Joint Ukrainian-Norwegian Summer School "Sustainable Manufacturing In Industry 4.0: Technologies And Solutions" Is a New Milestone in Virtual Education at Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute

For the third year, our University participates in the bilateral Ukrainian-Norwegian project “NTNU-KPI Collaboration within Industry 4.0 Education” (Educational cooperation of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute in Industry 4.0).  This project is implemented within the Eurasia Program with the support of the Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education (Diku).

The Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute academic staff have already developed a number of disciplines for graduate students of the Institute of Mechanical Engineering and the Faculty of Management and Marketing concerning additive manufacturing technologies, international project management in the Fourth Industrial Revolution and other relevant topics related to Industry 4.0.  In 2019, four master students of the IME and the FMM studied at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) the entire semester in Jovik.  Last September, a group of students, graduate students and teachers from our University spent a week at NTNU, where they participated in a local summer school and got acquainted with the leading industrial enterprises in Norway.

According to preliminary plans, Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute was expecting for a reciprocal visit in September.  A Norwegian delegation of five students and several teachers, who would get acquainted with the university campus, listen to lectures from last year's summer school and tour the most interesting in the context of Industry 4.0 Kyiv enterprises, was supposed to visit our University.  However, the global coronavirus pandemic has made changes to most educational projects. The Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute summer school was no exception.  As soon as it became clear that a radical change of plans would still occur, the Ukrainian-Norwegian Project Committee began reorganization work.  The solution seemed obvious: to organize  a virtual summer school, but the effectiveness of this approach left room for doubt.

Nevertheless, as it turned out, the organizers worried in vain.  In just three weeks, as many as 234 people decided to join the summer school “Sustainable manufacturing in industry 4.0: technologies and solutions”, including not only Ukrainian and Norwegian students (the Project Committee was counting on such participants), but also the Poles, Lithuanians, Germans, Bangladeshis, Pakistanis and representatives of other European and Asian countries.  Obviously, a really meaningful and diverse summer school program attracted the participants.

Anastasiia Kharchenko, Serhii Shukaiev,
Department for International Affairs

[14-17.09.2020] The Joint Ukrainian-Norwegian Summer School “Sustainable Manufacturing In Industry 4.0: Technologies And Solutions”

All interested persons are cordially invited to participate in the free online course the Joint Ukrainian-Norwegian Summer School “SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURING IN INDUSTRY 4.0: TECHNOLOGIES AND SOLUTIONS”

  1. Organizing institutions:
  2. Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute (Ukraine)
  3. Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway)
  4. Period:  September 14 – 17, 2020
  5. Study load: 3 hours per day (from 14:15 to 18:00)
  6. Course type: online lectures
  7. Course fee: free
  8. Target Audience: bachelor, master and PhD students with Mechanical Engineering and/or Management and Marketing background
  9. Language: English
  10. Description:

The course will introduce several advanced technologies and their application for Sustainable Manufacturing, as well as the basics of SME’s competitiveness and investment efficiency in modern technological, social and economic circumstances of Industry 4.0.

It will give a basic overview of the Industry 4.0 concept and of the modern challenges faced by enterprises.

During the summer school, the following subjects will be discussed:

  1. Machine Vision Systems;
  2. Enterprise Modelling and Architecture for Industry 4.0;
  3. Additive Manufacturing technologies;
  4. An overview of Advanced Materials;
  5. Product Development and ‘Design for X’ concept;
  6. Building Competitive Advantages and Evaluation of the Investment Efficiency in Industry 4.0.

Upon completion of the course, all participants will receive an E-Certificate of Completion via email.

  1. Application deadline: September 10, 2020
  2. Link to the registration form:
  3. For questions, please contact Anastasia KHARCHENKO, staff member at the Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute International Projects Department, at

This course is is a part of Project CPEA-LT-2017/10047 “NTNU-KPI Collaboration within Industry 4.0 Education”, funded under the Diku Eurasia Programme.