Donetsk national technical university is the first higher education establishment in Donbass and one of the first technical schools in Ukraine. It'll see the eightieth anniversary in 2001. It leans for support of its staff creative and scientific potential has powerful logistics and stable traditions in engineers training. The university is sure in its future.
About 15 000 full time and correspondence students are trained at the University on its 55 specialties;
There are 28 corresponding members and academicians of different engineering academies, 18 honoured scientists and teachers among the University staff;
A number of the DonNTU scientists are honored and full members of foreign scientific societies and academies. It has professors and students who are Soros' scholarship holders;
The Committee of the CRE, at its last meeting held in Bordeaux on 19 May 1999, has accepted application of Donetsk State Technical University for membership. Therefore the DonNTU has become a new member of the Association of European Universities (CRE).
DonNTU is registered as a member of SEFI-a European engineering education association-and, as a full member of this non-governmental international organization, participates in the seminars and meetings organized by it as well as in the annual conference and meeting of the SEFI General Assembly;
DonNTU is a Contributing Member of the UNESCO International Centre for Engineering Education (UICEE)
The university has about 30 collaboration agreements with universities, organizations and firms of Europe, North America, Asia and Africa;
The University is a member of the American Material Science Association;
Thirteen scientists of different foreign Universities are honoured doctors of DonSTU.
High quality engineers are trained here. The bronze medal awarded to the University at the IV World Conference on Engineering Education proves this. This Conference organized under the aegis of the International Liaison Group for Engineering Education(ILG-EE) in the USA attracted attention of the United Nations Organization experts and the representatives of a number of other authoritative organisations. ILG-EE holds this series of Conferences every three years. 50 world universities participated in it. Ukraine and our university was presented at the congress by Doctor of Science, Professor, Honoured scientist of Ukraine , Rector A. Minayev. He presented two papers there-on engineering specialities students creative abilities development and on ecology training at our university. The first paper was paid a great attention to and was awarded with the bronze medal.
Training at our university is aimed to give students ability to propose, grasp and implement technical, commercial, social and management ideas, to adapt themselves to situation at work and in life which are changed very quickly.
Students who have proper knowledge in foreign languages and their speciality have a chance to be sent to study abroad. It has already become a reality for the students of Dutch Department, German and French Engineering Faculties, Mining and Mining Engineering Faculties.
Besides the traditional, the following training forms are successfully developed at the University:
Teaching aimed to train scientists and instructors in accordance with the individual plan under the supervision of a professor; teaching on an individual graph aimed to get advanced knowledge on the chosen specialization.
The best students have a right for free lectures attendance and , beginning with the third year of study, for taking exams due to their individual schedule, the examiner being chosen by them.
Term of education in the University (after preparatory course) :
Bachelor level - 8 semesters;
Specialist level (Engineer or Economist) - 10 semesters;
Master level- 11semesters.
Term of education for those who have already got higher education of Bachelor level (after preparatory course for those who got Bachelor degree outside Ukraine) is :
Specialist level (Engineer or Economist) - 2 semesters;
Master level- 3semesters.
During the period of bachelor level education a student studies shown below disciplines..
Total amount of disciplines consists of 3 cycles:
Professionally oriented studies;
Teaching of speciality "Computer and intellectual systems and networks" is done in English (diplomas of Bachelor of science, engineer, Master of science).
Admission to the faculty is possible for foreigners (from the 1st year) as well as for the Ukrainians (after successful 1st year of studies in mother tongue).
Annual admission - 25 students.
In scientific, educational and methodic problems the faculty co-operates with the Technical University of Lodz (Poland), the University of Portsmouth (Great Britain), Shtudgart (Germany) and also with the UNESCO International Centre for Engineering Education (Melbourn, Australia).
The city of Donetsk is one of the biggest regional centers in Ukraine. It covers 381 square kilometers, with a population of 1,131,700.
The town was officially named "Donetsk" in 1869 replacing a former Cossack settlement. Both the growing number of coal mines and the establishment of the Novorossiyskaya Company with its metallurgical plant spurred the growth of Donetsk.
For a large industrial town, Donetsk is especially beautiful and very green. It is made up of 9 districts which are linked together by tram, trolley and bus routes. It also has well developed air and railway services. 386 food stores and 532 department stores serve the citizens and guests of Donetsk.
In Donetsk, 11 hotels provide accomodations for 2.5 million visitors a year.
The major industrial products from Donetsk are produced by the coal, metallurgy, food, machine-building, and metal working industries. These industries are made up of over 158 different companies employing about 168,000 people.
All together, in the city proper, there are more than:
208 joint ventures working with foreign capital,
230 leased enterprises; and
117 joint-stock companies.