Dnepropetrovsk Mining Institute

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Dnepropetrovsk Mining Institute


(full name, Artem Dnepropetrovsk Mining Institute). Trains engineers for the mining industry and geological prospecting services, as well as engineers in several general industrial specialties. Founded in 1899, the institute was named after Artem in 1921. In 1930 the Dnepropetrovsk Metallurgical Institute and the Dnepropetrovsk Chemical Engineering Institute were separate from the mining institute.

As of 1971 the Dnepropetrovsk Mining Institute had departments of mining, geological prospecting, mine building, mechanics and machine building, and electrical engineering. It also had an evening and correspondence division, a general technical department (located in the city of Aleksandriia, Kirovograd Oblast), a preparatory division, and a graduate school. There are 41 subdepartments, 90 laboratories, including 11 departmental laboratories, a geological museum, and a library with 600,000 volumes. In 1970 the institute had about 8,000 students and about 500 instructors, including 33 professors and doctors of science and 219 docents and candidates of science. Prominent scientists have worked at the institute, including A. N. Brodskii, A. N. Dinnik, D. P. Konovalov, V. P. Nikitin, M. A. Pavlov, L. V. Pisarzhevskii, N. P. Semenenko, A. O. Spivakovskii, N. A. Starikov, A. M. Terpigorev, V. I. Chernyshev, and L. D. Sheviakov. The institute has the right to accept candidate’s and doctoral dissertations for defense. Since the time of its founding, the Dnepropetrovsk Mining Institute has trained about 22,000 engineers. Since 1905 it has published the Izvestiia Dnepropetrovskogo gornogo instituta (Proceedings of the Dnepropetrovsk Mining Institute), textbooks, and study aids. The Order of the Red Banner of Labor was awarded to the institute in 1949.


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