On December the 9th, the regular meeting of the Academic Council was held.
At the beginning of the meeting the Chairman of the Academic Council M. Y. Ilchenko congratulated the Director of the IPT, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor O. M. Novikov with anniversary.
After that, the Rector M.Z. Zgurovsky presented the Honorary Distinguishments of the Academic Council of the Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute for many years of work, significant contribution to the development of the university, strengthening of its state and international authority, training of highly qualified specialists to the Director of ITS, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor M. Y. Ilchenko and the Director of the Institute of Publishing and Printing, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor P. O. Kirichko.
Then the Rector presented the Certificate of Honour of the Academic Council of the university to the Head of the Department of Public Law of FSP Y. Y. Tsymbalenko, the Senior Lecturer of the Department of Information and Intellectual Property Law of FSP A. M. Bezhevets and the Director of the Center of Physical Education and Sports of the Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute A. Y. Gavrushkevich. The diplomas were also awarded to the students who became the winners of the Presidential Academic Scholarship, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Scholarship and the Igor Kurchatov Academic Scholarship.
The first issue to be discussed was the Strategy of Development of the Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute for 2020-2025. The Rector M.Z. Zgurovsky reported. For the last seven years the activity of the university has been carried out on the basis of the Strategy of Development the Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute for 2012-2020, the results of which were approved and reported at the annual conferences of the labor collective of the university. The pre-election program of the Rector of the university and the conclusions of the experts on the imperatives for the development of education, science and innovation in Ukraine and in the world were taken into account during developing the Strategy. The structure of the Development Strategy of the Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute for 2020-2025 and the plan of the actions for its realisation were also presented.
The next was the issue of changes in the structure of the departments of the university. The first pro-rector Y. I. Yakymenko reported. The decision to create a new department of information and measuring equipment at the Faculty of Instrumentation Engineering was made based on the results of self-analysis on compliance with the criteria of accreditation, on the basis of decisions of academic councils of departments/institutes and recommendation of the Methodical Council. It will be done by reorganising the existing Department of Scientific, Analytical and Ecological Instruments and Systems, the Department of Automation of Experimental Research and the Department of Information and Measuring Equipment. Also, Y. I. Yakymenko announced the decision to create a new department of smart connection technologies and surface engineering at the Faculty of Welding by reorganising the existing Department of Surface Engineering and the Department of Electric Welding Installation. In addition, it was announced that a new institute, created by reorganising the Faculty of Physical Engineering, the Faculty of Welding and the Department of Laser Engineering and Physical and Technical Technologies at the Institute of Mechanical Engineering, will be named: the Institute for Materials Science and Welding of E. O. Paton.
Next, the issue of the results of the self-analysis of the graduating departments was considered. O. A. Zhurchenko, the Head of the Education Quality Department, reported. Realisation criteria indicators according to the results of the third stage of the self-analysis at the university were announced, and it was emphasised that the main attention was paid to the realisation of requirements in the three main areas: availability and ability to prepare higher education applicant at three levels:bachelor - master - Ph.D, staff and scientific and innovative provision for preparing the students.
After that, the issue of a complex of measures for rising the level of fire safety at the university. V. A. Kondratiuk, the pro-rector for administrative work reported. The results of the work aimed at putting the structural departments, educational buildings, rest bases and dormitories into proper fire protection condition were announced. This work was carried out by the Fire Safety Department of the Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute in 2019. It was decided to carry out additional unplanned fire safety briefings for staff, workers and employees, especially those engaged in work with high fire risk, responsible for operation of heating systems and electric heating installations. Moreover, it was announced the need to check the technical condition of automatic fire alarms, internal and external fire safety water supply, other sources of water supply and to prepare them for uninterrupted operation in winter.
Finally, the issues of awarding prominent politechnicians, the creation of the Legal Expertise Center at the Faculty of Sociology and Law and the recommendation for the publication of periodicals of university.