Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute

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Kyiv Polytechnic Institute
(Ukrainian: Національний технічний університет України «Київський політехнічний інститут імені Ігоря Сікорського»)
NTUU KPI logo.png
Seal of the Kyiv Polytechnic Institute
TypeNational university
RectorMykhailo Zghurovskyi
Administrative staff
Students36000 (approximately)
Campus395 acres (1.60 km2)
Colors  Dark Blue

National Technical University of Ukraine "Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute" (NTUU KPI)[1] is a public technological university located in Kyiv, Ukraine.


  • 1898–1918 Kyiv Polytechnic Institute of Emperor Alexander II
  • 1918–1934 Kyiv Polytechnic Institute
  • 1934–1948 Kyiv Industrial Institute
  • 1948–1968 Order of Lenin Kyiv Polytechnic Institute
  • 1968–1992 Order of Lenin Kyiv Polytechnic Institute in memory of the 50th anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution
  • 1992–1995 Kyiv Polytechnic Institute
  • 1995–2016 National Technical University of Ukraine "Kyiv Polytechnic Institute"[2]
  • 2016— National Technical University of Ukraine "Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute"[3][4]


The institute was founded on 31 August 1898 as the Kyiv Polytechnic Institute of Emperor Alexander II, but its current building complex was not built until 1902. Until then, the institute was renting out its space at the building of Commercial School located on Vorovsky Street. At that time it had four departments: Mechanical, Chemical, Agricultural, and Civil Engineering. The first enrolment constituted 360 students. The leading Russian scientists Dmitri Mendeleev, Nikolai Zhukovsky and Kliment Arkadyevich Timiryazev gave substantial scientific and organizational assistance in the founding of the institute.

Viktor Kyrpychov was the first rector of the KPI. It was largely due to Kyrpychov's efforts that such professors like V.P. Yermakov, S.M. Reformatsky, M.I. Konovalov or Vladimir Zworykin became members of the first faculty.

Since its establishing the institute was involved in the 1899 All-Russian student strike, which resulted in arrest and exile of 32 students. In the beginning of 1899 in the institute was established underground organizational committee and had a close relation with the Kyiv council of united communities and organizations.

In 1930, the Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture (KNUCA) was established on the basis of factory and communal construction branch of the Kyiv Polytechnic Institute (KPI) and the Architectural faculty of the Kyiv Art Institute.

The deoccupation of Kyiv in November 1943 made it possible to restore the work of the institute: the registration of teachers, employees, students who returned to the institute began. Already in the second half of January 1944, an administrative commission for a set of students on the first course and renewal of senior students has begun. All efforts of the Institute's team were aimed at the restoration of the teaching base, because as a result of the Nazi occupation and brutal battles for Kyiv, more than half of the total area of educational premises was destroyed, hostels burned, looted property. Thanks to the inclusion of the Institute to the list of the most important industrial and transport universities of the country, students of all courses were exempted from the prize to the Soviet Army, they were provided with an increased scholarship (first of all, it concerned students who captured specialties from foundry, forging, press and chemical production). Since the timing of rebuilding works were violated, in the summer of 1945, students and teachers voluntarily during the month of holiday vacation performed urgent construction work.

Of great importance for improving the quality of training specialists had research and involvement of students, especially senior courses. The main form of their participation in research work in the postwar years were scientific circles, on the basis of which in April 1946, a student scientific and technical society was formed in the institute. At the time of creation, it had nine sections that combine 30 circles in specialties and about 500 students. Managed sections of leading scientists of the Institute.

In the history of the existence of universities, 23 rectors were headed.

In the long period of existence, the name of the institute has changed several times:

  • 1898-1918 - Kyiv Polytechnic Institute of Emperor Oleksandr II;
  • 1918-1934 - Kyiv Polytechnic Institute;
  • 1934-1948 - Kyiv Industrial Institute;
  • 1948-1968 - Kyiv Order Lenin Polytechnic Institute;
  • 1968-1992 - Kyiv Order Lenin Polytechnic Institute. 50th anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution;
  • 1992-1995 - Kyiv Polytechnic Institute;
  • 1995-2016 - National Technical University of Ukraine "Kyiv Polytechnic Institute". (Decree of the President of Ukraine in No. 289/95 of April 8, 1995 "On the Kyiv Polytechnic Institute");
  • 2016 - National Technical University of Ukraine "Kyiv Polytechnic Institute named after Igor Sikorsky" (Order of the Ministry of Education Ministry of Internal Affairs 17.08.2016 No. 992 "On the Assignment of the National Technical University of Ukraine" Kyiv Polytechnic Institute"). The name "KPI them. Igor Sikorsky".

Actively developing, the Kyiv Polytechnic Institute became the basis for expanding and strengthening the network of Vishivs Kyiv, Ukraine. In 1923-1933, and in recent years, several institutions, universities, academies were created on the basis of departments and individual specialties of the KPI. On the other hand, the famous educational institutions of Ukraine entered the current composition of the university. Thus in the Military Institute of Telecommunications and Informatization of NTUU "KPI" by the official date of the creation is considered March 1, 1919 - the Day of Approval of the Rev-wake of the Republic of the Republic of Projects of Engineering Courses for the preparation of the team of the Worker-Peasant Red Army, which in 1937 became the basis for the Kyiv military school of ZV The tap them. M. I. Kalinina. Publishing-Polygraphic Institute [Since September 6, 2004], which included in the KPI in 1989, was founded on January 1, 1954 in Kyiv on the basis of the artistic-craft school of printers No 18, as an educational and consultative point (UCP) of the Moscow printing institute.


The Kyiv Polytechnic's main building
An early-20th century postcard with the photo of the institutes main building.
Building of old dining hall (part of the original building complex)


  • Educational, Science, and Scientific Complex "Institute of Applied Systems Analysis" (ESC IASA)
  • Educational and Research Institute of Telecommunication Systems (ITS)
  • Institute of Energy Saving and Energy Management (IEE)
  • Institute of Aerospace Technologies (IAT)
  • Institute of Special Communication and Information Security (ISIS)[5]
  • Mechanics and Machine-Building Institute (MMI)
  • Institute of Materials Science and Welding (IMZ)
  • Publishing and Printing Institute (VPI)
  • Physics and Engineering Institute (PTI)
  • Inter-branch Institute of Post-graduate Education
  • Institute of Pre-admission education and Vocational Guidance



The university has two campuses the central one being located in Kyiv, and the other in town of Slavutych.

The Kyiv campus of the university is located near the city centre in a park named after the university.

Here almost 9,000 of non-Kyivite students are accommodated in 21 dormitories, 3 of them for married students. The life conditions at the university domes is a matter of numerous complaints of their inhabitants usually living in an 18 square meters rooms by 4 people in the room.

The institute has an outpatient medical department for employers and students.

KPI - Technical Library.
Monument to chemist Dmitri Mendeleev, who was the first chairman of the examination committee
Monument to Mykhailo Kravchuk at KPI
Monument to Paton
Building #18, information technology and computing devices
Monument to Soviet soldiers perished World War II
Monument to the Shuliavka Republic
KPI park
KPI dormitory building #1

The Institute also considers organized leisure a very important factor in bringing up young specialists.

The Knowledge Square is the centre of the entire KPI complex, measuring approx. 105 x 100 meters. The Knowledge square is connected to one of the main city thoroughfare, prospect "Peremohy". Meetings, festivals, and graduation ceremonies take place at the square.

The University also has an assembly hall with 1,750 seats. It was opened in August 1984.

Various sport facilities also exist at the institute. There are training grounds, soccer fields, volleyball and basketball courts at student disposal. There are many nationally rated athletes among the students of this institute.

Some Institutes were organized on the KPI basis. Among them are: the Civil Engineering Institute. Technological Institute of Light and Food Industry, the Institute of civil Aviation, Automobile and Road Building Institute, Agricultural (now Agricultural Academy) and others. In 1934 - 1944 the KPI was called an Industrial Institute.

Other Labs & Organisations[edit]

  • Scientific Society of Students and Post-graduates
  • Scientific-industrial laboratory DIDAKTIK
  • UNESCO Chair in Higher Technical Education, Applied System Analysis and Informatics
  • State Polytechnic Museum
  • University Interclub
  • University Library

Summer School[edit]

The Summer School Achievements and Applications of Contemporary Informatics, Mathematics and Physics (Summer School AACIMP) is an annual international scientific-educational project of volunteers from the university's Student Science Association.[37] It is aimed at an international audience of advanced students, postgraduates and young scientists. There are usually about 100 participants.[38]

It has been traditionally held each August since 2006. As a rule, the duration of the project is two weeks.

