Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design (KNUTD) is a multidisciplinary educational, scientific and innovative complex with a well-developed infrastructure and modern material and technical base, which provides multi-level training of qualified specialists in various specialties. The university is a leader in training specialists in light and chemical industries, fashion industry, business, artistic and technical modelling and design of industrial products, art, economics and consumer services, law, etc. It is one of the oldest technological institutions of higher education in the country. The University has a number of unique scientific schools that carry out research 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 the order of the High Council of National Economy № 1240 as the Institute of Leather Industry. Since this date it is believed that the history of the University begins. The studies of the origins of training specialists show that it can actually be attributed to the early ХІХ century, when the professional training of artisans, who made goods from leather, fur, textiles by artisanal and cooperative methods, was started. Though this topic is still awaiting thorough research.