Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute and Bohomolets National Medical University create Interuniversity Scientific Training Center

On 14 March, National technical university "Igor Sikorsky Kyiv polytechnic institute" and Bohomolets national medical university signed an agreement about creation of Inter-university Scientific Training Center.   

It was signed by rector of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv polytechnic institute, Ukrainian NAS, Mykhailo Zgurovsky and rector of Bohomolets national medical university, correspondent member of Ukrainian NAMS, Kateryna Amosova.

The purpose of its creation is to improve educational and scientific training work of students and postgraduates with an application of tool of STEM disciplines to solve fundamental scientific problems of biology and medicine as well as exploitation of medical and biological potential for new technical equipment designing and medical and biological innovative technologies development.   

Bohomolets national medical university will act as scientific training clinical and medical and biological site while Igor Sikorsky Kyiv polytechnic institute will be scientific training, engineering and productive site. 

The main tasks of the Center are conduction of fundamental and applied research and practical application of national medical technical equipment, medical appliances and innovative technologies, their application for rehabilitation, preventive measures, diagnostics and medical treatment, common organization of functional scientific and training medical and engineering teams, scientific training schools, information courses and trainings, specialization and professional training course, scientific training seminars and conferences, monographs and textbooks publishing etc; development and practical application of mutually agreed STEM curricula and educational degree programs for students of Bohomolets national medical university on the basis of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv polytechnic institute and medical and biological curricula on the basis of Bohomolets National medical university.

"This is a framework agreement so far, noted Mykhailo Zgurovskyi before agreement signing ceremony. If everything goes right, in the course of our cooperation development and as far as we dive into that or other problems, we will be able to specify its clauses".

First pro-rector of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv polytechnic institute, Ukrainian NAS Yurii Yakymenko, pro-rector for international relations, correspondent member of Ukrainian NAS , Sergii Sydorenko, dean of Faculty of Biomedical Engineering Vitalii Maksymenko, dean of Faculty of Biotechnology and Biotechnics Oleksii Duhan, director of the World Dara Center "Geoinformatics and sustainable development" (WDC-Ukraine) Kostiantyn Yefremov, director of university Start-up school "Sikorsky Challenge" Inna Maluikova, manager of National Contact Point at Igor Sikorsky Kyiv polytechnic institute in the field of "I formation and communication technologies" Sergii Shukaiev and others took part in cooperation lines discussion on behalf of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv polytechnic institute. On behalf of Bohomolets national medical university first pro-rector, correspondent member of Ukrainian NAMS Yaroslav Tsekhmister, pro-rector for international relations and academic work Olesia Lynovytska, pro-rector for academic work Olena Stechenko, pro-rector for scientific work Tetiana Cherenko.

A series of presentations devoted to some subdivisions of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv polytechnic institute cooperation with which can become a basis for common educational, scientific and innovative projects realization was delivered to heads of Bohomolets national medical university. These projects are preparation of scientific and practical basis for new specializations and subject lines of biomedical engineering - clinic bioengineering and biomedical cybernetics; organization of students and fellow workers of the university training in Start-up school Igor Sikorsky Kyiv polytechnic institute "Sikorsky challenge" and their involvement in start-up project "Sikorsky challenge" competition; opportunities for national researchers offered by World Data Center "Geoinformatics and sustainable development" (WDC-Ukraine); common participation in international subject projects in framework of "Horizon 2020" EU program. 

"We started discussion of cooperation lines with one utilitarian issue - an opportunity to nominate your representative for the position of head of Informatics Department. We would like to see him or her not only as a teacher but a field specialist. But in the course of the issue discussion with Vitalii Borysovych Maksymenko and Mykhailo Zakharovych Zgurovskyi, Mykhailo Zakharovych Zgurovskyi came up with an idea to make our cooperation wider; - Kateryna Amosova told press service of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv polytechnic institute after agreement signing. - With the purpose not only to solve this small task, that is to satisfy our need, but also  return to project 2002 about implementation of extensive cooperation. In particular, cooperation regarding approaches to huge data basis analysis accumulated in medicine that we were talking about today. As well as regarding educational programs, but as the matter of fact those programs as exchange of courses as may be selected since our actual cooperation is interfered with the fact that our higher educational establishments are of different subordination: Igor Sikorsky Kyiv polytechnic institute operate in system of Ministry of Education and Science while our university in Ministry of Health system. However, some educational exchange is real. But everything I have heard about today, especially that information about start-up projects, business incubator, and innovative system impressed me the most..."

Meeting participants agreed to consider the most perspective cooperation lines at local workshops where it will be possible to determine specific subject matter of further common work with teaching staff and researchers of both higher educational establishments.