National Aviation University

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National Aviation University
Національний авіаційний університет
Emblem of National Aviation University.png
MottoVivere! Vincere! Creare!
Motto in English
Live! Win! Create!
TypeNational university
RectorProfessor Nikolai Kulik
Administrative staff
CampusKyiv, Kharkiv, Montreal, London, Zurich, Toulouse
AffiliationsIAU, ICAO, EASA, IATA, European University Association, Science Europe, European Research Council, European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education, EURASHE, Agence universitaire de la Francophonie, European Space Agency

National Aviation University (Ukrainian: Національний авіаційний університет) is a university located in Kyiv, Ukraine. It started in 1933 when the Kyiv Aviation Institute was founded on the basis of the mechanical department of KyivPolytechnic Institute. The University consists of 16 institutes, 2 separate faculties, 1 Aviation Academy (KFA NAU), 3 lyceums, 6 colleges and 12 research institutes including their subdivisions and 8 departments. The university has its own center for culture and arts, medical center, library, “Aviator” newspaper and a yacht club. University also supports the State Aviation Museum.[1]

Main historical dates[edit]

  • 1898 - Mechanical department of Kyiv Polytechnic Institute
  • 1933 - Kyiv Aviation Institute
  • 1947 - Kyiv Institute of Civil Air Fleet
  • 1965 - Kyiv Institute of Civil Aviation Engineers
  • 1994 - Kyiv International University of Civil Aviation
  • 2000 - National Aviation University


The history of the National Aviation University dates back to August 1933. Since its founding, the National Aviation University has prepared thousands of experts which work in Ukraine and almost 90 countries around the world. It became the leading institution for training specialists in civil aviation. Some of the alumni are notable industry organizers, scientists, state and military figures. They head educational institutions, air companies, design bureaus, factories, organizations and services within different departments. The university has powerful scientific schools in the fields of mechanics, management, electronics, materials science, electrical engineering, computer science and computer facilities. Academic activities are performed by a highly skilled scientific and pedagogical team, including 23 academicians, corresponding members of the Academy of Science of Ukraine, 280 doctors of sciences, professors, 830 candidates of sciences and senior lecturers, 54 honored people in science and engineering of Ukraine and winners of State prizes.[2]

International activities of the University[edit]

The University has joined the Bologna Convention that makes it possible for students to get diplomas of international standard and improve students’ mobility. The university professors and students collaborate internationally with universities in Spain, Great Britain, Germany, the Netherlands, France, South Korea and other countries. The University also cooperates with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Two ICAO European Regional Training Centers are successfully functioning for aviation personnel training and upgrading.[2]

University facilities[edit]

Main campus in Kyiv
Antonov An-26 in the National Aviation University
Library in the National Aviation University

The university occupies a total area of about 90 hectares. There are 14 academic buildings standing on 150 000 square meters. The university has 42 aircraft engines, 75 airplanes and helicopters, 240 on-board systems, 3 aircraft simulators, test benches and about 2500 modern computers being used in the educational process. The scientific and technical library has a resource of about 3 million books. The National Aviation University, the only one in Ukraine, has a unique hangar, radio equipment, a training aerodrome with aviation ground handling equipment, an aerodynamic training complex equipped with a wind tunnel, and the State Museum of Aviation. Students of the university also have access to the Sports Complex, the Arts and Culture Centre, the Medical Centre, accommodation in one among the 11 hostels, a cafeteria with a seating capacity for 1000 people at a time, memberships in the Billiard Club and e-club, all located within the students' campus.[2]

Structure of the University[edit]

More than 10,000 students study at the National Aviation University today, among them 1200 foreign students from more than 50 countries.

