of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church").

Subsequently, he successfully graduated from the Kharkiv Law Academy named after Yaroslav the Wise and the International Science and Technology University in Kyiv. Having chosen the philosophy of law in the field of his scientific interests, I. Lutsky successfully defended the candidate's thesis at "2005" ("Justice as a philosophical and legal basis of Ukrainian state formation"), and in 2011 the doctorate ("Christian doctrine as a world outlook source of the Ukrainian state and rights ") of the dissertation. In 2008 year Ivan Mykhailovych Lutsky was awarded the title of assistant professor, and in 2011 year - the academic rank of professor. He was elected a deputy of the regional council of the 1st and 5th democratic congresses, he was also a member of the Ugornytsya village council.

His significant achievements in sphere of science and in the pastoral field have been confirmed by numerous ecclesiastical and state rewards, namely: «Order of Volodymyr the Great», the sign of MES of Ukraine «Distinguished Educator of Ukraine», the medal «For the merits in education», the order «For the development of education and science».

For the development and formation of education in Ukraine in 2003 he was awarded the 2nd degree by the Ukrainian Foundation for Scientific, Economic and Legal Cooperation with the Emblem of Honor "For a Conscientious Service for Faithfulness to Ukraine". In June 2009 year was honored with the honors of the Ivano-Frankivsk Regional State Administration with the Medal "For Services to the Carpathian Mountains" III degree, as well as many other gratitude and diplomas.

In 2004, the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences was awarded the Gold Medal of Plato "Through Thorns to the Stars", in 2006, the "Golden Diamond Star" for a significant contribution to the development of education and creative achievements in the development of the Ukrainian state, and at 2012 International Academy of Cossacks awarded the highest award - "Golden Hero's Star".

I. Lutsky was also an academician of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, the Academy of Original Ideas, an Honorary Academician of the Academy of Sciences of the Higher School of Ukraine, an academician of the Academy of Architecture, the International Labor Academy, an academician of the International Academy of Cossacks, an academician of the International Academy of Pedagogical Education.

He was the author of over 160 scientific publications, monographs, textbooks and educational-methodical manuals, scientific articles. He took active part in various All-Ukrainian and international scientific-practical conferences, round tables.

In 1997 was. Ivan Mikhailovich Lutsky founded the Private Higher Educational Institution Ivano-Frankivsk Institute of Law, Economics and Construction, renamed the King Danylo Halytsky Ivano-Frankivsk University of Law in 2007 (from May 2017 - King Danylo University).

For active work on improving the quality of modern education, the Institute was awarded with a diploma held in the 2002 year rating competition of higher educational institutions of Ukraine, and the name of its founder and first rector was included in the registers of books "500 influential personalities of Ukraine" and "Golden Names".

The Institute, and later the University, was also awarded with the diplomas of the laureate of the higher education institutions of Ukraine "Sophia of Kiev - 2005, 2007, 2008" in the nomination of higher educational institutions of Ukraine for a significant contribution to the development of the national higher education system.

Nowadays the University of King Danylo through the efforts of the first Rector I. Lutsk and his successors dynamically growing by preparing specialists in the field of law, economics, architecture, construction, design, IT technologies, journalism (on specialization «Advertising and public relations»), philology (on specialization «English language»), theology on educational degrees "bachelor", "master" and educational-qualifying levels "junior specialist", "specialist".

The educational-training process at the University is provided by over 150 leading scientists, including 15 Doctors of Science. During the past twenty years of its activities, the King Danylo University finished more than 20 thousand students.

Among the most important achievements of the University of the last years, first of all, it should be noted the opening of the postgraduate study in the specialties: 051 "Economics", 081 "Law", 191 "Architecture and Urban Planning" and a specialized academic council with the right to accept and to hold doctoral dissertation defense (candidate) of law in specialties: 12.00.01 "Theory and history of state and law; History of Political and Legal Studies "and 12.00.03" Civil Law and Civil Procedure; family law; international private law"; improvement of material and technical base; the opening of new specialties and departments; creation of conditions for in-depth study of a foreign language by students of the University and the College, connected with the increase of three times the number of classrooms allocated for a foreign language; introduction of modern information technologies in the educational process.

In addition, at the University was initiated the idea of the open meetings with the successful people. This is a unique opportunity for the students to identify the right priorities in life, to learn the secrets of success, to work hard on themselves, to set goals and achieve them.

Management of the University cares not only about training - technical base, but also about students' leisure (traveling, interesting excursions, sports, participation in charity events, etc.).

For the development of the University is also important the interuniversity and international scientific cooperation and recognition. Have become traditional the following scientific events: All Ukrainian scientific - practical conference «Problems and prospects of the project activity development: theory, practice and innovations», All Ukrainian scientific - practical conferences «Peculiarities of the legislation formation of Ukraine, philosophical-legal, historical and practical aspects», Interuniversity scientific-practical conference «Current state of the economic development, management and advertising activities of Ukraine», All Ukrainian Student Research Symposium «Commonwealth sciences: architecture, economics, law», All Ukrainian scientific-practical seminar «Theoretical and practical problems of the development of criminal law and process», Reporting teaching and student scientific-practical conference «Science and Education of the XXI century», All Ukrainian conference on architecture, design and construction, International conference for ІТ-specialists − ІТ-Rally, All Ukrainian conference for specialists in advertising and public relations−PR-Rally and many more interesting and meaningful research activities.

On the basis of the University there functioning: College, Scientific Research Institute, issued professional scientific publications on Legal Sciences, All Ukrainian newspaper of the scientific-popular focus.

High level of the academic education, the professional teaching staff, the science and research as well as resource facilities attract the University applicants.

University graduates receive state approved diplomas. It is encouraging that the majority of the graduates find employment in various fields of law, economics, architecture and building construction thus proving a professional level of training, full compliance of the received knowledge with the global standards and requirements as well as capability of applying this knowledge to modern conditions of development of a law-abiding state in Ukraine.

International cooperation of the University focuses on establishment of mutually beneficial relations with outstanding universities of Poland, Austria, Germany, Georgia and other European countries.

Implementation of cutting-edge European standards of education and provision of supplements to the Diploma of Higher Education of European sample encourage competitiveness of the King Danylo University graduates.

The University develops every year through improving resource and technical facilities, forming an effective system of the University financial stability, increasing research potential of the academic teaching staff, prestige and image in the scientific and educational spheres of the Precarpathian region.

Aspiration for top standards of quality education together with deep religious atmosphere in the educational institution, high moral values of the academic teaching staff, formed due to the efforts of the first Rector of the University, Priest I. M. Lutskogo and further developed by his successors guarantee that in the future King Danylo University will sustain its competitiveness in the sphere of education in Ukraine and abroad.