Kiev Polytechnic Institute

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Kiev Polytechnic Institute

 

(full name, 50th Anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution Kiev Polytechnic Institute), founded in 1898. The Communist Party leader F. V. Lengnik worked at the institute between 1900 and 1910, and its graduates include the prominent Soviet scientists I. P. Bardin, A. V. Vinter, S. P. Korolev, and B. E. Paton. V. I. Zatonskii, a state and party leader of the Soviet Ukraine, taught at the institute.

The Kiev Polytechnic Institute has (1972) departments of automation and electric instrument-making, radio engineering, radio electronics, electroacoustics, mining electromechanics and automation, electric power engineering, thermal power engineering, instrument-making, mechanics and machine building, mechanics and technology, chemical machine building, and chemical engineering, as well as a special department of automated control systems. The institute offers evening courses, general-engineering correspondence courses, and preparatory work. It has a graduate school, 112 subdepartments, five special problems laboratories and two subject laboratories, and a library with about 1,900,000 holdings. The institute has branches in Vinnitsa and Chernigov and a general-engineering department in Zhitomir.

In 1972 the institute had an enrollment of 30,000 students and a faculty of about 1,600 instructors, including five academicians and corresponding members of the Academy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSR, 59 professors and doctors of sciences, and about 600 docents and candidates of sciences. The institute has been granted the right to confer doctoral and candidates’ degrees. Since its foundation it has trained more than 53,000 engineers. The institute publishes various collections jointly with other higher educational institutions (since 1965) and the periodicals Izvestiia vuzov SSSR: Radioelektronika (since 1958) and Vestnik KPI (since 1964). A number of departments of the Kiev Polytechnic Institute have been reorganized into separate institutions (14 in all), including an institute of civil aviation, an agricultural academy, technological institutes of the light and food industries, and a civil engineering institute.

In honor of its 50th anniversary in 1948, the institute was awarded the Order of Lenin, and in 1967 it was renamed the 50th Anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution Kiev Polytechnic Institute.

I. KH. TRUSH

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