National Aerospace University
National Aerospace University – "Kharkiv Aviation Institute", is a college in Ukraine which has expertise in flight and space technology education. The KhAI was established in 1930.
The NAU "KhAI" was established in 1930 based on flight division of the Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute. In 1941-44 it was shifted to Kazan.
Its history is firmly associated with the advancement of aviation and science in the Soviet Union. The college is well known for its formation of the first fast plane in Europe with a retractable landing gear and the making of the outline of the turbojet motor created by instructor of the KhAI A. M. Liulka who a while later turned into the academician and fashioner of numerous structures of airplane motors including the motor of the air ship Su-27.
The University has prepared around 60,000 professionals. Over 80% of the specialists with advanced education who work in Ukrainian aviation region are the alumni of the NAU KhAI.
At present time, the university has approx 9500 undergraduates and 160 post-graduate understudies, and 650 instructors. Among them there are 120 teachers and applicants of science. Among the instructors of the college there is one USSR State Lenin Prize champ, seven USSR State Prize victors, 28 Ukraine State Prize victors, 11 USSR Council of Ministers Prize champs.
In 1992 the KhAI continued the preparation of students from foreign countries. More than 1000 remote nationals from 40 nations of Asia, Africa and America get education every year at the University.
- Faculty of Aircraft Engineering
- Faculty of Aircraft Engines'
- Faculty of Aircraft Control Systems
- Faculty of Rocket and Space Engineering
- Faculty of Aircraft Radio electronic Systems
- Faculty of Economics and Management
- Faculty of Humanities
- Faculty for International Students
- Distance Education Centre
The university houses some of the brightest minds in science and technology to instruct the students and prepare them for their professional life in the field of aviation. The students are well guided for the programs they choose and all basic and modern facilities are provided at affordable costs. The students are made to practice in well-equipped laboratories as special focus is put upon practical exposure.