KNUTD
Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design

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Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design

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 for qualified specialists in various fields.

The University is a leader in the area of training specialists for the branches of light and chemical industry, fashion industry, business, artistic and technical modeling and design of industrial products, arts, economics, consumer services, law etc.

It is one of the oldest technological institutions of higher education in Ukraine.

The University has a number of unique scientific schools recognized both in Ukraine and abroad that carry out scientific and innovation activities.

Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design was founded on April 17, 1930, by the order of the Supreme Council of National Economy № 1240 as the Institute of Leather Industry.

The specified date can be considered as a starting point in the history of the university within the formal approach, because the research into the sources of specialist training indicates, that in fact it should be attributed to the beginning of the 19th century, when the professional training of craftsmen that produced home-made goods from leather, fur, textiles, and cooperative methods began.

Consequently, this issue is waiting for more fundamental research.

In 1944, the higher education institution was called Kyiv Technological Institute of Light Industry (KTILI); and in 1993 - State Academy of Light Industry of Ukraine (SALIU); in 1999 - Kyiv State University of Technologies and Design (KSUTD); in 2001 it has had the title Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design.

Over these years, thousands of specialists have been trained for the economy of Ukraine and for the countries of Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America as well.

Many prominent figures have graduated from the University: government officials and authorities of different levels, scientists, famous designers, successful executives and businessmen, specialists in various spheres of life.

Currently, Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design has the IVth level of accreditation (the certificate’ term is valid until 01.07.2023.).

The legal basis for providing educational services, related to the obtaining of higher education at the level of qualification requirements for Junior Specialist, Bachelor, Master, Doctor of Philosophy (including foreign citizens) by KNUTD is a licence of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. It has had the application as for the implementation of education activities in the field of higher education since 03.07.2018 and the certificate of accreditation RD-IV series №1124433 dated of June 5, 2013.

The university carries out activities according to the legislation of Ukraine and the University Statute.

 

National and International Recognition

The University has high professional and educational recognition, demonstrating its competitiveness through positions in national and international rankings.

According to the CEOWORLD Magazine, the world's leading business and technology magazine, in 2019, KNUTD confirmed its affiliation with the TOP-100 Design World Universities and ranked the 66th place in the world and the 35th place in Europe.

Pursuant to the specialized rating by subject of this magazine, KNUTD also has ranked the 71st place in the world among the leading medical and pharmaceutical schools.

By the rating of WEBOMETRICS, the University takes the 29th place among the institutions of higher education of Ukraine.

The University is one of the first Ukrainian institutions of higher education, which underwent independent external audits conducted by the National STANDARD Certification Center and QMSCERT International Certification Center in 2017. As the result it received certificates of conformity of the quality management system of educational activities with the requirements of the international standard ISO 9001: 2015, proving that the University has is a highly-qualified team of scientific, academic and administrative staff. The processes related to the provision of educational services are carried out at a high professional level; the regulatory tool has developed for the system of internal quality assurance of educational activity; the regulations and instructions are documented and communicated to the personnel, the effective means of control of the quality management system are used.

According to the science-based database "SCOPUS", by the number of citations by the world scientific community of university scientists’ publication and the Hirsch-index, KNUTD occupies the 38th rank.

According to the results of the consolidated rating of national universities "Osvita.ua", KNUTD has high positions and is one of the best ten universities in Ukraine by the rating "TOP-200 Ukraine" in the group of technical universities.

An important recognition of the international cooperation of Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design is the membership in educational and profession European and World organizations, such as:

