INSTITUTE OF HIGH TECHNOLOGIES: TO SEE THE WORLD DIFFERENTLY
At the heart of the creation in 2009 of the Institute of High Technologies at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv is the fundamental idea of a multidisciplinary approach to bring up a new generation of scientists.
Institute of High Technologies (IHT) at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv has the status equal to that of a faculty. We offer B.Sc. programs in four fields of study: Physics, Applied Physics (with advanced level of Chemistry and Biology), Chemistry (with advanced level of Biology and enhanced Physics & Math training), and Biology (with advanced level of Chemistry and enhanced Physics & Math training). Further, IHT offers a Masters program in High Technology, which is open for students with a B.Sc. degree in any field of Physics, Applied Mathematics, Chemistry, or Biology. Finally, every year we admit 8 to 10 students to our PhD programs in one of the above fields. IHT admits students for Master program since 2010, and for B.Sc. programs since 2014. Study at the IHT is free (there is a competition for available places, based on the grades of state-wide tests). During the study, a stipend is granted to students who achieve "A" and "B" grades. As a rule, all students are able to get a room in one of university dormitories.
Approximately 15-20% of IHT graduates do research (or continue their education) at research institutions abroad, yet about 20% become postgraduate students, others work at the Ukrainian and foreign companies with physical, chemical technology, biotechnology and IT profiles. Among our professors and lecturers there are 14 persons with a D.Sc. degree, 18 PhDs, three Corresponding Members of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, and seven winners of the State Prize of Ukraine in Science and Technology. The majority of our professors are actively working world-class researchers with experience and training in foreign scientific institutions, four of our researchers are on the list of top 100 most cited scientists of Ukraine.
The main feature of our curriculum is its interdisciplinarity - our students gain fundamental knowledge not only in their chosen narrow speciality, but also in related disciplines. The obligatory courses in each speciality are taught at the profiling Faculties (Physics Department, Faculty of Radiophysics, Electronics and Computer Systems, Faculty of Chemistry, Institute of Biology), in the same extent as it is foreseen by their standard programs, while all the special courses (including advanced training in related disciplines, advanced Physics and Math for chemists and biologists) are taught by IHT professors. This training is unique to the Ukrainian education system, and allows our students to compete successfully with graduates of foreign universities. Education that we offer at the Institute of High Technologies is not a "mass product": in total, in all four fields of study we recruit about 40-50 B.Sc. students and 40-50 M.Sc. students each year, which brings the benefits of an individual approach that becomes possible when studying in small groups.
The Institute consists of four departments:
- Nanophysics of Condensed Matter
- Supramolecular Chemistry
- Molecular Biotechnology and Bioinformatics
- Theoretical Foundations of High Technologies