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Admiral Makarov National University of Shipbuilding
Національний університет кораблебудування ім. адмірала Макарова
NUS main building
Former names
Mykolaiv Shipbuilding Technical School
Mykolaiv Machine-Building Institute
Mykolaiv Shipbuilding Institute
Established 16 July 1920
Rector Ryzhkov Sergii Sergiiovych
Administrative staff
Students 12000
Location Mykolaiv, Ukraine
46°59′16″N 32°00′08″E / 46.987908°N 32.002316°E / 46.987908; 32.002316Coordinates: 46°59′16″N 32°00′08″E / 46.987908°N 32.002316°E / 46.987908; 32.002316
Portrait of Stepan Makarov.

The Admiral Makarov National University of Shipbuilding in Mykolaiv is an higher education institution which trains specialists for the shipbuilding and allied industries of Ukraine. The university is named after the Russian admiral, Stepan Makarov, who was born in the city.


NUS student initiation ceremony.
Rector S. S. Ryzhkov at a student initiation ceremony.
Rector of NUS, S. S. Ryzhkov with Wang Zili, president of Jiangsu University of Science and Technology (P.R.China).

In April 1901, the Ministry of National Education of the Russian Empire announced the grand opening of the Mykolayiv Industrial Technical School. The school opened on 1 July 1902 at 3 Kuznechnaia street (now 5 Skorohodova street) marking the beginnings of the NUS. Teaching began on 18 September 1902 with courses including shipbuilding, mechanics, electrics and road building that was carried out in a department of works and in the school itself. The school had the status of a higher education institution: after three years of study, graduating students received the qualification of engineer.

In 1926 and 1927, the school was reorganized to teach technical shipbuilding and the course of study was lengthened to four years. The school was equipped with laboratories for metallurgy, chemistry, thermodynamics and engineering. In 1929 the Mykolayiv Shipbuilding Technical School was merged with the Mykolayiv Technical Night School and renamed the Mykolayiv Machine-building Institute and in 1930, in association with the ship building department of the Odessa Polytechnic Institute, it was renamed the Mykolayiv Shipbuilding Institute (MSI).

In 1941, at Russia's entry into WWII, the MSI employed 94 teachers and was training almost 700 students. Approximately 500 students, teachers and employees were conscripted to the Red Army and sent to the front. Others were tasked with building defensive structures and harvesting crops. The MSI was evacuated, first to Stalingrad, then to Astrakhan and later to Przhevalsk, Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic. During the war, the MSI maintained 22 departments and trained 370 students. On 30 June 1944, it was decided to return the MSI to Mykolayiv and on 1 October 1944, it reopened. In 1945, 36.5 million khrb was allocated to a five-year plan of restoration and development.

In 1946, the MSI was accredited for postgraduate study in marine engineering and steam and internal combustion engine design. Links were made with other institutes of science. In 1949, the MSI was renamed Admiral Makarov MSI for Stepan Makarov, a native of Mykolayiv, a naval admiral, and a marine engineer. By 1955, over eighty percent of the teachers at the Admiral Marakov MSI were involved in research.

18 September 1970 marked the 50th anniversary of the school and by decree of the presidium of the supreme rada of the USSR, the school was awarded the order of the Red Flag for merit in preparation of engineering workers and for its achievements in the development of scientists. On 17 May 1971, a new building was opened and work was begun on the construction of a thirteen-story hostel that would house 1295 students. In 1971, 50 economists of engineering graduated.

In 1994, by decision of the Cabinet of Ministers council of Ukraine, the Admiral Makarov National Shipbuilding University received the highest level of accreditation, (level four), which gave it the status of a university and it adopted the name, Ukrainian State Sea Technical University. The rector (chancellor) was Ryzhkov Sergii Sergiiovych.


Since 1941 MSI has trained over 1700 marine engineers and altogether, 55,000 industry ready workers. The NUS consists of 8 institutes, 3 faculties, a school at sea, a campus in Kherson and representation in three cities of Ukraine. It has links with its community and with industry. A student population of 12,000 read in twenty-six areas and in thirty specialties. The university offers bachelor, expert and masters' degrees; a doctorate of science; and academic and teacher education. The university employs 68 doctorate staff and 256 scientists specializing in new ship design, safety at sea, unmanned underwater craft, structures and works (such as welding), marine metallurgy and marine power (such as low pollution alternative energy sources for the marine industry). The university also provides certification of poly metric systems for metrological maintenance of onboard and coastal complexes; improvements of marine electric equipment and automatic systems, and methods and means of increasing the efficiency of touch maintenance and information complexes of hierarchically organized control systems.

The Ukraine ministerial committee on industrial policy and education (USSTU), recognized the university as a key provider of marine welders. In association with the German organization, NUS prepared 20 marine welders with qualifications matching European standards.

On 25 March 2004, the president of Ukraine gave the university a national status and it was renamed, Admiral Makarov National University of Shipbuilding. The NUS has associations with educational institutions of other nations, giving students the opportunity to study abroad.

Educational Scientific Centre of International Cooperation[edit]

Admiral Makarov National University of Shipbuilding international first year students.

The university's Educational Scientific Centre of International Cooperation (ESCIC) organises the NUS associations with other universities in the US, Great Britain, Germany, Norway, China, Poland, Romania, Turkey, Bulgaria, Iran, Spain, Vietnam and the CIS. The ESCIC facilitates requests by NUS students for scholarships, international grants and exchanges. It liaises with, for example, the German academic exchange service, or DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst), the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, Germany), the Fulbright Program and International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) in US, and the Education for Democracy Foundation (Poland). International students from many nations study on a contractual basis at NUS.


  • The Institute of Shipbuilding. Departments are:
Structural mechanics, fluid mechanics, hull construction, maritime technologies, ship theory and design, and shipbuilding technology.
  • The Institute of Computer, Engineering and Technological Sciences (faculty of technology). Departments are:
Faculty of technology, welding engineering, design and production of composite materials, material sciences and technology, computer science faculty, automated system software, project management, and, information system and technologies.
  • The Institute of Mechanical Engineering. Department (faculty of power engineering). Departments are:
Conditioning and refrigerating, marine and stationary power plants, thermal physics and steam-generating units, turbines, mechanics and ecology, internal combustion engines, ecology, marine mechanical engineering technology and mechanics and mechanical engineering.
  • The Institute of Automatic Control and Electrical Engineering. Departments are:
Computer assisted control systems, ship electrical equipment and information security, electrical power systems, automatic control engineering, theoretical electrical engineering and electronic systems, impulse processes and technologies, and, marine instrument engineering.
  • The Institute of Humanities. Departments are:
Theory and history of the state and law, law, applied linguistics, social studies and humanities, modern languages, design, Olympic and professional sports theory, and, physical training and sports.
  • The Institute of Extramural and Distant Learning, (faculty of mobile technologies). Departments are:
Theoretical mechanics, engineering graphics, life safety and civil defense, natural sciences, higher mathematics, physics, and, philosophy and cultural studies.


  • Technology
  • Power engineering
  • Mobile technologies
  • Engineering and economics
  • Preparation


  • Kyiv educational and consulting centre.
  • Tockmak educational and consulting centre.
  • Yuzhnoukrainsk distant learning centre.
  • Pervomaisk polytechnic.
  • Feodosia polytechnic.
  • Institute of postgraduate studies.

External links[edit]

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