  • Magna Charta Universitatum (since 2018) - 891 institutions of higher education from 90 countries (in July 2018, were 27 077 universities functioning).
  • European Universities Association (EUA) (since 2005) – 861 members from 46 countries, European universities are involved in education and research, national associations of rectors and other organizations acting in higher education and science;  
  • Association of Universities for Textiles (AUTEX) (since 2005) - 32 members from 24 countries. These are universities with a well-established international reputation for providing higher education and research in the field of textiles;
  • International Federation of Knit Technologists (IFKT) (since 2009) - 286 individual members and organizations from 22 countries. These are education institutions and industrial organizations in the field of knitting production;
  • Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) (since 2011) - 600 organizations representing 250 consortia from 40 countries, including 27 European Union countries (9 members from Ukraine);
  • German-Ukrainian Society for Economics and Science, headed by the Honorary Consul of Ukraine in Germany, Hans-Jürgen Doss, who was a deputy in Bundestag for 21 years. Its goal is to establish and strengthen links between scientists and industrialists, enterprises and organizations of two countries. This is done by finding partnerships between business associations, government, and non-government organizations of science and industry, holding conferences in both countries. Particular attention is paid to establishing contacts between entrepreneurs of small and medium-sized businesses, as well as encouraging students, politicians, and scholars.
  • Worldwide Network of research and education in the field of research and development of complex digital systems. The Complex Systems Digital Campus (CS-DC) is an international network of research and education institutions whose goal is to solve the scientific problems of complex research systems through the exchange of all necessary research and educational resources.

 

Learning Activity

Every year, about 10,000 students study in different forms and educational levels of 15 branches of knowledge, including more than 500 foreign students from 26 countries of the world. More detailed information is given in tables 1-7 (as of 01.11.2018).

 

Table 1

General Characteristics of Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design

Activity indicators

Quantitative parameters

1.

Licensed volume of the University, persons per year

9669

 

incl. by degrees (educational stages), persons:

 

 

-  Junior specialist

1675

 

- Bachelor

4815

 

- Master

3015

 

- Doctor of Philosophy

164

2.

Number of applicants for higher education together, persons:

9797

 

incl. by forms of training, persons:

 

 

- full-time

6673

 

- part-time

3124

3.

Number of specialties for which specialists are trained:

 

 

- Junior specialist

12

 

- Bachelor

25

 

- Master

20

 

- Doctor of philosophy

12

 

- Doctor of Sciences

10

4.

Number of departments

34

 

of them  degree-granting departments

29

5.

Number of faculties

7

6.

Number of institutes

3

7.

Number of centers and training facilities

9

8

Number of scientific specialties, which are under preparation:

 

- Doctors of Philosophy

12

 

- Doctors of Sciences

10

9.

Number of specialized academic councils for defending theses

6

 

The organization of educational, methodological, organizational and scientific work of students at the University is provided by:

3 Colleges:

- College of Art and Design of KNUTD (Kyiv).

- Lviv College of Fashion Industry (Lviv).

- Chernihiv Industrial and Economic College (Chernihiv).

7 Faculties:

- Fashion Industry.

- Mechatronics and Computer Technologies.

- Chemical and Biopharmaceutical Technologies.

- Economics and Business.

- Design.

- Entrepreneurship and Law.

- Market, Informational and Innovative Technologies (Cherkasy).

3 Institutes:

- Education and Scientific Institute of Modern Learning Technologies.

- Education and Scientific Institute of Engineering and Information Technologies.

- Research Institute of Economics.

9 Centers and Educational Complexes:

- Center of Pre-university and Individual Education.

- Educational and Scientific Complex of Military Training.

- Center of International Cooperation.

- Ukrainian-Polish Training Center.

- Ukrainian-Azerbaijani Cultural and Educational Center.

- Center of Labor and Career.

- Center of Physical Education and Health.

- Center of Culture and Arts.

- Energy Efficiency Center.

The University trains specialists for:

15 branches of knowledge (Table 2).

12 specialties of Junior Specialist’s educational qualification level (Table 3).

25 specialties of Bachelor’s degree (Table 4).

20 specialties of Master's degree (Table 5).

12 specialties of Doctor of Philosophy degree (Table 6).

10 specialties of Doctor of Sciences degree (Table 7).

