On September 28, 2021, a round table discussion was held at the conference hall of the Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute Administrative Council. The participants discussed the achievements of the scientific school on microwave and digital TV and info-communications. Most of all, they considered implementing scientific and technical projects on a national scale. They also shared the latest research results and promising developments.

Meeting participants

The round table included Yaroslav Yatskiv - Academician of NAS of Ukraine, Director of the Main Astronomical Observatory of NAS of Ukraine; Viacheslav Petrov - Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Institute of Information Recording Problems of NAS of Ukraine; Oleksandr Khimich - Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Deputy Director, V. M. Glushkov Institute of Cybernetics of NAS of Ukraine; Vyacheslav Protsenko - Chairman of the Board of OJSC Meridian Named after S. KOROLYOV; Vasyl Shenderovskyi - Doctor of Science, Vice President of the Ukrainian Physical Society. Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute presented Mykhailo Ilchenko, Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Scientific Director of the Institute of Telecommunication Systems, Chairman of the Academic Council of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute; scientists and professors - students of Mykhailo Ilchenko, graduate students and students of the ITS – i.e. all representatives of the scientific school created and headed by Mykhailo Ilchenko.


Mykhailo Ilchenko, who recently turned 80, presented the anniversary book “60 years together with KPI”, dedicated to the 125th anniversary of the University. It happened that half of the history of the University falls on the time when the jubilee is a member of his team. “I guess I got lucky that all my dreams, deeds, and destiny are inseparable from Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute,” the author says about himself. The compiler of the book became Ph.D. Olha Ilchenko - the daughter of the scientist.

The book tells about the author's career and stages of formation and development of his scientific school. In particular, in 1991, it became clear that no university in Ukraine trained specialists in telecommunications systems. Therefore, Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute started a new specialty and created a corresponding department, which later grew into the Institute of Telecommunication Systems. The Institute has presented 55 theses, 15 are doctoral. So far, the ITS team includes 15 state awards winners. According to Rector of the University Michael Zgurovsky, none of the 28 faculties and institutes has many title-holders.

One of the book chapters is about the state-level research projects carried out within the ITS walls. It also tells about Mykhailo Ilchenko as Vice-Rector for Science and Chairman of the Council of Vice-Rectors for Research of Ukrainian Universities. Substantial proposals developed at that time were embodied in the Law of Ukraine “On Scientific and Scientific-Technical Activities”. One should also mention a two-volume publication on research and development at Ukrainian universities. It included about 500 projects aimed at making Ukraine richer and more successful.

The book lays out the space projects of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute and cooperation with the Space Research Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and State Space Agency of Ukraine. The edition compilers observed the first polytechnic museum in Ukraine. Its meaningful project is the 8 volume scientific publication “Outstanding Designers of Ukraine”. These researches preserve the memory and get scientists, researchers, and student youth to know the scientific achievements of outstanding domestic scientists, designers, and technologists who were creators, pioneers in various fields of scientific and technical activities.

Reports of scientists

A student of Mykhailo Ilchenko, who already has his followers building on Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, Ph.D., Professor ‪ Leonid Uryvsky spoke about the dynamics of the ITS, the achievements of scientists, prospects for information and telecommunications systems, and contribution to this process of the staff of the Institute. A colleague and supporter of the jubilee, Professor Teodor Narytnyk, told how the era of microwave electronics, development, and implementation of state awarded researches began at Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute.

Oleksandr Khimich stated the achievements of the ITS scientists were impressive. He also scrutinized quantum technologies, mathematical modeling of quantum calculations, prospects, and possibilities for creating quantum computers. Viacheslav Petrov expressed gratitude and satisfaction with the cooperation with Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute scientists and their achievements. “I thank my lucky stars, said Yaroslav Yatskiv, Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine in 2000-2001, “for bringing me and Mikhail Ilchenko together in different fields.” For instance, he mentioned how they pursued funding for scientists, how fruitfully they promoted the Concept of Science Development in Ukraine, and so on.

At the end of the meeting, Vasyl Shenderovskyi expressed his idea that such round table events are necessary for young people. If there is no science in the state, there is no future because the promotion of science is what society needs. "The state's greatness is not in its population but scientific achievements. It is the people who worked, are working, and will work at the best university glorify it,” he concluded.

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