History
of National Transport University

      In 1944 by the Decree of the Council of the People's Commissars of the USSR No 11.06-r of November, 7, 1944 Kyiv Automobile and Highway Institute (KAHI) was founded (the future National Transport University (NTU).

      At first there were only two faculties: Road Construction and Automobile-Mechanic which trained specialists in the following areas of specialism: motorways, bridges, automobile and automobile facilities, road-building machines and mechanisms. Yu. Dadenkov was appointed the Director of Kyiv Automobile and Highway Institute.

     In 1958 the Automobile-Mechanic Faculty of Kyiv Automobile and Highway Institute was renamed into Automobile.

     In 1959 Ye. Veryzhenko was appointed the Rector of Kyiv Automobile and Highway Institute

     In 1964 a research sector (the future research department) was established at Kyiv Automobile and Highway Institute.

     In 1965 Engineer-Economic Faculty was organized at Kyiv Automobile and Highway Institute

     In 1970 the Department of Pre-University Preparation started to function at Kyiv Automobile and Highway Institute.

     In 1975 the Faculty of Professional Development was formed.

     In 1984 V. Kanarchuk was appointed the Rector of Kyiv Automobile and Highway Institute.

     In 1984 the Engineer-Economic Faculty of Kyiv Automobile and Highway Institute was reorganized in the Faculty of Economics and Road Transport Maintenance.

     In 1985 the Faculty of Correspondence Education was organized in Kyiv Automobile and Highway Institute.

     In 1987 the Automobile Faculty of Kyiv Automobile and Highway Institute was reorganized into Automobile Mechanic.

     In 1990 General Engineering Faculty was formed at Kyiv Automobile and Highway Institute.

     In 1992 the Faculty of Continuing Education was organized on the basis of the Department of Professional Development of Kyiv Automobile and Highway Institute.

     In 1992 the activity of an educational complex began, with the complex consisting of Kyiv Automobile and Highway Institute, automobile, road construction, and road transport technical schools (colleges) of Ukraine.

     In 1993 the Faculty of Economics and Road Transport Maintenance was renamed into the Faculty of Transport Management.

     In August, 1994 after the state accreditation Kyiv Automobile and Highway Institute received the status of a technical university, the highest fourth level of accreditation and the name of Ukrainian Transport University (UTU).

     In 1998 the Faculty of Pre-University Preparation was established on the basis of the department of Pre University Preparation and preparatory courses.

     In 1999 - the Institute of Transport Economics and Business was formed on the basis of the Faculty of Continuing Education and Professional Development.

     In 2000 UTU was granted the status of a national higher education institution and the present name - National Transport University (NTU).

     In 2000 the Research Institute of Transport and Construction Technologies was formed on the basis of the research department.

     In 2000 Lviv Education and Consulting Center of the fourth level of accreditation formed part of NTU

     In 2003 on being elected at the conference of NTU staff Professor Dmytrychenko M.F. was appointed the Rector of National Transport University.

     In 2003 according to the decision of Academic Council of the University of October, 1, 2003 the Institute of Correspondence Education and Distance Learning was established on the basis of the Faculty of Correspondence Education.

     In October, 2003 the International Education Centre for Information Technologies was formed on the basis of NTU Engineering Centre of Information Technologies

     In 2003 the University IV-th level of accreditation status was yet again confirmed.

     In 2004 - the Faculty of Pre-University Preparation was reorganized into the Institute of Pre-University Preparation and International Cooperation .

     In May, 2004 the Department of Road-Buildings Materials and Chemistry organized a research laboratory Materials and Constructions Technology in Transport Construction. On September, 30, 2004 the Academic Council of the University named it after Professor Syunii G.K. The main objectives of the laboratory include development and introduction of new long-lasting materials for highways, bridges and airfields.

     To increase the longevity of materials the newest world developments and materials are used, for example: Elvaloy polymers (firm DuPont, USA) for bitumen modification; Butonal latex (firm BASF, Germany) for bitumen and bituminous concrete modification; Topcel, Technocel cellulose fibers (firm CFF GmbH, Germany); Wetfix adhesives (firm Akzo Nobel, Sweden); Hatelit reinforcing synthetic nets (firm Huesker Synthetic GmbH, Germany) etc.