Table 2

List of Knowledge Areas

Course Code and Name

1

01

Education / Pedagogy

2

02

Culture and Art

3

05

Social and Behavioral Sciences

4

07

Management and Administration

5

08

Law

6

12

Information Technologies

7

13

Mechanical Engineering

8

14

Electrical Engineering

9

15

Automation and Instrumentation

10

16

Chemical and Bioengineering

11

17

Electronics and Telecommunications

12

18

Production and Technologies

13

22

Healthcare

14

24

Service Sector

15

28

Public Management and Administration

 

Table 3

List of Specialties Training Specialists in Educational Qualification

Level of "Junior Specialist"*

Course Code and Name

1

021

Audiovisual Art and Production

2

022

Design

3

051

Economics

4

071

Accounting and Taxation

5

072

Finance, Banking, and Insurance

6

076

Entrepreneurship, Trade, and Stock-Taking Activity

7

133

Sectoral Engineering

8

141

Electric Power, Electrical Engineering and Electromechanics

9

151

Automation and Computer-Integrated Technologies

10

161

Chemical Technology and Engineering

11

182

Light Industry Technologies

12

242

Tourism

* The last admission on the specialty of the "Junior Specialist" educational qualification level will be held in 2019.

 

Table 4

List of "Bachelor’s" Degree Programs

Course Code and Name

1

015

Vocational Education (Technology of Light Industry Products)

Vocational Education (Design)

2

022

Design

3

051

Economics

4

071

Accounting and Taxation

5

072

Finance, Banking, and Insurance

6

073

Management

7

075

Marketing

8

076

Entrepreneurship, Trade, and Stock-Taking Activities

9

081

Law

10

122

Computer Science

11

123

Computer Engineering

12

131

Applied Mechanics

13

133

Sectoral Engineering

14

141

Electric Power, Electrical Engineering and Electromechanics

15

144

Heat Power Engineering

16

151

Automation and Computer-Integrated Technologies

17

152

Metrology and Information-Measuring Technique

18

161

Chemical Technologies and Engineering

19

162

Biotechnology and Bioengineering

20

171

Electronics

21

182

Light Industry Technologies

22

226

Pharmacy, Industrial Pharmacy

23

241

Hotel and Restaurant Business

24

242

Tourism

25

281

Public Management and Administration

 

Тable 5

List of "Master’s" Degrees Programs

Course Code and Name

1

015

Vocational Education (Technology of Light Industry Products)

Vocational Education (Design)

2

022

Design

3

051

Economics

4

071

Accounting and Taxation

5

072

Finance, Banking, and Insurance

6

073

Management

7

075

Marketing

8

076

Entrepreneurship, Trade, and Stock-Taking Activities

9

081

Law

10

122

Computer Sciences

11

123

Computer Engineering

12

131

Applied Mechanics

13

133

Sectoral Engineering

14

141

Electric Power, Electrical Engineering and Electromechanics

15

151

Automation and Computer-Integrated Technologies

16

152

Metrology and Information-Measuring Technique

17

161

Chemical Technologies and Engineering

18

171

Electronics

19

182

Light Industry Technologies

20

226

Pharmacy, Industrial pharmacy

 

Таble 6

List of "Ph.D." Degree Programs

Course Code and Name

1

022

Design

2

051

Economics

3

073

Management

4

075

Marketing

5

076

Entrepreneurship, Trade, and Stock-Taking Activities

6

132

Material Sciences

7

133

Sectoral Engineering

8

141

Electric Power, Electrical Engineering and Electromechanics

9

151

Automation and Computer-Integrated Technologies

10

152

Metrology and Information-Measuring Technique

11

161

Chemical Technologies and Engineering

12

182

Light Industry Technologies

 

Таble 7

List of "Doctorate" Degree Programs

Course Codes and Name

1

022

Design

2

051

Economics

3

073

Management

4

076

Entrepreneurship, Trade, and Stock-Taking Activities

5

132

Material Sciences

6

133

Industrial Engineering

7

141

Electric Power, Electrical Engineering and Electromechanics

8

152

Metrology and Information-Measuring Technique

9

161

Chemical Technologies and Engineering

10

182

Light Industry Technologies

 

In addition to the educational and scientific processes, students take an active part in the university's social, cultural and sporting activities. Many students are attracted to all-time participation in amateur-talent groups and creative studios. And the traditional international festival "Pecherski Kashtany" is becoming a real fairy show of talented-designers, who can be envied by professional designers. The popular ensemble of pop dance "BUM" is of great prestige.

