The Department of Algebra was organized in the specialized department of mathematics and mechanics of Physical-mechanical institute NASU in 1970. The head of Department up to 1990 was P.S.Kazimirs’kii, a well-known specialist in the linear algebra and theory of rings. Since 1990 Doctor V.M. Petrychkovych is the head of Department.
There were 6 theses for a Doctor's degree and 20 theses for a Candidate's degree defended in the Department.
The main research areas of the Department are: