Lvov Polytechnic Institute

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L’vov Polytechnic Institute


founded in 1844 as a technical academy and reorganized as a polytechnic institute in 1939, after the reunification of the western regions of the Ukraine with the Ukrainian SSR. Eminent academicians of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR and of the Academy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSR have worked at the institute, including K. Bartel’, S. M. lampol–skii, V. B. Porfir’ev, V. O. Sel’skii, G. M. Savin, and S. I. Subbotin. Corresponding members of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR and the Academy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSR who have been associated with the institute are K. B. Karandeev, A. A. Kharkevich, M. M. Shumilovskii, V. M. Mikhailovskii, G. E. Pukhov, and G. I. Denisenko. Important scientific schools arose here in the physics of semiconductors (A. I. Andrievskii, A. V. Sandulova), electronic-measurement technology (B. I. Shvetskii), machine building (M. S. Komarov, N. G. Shul’ga, M. V. Medvid’), chemistry and chemical technology (T. I. lurzhenko V. A. Tikhonov, B. S. Grinenko), the shape of the earth and geodesy (M. K. MigaP), construction (A. S. Kuryllo), and economics and production organization (V. I. Borodkin, A. P. Sidorov).

In 1973 the institute had departments of radio engineering, automation, electrical physics, mechanics and machine building, mechanical technology, energy, electromechanics, civil engineering, power engineering, architecture, geodesy, industrial economics, chemical technology, and the technology of organic materials. Evening and correspondence courses are offered, and there are preparatory and graduate divisions. The institute has 88 subdepartments, one special problems laboratory, two sectorial laboratories, 52 research laboratories, and more than 200 teaching laboratories. The library contains 1.3 million holdings. The institute has a branch in Ternopol’ and general engineering departments in Drogobych, Novovolynsk, Chervonograd, and Lutsk.

In the 1972-73 academic year the institute had an enrollment of more than 25,000 students and a staff of 1,400 instructors, including 35 professors and doctors of science and more than 500 docents and candidates of sciences. The institute confers doctoral and candidates’ degrees. Its journals are Nauchnye Zapiski (since 1947) and Vestnik (since 1964). Since its founding the institute has trained more than 50,000 specialists, including 37,000 during the Soviet period. In 1967 it was awarded the Order of Lenin.


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