Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture

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Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture (KNUCA)
Київський національний університет будівництва і архітектури (КНУБА)
Official logo of KNUCA
Type National university
Established 1930
Rector Petro Kulikov
Administrative staff
Students 10500
Location Kiev, Ukraine
50°25′39″N 30°27′58″E / 50.4276°N 30.4662°E / 50.4276; 30.4662
Main building

The Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture (KNUCA) — better known under its former name Kyiv Civil Engineering Institute (Russian: Киевский инженерно-строительный институт or КИСИ) — is the largest and most important building and architectural university of Ukraine located in the nation's capital Kiev.

Post address: Kiev, Povitroflotsky Avenue, 31, 03680


The institution was founded in 1930 as the Kyiv Civil Engineering Institute on the basis of factory and communal construction branch of the Kyiv Polytechnic Institute (KPI) and the architecture faculty of the Kyiv Art Institute. During the post-World War II Soviet period, KISI rose to become the second highest engineering and architecture faculty in the U.S.S.R., behind the Moscow Civil Engineering Institute (МИСИ).

By the Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of August 13, 1993 the Kyiv State Technical University of Construction and Architecture was created on the basis of the Kyiv Civil Engineering Institute. On February 28, 1999 by the Decree of the President of Ukraine (217/99) the university was accorded the status of a National University as "Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture."

Student life[edit]

Educational and scientific work is organized and carried out by more than 96 chairs numbering about 800 professors and instructors.

About 10,500 students study at the university. After the graduation they acquire the education qualification levels of Bachelor, Specialist, and Master of Science. The postgraduate courses in about 30 specialties are available at the university for those who choose to continue their professional and scientific training under the guidance of experienced advisers. The postgraduate preparation functions at the University, 9 specialized Scientific Councils for protection of the doctor's and candidate dissertations in 25 scientific specialties, 7 research institutes and 11 specialized research laboratories works.

The campus area includes six education cases, center of information technologies and computer-aided specialized laboratories, sports complex, library complex and reading hall (more than 1 million publications), eight hostels, hotel, sanatorium, educational-rehabilitation camp, food enterprises, etc.


  • 6 faculties:
    • Automation and information technologies department;
    • Architectural faculty;
    • Construction faculty;
    • Construction technological department;
    • Sanitary-Engineering department;
    • Geoinformation systems and territory management technologies.
  • Teachers’ refreshment and studies department;
  • Pre-higher education department;
  • Chair of training specialist in civil defense.
  • Mykolaiv college of construction.

The training of specialists occurs in civil engineering, engineering or natural environment, engineering mechanics, automation and computer-integrated technologies, computer sciences, geodesy, cartography and land management, architecture, depletive art, management.

The main departments are Civil Engineering, faculty of Architecture; Automation and Complex Mechanization, City Development, Construction Technological, Sanitary Engineering, and Distance Learning.

People associated with KNUCA[edit]

  • Prof. Sergey Bushuyev, professor and head of the Department of Project Management at KNUCA
  • Prof. Alexey Sidelev, Ph.D., PE, New York University, Civil Engineering
  • Oleksandr Jakovyč Chorchot (Aleksandr Jakovlevič Chorchot), (1907-1993), Ukrainian architect
  • Heorhyj Oleksandrovyč (Aleksandrovič) Chorchot, (*1939), Ukrainian architect
  • Prof. Radoslav Zuk (*1926), Ukrainian architect in Canada, emeritus professor at McGill University, honorary professor at KNUCA
  • Riyadh A. Amir, Ph.D., Austrian architect, Master of Architecture (1968)
  • Jurij Fedorovyč Chudjakov, (*1934), Ukrainian architect
  • Prof. Dr. Jurij Chetverikov, Ukrainian architect
  • Prof. Khun-Neay Khuon, Master of Architecture (1960-1966), dean of the Faculty of Architecture at Royal University of Fine Arts, Phnom Penh, Cambodia (1968-1975)
  • Dmitry Tsymlyakoff, Master of Computer Science, CAD and CAM systems, Silicon Valley, California
  • Dr. Dr. habil. Leon Mishnaevsky Jr (*1964), senior scientist, Risoe National Laboratory, Denmark
  • Prof. Dr. Türköz Kolozali (*1960), Bachelor/Master/Ph.D. (1983-1993), professor of Architecture/Chairman of Architecture Department, Near East University, Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Artem Matviienko (*1994) Bachelor/Master - youngest leader of new project management wave generation. EPTA - entrepreneurship, participation, technology, advantage
  • Alan Jara (*1957) Bachelor/Master. Civil Engineer and Politician Colombian.

Awards and reputation[edit]

  • Rating of Ukrainian universities “Compass”-2012 – 5th place
  • In the branch of construction and architecture – 1st place


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