     In 2004 Nadvirnyanskyi college of the first level of accreditation and Barskyi automobile and highway technical school of the first level of accreditation formed part of National Transport University

     In 2005 the Academic Council of NTU named the laboratory of "Hydraulics" of the Department of Bridges and Tunnels after Professor Yu. Dadenkov. Nowadays the laboratory carries out research into optimization of energy dissipaters structure in lower basins of road pipes.

     In 2006 the Education and Consulting Center of the fourth level of accreditation was established in Kryvyi Rih

     In 2006 in order to increase quality assurance and in accordance with Decree No 282 On reorganization of faculties" new faculties were formed:
     -the Faculty of Economics, Management and Law;
     -the Faculty of Transport and Information Technologies.

     When Kyiv Automobile and Highway Institute was founded the training of motorists, road builders and bridge builders was renewed in Kyiv. Before 1930 such specialists had been trained already at the corresponding faculties of Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, and afterwards at the Kyiv Institute of National Economy (later Kharkiv Automobile and Highway Institute and Dnipropetrovsk Railway Engineers Institute were formed on their basis).

     In 1945, 274 students studied and 49 professors, associate professors and lecturers taught at KAHI. In the post-war period U.M. Dadenkov was the first rector of a newly-formed institute, later he was nominated a Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, and for many years held the post of Minister of the Higher and Secondary Special Education of Ukraine. U.M. Dadenkov recruited a lot of outstanding scholars and researchers to teach at KAHI.

     The work and research of a number of prominent and famous scholars and managers of higher education establishments is associated with the Universitys name. These involve M.O.Lavrentyev, Doctor of Science in Technology, Physics & Mathematics, Academician and Vice-President of the National Academy of the USSR, Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Academician of several other academies, State Prize Laureate; he was recognized as the founder and Head of the Siberian Branch of the National Academy of the USSR; A.O.Vasylenko, a well known figure in the field of the machine-building industry, Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine; Professor D.A.Rudenko, a prominent scientist and a builder ( State Prize Laureate), Professor V.A.Roiter, a physicist and a chemist (Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Honored Scientist of Ukraine); O.O.Sigov,a scientist and a metallurgist ( State Prize Laureate ); M.O.Kilchevsky, Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine; and other talented scientists such as I.I.Gihman, O.M.Penkov, S.I.Tetelbaum, I.A.Kyryenko, all of them being Corresponding Members of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

     Notable professionals in the field of automobile transport and highway construction such as E.P.Verizhenko, E.I.Borzakovsky, M.I.Ivaschenko, J.I.Nesvitsky, K.S.Terenetsky, M.I.Tovstolis, J.V.Homjak, G.K.Sunji, J.D.Livshyts, A.I.Vorkut, L.P.Reva wrote in a lot of bright pages in the history of the University.

     For almost 60 years of the existence National Transport University has prepared over 69 thousand specialists for Ukraine, the former USSR and many countries of the world.

     KAHI was among the first institutions of higher education in the USSR to implement level education into correspondence and evening education, and the first to organize general engineering departments in the city of Kamyanets-Podolskiy and Lutsk. Later these were reorganized into separate higher education establishments of III-d IV-th level of accreditation, in particular, Lutsk State Technical University.

     NTU was the first to train professionals in: Road Traffic Engineering and Control, Automobile Transport Economics, Economics of Road Construction, Equipment and Technologies for the Durability Increase and the Renovation of Machinery Parts, Transport Management. The new departments have been formed to meet the new market demands as well as those for the development of information technologies in transport. They are the departments of Electronics and Computers; Management; Transport Systems and Marketing; Organization of Production ; Manufacturing Systems and Service in Transport ;Transport Law, Systems Analysis and Logistics; Constitutional and Administrative Law.

