About the innovative approaches of the Kharkiv Polytechnic in training IT specialists — at the European summit in Ireland

The educational project «Innovative Campus of NTU «KhPI» was presented at the international summit QS Higher Ed Summit: Europe 2023, which took place in Ireland on 27-30, June. The summit was dedicated to mobility and digital transformation in European higher education. Volodymyr Sokol, the postdoctoral researcher at the Rhine-Westphalia Technical University of Aachen (RWTH Aachen), and the CEO of the project, told about the innovative Ukrainian approach to the training of IT specialists. He presented the structure and features of the KhPI Innovation Campus, noted about the cooperation of Kharkiv Polytechnic with RWTH regarding the implementation of the double degree program. Rector of NTU «KhPI» Professor Yevgen Sokol also took part in the work of the summit.

QS Higher Ed Summit: Europe 2023 was held in Dublin in a mixed format, the participants of which were experts in the field of education from many countries around the world: management, teachers, scientists and employees of universities, representatives of various organizations, authorities.

The main topic of the summit is «Students at the heart of education: Mobility and digital transformation in European higher education.» Within the interactive panels and seminars were discussed: how to attract the best personnel and remain in the leadership in the constantly changing situation in higher education; student recruitment strategies, needs and preferences; how technology, data and design can help with student recruitment. In general, the experts focused on issues of global interaction, employment opportunities, research and discoveries, sustainable development, transfer of innovation and knowledge, student requests, motivation of education seekers and others.

The presentation of the Innovation Campus of NTU «KhPI» took place on 27, July. CEO of the project Volodymyr Sokol talked about this unique program for IT specialists’ training of the Kharkiv Polytechnic: its structure, methodology and features, what  stages of training students go through and what benefits they receive. He also presented a joint project of NTU «KhPI» and RWTH concerning the implementation of the double degree program.

«Very difficult, but very busy first day of QS High Education Summit Europe 2023. Promotion of Ukrainian education, our leading methodology Innovation Campus and double degree programs of RWTH Aachen and NTU «KhPI». QS has published new rankings for 2024. Don’t see yourself in the top 10? Then keep working!» Volodymyr Sokol wrote on Facebook.

We would like to remind you that in 2022 the Innovation Campus of NTU «KhPI» took second place among the best educational projects in Europe at the QS-Wharton Reimagine Education Awards 2022 international competition.

Yevgen Sokol, rector of NTU «KhPI», also took part in the QS Higher Ed Summit: Europe 2023 event.


The QS Higher Ed Summit: Europe 2023 is founded by QS Quacquarelli Symonds, a leading global provider of services, analytics and insights for the global higher education sector. Among its other projects is the authoritative international university ranking QS World University Rankings, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary in 2023.

Innovation Campus of NTU «KhPI» (Innovation Campus) is an innovative educational program developed by a team of Ukrainian IT specialists in cooperation with NTU «KhPI». The concept of the program is a transition from a declarative training scheme, the basis of which is the acquisition of knowledge, to a project scheme aimed at acquiring practical skills in creating products and systems. This is a new education system that provides bachelor’s training at a high international level. The program is designed for 4 years. On behalf of the university, the project is implemented by the Department of Software Engineering and Management Intelligent Technologies of the Educational and Scientific Institute of Computer Sciences and Information Technology of NTU «KhPI».

More details: https://campus.kpi.kharkov.ua/ua/