Our history dates back to August, 1933. During the years of its existence this educational institution became a real cradle of aviation specialists having trained thousands of experts, which work in Ukraine and almost 90 countries of the world. Among them there are renowned scientists, industry organizers, military and state figures. They head the air companies, factories, design bureaus, educational institutions, organizations and services within different departments.
Powerful scientific schools in the fields of management, mechanics, electronics, electrical engineering, materials science, computer science and computer facilities have been cre-ated at the university.
The working team of the University led by the rector, professor V. Babak has entered a critically difficult period of reforms in the higher education system of Ukraine. His team developed the concept of the university development, which is being implemented very fast. The University is being transformed into a versatile educational institution.
Taking into account a nation-wide and international recognition of the University achievements as well as its great contribution to the development of national higher education and sciences the University was awarded the status of National higher educational institution by the Decree of the President of Ukraine L. Kuchma in September, 2000.
About 25 thousand students study at the University. The educational process is carried out by the highly skilled scientific and pedagogical team including 6 academicians and cor-responding members of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 150 Doctors of Sciences and professors and more than 500 Candidates of Sciences and senior lecturers. The teaching staff includes 17 Honoured figures of science and engineering of Ukraine, 25 winners of the State prizes. The University branches are functioning at many enterprises where the leading experts are involved in the educational process.