During a year, the University hosts many cultural and artistic events, festivals, contests, and creative meetings, in which both Ukrainian and foreign students take an active participation. The folk song studio "Chervona Kalyna" has united students from Belarus, Uzbekistan, Nigeria, the People's Republic of China, as well as Ukraine. About 1,000 students take part in the cultural life of the University. New creative formats of events attract students and the university staff: the "Ethno Ukraine” Folk Performance, the Theatrical Art Studio, the Folk Song Studio "Chervona Kalyna" and others.

The creative collectives show their talent in the city and All-Ukrainian artistic festivals, competitions, reviews, as well as at international festivals, give performances in many universities in the city.

There are many different types of sports at the university, including football, volleyball, basketball, badminton, table tennis, athletic gymnastics and bullet shooting. The university's sporting glory is made up of outstanding athletes that have achieved high results while studying at the university: Olena Kostevich - Honored Master of Sports of Ukraine in Ballistic Shooting, Champion of the World, Europe and Olympic Games; Natalya Serhienko - Honored Master of Sports of Ukraine, Champion of the World, Europe, the Deaflympic Games and Table Tennis Universiade; Mariana Stoyanovich - Master of Sports of International Class in Judo and Sumo, silver medalist of the European Youth Championship; Bohdan Honcharenko - Master of Sports of the International Class in Karate, a multiple Champion of Ukraine, Europe and the World; Artem Konovalov - Master of Sports of Ukraine in Karate, the Champion of Ukraine, Europe and the World, etc.

 

Scientific Research

Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design carries out scientific research within the activities of 19 scientific schools:

  1. Development of theoretical and applied bases of the economy of higher education, professional training staff for business management.
  2. Perspective materials for the newest types of electrochemical current sources.
  3.  Theoretical and practical bases for creating resource-saving technologies to manufacture products from modern textile and leather materials.
  4. Scientific and practical principles to create polyfunctional textile materials and products with predictive properties.
  5. Dynamics of liquid and quasi-liquid environments in technological equipment of light industry.
  6. Physical and chemical bases of collagen structure formation in leather and fur production.
  7. Technical and organizational bases for improving products quality based on modern methods of metrology, standardization, and certification.
  8. Design, ergonomics and technical aesthetics.
  9. The scientific basis of the development, creation, and fixation of the internal form of shoes and assortment.
  10.  Method improvement on designing light industry machines.
  11. Physical and chemical transformations in creating new polymer composite materials and modern methods and technologies for their processing.
  12. Processing of construction materials by high-speed hydro and hydro abrasive current.
  13. Dynamics, reliability, and durability of circular knitting machines.
  14.  Dyeing of textile materials with dyes formed on fibers.
  15. Computer graphic spatial design.
  16.  Scientific fundamentals of adaptive devices and sensory systems for controlling the parameters of technological processes, the environment and assessing their impact on the physical and mental state of human beings.
  17. Dynamics, reliability, and durability of flat knitting machines.
  18. Development of theoretical foundations of new technologies for the production of fine-fiber materials.
  19. Mathematical support for CAD equipment and technological processes of light and textile industries.

There are also two artistic schools:

1. Space and time motion.

2. The research of tectonic structure investigation suit in the development of promising collections of clothing.

36 research laboratories have been created.

The university employs 23 Laureates of State Prizes in Science and Technology, 2 Academicians of the National Academies of Sciences of Ukraine, 24 Honored Scientists, Educators, and Authorities in Industry of Ukraine and People's Painter and People's Artist of Ukraine.

By the decree of the President of Ukraine, 4 teams of university scientists were awarded with state awards of Ukraine:

  • in 2007 for the works cycle "Scientific bases, development, and introduction of competitive, resource-saving technologies of fibrous materials and products";
  • in 2013 for the work  "Polyfunctional leather and fur materials";
  • in 2015 for the work "Fibrous materials and products of the light industry with predicted barrier medical and biological properties";
  • in 2017 for the work "Resource-saving technologies for the production of textiles, clothing, and footwear".

Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design issues scientific journals "Bulletin of KNUTD (Technical Sciences)" and "Bulletin of KNUTD (Economic Sciences)", which are presented in the following 14 international research databases, repositories and search engines: Ulrich's Periodicals Directory, EBSCOhost, WordCat, RINC, Index Copernicus, Research Bible, PBN, JIF, OAJI, InfoBase Index, ISI, UIF, CiteFactor, Google Scholar.

Also it publishes a scientific and production journal, a special edition "Light Industry. Fashion Industry", scientific journal "ART & DESIGN" electronic scientific journal "Technologies and Design".

The university provides postgraduate and doctoral studies including training foreign citizens. Today the university trains Candidates of Sciences, Doctors of Philosophy in 12 specialties and Doctors of Sciences in 10 specialties.

 

Internationalization

One of the tools for modernization and increasing competitiveness of educational programs and researches of the University in the conditions of globalization is internationalization, the consistent development of international cooperation in the field of education and science.

International cooperation contributes to the university’s integration into the world educational space, the university's activities reform and cover both the educational process and the organization of scientific research, technologies transfer, promotes university innovation, the harmonization of the national system of higher education with the European one, the improvement of the quality of competent specialists’ training, creating conditions for strengthening mobility, autonomy expansion of university units. Ensuring high quality of foreigners’ training forms the international authority of Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design strengthens its position in the international educational services markets.

The development of the university’s international activities is an integral part of a successful European reputable university.

KNUTD has international agreements on cooperation with 43 higher education and scientific institutions in the field of educational and scientific activities. The University held talks, meetings and other joint events with representatives of Great Britain, Poland, Germany, the Republic of Azerbaijan, and Jordan, People's Republic of China, Vietnam and Libya in 2018.

In order to establish scientific, educational and business ties with foreign universities over the last years, KNUTD has hosted delegations from the Republic of Poland, the Federal Republic of Germany, Israel, the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Republic of Belarus, Bangladesh, Iraq, Jordan, People's Republic of China, the Gambia, Georgia, Estonia, Canada, Lithuania, Moldova, Morocco, Syria, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Libya, Slovakia, France, Tajikistan.

In the academic year 2017-2018, the university represented Ukraine in 15 countries of the world, such as: Hungary, Germany, United States of America, Austria, Republic of Poland, Slovak Republic, Republic of Belarus, United Arab Emirates, Bulgaria, Hellenic Republic, France, Czech Republic, Republic of Malta, People's Republic of China, Turkey. 182 university representatives participated in international events, in particular: 97 participants from academic staff and 85 students.

Training of foreign citizens at the university began in 1948, for 70 years of teaching foreign citizens, the university trained more than 2000 specialists from 71 countries of the world.

More than 500 foreign citizens of 26 countries of the world study in KNUTD, such as the People's Republic of China, the United Kingdom, Israel, Georgia, Brazil, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, Azerbaijan, Algeria, Nigeria, and others. The University has two international centers: the Ukrainian-Polish Training Center and the Ukrainian-Azerbaijani Cultural-Education Center.

The academic mobility at the university is carried out through the implementation of the following programs:

1. Double diploma.

2. Free listener.

3. Internship of academic staff and students.

4. Project activity and cooperation in the field of research activities between national and foreign higher education institutions.

The academic mobility of students, postgraduates, and university lecturers is carried out on the basis of intergovernmental agreements, agreements on cooperation between the university and foreign higher education institutions according to the agreed curricula.

 

Outstanding Alumni

Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design has more than 100 thousand alumni and the team is proud of them.

