Kharkov National Aerospace University
- The Program
Kharkov Aviation Institute was established on April 17, 1930, and on August 7, 1998 the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine - transformed it into the State Aerospace University.N.EZhukovsky "Kharkov Aviation Institute." And the President of Ukraine on 11 September 2000 granted it the status of National KhAI institution of higher education. History of KAI is closely connected with the history of the formation and development of domestic aviation, space industry and science.
The Institute is known for creating the first European high-speed aircraft and project the country's first jet engine. Over the years the University has trained over 65,000 professionals. Among them, more than 600 associates and directors of factories, leaders of organizations, chief engineers, chief designers and engineers, about 1,800 doctors and candidates of sciences.
Scientists and experts from KhAI and its graduates were directly involved in the design and construction of aircraft families of An, Tu, Be, Su and MiG, Mi, Ka, and the creation of rocket and space technology. The vast majority of the engineering staff of world famous companies, like Enterprise "Antonov" Design Office "Progress", "Aviant" KSAMC, are all graduates of KhAI.
The National Aerospace University. ME Zhukovsky "KhAI" is the only university in Ukraine with level IV accreditation for specialized institute of higher education which is a comprehensive training personnel for the design and manufacture all types of aircraft, aircraft and rocket engines, electrical equipment and machinery. At KhAI more than 12,100 students are trained in 48 specialities each in English and Russian medium. Training of specialists is performed at 10 faculties and 44 departments. The number of full-time faculty is about 820, among whom 75% have academic rank of professor and associate professors, researchers and doctoral candidates of science, 16 academicians and 4 corresponding members of branch academies, 24 State Prize winners.
Khai has many years of close academic and scientific relations with various foreign universities (USA, Germany, France, Mexico, etc.), all aviation training institutions of the CIS countries. Since 2010 students specializing in "Aerospace engineering" can participate in student exchange program with Politecnico di Torino (Italy), and then receive dual diplomas. Departments and laboratories of the University have received grants from more than 20 European and non-governmental organizations to carry out relevant research.
Kharkiv aviation institute KhAi is recognized and respected all over the world. They cooperate closely with world's leading aviation authorities and organizations.
- UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific And Cultural Organization)
- International Aviation Committee
- International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
- Directorate General Of Civil Aviation (DGCA)
- European Council (EU)
KhAI is one of the most prestigious institutes for Aerospace engineering in entire Europe and is has highest level "Level IV" of accreditation as an establishment for higher education. Education at KhAI is even recommended at NASA and students from KhAI constantly participate in various activities all around the world.
- 1.Aircraft Servicing And Maintenance
- 2.Airplanes And Helicopters (Designing)
- 3.Airplanes And Helicopters Manufacturing
- 4.Aerospace Engineering
- 6.Computer Systems And Networks (Computer Engineering)
- 7.Aircraft Engines And Power Plants Units
- 8. Aeronautical Engineering
- 9.Robotics Eng.
- Engines And Power Plant.
3. Computer Engineering Department
- Engines And Power Plant.
- Designing Of Aircrafts And Helicopters.
- Control Systems Of Flying Machines And Complexes
- System Of Control And Automation.
- Computer Systems And Networks.
- System Programming.
KHAI offers on campus internship program.
A student can choose to undergo the internship for a small fee. More Information regarding the same can be obtained from university website.
As a rule citizen get the information about National Aerospace University "Kharkiv Aviation Institute"(KhAI) from their countrymen who study in Ukraine, through the contractors or via the Internet. The citizens who showed their wish to study at the National Aerospce University "Kharkiv Aviation Institute"(KhAI) have to get an invitation for training from the University. The form of this invitation is an official document validated by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. Only when having got the original of the invitation and having filled it out properly the foreign citizen is permitted to enter into Ukraine for training.
To get the invitation the citizens who wish to study at the National Aerospace University "Kharkiv Aviation Institute"(KhAI) shall submit to the University or to our International Exclusive Representatives the following documents:
- Filled Application form
- Higher Secondary school certificate
- Copy of passport
This information may be sent in any way by e-mail or by fax. On the ground of the above written documents University will issue an official invitation letter and will send to a student.
Currently diplomas of Ukrainian universities are recognised in 35 countries on the basis of bilateral agreements of Ukraine on mutual recognition of academic documents and degrees. In particular, to date, such agreements exist with Bulgaria, Hungary, Vietnam, China, Libya, Peru, Guinea, Mongolia, Poland, Romania, France and Estonia. Bilateral agreements on recognition of diplomas are signed with Russia and majority of post-Soviet countries (Uzbekistan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Turkmenistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Kazakhstan). In these countries the procedure of qualification recognition is simplified to the utmost.