Our first rectors

The founder and first rector of Kyiv Automobile and Highway Institute (1944 - 1959)

Yu. Dadenkov
(1911-1991)

Our first rectors - Yu. Dadenkov

      Born on October, 28, 1911 in Lubny, Poltava region.
     Graduated from Kharkiv Automobile and Highway Institute in 1933.
     Since 1952 Doctor of Science in Technology.
     Since 1952 - Professor.
     Since 1961 - Corresponding Member of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
     From 1933 to 1941 an assistant, an associate professor, head of department at Kharkiv Automobile and Highway Institute.
     From 1941 to 1944 - took part in military operations.
     From 1944 to 1959 - the Rector of Kyiv Automobile and Highway Institute.
     From 1959 to 1973 - Minister of the Higher and Secondary Special Education of Ukraine.
     From 1973 to 1991 - Professor at the Department of Road Design of Kyiv Automobile and Highway Institute.
     The author of more than 60 scientific works and manuals. Among them: three-volume edition of "Hydraulic calculations" (1951), "Hydraulic calculations of the opened river-beds" (1961) which were translated into Chinese and published in China.

The Rector of Kyiv Automobile and Highway Institute
(1959 - 1984)

Ye. Veryzhenko
(1920-1997)

Rector of KAHI (1959 - 1984) Ye. Veryzhenk

      Born on August, 27, 1920 in Kyiv.
     In 1946 graduated from Odessa Engineering and Building Institute.
     From 1947 to 1950 did a postgraduate course at Kyiv Automobile and Highway Institute.
     In 1951 defended his candidate of science dissertation in structural mechanics.
     Since 1952 - Associate Professor.
     Since 1968 - Professor.
     From 1952 to 1959 - Dean of the Road Construction Faculty of Kyiv Automobile and Highway Institute.
     From 1960 to 1987 - Head of the Department of Structural Mechanics of Kyiv Automobile and Highway Institute.
     From 1987 - Professor of the Department of Resistance of Materials and Structural Mechanics.
     The author of many articles and manuals. As a coauthor he wrote the textbook "Statics of Buildings", that was published many times in Ukraine and abroad.

 
The Rector of NTU (1984 - 2002)

V. Kanarchuk
(1936-2009)

Rector of NTU (1984-2002) V. Kanarchuk

     
     Born on February, 23, 1936 in Kyiv.
     In 1961 graduated from the mechanical faculty of the Ukrainian Academy of Agricultural Sciences with qualification of a mechanical engineer.
     Since 1976 Doctor of Science in Technology.
     Since 1978 - Professor.
     Since 1992 - Academician of the Transport Academy of Ukraine.
     Since 1994 - Academician of the Transport Academy of Russia.
     Since 1996 - Academician of International Engineering Academy.
     Since 1998 - Academician of the International Academy of Informatics.

 
The Rector of NTU since 2003

M. Dmytrychenko

The Rector of  NTU since  2003 M. Dmytrychenko

      He was born into the family of teachers in the town of Snyatyn, Ivano-Frankivsk region on December, 19th, 1952. In 1976 he graduated with honors from the mechanical faculty of Kiev Civil Aviation Engineers Institute where he went all the way through from a post-graduate student, an assistant to a professor, head of department and a pro-rector.
     From 2000 to 2002 he served as Head of the Higher Education Department of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, and it was in that role that he was included into the Commission drafting the Law on Higher Education in Ukraine, developing the concept of distance learning in Ukraine and other legislative and regulatory acts on higher education.
     He is Honored Worker of Science and Technology of Ukraine, Doctor of Science in Technology, Professor, Academician of the Transport Academy of Ukraine (1994), Academician of the Ukrainian Academy of Tribology(1997),Vice-President of the Ukrainian Academy of International Tribology Council (1999), Ukraine State Prize Laureate in the field of science and technology(2005), Prize Laureate of Ukrainian Komsomol and Ukrainian Scientific and Research Council in the field of science and technology(1982), Corresponding Member of the Academy of the Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine, the President of the Transport Academy of Ukraine, awarded the Orders of Merit of the II and degrees.
     Dmytrychenko M.F. is a well-known and well-qualified expert in the field of machinery and tribology (gear & pinion science).He has authored over 250 books and research papers, including monographs: "Elastohydrodynamics: theory and practice", "Lubricating processes in unsteady friction conditions " as well as manuals: " Higher education and the Bologna process", "Tribology and machinery reliability principles", "Lubricant action of oils in elastohydrodynamics lubrication conditions ". Dmytrychenko M.F. has developed a lot of new methods of machinery wear resistance and reliability enhancement. He was an active participant in the exchange and training programs held with the universities of Great Britain, the USA and Canada. He is a member of editorial boards of a number of research journals and thesis committees.


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