Nowadays Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design (KNUTD) is a multi-disciplinary educational, research and innovation complex with a well-developed infrastructure and modern material and technical base, which provides multilevel training of qualified specialists in various fields. This institution of higher education is a standard-bearer in training specialists for the fields of light and chemical industry, fashion industry, business, artistic and technical modelling and design of industrial products and their environments, arts, economics and consumer services, law etc. It is one of the oldest technological institutions of higher education in Ukraine. KNUTD has a number of unique scientific schools that carry out scientific and innovation activities and are recognized both in Ukraine and abroad.
Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design was founded on April 17, 1930 by order of the Supreme Council of National Economy № 1240 as the Institute of Leather Industry. This is officially, as the study of the sources of training specialists indicates that this date should be attributed to the beginning of the 19th century, when the professional training of craftsmen who produced goods from leather, fur, textiles in handicraft and cooperative methods began. That is, this topic is still waiting for more fundamental research.