Ukraine, along with other 43 countries, is a member of the Lisbon Convention on the Recognition of higher education qualifications, which applies to almost all European countries. Besides European countries, the United States, Canada, Australia, Israel, Kazakhstan and Belarus also joined the aforementioned Convention.
In 2005, Ukraine joined the Bologna Declaration. At the moment, together with other 47 European countries, the government of Ukraine is constantly implementing Bologna reforms in the education system. Thereby, the country has chosen the course on European standards of education, integration into the European educational and scientific space. Furthermore, on the basis of the Bologna process and mutual agreements some foreign Universities directly recognise diplomas of certain Ukrainian universities. That means that if a Ukrainian university graduate whose diploma is recognized by a foreign partner has intention to work abroad, he/she does not need to verify his/her diploma.
When applying for a job abroad Ukrainian university graduates need apostille. This is a stamp confirming authentication of seal and signature. Upon obtaining apostille it is easy to check the authenticity of the certificate. If the diploma was issued after 2000, when the plastic documents were introduced, the Ministry of Education have samples of signatures of rectors and seals of all national universities within this period. When presented documents were issued earlier one have to send a request to the archives. Apostille is needed not in all countries, but only those which have joined the Hague Conference. Otherwise at the request of the employer the authenticity of the diploma is verified by queries. In the CIS countries and the countries of the former Eastern bloc Ukrainian diplomas are recognized by agreement.
KhAI recognition in worldwide and European international organizations and associations
International Association of Universities IAU/UNESCO
KhAI has been an active member of the International Association of Universities IAU/UNESCO since 2003. IAU/UNESCO brings together universities and organizations from 150 countries. Being a member of this organization, the university receives complete information about educational systems and institutions of the international community as well as programs, grants and events of IAU/UNESCO. KhAI delegation participated in the IAU/UNESCO General Conference, educational symposia. KhAI takes active part in IAU/UNESCO publications. KhAI is on IAU/UNESCO «World list of Universities and Other Institutions of Higher Education» and in IAU / UNESCO electronic database as well as on the official organisation’s website.
European Aeronautics Science Network (EASN)
In 2009 KhAI joined the European Aeronautics Science Network (EASN) owing to its well-known scientific and technological development. The main goal of the EASN organisation is to develop aeronautics as a science. EASN supports its members in organising joint projects and student exchange programs, which allows universities to find new partners and strengthen existing relationships. Information about KhAI as a partner of EASN can be found on organisation’s official website.
Partnership for European aviation universities PEGASUS
KhAI is the only university in Ukraine, which became an associate partner in the Partnership for European aviation universities PEGASUS in 2010. Membership in the PEGASUS organization gives participants the opportunity to introduce innovation and exchange programs between universities in different countries as well as aerospace industrial enterprises and relevant government agencies. One of the main objectives of the partnership is mutual recognition of programs by PEGASUS participants from different countries which leads to the “Europeanisation” of employment opportunities for graduates. Information about KhAI as a partner of PEGASUS can be found on organisation’s official website
International Association of technical universities of CIS
In 2011 KhAI joined International Association of technical universities of the CIS countries, the main goal of association is to improve vocational training, quality of science and engineering education for modernization and technological development of the CIS countries. Information about KhAI as a partner of the organisation can be found on official website
Magna Charta Universitatum
In 2010 KhAI signed Magna Charta Universitatum during the 22th anniversary conference of the Association of European Universities in Bologna, Italy. Magna Charta Universitatum initiated the formation of common European educational space and determined the development of such prospectives of higher education as university autonomy, democratic principles of management, academic freedom of students, freedom of scientific research, indivisibility of study and research. Information about KhAI as a partner of the organisation can be found on official website
Educational and Methodological Association of universities of the CIS countries
In 2011 KhAI joined Educational and Methodological Association of universities of the CIS countries in the field of aviation, aerospace and rocket engineering. The association includes 38 universities which train specialists for the aerospace industry. Members of the association have continuous methodological assistance during transition to new international educational standards. Information about KhAI as a partner of the organisation can be found on the following website
In addition, some countries have web resources where you can find out whether Ukrainian institution is recognised abroad. For example, to determine the recognition of university in Germany, you can check for the information on the following website