National Technical University of Ukraine

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Kyiv Polytechnic Institute was founded in 1898 consisting 4 branches: mechanical, agricultural, engineering and chemical. The first rector of the institute was a renowned scientist and educator VL Kyrpychov, and the first Head of the State Examination Commission in 1903 – D.I.Mendelyeyev. Founders KPI embodied the best traditions of famous European higher technical schools: Paris’ Ecole Polytechnic “, Aachen, Vienna, Technical University of Magdeburg. The basis of the system of higher technical education was a combination of deep natural sciences, basic training in physics, mathematics, chemistry and other disciplines with general engineering and obtain professional and practical skills in production and scientific institutions. These principles KPI carries throughout history.

Among graduates KPI – the world-famous designer of airplanes and helicopters Sikorsky, creator of turbojet engines Arkhip Lulka, designers rocket space and aviation technology Sergei Korolyov and Vladimir Chelomei, metallurgist John Bardeen, designer aviadvihuniv Alexander Mikulin.
With time-based KPI was in 12 universities in many regions of Ukraine, 9 of which have national status today: Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture, Kyiv National University Technology and Design, National Aviation University, National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine, National University of Food Technologies, Odessa National Maritime Academy, Vinnytsia National Technical University, Zhytomyr, Cherkasy, Chernihiv State Technological University, Dnipropetrovsk National University of Railway Transport named. V.Lazaryana, Kharkov National Automobile and Highway University.

Today KPI is the largest technical university of Ukraine research type universities, one of the leading universities in Europe and world. It has about 30,000 students, including foreign students. It consists of 30 teaching and research departments (9 institutes and 19 departments), 8 scientific research centers, 12 research institutes, 14 research centers and 1 design bureau.

The campus of NTUU “KPI” occupies the territory of about 120 hectares, where conditions for study, sports, cultural, scientific and intellectual development, rest and hobbies of all 50 thousand educational staff are successfully combined.

University is one of the initiators and directly involved in the reform of higher education, the introduction of tiered educational system, credit-modular technology of the educational process, the creation of applications to the European standard and other issues within Bologna process.

In order to help Ukraine to enter the single European educational space, KPI has become the center of the State Information Network of universities and institutes of the National Academy of Sciences URAN, which is the basis for accession to the European educational network GEANT. “KPI” is the initiator of the establishment in Ukraine Center for HPC and data, which provides infrastructure for comprehensive information and education science, design elements of artificial intelligence and interactive technologies.

KPI actively participates in international educational, scientific projects and programs successfully cooperates with 165 HEIs from 47 countries, has 32 joint structures with universities partners, leading international companies (EC, CU, UNDP, UNESCO, UNIDO, WIPO, NATO, EDNES, ICSU, CODATA) and well-known companies (MOTOROLA, SIEMENS, FESTO, SAMSUNG, INTEL, etc..).

One of the first universities in Ukraine “KPI” in September 2003, joined the Common wealth universities who signed the “Magna Charta of Universities’ Europe (“Magna Charta Universitatum”).
In April, 2007 the Board of Education of Ukraine, it was decided to provide KPI research university status, the Charter is approved by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of 21.11.2007, № 1332. Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of 03.02.2010 № 76 “KPI” given the status of self-governing (autonomous) research national university.

Today, the main goal of the KPI is to train highly qualified specialists and to research for “breakthrough” Ukraine’s economic development priorities for the group.