June 4, 2001
INEER/ICEE-ISC and the National Technical University of Ukraine, NTUU ”KPI”, formerly known as the Kiev Polytechnic Institute, today signed a protocol of cooperation in Kiev, Ukraine.
The protocol, promulgated during my visit to NTUU today, provides for mutual exchange and dissemination of information, and facilitation of NTUU participation in activities sponsored by iNEER/ICEE-ISC. (Note added on 6-15-01: Prof. Trond Clausen, General Chair of ICEE-2001, has sent letters of invitation to NTUU ”KPI”.)
Signing on behalf of Rector M. Zgurovsky of NTUU ”KPI”, who is away on travel, was First Vice Rector M. Yakimenko. I signed on behalf of iNEER/ICEE-ISC.
During the informal signing ceremony, Prof. Yakimenko emphasized NTUU’s interest in linkages with the international engineering education community, and expressed interest in attending ICEE-2001 and the ICEE-ISC meeting to be held in Oslo, Norway, in August.
Founded in 1898, NTUU is one of the largest universities in Europe with 34,000 students, and about 700 international students.
A leader in technological innovation in the former Soviet Union, NTUU counts among its alumni and former faculty many scientists and engineers whose influences extended far beyond Kiev and Ukraine.
D.I. Mendeleyev, the chemist who authored the periodic table, was affiliated with NTUU, as were S. Timoshenko, the father of modern applied mechanics, and I. Sikorsky, designer of helicopters and four-engined aircraft.
To view a copy of the protocol signed today, click here. For sample photos taken during my visit, please click here.
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