Our state can be proud of its water resources: the shores of Ukraine are washed by the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, what is more, the Danube and the Dnipro - some of the largest European rivers – pass through its territory. Numerous shipbuilding enterprises and shipyards, sea and river ports, fleet need highly qualified professionals. Today, the Admiral Makarov National University of Shipbuilding, which in September celebrates its 100th anniversary as a higher education institution, can meet these capacity demands.
The history of the National University of Shipbuilding reaches the end of the 18th century when at first in Kherson, and thereafter in Mykolaiv education institutions related to navigation and ship architecture were opened. Later, new plants were built to create an armored fleet. It arose a need for a large number of mid-level technicians. In 1902 a secondary mechanical and technical school was opened to prepare qualified professionals. In 1917 the institution became Mykolaiv Polytechnic School, and already in 1920 - received the status of a technical school named after K.Tymyriaziev as a higher education institution. Its graduate students received the qualification of engineer.
For more than a century the university has trained over 100,000 professionals for Ukrainian and foreign shipbuilding. Nowadays, the Admiral Makarov National University of Shipbuilding is the only high education institution in Ukraine that trains specialists for shipbuilding, mechanics and mechanical engineering, marine power, maritime industries. In 2014, the university received an international and state quality certificates.
Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute cordially congratulates his "colleague" on the honorable anniversary. We are glad that a lot engineering solutions, all the ins and outs of welding process invented by Kyiv Polytechnic professionals, are used in a complicated shipbuilding science.
We sincerely wish all the students and staff of the Admiral Makarov National University of Shipbuilding relentless development and prosperity!