The day before the start of new academic year, according to the order of Minister of Education and Science, Lilia Hrynevych, dated August, 17, 2016 № 922 to grant National technical university of Ukraine «Kyiv politechnic institute” with the name, our university was named in tribute to the former student , outstanding aircraft designer of XX century Igor Ivanovych Sikorsky. Thus, it's full name from now on is National Technical University of Ukraine "Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Politechnic Institute". Certainly, this final decision was preceded by a series of measures envisaged by the current law.
Besides, before bringing up an issue to grant university with the name of Igor Sikorsky, the NTUU “KPI” administration went to his descendants living in USA to agree with this decision. The query response with the family and «Sikorsky Aircraft» (Sikorsky was its founder) company management permission to grant KPI with the name of Igor Sikorsky is given below.
To ensure the execution of the order of MES of Ukraine to grant university with the name of Igor Sikorsky there was an order “To grant National technical university of Ukraine “Kyiv polytechnic institute” with the name» issued in NTUU “KPI” on 26.08.2016. This document envisages all means aimed at implementation the order of MES of Ukraine into the University activity as well as persons in charge of their realization and performance time limits. The text of the order is attached here.