Among the graduates are O. Ya. Kasyanenko and H. H. Nikitenko -  Ministers of Light Industry of Ukraine; V.I. Oliynyk -  Deputy Minister of Foreign Economic Relations and Trade; O.V Sokolov, M.I. Maslo -  Deputies Ministers; state figures: V. I. Radchenko and V. V. Holub; People's Deputies of Ukraine: A.O. Mokrousov and H. I. Vasilieva; well-known designer, the President of the Voronin Concern M.L. Voronin, and L.L. Voronina; L.T. Havrysh -  the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of PJSC "Volodarka"; M.I. Lavryk -  the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the “Talan” Association; P. Y. Tarasyuk - the General Director of the Association “Kyiv”; L. I. Ivanova - the Director of LTD “Dana-Moda”; O.G. Borodina - the President of the League "Ukrshkirvzuttiaprom”; V. I., Lishchuk -  the General Director of PJSC “Chinbar”; A.V Rozhok - the Chairman of the Board of PJSC “Prominvestbank”; A. Dolzhenko -  the Editor-in-chief of the "Exclusive Style" magazine, and many others, well-known heads of enterprises and associations.

The graduates of KNUTD are I.I. Polovnikov - President of Ukrainian Technological Academy; M.E. Skyba - Rector of Khmelnytsky National University; V.V Anokhin - Rector of KTILP; V.D Rozhok - Rector of Kyiv Economic Institute of Management "Ecoman"; professors of the university F.A. Moiseenko, M.P. Bereznenko, V.P. Konoval, etc., and also heads of enterprises, research institutions of Ukraine, CIS countries, the Baltic states, and foreign countries.

A whole galaxy of talented and well-known designers graduated the university, among them Tetyana Zemskova, Elena Vorozhbit – art directors of the Fashion House "Zemskova Vorozhbit", Diana Dorozhkina – an art director of the Fashion House Diana Dorozhkina, Andre Tan a well-known Ukrainian designer of clothing, Konstantin Volodin a director of advertising agency "Market Pulse Ukraine", Diana Aghayan a leading designer of fur products, Ivan Frolov a well-known Ukrainian designer of “FROLOV” clothing brand, Serge Smolin a designer of the fashion house "IDOL", Aina Gasse a well-known Ukrainian designer, the brand «Gasse» owner.The university has been doing a lot, really interesting and significant for the labor collective, the city, the society. A healthy creative atmosphere, mutual trust, and mutual understanding, a sense of responsibility, corporate culture are the keys to the dynamic development and happy future team that provides our graduates with the quality education and a prestigious diploma.

KNUTD develops as a large research complex, keeping everything better from the classical university and implementing innovative development programs. The university's development model is based on academic reputation, academic activity, education, and management.

The competitive advantages of KNUTD for today are the following:

1) The main competitive advantages are related to dynamic and intensive development in recent years. This is a significant scientific and innovative "foundation" for the successful economic development.

2) Organization of educational process is carried out on the concept of practical training aimed at the effective interaction of education with the real sector of the economy. Leading specialists, representatives of employers are involved in practical classes, master classes, lectures, practice manuals, participation in examinations, etc.

3) The basis of the educational process at the university is the triad "university-business-government" using the established benefits of educational investment and technological cluster in the light industry in Kyiv. For the team, the concentration of efforts and resources on the activity directions for the movement of the university as an innovative organization is important, increasing the return on the use of existing intangible assets.

4) Quality as a cost, as a process and as a result. The university reform takes into account the new requirements of society for the quality of education services. The staff of the university is constantly working on providing internal and external education quality system.

5) The university organizationally ensured the implementation of a constant system for monitoring, collecting, analyzing, evaluating and managing energy consumption and energy consumption processes, and their use. Savings of resources, cost-cutting and saving is a condition of the sustainable financial well-being of the university.

In Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design, the conditions are created that any student could express himself in studying or in sports, amateur, administrative work, research, creative activity, and others. It is in shaping the spiritual potential of a man, his spirit force is the essence of becoming a real man, a true patriot, a true Ukrainian. Knowledge, culture, qualitative education within the walls of the temple of science and culture provide a path to success. The university alumni will become the creators of our future, in which we will live. They will take responsibility for its appearance and character, will live, work and develop themselves in it.

You can talk about many things that are important in our lives, but the most important thing is education, training of young people for this mission. This education can be obtained at an excellent university KNUTD, which is transformed into the business, developing business culture and cooperation with the business community and employers, doing a variety of activities to promote innovation and collaboration with businesses.