Science and education community[edit]

Student life[edit]

At present the number of students at the KPI more than 36,000. Approximately 400 of them are international students. In this way students, especially those who live in a hostel, have a social life with their foreign fellow students and a chance to learn more about other cultures, people and ideas. Over 4,500 students graduate from the KPI every year. The diploma is accepted by the European Union. The KPI has a preparatory department for foreigners. There is a possibility to study English and at the same time learn Ukrainian.

Full-time students attend the school for 5 years and 6 months; part-time - 5 years and 10 months.

The school offers 68 majors and 70 minors at its 3 branches. There are 16 departments and a college, including the following:

  • Department of Informatics and Computer Engineering that offer courses on Electron Instrument Engineering, Cybernetics, and Control engineering and Computer engineering, among others.
  • Electric Power Engineering Automation dept that offers courses Electrical Networks and Electric Systems, Central Power Plants, High Voltage Technique, and Cybernetics of Electrical Systems.
  • Electro-Acoustic Faculty offering courses in Hydroacoustics Sound Recording, Measuring Techniques, and Microprocessors.
  • Faculty of Radioengineering
  • Physical engineering Department offering courses on Metallurgy, Metals and Alloys, Powder Metallurgy, and others.

Faculty staff and Academician community[edit]

There are 70% of the KPI teachers who have scientific degrees. Among them there are Academicians and Corresponding Members of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, Professors, and Merited Scientists. The language of instruction is predominantly Ukrainian, with options of Russian and English also available.

Number of the university's rectors served as ministers of education including the current rector Mykhailo Zghurovskyi.

The UNESCO CEPES (European Centre for Higher Education) ranked Kyiv Polytechnic Institute as the best university in Ukraine.[39]

Notable alumni[edit]

A large number of prominent people worked and studied at the KPI: E.O.Paton, the inventor of electric welding; M. I. Konovalov, a well-known chemist; I. P. Bardin, Ukraine's greatest metallurgist; A. M. Lyulka, USSR's premier designer of jet engines; rocket scientist Sergey Korolyov; creator of Sikorsky Helicopters, the well-known inventor Igor Sikorsky, well-known scientist in the field of fuel combustion and protection of the atmosphere from industrial pollution Isaak Sigal; Boris Yakovlevich Bukreev, a prominent mathematician known for his works in complex functions, differential equations, and non-Euclidean geometry. President of the First Exam Board in chemistry faculty was Dmitri Mendeleev.

Also must be mentioned: Stephen Timoshenko, reputed to be the father of modern engineering mechanics; Vladimir Chelomei, Soviet mechanics scientist and rocket engineer; Aleksandr Mikulin, Soviet aircraft engine designer and chief designer in the Mikulin OKB, Oleg Tozoni, the head of the Department of Electrodynamics at the Cybernetics Institute of the Academy of Science.

Chairman of the National Bank of Ukraine Valeriia Hontareva is also an alumna.[40]

Other institutes created based on KPI[edit]

Recreation at KPI[edit]

Soccer field

The university has a well developed infrastructure of recreation and leisure, including sports, entertainment, arts, and others.

The university has a sports complex with an indoor swimming pool, a multi-hall building, and a soccer field.

The Kyiv Polytechnic Institute has been an important center of sports life in the city. Its football team "Politechniki" was one of the first football teams existed in the Russian Empire in 1906-1917.[41]

The university has several recreational resorts throughout a country. Two resorts are located near Kyiv, one is located in Carpathian Mountains, and another near Black Sea.[42]

The university has own arts center located in Center of Culture and Arts, better known by its Soviet standard name "Palace of Culture".[43][44] The concert hall of KPI Center Culture and Arts is the main venue of the Ukrainian national qualification for continental song contest Eurovision.

There is park on the territory of the university.

International relations[edit]

The Kyiv Polytechnic Institute has foreign economic relations with 45 foreign partners from 12 countries of the world. 29 agreements and 17 contracts have been concluded and 77 protocols have been signed: KPI received the certificate as a participant of foreign economic relations.

