Kyiv Polytechnical Institute National Technical University of Ukraine

Kyiv Polytechnical Institute National Technical University of Ukraine (Національний технічний університет України «Київський політехнічний інститут ім. І. Сікорського»; Natsionalnyi tekhnichnyi universytet Ukrainy ‘Kyivskyi politekhnichnyi instytut im. I. Sikorskoho’). An institution of higher education in Kyiv, one of the chief technical schools in Ukraine. It was founded in 1898 and its first director was V. Kirpichov. In 1909 the Kyiv Society of Aerial Navigation was organized at the institute. In 1923–33 a number of specialized institutes were organized out of its departments. Its workshops formed the basis of several industrial concerns. Many famous scientists and engineers, such as N. Zhukovsky, D. Mendeleev, Serhii Korolov, Arkhyp Liulka, Ihor Sikorsky, K. Zvorykin, Yevhen Paton, and Lev Pysarzhevsky, either taught or studied at the institute. In 1995 it was reorganized and granted the national university status. In 2016 it was named in honor of Ihor Sikorsky and assumed its present name. The university consists of 7 scientific institutes and 19 faculties (including physics and engineering; chemical engineering; welding; radiotechnology; aviation and space technology; thermal power; biomedical engineering; electrotechnology and automation; electronics; information technologies and computer science; and others). It has a branch in Slavutych, Kyiv oblast. The university’s library holds over 2.5 million volumes. The State Polytechnical Museum is run by the university. The enrollment was approximately 25,000 students. The university publishes a newspaper Ukraïns'kyi politekhnik and several scientific technical journals.

Lubomyr Onyshkevych

[This article was updated in 2017.]

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