Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design



On May 27-31, 2024, Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design hosted the Textile and Light Industry Week, which was joined by international partners from Akaki Tsereteli Kutaisi State University (Georgia). As part of the event, a series of lectures was held by the academic staff of the Department of Fashion Technology of the University –  Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor Yana Redko, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor Liudmyla Halavska and Doctor of Technical Sciences, Associate Professor Lilia Chertenko for students of the specialty 182 “Light Industry Technologies” (educational and professional programmes “Design and Technology of Garments”, “Modelling, Design and Artistic Decoration of Light Industry Products”, “Fashion Industry”), as well as teachers of the Faculty of Arts and Fashion and all interested persons.

About 180 students and teachers joined the meeting in the classroom and remotely. The event was moderated by the Head of the Department of Fashion Technology, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor Olha Haranina and Candidate of Technical Sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of Fashion Technology Victoria Kernesh.

At the beginning of each of the lecture series, sincere and inspiring words of greeting were delivered by Professors of Akaki Tsereteli State University (Georgia) – Lela Kiknavelidze and Nino Dolidze, Olha Haranina (KNUTD).

On May 27, 2024, Lilia Chertenko gave a lecture on “The Role of Digital Technologies in Modern Footwear Design and Production”, dedicated to the prospects of introducing advanced digital technologies into the footwear industry, introduced the audience to modern 3D technologies and digital equipment used at various stages of design, engineering and manufacturing of footwear and aimed at improving the aesthetic and ergonomic properties of footwear, as well as increasing the technical level of design and production processes.

Today, the use of nanotechnology is of particular interest as a promising area for the development of the light industry and fashion industry. This was the focus of Professor Yana Redko’s lecture on “Nanotechnology for creating textile materials with special properties”, which took place at KNUTD on May 28, 2024.

Textiles based on nanomaterials acquire unique properties. Nanotechnologies are also used to improve the properties of traditional textiles and products made from them, which is a relevant area of research given the global sustainable trend and the challenges faced by domestic producers in the war.

On 29 May 2024, Professor of the Department of Fashion Technology Liudmyla Halavska gave a rich, informative public lecture on “General concepts about knitwear: features of structure formation and types of knitting equipment”, acquainted the audience with the history of development and modern types of knitted fabrics, features of their manufacture and properties, as well as special high-tech equipment and range of applications.

The lectures were delivered online, in English, at a high professional level and with presentation material. After the lectures, KNUTD lecturers continued to communicate with the audience, answered questions, communicated with colleagues, and shared experiences.

The Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Fashion, Professor Natalia Ostapenko (KNUTD), Professor Maryna Kolosnichenko (KNUTD), and Professor Tamara Moseshvili (Akaki Tsereteli State University) joined the discussion of the material and congratulations to our foreign colleagues.

We are sincerely grateful to the lecturers of KNUTD for their interesting and informative lectures, to our friends and colleagues from Akakia Tsereteli Kutaisi State University (Georgia) who supported our initiative to conduct a bilateral online course of lectures from lecturers of the Department of Fashion Technology (KNUTD, Ukraine) and the Department of Design and Technology (KSU, Georgia) in a remote format for higher education students of both universities.

We thank all those present at the event for the opportunity to communicate and cooperate between Ukraine and Georgia.