KYIV ACADEMIC UNIVERSITY
Kyiv Academic University (KAU) is a new Ukrainian research-intensive university with a rich history. It has been created under the auspices of both the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine by reformation of the Kyiv branch of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (KB MIPT) to meet new challenges.
Mission of KAU
The core mission of KAU is to address pressing societal challenges for revival of Ukrainian science and technology, and the main idea behind KAU is a combination of the research-intensive education system (known in former Soviet Union as "phys-tech system" represented by MIPT) with natural integration to European research area.
The research-intensive education implies combination of a top level fundamental education with the earliest involvement of students into world-level research and innovation activities. This requires a system where the most talented Ukrainian students are gathered over the whole country, taught math and physics to the highest level, and further encouraged to build a personal education trajectory to early scientific career by connecting them to the most active and internationally recognized research group leaders working in the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
Role of international co-operation
The transformation of the 'brain drain' into 'brain circulation' is one of the most important challenges for KAU. Our response to this challenge is a personal approach to each student that aims in step-by-step building of their scientific careers with strong emphasis on the development of a sustainable scientific collaboration with European research centers.
Structure of KAU
The research-intensive education of KAU is consistently implemented by such units as Minor Academic University (MAU) that operates in collaboration with the Minor Academy of Sciences and top secondary schools (lyceums) in physics and mathematics, Center for Coordination of Undergraduate Education that coordinates work with KAU undergraduate students at relevant departments of the Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, and a number of KAU Departments (research-educational units called "Cathedras" at basic academic institutes and interdisciplinary Research Centers). Also there are Center of Innovations and Center of International Integration (responsible for integration of KAU in the international scientific area).
Main peculiarity of KAU is in close connection of the educational process at Educational Departments with real scientific research conducted at base academic institutions and at KAU Research Centers, where interdisciplinary study of the most relevant areas of modern science is taking place. Currently, the main focus is made on develompent of two interdisciplinary Research Centers: Data Science Research Center and the Center for Quantum Materials and Quantum Technologies.
We invite all students and scientists interested in Topological Effects in Quantum Materials to join UKRATOP Days 2020 - the German-Ukrainian Scientific Event that will take place remotely between KAU and IFW Dresden during 4 days: June 29 - July 2, 2020
Within the UKRATOP project, we invite applications for several scholarships available for young Ukrainian researchers (MSc students and PostDocs) to support joint research of KAU and IFW Dresden/TU Dresden. The scholarships are offered in one of three specializations (materials, experiment, or theory) to:
- MSc students (6-month stays at IFW Dresden): ca. 930 Euro/month + enrolment and health insurance,
- PostDocs (18-month stays at IFW Dresden): 2,500 Euro/month.
The applications of master students should be submitted before June 28, 2020. The scholarships should be available from October 1, 2020. For details see http://kau.org.ua/centers/ukratop
September 10, 2019: A long-awaited event - the presentation of the first KAU diplomas has been combined with the dedication of first-year master students.
Congratulations to our first KAU graduates! We wish them continued success! And we wish new students that their life at KAU to be even more interesting and useful for their future scientific careers!
Photo report here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/3B4NDzFRibGic5EbA