🇺🇦 Dear Kyiv polytechnicians! One of the most dramatic years in the history of our nation has passed. The war fundamentally changed the people’s lives in Ukraine and the work of our University.
For Kyiv polytechnicians, this was a year of hard work under martial law, a year of heavy human losses, a year of consolidation and rallying around the comprehensive assistance of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Currently, there are more than two hundred students, teachers and employees of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute in the ranks of the defenders of the Motherland, twenty-two of whom gave their lives for the freedom and independence of Ukraine this year.
Right on the second day of the war, February 25, the Crisis Centre and Humanitarian Headquarters were established at the Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute. An important role was played by the Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute Supporting Foundation and the Kyiv Polytechnic Charitable Foundation for the Support of the Armed Forces of Ukraine which financed comprehensive assistance of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and resolving main issues of University life.
After the end of the hot phase of events in Kyiv, on March 22, activities of the Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute resumed along all the lines. Attestation and graduation of undergraduate students (3811 people) and graduate students (1300 people) were successfully completed within the specified terms and in full.
As a result of the admission company of 2022, the University became the largest executor of the state order among all higher education institutions of Ukraine. Its composition was replenished with more than eight thousand students in all levels of training, that is to say, the showings of 2021 were achieved in general.
The development of science and innovation at the Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute was aimed at solving the urgent requests of the country's defence industry complex, and at starting the post-war programme of innovative transformation of Ukraine. In particular, the PolyITAN-НР-30 spacecraft was launched into space as a part of the University Space Program on January 3, 2023. The development of PolyITAN-3-PUT and PolyITAN-12U nanosatellites are being completed.
We should be proud of our students who believe in Ukraine and throw their weight behind it. These very students organised themselves into the territorial defence units of the Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute from the first days of the war. They built barricades on the territory of the university and the Solomianskyi District, and took turns at checkpoints both in their district and in other dangerous corners of Kyiv. After the end of the hot phase of events in Kyiv, these students voluntarily continued to perform many other important university tasks.
In general, the university continued to live and work successfully in difficult conditions. We accomplished the state order for the training of personnel in its entirety, carried out a wide range of measures aimed at supporting the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and solved all the tasks assigned to us. Kyiv polytechnicians believe in the Victory of Ukraine and do everything possible to bring it closer.
Glory to Ukraine, glory to the Armed Forces of Ukraine!