KPI (( is one of the oldest and biggest technical universities in Ukraine. It was founded in 1898.

Prof. D.I. Mendeleyev (inventor of the Periodic Table of Elements) was a chairman of the first examining board in KPI in 1903. World-famous are the names of I.I. Sikorskiy (Russian and American pioneer of aviation in both helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft), S.P. Timoshenko (the father of modern engineering mechanics), S.P. Korolyov (the lead Soviet rocket engineer and spacecraft designer), B.E. Paton (world-known Ukrainian metallurgist and specialist in welding technology), etc. who studied or worked in KPI.

Now KPI is the largest university in Ukraine — 28 000 students; 53 bachelor’s, 113 master’s, and 82 Ph.D. programs. 25 % of the students of the technical universities of Ukraine are the students of NTUU “KPI”. In 2011, more than 120 titles of scientific and educational literature were published and 17 scientific periodicals were issued at NTUU “KPI”.

KPI scientifically and technically cooperates with numerous international organizations and funds, such as: Ukraine-EU, Ukraine-NATO, International European Innovational Scientific and Technical Program “EUREKA”, IAEA, US Civilian Research and Development Foundation for Former Soviet Union countries (FSU), European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR), Organization of Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC), Science and Technology Center in Ukraine (STCU), etc.

KPI is leading in preparation of the engineers for nuclear and thermal power plants in Ukraine. Its Heat Power Engineering Faculty includes two Departments to meet the challenge: the Department of Nuclear Power Plants and of Engineering Thermophysics and the Department of Heat-and-Power Engineering Units of Thermal and Nuclear Power Plants. The students learn such courses of Nuclear Engineering program as: Nuclear Power Unit Regulation; Erection, Maintenance, and Adjustment of Nuclear Power Units; Neutron-Physical Simulation of Reactors; NPP Reliability and Safety; Risk Management. Program of Engineering Thermophysics includes the following courses: Numerical Simulation of Thermal and Hydrodynamic Processes; Investigation of Alternative Energy Sources; Optimization of Power Equipment Operation, etc.

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