The National Aviation University consists of:[3]


  1. Aerospace Institute (Навчально-науковий аерокосмічний інститут)
  2. Institute of Airports (Навчально-науковий інститут аеропортів)
  3. Institute of Air Navigation (Навчально-науковий інститут аеронавігації, електроніки та телекомунікацій)
  4. Faculty of Ecological Safety (Факультет екологічної безпеки, інженерії та технологій)
  5. Institute of Information Diagnostic Systems (Навчально-науковий інститут інформаційно-діагностичних систем)
  6. Institute of Humanities (Навчально-науковий гуманітарний інститут)
  7. Institute of International Relations (Навчально-науковий інститут міжнародних відносин)
  8. Institute of Computer Technologies (Навчально-науковий інститут комп'ютерних інформаційних технологій)
  9. Institute of Law (Навчально-науковий юридичний інститут)
  10. Institute of Continuing Education (Навчально-науковий інститут неперервної освіти)
  11. ICAO Institute
  12. Centre of International Education
  13. Institute of Innovative Technologies (Інститут новітніх технологій та лідерства)

Faculties: Faculty of Transport; Faculty of Economics; Department of Military Preparation;

Aviation Academy:


  • Aerospace Lyceum
  • Aviation Lyceum


Aviation Museum in Kryvyi Rih
  1. College of Information Technologies, Geodesy and Organization of the Use of Land
  2. College of Engineering and Management
  3. Slovyansk College
  4. Kryvyi Rih College
  5. Kremenchuk College
  6. Vasylkiv College
  7. Kyiv College

12 research institutes and subdivisions: Research Institute of Technological Systems within Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and; Ministry of Industrial Policy; Research Institute of Integrated Telecommunication Technologies; SRI of the Fleeting Processes; SRI of Design; SRI "Aviatest"; State Research Institute of Aviation; Aerospace Center (; Aerodynamic Research Center of National Aviation University of Ukraine; The Research Design Bureau "Buran"; Center "Air traffic service"; Training Center (gymnasium); Ukrainian National Research Center of Certification of Combustive-lubricating Materials and Technical Liquids;

Honorable doctors and famous alumni[edit]

  • Ascad Kotayt - Former President of the ICAO Council
  • Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu - President of the ICAO Council
  • Pavel Grachev - Defense Minister (Russia)
  • Borys Paton - President of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
  • Renato Claudio Costa Pereira - Secretary General of ICAO
  • Remir Mukumov - General Director Association of Energy Service Companies (RAESCO)
  • Nishikawa Eykiti - Honorary Consul General of Ukraine in Western Japan (Japan)
  • Song Kyl Hogue - President Hankukskoho Aviation University (Korea)
  • Eugenio Dominguez Vilches - Rector of the University of Cordoba (Spain)
  • Leonid Kuchma - President of Ukraine
  • Krystyan Aegiali - Director of the European and North Atlantic region ICAO
  • Krivtsov Vladimir S. - President of the National Aerospace University. NE Zhukovsky
  • Edmundas Zavadskas - Rector of Vilnius Technical University (Lithuania)
  • Yuri Davydov - President of the National Academy of Applied Sciences (Russia)
  • Antonio Cuoco - CEO airline "Lufthansa" in Ukraine (Germany)
  • Inozemtsev Alexander - Director - General Designer of OAO "Avyadvyhatel" (Russia)
  • Anatoliy P. Shpak - First Vice - President, Chief Scientific Secretary of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
  • Elmar Shryufer - Professor Technical University of Munich (Germany)
  • Chernomyrdin Viktor Stepanovich - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia to Ukraine
  • Mitchell Fox - Head of the Department of ICAO to develop policies and standards for training aviation specialists
  • Romualdas Mechislavovich Hinyavychyus - Rector of Vilnius Technical University. Gediminas (Lithuania)
  • Stogniy Boris S. - National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
  • Yang Ho Cho - President and CEO "Korean Airlines" (Korea)
  • Shidlovskii Anatoly Korniyovych - NAS of Ukraine
  • Pashayev Arif Mir Jalal oglu - Rector of the National Academy of aircraft (Azerbaijan)
  • Muravchenko Fyodor - General Designer state enterprise "Zaporozhye Machine-Building Design Bureau" Progress "them. Acad. O. Ivanchenko
  • Troshchenko Valery T. - Director of the Institute for Problems of Strength of. GS Pisarenko Nano
  • Raymond Benjamin - Secretary General of ICAO
  • Renat Kuzmin Ravaliyovych - Deputy Prosecutor General of Ukraine
  • Kremen Vasily - President of the Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine
  • James Ayinde Fabunmi - Founder, Adulawo Nigeria Network
  • Luis R. Taveras - Project Mgt & Planning Operations Rep. United States Department of Defense (Afghanistan)


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