Pryazovskyi State Technical University (PSTU)
vul. Universytets’ka 7, Mariupol 87500, Ukraine
Pryazovskyi State Technical University is one of the oldest educational establishments in Donetsk Oblast. PSTU was certified by ІSО 9001:2008 and has 4th level (the highest) accreditation. PSTU was founded in 1930 as a professional training school for the workers of ILYICH Iron & Steel Works. Originally Mariupol Metallurgical Institute, in 1993 the Cabinet of Ukraine issued Resolution No.956, making it a Technical University. The university has 10 faculties and 45 departments.
PSTU is the largest academic and scientific centre in the South-East of Ukraine. The brief description of the University’s scientific potential, key R&D fields, results of scientific activity can be found in the Science page. Pryazovskyi State Technical University offers commercial-based transfer for industrial application of the Effective Scientific Developments including
The most effective R&D’s, Technical proposals and Results of national state financed R&D’s.
It also incorporates 3 research institutes, 2 colleges, a Professional Education Lyceum , and two Technical Secondary Schools. PSTU provides In-Service Training and Continuous Education Institute and a Preparatory Department .
The university offers graduate and professional educational programs for students from the Azov Sea region, Ukraine and other countries. The student body includes about 11.000 students working towards bachelor, specialist and master degrees. The advanced degree programs are offered through the postgraduate department.
Today the faculty of the University is 500 teaching staff, including 46 professors with doctorates and about 229 docents with the degree of candidate of science. Among them are 50 full and affiliated members of various branch academies of sciences in Ukraine and abroad, 6 honored fellows of science and engineering, laureates of national prizes and honored workers in education of Ukraine.
- Faculty of Humanities
- Faculty of Power Engineering
- Faculty of Welding
- Faculty of Metallurgy
- Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
- Engineering and Pedagogical Faculty
- Faculty of Engineering and Language Training for International Students
- Faculty of Information Technologies
- Faculty of Transport Technologies
- Faculty of Economics
In addition to academic and research divisions, PSTU maintains an IT Centre, Labour Resource Management Centre , and Priazovie Cultural Center.
Forms of Training:
Full-time, distance education, preparatory department.
Bachelor’s level (B) - 4 years. The student must take final examination. Specialist (S) - Bachelor Degree plus one year, with diploma project. Master’s degree (M) – Bachelor Degree plus one year, plus a thesis (final paper).
Candidate of Science (CandSc) , equivalent to PhD - up to three additional years, plus dissertation. Doctorate (DSc) – postgraduate students may study toward a doctorate in some of the fields of knowledge, but must defend their thesis mostly elsewhere. PSTU has Academic Council on defending candidate and doctoral dissertations and inferring academic titles of a candidate and doctor of science in some specific areas like economics, mechanics, metallurgy and transport, welding. Teaching aids and facilities: 41 computer labs, free Internet connection, presentation facilities, laboratory equipment, library.
International Cooperation: PSTU collaborates with universities in Germany, Poland, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Greece, Turkey, Egypt and China under student and teacher exchange programs (semester studies, internships, joint research activities). The University is a participant of TEMPUS and DAAD joint international projects.
Student benefits: medical and health care centres; International Club; driving school; sport centre and all-year-round football field; summer camp on the Sea of Azov; Meothida disco club; Magia fashion studio; musical theatre-studio. The non-locals are provided with accommodation in the university dormitories.
Academic initiatives: - Pryazovskyi State Technical University is implementing the European educational degree standards. This is a response to the innovative trends in higher educational systems in Europe, and is linked to joining the Bologna Process. This will enhance the mobility of both students and professors and contribute to one of the Bologna Process priorities, i.e. establishing recognition of diplomas across universities. Thus, newly trained graduates will have better opportunities in labour markets worldwide.
The university’s strategic plan for the future calls for generation, preservation, dissemination and application of knowledge and cultivation of arts to benefit the people of Mariupol, the nation and the global community.