At the present time NTU “KPI” continues to work towards the strengthening and developing of the relations with 168 foreign partners from 38 countries of the world (Austria, Bulgaria, Hungary, Great Britain, Greece, Georgia, Estonia, Spain, Italy, China, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Russia, Rumania, Slovakia, Slovenia, the USA, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Tajikistan, etc.). Today the University realizes 150 immediate contracts with Institution of higher education and other organizations.
The relations are developed very dynamically and effectively with the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg (Germany), University of Klagenfurt (Austria), Central Lyon Higher Senior School (France), University of Miskolc (Hungary), Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany), Dresden University of Technology (Germany), Cracow University of Technology and The Warsaw University of Technology (Poland), Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski (Bulgaria), Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) (Germany), etc.
An important milestone in the life of University was the signing of Magna Charta Universitatum by NTU “KhPI” in the ancient Institution of Higher Education in Europe University of Bologna (Italy) in September 2005. In March 2007 NTU “KhPI” became a full individual member of the European Association of Universities. On March 10, 2009 the University became a full member of the Eurasia Association of Universities. Starting from November 2009 NTU “KhPI” has been the member of The Black Sea Universities Network. These events were one more step to the integration of the University into the common European and International Educational Space.
A number of grants obtained by the University from international funds and programs are the evidence of the international recognition of NTU “KhPI”. The objective of these activities is to integrate into the worldwide economic system, and form foreign investments for the education sphere in Ukraine. According to the data of the National TEMPUS Office in Ukraine NTU “KhPI” ranks first among the Ukrainian Institutions of Higher Education participating in the realization of TEMPUS large-scale and the most substantial educational projects.
In the academic year of 2016 -2017 NTU “KhPI” participated in the realization of 37 international projects, including European Tempus Program Projects (3 projects), Erasmus –K2 (2 projects), Erasmus –K1 (14 projects on mobility), the 7th Framework Program, DAAD programs, Humboldt Foundation projects, and scientific-&-engineering projects as part of intergovernmental agreements.
To provide assistance in the prearrangement of educational and scientific projects including the search of partners the International Relations Department of the University set up the Coordination Bureau as part of the Tempus project “Setting up the Universities’ Consortium “EU-Ukraine” on initiative of the TU Hamburg-Harburg. The collaborators of the Consortium created appropriate conditions for participation of the teaching staff and students in international programs and projects, in particular the information-&-consulting center was set up that includes the database of international programs, whose web-site is regularly updated and includes the webcast list.
In 2003 NTU “KhPI”, deriving encouragement from The Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg (Germany), founded the German Technical Department to train students in mechanical engineering and electromechanical engineering. In 2016 this Department set up the Educational Center at the University “German Technical Department” the activities of which embraced all the specialties of NTU “KhPI” and it provides a unique opportunity for the integration of students into the European educational space via international programs of “dual diplomas”, credit academic and scientific mobility, provided the first semester of training was successfully accomplished (students matriculated to NTU “ KhPI “ are not required to know German).
Starting from the academic year of 2015-2016 NTU “KhPI” has taken an active part in the new “Erasmus” program of academic (credit) mobility of students and academic staff, in particular KA-1 that was efficiently realized in the academic year of 2016-2017; a quantity of agreements under this program were considerably increased. The financing provided by the European Union as part of this programs contributed to the realization of 14 projects on cooperation with the institutions of higher education in Europe: University of Miskolc (Hungary), Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg (Germany), University of Economics in Katowice (Poland), The University of Maribor in Slovenia, University of Szczecin in Poland, University of Klagenfurt (Austria), University of Social Sciences and Humanities (SWPS) in Poland, Poznan University of Economics and Business (Poland), Lithuanian Maritime Academy (Lithuania), Piraeus University of Applied Sciences in Greece, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (Lithuania), Poznan University of Technology (Politechnika Poznanska) in Poland, The Jan Kohanovski University in Kielce (Poland), and Central School of Nantes in France. As part of the Erasmus Program the students of NTU “KhPI” have an opportunity to go for training at the European Universities throughout the period of 1 or 2 semesters with the compensation of travelling costs and payment of scholarship in amount of 750 or 800 Euro a month.
NTU “KhPI” efficiently supports and promotes already available programs on exchange of students, post-graduate students, teaching staff and scientific workers, the “dual diploma” programs, international academic exchange programs, grants and scholarships, training on contractual basis at the Partner Universities of NTU “KhPI”, international projects, summer schools and language courses and different international events (conferences, forums, workshops, etc.).
At the present time NTU “KhPI” realizes 14 “dual diploma” programs in cooperation with the Universities in Germany, Austria, France, Poland, Korea, Switzerland, etc. “Dual diploma” programs give an opportunity to the students studying at the national university to obtain the second diploma issued by the foreign University.
Every year the University holds more than 30 international scientific and engineering conferences, a number of large-scale international forums, presentations and exhibitions. The university continuously participates in international exhibitions abroad.
Annually, more than 400 scientific workers, teachers, students and post- graduate students go abroad to do research and get training, or participate in the conferences, symposiums and/or take the language courses. During the year the University welcomes more than 200 foreign specialists, students and post-graduate students.
For its efficient international cooperation NTU “KhPI” was repeatedly recognized as one of the best universities both in the region and in Ukraine on the whole.
Since 1980 the university has the International Relations Department. The activities of the department are focused on the development and strengthening of the international cooperation of the University.
Basic activities of the Department
- Coordinating international activities of the departments and other subdivisions of the University;
- Developing and realizing international projects;
- Doing work on the contracts concluded with Institutions of Higher Education and Companies abroad;
- Contributing to the programs of international exchange of the teachers, scientists, post-graduate students and students;
- Providing information and consulting services;
- Exchanging the delegations;
- Providing customs services;
- Drawing up traveling documents;
- Organizing summer language courses;
- Organizing summer training for Ukrainian students abroad
- Solving other problems related to international activities
Gennadiy S. Khrypunov
Vice-rector for Scientific-and-Pedagogical Work (International Relations)
Ukraine, 61002, Kharkiv, 2 Kyrpychova str., NTU “KhPI”
Oleksandr A. Goncharov
Head of the International Relations Department
Ukraine, 61002, Kharkiv, 2 Kyrpychova str., NTU “KhPI”