National Technical University “Kharkov Polytechnic Institute” (NTU “KhPI”), founded in 1885, is the founder of six current universities, including the National Aerospace University “Kharkov Aviation Institute”, Kharkov National Technical University of Radio Electronics, Kharkov State University of Construction and Architecture , National East Ukrainian University, Sumy State University. In 1997, on the basis of the branch of NTU “KhPI” in the city of Kremenchug, a polytechnic institute was opened.
NTU “KhPI”, accredited by the highest IV level, provides training for specialists in 102 specialties in full-time and 70 in extramural studies. In 2000, by decree of the President of Ukraine, the university was given the status of a National Higher Educational Institution of Ukraine.
Today NTU “KhPI” has the highest volumes of licensed admission in Eastern and Southern Ukraine: over 5500 full-time places, over 3500 places in absentia. The university has more than 20,000 students. NTU “KhPI” is the only higher educational institution in Ukraine that trains engineering personnel in such areas as turbine engineering, boiler and reactor engineering, electrical insulation, cable and condenser technology, technology of fats and fat substitutes.
The university has 5 institutes and 4 faculties of full-time education, a center for distance learning and distance learning, a center for pre-university training, a faculty of international education, an interdisciplinary institute of postgraduate education, three research and design institutes.
NTU “KhPI” includes the Guards Order of the Red Star Institute of Military Training named after the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Kharkov Computer and Technology College, Poltava Polytechnic College.
In order to provide students with distance learning, high-quality training of applicants, development and improvement of forms and methods of pre-university training, selection of professionally oriented youth, a separate training center has been created at NTU “KhPI”, which includes educational and consulting centers in Izum, Balakli , Poltava, as well as the preparatory department and preparatory courses at which applicants are prepared for independent testing. Also, applicants are taught at preparatory courses and elite schools of the leading divisions of NTU “KhPI”. The university is developing as a multidisciplinary higher education institution.
Today, it consists of 89 departments, of which 65 are graduating. Over the past 5 years, training has been opened for specialists in 10 new areas of training and specializations, including Consolidated Information, Software Engineering, System Design, Micro and Nanoelectronic Devices and Devices, Human Resources and Economics labor “,” Investment management “,” Chemical technology of food additives and cosmetics “,” Labor protection “,” Commodity research and commercial entrepreneurship “,” Publishing and printing business “.
NTU “KhPI” has a military department, which trains students in 11 military specialties with the assignment of a military rank as junior reserve lieutenant. Training at the military department is carried out on a contract basis. Duration of study – 2 years, starting from the 3rd course.
In NTU “KhPI” there is a two-level system for promoting the employment of graduates. Departments actively maintain contacts with relevant enterprises, tracking their needs. During the training, students undergo practical training at the enterprise in their specialization. Every year in spring, departments invite representatives of enterprises to open presentations of graduates to meet with students of recent courses and conclude tripartite employment contracts, according to which the graduate receives the status of a young specialist. Under the contracts, more than 95% of graduates are employed.
In 2004, the NTU “KhPI” created a Career Center for students. The purpose of the Center is to promote the active selection and search for work by students. The center helps students determine which work best suits their abilities, find information about potential employers and present themselves to the employer (write a resume and prepare for an interview).
The Career Center also provides students with information on current job openings at enterprises. Every year in April, the Career Center invites students and employers to the Job Fair – an event where employers have the opportunity to meet students of different courses and specializations of NTU “KhPI” and offer them vacancies, a place to practice or to spread information about their company. About 100 organizations, enterprises and companies that presented more than 500 vacancies took part in the Polytech-2018 Fair. The fair was attended by thousands of students of NTU “KhPI” and other universities.
Particular attention is paid at the university to a systematic approach to improving the organization of the educational process, as well as to radical improvement of the educational content of specialists. Based on a comparative analysis of the curricula of leading higher educational institutions of Ukraine, neighboring countries, the USA (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), European countries (Magdeburg Technical University) and the creation of structural-logical schemes, new curricula have been developed in which the optimal combination of humanitarian, natural- mathematical and technical knowledge of specialists. The curriculum includes the concepts developed at the university “Humanization of Higher Engineering Education – the Behavior Strategy of a Modern Engineer” and the concept of educational work with students. Under the new curricula, the university has been training two levels of specialists for more than ten years: bachelors (4 years) and masters (1.4 and 1.9 years).
Today NTU “KhPI” operates and develops, implementing the principles of the Bologna Declaration (Charter of European Universities), which he joined in 2005. At the university, computer and telecommunication technologies are persistently being introduced into the educational process: there are more than 100 computer classes with a total number of modern computers of more than 2500 units connected to the university’s local network and to the Internet. An integral part of the system of continuing engineering training at the university is the structure of postgraduate education, which was created on the basis of the Intersectoral Institute of Postgraduate Education. It provides training for specialists in the specialty “Intellectual Property”, as well as retraining in the specialties: “Accounting and Auditing”, “Management of Organizations” and “Intellectual Property”.
The university is staffed by faculty, which is 1700 people. Among them are about 200 doctors of sciences and professors, 900 candidates of sciences, 22 honored workers of science and technology and honored workers of higher schools of Ukraine, 33 laureates of the State Prize, 2 academicians and 2 corresponding members of the NAS of Ukraine, 40 academicians of branch academies of sciences. The scientific organization – the Ionosphere Institute, which is part of the NTU KhPI, has a unique observatory, the equipment of which puts this institute in one of the leading places in the world regarding the possibilities of studying the ionosphere. The Research and Design Institute “Lightning” in technical equipment is unique in Ukraine and is one of the leading institutions in the world. On its basis, the only in Ukraine Center for certification testing of electrical equipment “Impulse” is accredited.
Scientific, technical, educational, methodological and cultural ties with leading higher education institutions in the USA, Great Britain, Germany, France, Poland, Hungary, Romania, China, and Vietnam are being distributed. Now about 1850 foreign students from 30 countries study at the university. The University has a modern material and technical base with a developed infrastructure, which allows us not only to provide the educational process, conducting research, but also to solve social problems: providing students and teachers with housing, rehabilitation and treatment of staff and students. The university has: 15 dormitories with almost 8,000 beds, 7 residential buildings, the Palace of students with dance and exhibition halls, a modern sports complex with two swimming pools (one of which is of the Olympic standard), 14 sports halls, a sports and recreation camp in Figurovka , near the city. Chuguev – 200 seats, a dining room for 1700 seats. The university library has 8 reading rooms, a book fund of more than 2 million copies, equipped with modern university library standards and is one of the largest in the city of Kharkov. The management of the National Technical University “Kharkov Polytechnic Institute” is carried out by the rector SOKOL Evgeny Ivanovich – corresponding member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor, Head of the Department of Industrial and Biomedical Electronics.