The most active international scientific and technological cooperation is carried out by the chairs of the institute with the partners from Poland, Germany, Bulgaria, Denmark and Lebanon. Lately the relations with China, United States, Italy, Vietnam and Spain have become more active. The institute carries out the exchange of students according to the agreement on cooperation with the University of Oregon (United States).

KPI was the first university of Ukraine that joined the community of the European Universities, and signed the visionary "Magna Charta of the European Universities" (“Magna Charta Universitatum”) in September 2003.

Friendly schools[edit]

Selected Co-operations


Petro Talanchuk
Mykhailo Zghurovskyi


University rankings
Global – Overall
QS World[45]701-750 (2021)

National Technical University of Ukraine “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” positions in national and international ratings of the best Ukrainian educational institutions, employers ratings, etc.

Scientific journals[edit]


  1. ^ "Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute". Retrieved 2020-12-28. Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute
  2. ^ Указ Президента України за № 289/95 від 8 квітня 1995 року "Про Київський політехнічний інститут" on zakon.rada.gov.ua
  3. ^ "Нормативно-правова база - Міністерство освіти і науки України" (PDF). old.mon.gov.ua.
  4. ^ "Наказ № 4-213, 31.08.16, Про введення в дію нових бланків". document.kpi.ua.
  5. ^ Інститут спеціального зв'язку та захисту інформації
  6. ^ Kyiv Polytechnic Institute Faculties
  7. ^ Faculties of University: Applied Mathematics
  8. ^ Applied Mathematics Faculty website
  9. ^ Faculties of University: Biomedical Engineering
  10. ^ Biomedical Engineering Faculty website
  11. ^ Faculties of University: Biotechnology and Biotechnics
  12. ^ Biotechnology and Biotechnics Faculty website
  13. ^ Faculties of University: Chemical Engineering
  14. ^ Chemical Engineering Faculty website
  15. ^ Faculties of University: Chemical Technology
  16. ^ Chemical Technology Faculty website
  17. ^ Faculties of University: Electric Power Engineering and Automatics
  18. ^ Electric Power Engineering and Automatics Faculty website
  19. ^ Faculties of University: Electronics
  20. ^ Electronics Faculty website
  21. ^ Faculties of University: Heat and Power Engineering
  22. ^ <Heat and Power Engineering Faculty website
  23. ^ Faculties of University: Informatics and Computer Science
  24. ^ Informatics and Computer Science Faculty website
  25. ^ Faculties of University: Instrumentation Engineering
  26. ^ Instrumentation Engineering Faculty website
  27. ^ Faculties of University: Linguistics
  28. ^ Faculty of Linguistics Faculty website
  29. ^ Faculties of University: Management and Marketing
  30. ^ Management and Marketing Faculty website
  31. ^ Faculties of University: Physics and Mathematics
  32. ^ Physics and Mathematics Faculty website
  33. ^ Faculties of University: Radio Engineering
  34. ^ Radio Engineering Faculty website
  35. ^ Faculties of University: Sociology and Law
  36. ^ Sociology and Law Faculty website
  37. ^ Summer School website
  38. ^ The article about the Summer School AACIMP in IFORS-2010
  39. ^ "Best university in Ukraine". MIGnews.com.ua.
  40. ^ (in Ukrainian) Top 10 facts about the new Governor NBU - Valeriia Hontareva, news.24tv.ua (19 June 2014)
  41. ^ Politechniki Kyiv. Ukrsoccerhistory.
  42. ^ List of KPI recreational resorts at relax.kpi.ua.
  43. ^ KPI Palace of Culture (Палац культури КПІ) at Concert.ua
  44. ^ Official website. KPI Center of Culture and Arts.
  45. ^ QS ranking 2021
  46. ^ Radioelectronics and Communications Systems on kpi.ua
  47. ^ Radioelectronics and Communications Systems website
  48. ^ Radioelectronics and Communications Systems on Springer
  49. ^ System research and information technologies on kpi.ua
  50. ^ System research and information technologies on Educational-scientific complex Institute for applied system analysis
  51. ^ KPI Science News on kpi.ua
  52. ^ KPI Science News website
  53. ^ KPI Science News archive
  54. ^ KPI Science News on Open Academic Journal Index
  55. ^ Visnyk NTUU KPI website
  56. ^ Visnyk NTUU KPI on Google scholar

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°26′59″N 30°27′39″E / 50.44972°N 30.46083°E / 50.44972; 30.46083