Central Ukrainian National Technical University (Центральноукраїнський національний технічний унівеситет; Tsentralnoukrainskyi natsionalnyi tekhnichnyi universytet). A technical university in Kropyvnytskyi. Formed in 1998 under the name of Kirovohrad State Technical University on the basis of the Kirovohrad Institute of Agricultural Machine Building (est in 1967). The institute’s immediate predecessor was the Evening Workers’ Industrial Institute (1930–3) that was established to train engineers in the field of agricultural machine building. In 1933 it was downgraded to the status of a tekhnikum and renamed Kirovohrad Tekhnikum of Agricultural Machine Building. After the Second World War the tekhnikum developed longstanding relations with Kharkiv Polytechnical Institute. In 1956 the institute’s evening courses department was opened on the premises of the tekhnikum and it was later (after 1962) transformed into a full-fledged branch of the institute that trained both part-time and full-time students. In 1967 the tekhnikum was reorganized as the Kirovohrad Institute of Agricultural Machine Building. In 1998 it was further reorganized into a state university that was granted the national university status in 2004 and assumed the name Kirovohrad National Technical University. In 2016, following the renaming of the city of Kirovohrad into Kropyvnytskyi, the university was renamed Central Ukrainian National Technical University (TsNTU).
The university has five faculties: agricultural machine building, mechanics and technology, automation and power engineering, civil engineering and transport, and economics. It also operates two colleges: Kropyvnytskyi Engineering College and Svitlovodsk Polytechnical College; and has three centers: of part-time and distance education; of educational activities; and for training foreign specialists. The university’s library holds over 450,000 items, both in paper and electronic form. In 2019 the enrollment was over 7,000. TsNTU publishes Naukovyi visnyk in two series: Tekhnichni nauky (35 vols, 2001–) and Ekonomichni nauky (39 vols, 2001–).
[This article was updated in 2021.]
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