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The first non-state mining and metallurgical university was created in Ukraine

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Metinvest Polytechnic is a full-fledged university with a teaching staff, modern educational programs and technologies, as well as the right to issue state diplomas. The University was founded in June 2020 by Metinvest Group.

The first non-state mining and metallurgical university was created in Ukraine

The new university is faced with the task of creating a scientific and educational complex, which will include secondary education with a technical bias, special education before higher (junior bachelor), higher education (bachelor and master), second higher education and advanced training. In the future, it is planned to create a research and production center, which will be engaged in scientific, innovative and international activities.

What kind of specialists he trains

Metinvest Polytechnic University is open for all young people who want to acquire engineering and technical professions in demand in the Ukrainian industry, as well as for Metinvest employees who want to improve their qualifications.

The university will train specialists in materials science, metallurgy, computer science, automation of production processes, economics, ecology, chemical technology and engineering, architecture and civil engineering, labor protection and mining.

The University has already received a license from the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine to conduct advanced training courses in the specialties "Metallurgy", "Metallurgy", "Computer Science", "Economics", "Labor Protection" and "Mining". This means that participants in such courses will receive government certificates.

The first listeners - Metinvest employees - are already improving their level of knowledge in the specialties "Metallurgy", "Labor protection and industrial safety" and "Mining". And the first admission of two hundred bachelor students is planned for 2022. Graduates of the school can enter the university for higher education. Training lasts from three to five and a half years.

How it differs from other universities

The University receives licenses only for current and promising technical specialties. Curricula are developed taking into account modern business requirements and the best world practices. 11 doctors and 18 candidates of sciences are working on them. The European Community at Work (ESOSH) participates in the development of the programs. Training is based on the principle of dual education: from the third year, theoretical knowledge is supported by practical training and internship at Metinvest enterprises.

Industrial companies are ready to pay well for the work of specialists who know how to operate complex equipment. The existing Ukrainian universities cannot boast of new technology for practicing students' practical skills.

The creation of state-of-the-art laboratories is another advantage of the university. To this end, the university signed memorandums with leading manufacturers of technologies and equipment - international corporations Siemens, Schneider Electric, Honeywell Ukraine and Festo - on the creation and equipping of a modern laboratory base of the university.

IT-infrastructure of Metinvest Polytechnic is developed by Microsoft. The company has already supported the creation of an online training system for continuing education programs. To create new educational technologies, the latest Microsoft developments in the field of educational programs are used. One of the tasks that Microsoft is solving is the development of the architecture of a modern digital university. The university also received access to training courses from the world's leading universities on the Coursera platform.

An educational building and a campus will be built in Mariupol for Metinvest Polytechnic and its students according to the design project of the Dutch bureau MASA Architects by the architect Hiroki Matsuura, famous for his works in several countries of the world. The university building will be built using the most modern technologies from Metinvest steel. Thanks to the construction of a new university in Mariupol, the city garden will be ennobled - one of the favorite recreation places of the townspeople. The city will also receive a modern reconstructed stadium "Azovets".

General Director of Metinvest Group Yury Ryzhenkov:

- The creation of a modern and high-tech university of international level this year is symbolic both for Ukraine, celebrating its 30th anniversary of independence, and for Metinvest Group, celebrating its 15th anniversary. This is our contribution to the revival of the country's technical potential as its largest mining and metallurgical company. We are interested in highly qualified specialists working both at our enterprises and in the entire Ukrainian industry. And we believe that the availability of education and its entry to a new level will attract young people to the industry who want to study engineering professions and build a career in Ukraine. And we will create all the conditions for this.

Rector of the Technical University Metinvest Polytechnic Alexander Povazhny:

- Training programs of Metinvest Polytechnic will be focused on the specific needs of Ukrainian business. We attract the best Ukrainian and foreign lecturers to the university, as well as the most modern digital technologies. The use of dual education will allow students to gain practical knowledge, and enterprises - adapted and high quality

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