According to Resolution of Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine №1563 from December 30, 1996 Ternopil’ Ivan Pul’ui State Technical University (TSTU) was founded on the basis of Ternopil’ Instrumentation Institute, and on December 11, 2009 it was renamed into Ternopil’ Ivan Pul’ui National Technical University for considerable input into the development of national education and science and taking into account nationwide and international recognition of results received by TSTU.

Nowadays our university is the only higher technical educational establishment in Ternopol’ district which provides training of specialists of all qualification levels, Doctors and Ph.D. for Ternopol’, Chernivtsi, Ivano-Frankivs’k, Khmel’nyts’k and Rivne districts.

Ternopil’ Ivan Pul’ui National Technical University also includes: Technical lyceum, Technical college, Husiatyn college and Zboriv college. The total number of students, masters and post-graduate students in the university alone comprises around 5000 people.

9 departments are functioning within the university: Computer Technologies Department, Department of Computer Information Systems and Program Engineering, Electrical Engineering Department, Food and Processing Production Department, Mechanical Engineering Department, Economy and Entrepreneurship Department, Department of Management and Business in Production, Department of Testing Instruments and Radio Computer Systems, Foreign Students Department. The training is also conducted at the International studies centre and Pre-university studies centre. The re-training and skill upgrading is organized by the Post-graduate studies centre.

Professional training, purposeful programs of fundamental training, intensive computer education, modernization of studying economic branches, humanization and humanization of learning and educational processes, perfect foreign languages learning, upgrading of specialists’ legal education is performed by the teaching staff of the University. More than 200 lecturers work here: a Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, a member of the New-York Academy of Sciences, Academicians and Corresponding Members of the branch Academies of Sciences of Ukraine, Doctors of Science, Professors and Candidates of Science, Professor Assistants.

The university cooperates actively with foreign educational and scientific institutions in the branch of education and research. In particular, it has ties with the USA, Canada, Germany, France,Sweden, Great Britain, Poland, China, India, Russia etc.

Physical infrastructure of the University and its structures comprises 11 \education, science and research buildings with the general area of around 60 000 sq. meters, 6 dormitories, gyms, student canteens and accommodations for the art activities.

The university implements modern higher school development tendencies in its activities to the fullest extent; it satisfies the needs of the region and the district in the highly qualified specialists, acting as a scientific and cultural centre.

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The Academy started training international students in the middle 50s of the last century. Just then the first foreign graduates who have studied at the faculty of urban planning got their diplomas. They were citizens of the People’s Republic of Poland and the Socialist Republic of Romania.

During the following years the number of foreign students constantly increased and by the end of the seventies it was over 100 people. Therefore, the Ministry of Higher and Specialized Secondary Education of the USSR decided to create the Foreign Students Department (resolution dated 20.08.1978). By that time foreign students were educated at three faculties – urban development, electric power supply and lighting of cities, urban electric transport.

In the early 80s the number of students was over 200 people. In addition to citizens from the “Council for Mutual Economic Assistance” member countries among them were citizens from other countries of Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America – coming from fifty countries overall.

Since the mid 80’s the Academy began to train foreign citizens at the highest qualification level. Since then more than 150 foreigners have successfully finished a postgraduate course and defended their dissertations (Dr. PhD), among them: GudariRadzheshvar (Republic of Mauritius, 1989), Muhammad Tahir and Hassan Rabah Hassan Abdul Judy (Republic of Iraq, 1991) Al Azam Mohammad Tayseer and Ravashdeh (Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, 2001), Nihad Mahmoud Ashram (Syrian Arab Republic, 2001), DerderWafa (Morocco, 2004), Saleh KoksharovFeruzshah (Republic of Iraq, 2004) Hasanseyfeydin (Republic of Sudan, 2009), Zhong Lin (China, 2010), Van Man Man (China, 2011).

In 1991 a preparatory division for foreign citizens was established at the Academy, and in 1995 – the Department of Russian as a Foreign Language. Teachers from the preparatory division of this department teach foreign students the Ukrainian or Russian languages and liberal arts in the chosen specialty during one year. The department educates future architects, engineers, economists, ecologists, sculptors, artists, managers, medics, etc. Over the last 16 years more than 1000 foreign citizens from more than 80 countries (China, the Syrian Arab Republic, Islamic Republic of Iran, the Kingdom of Morocco, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Algerian People’s Democratic Republic, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Republic of Cyprus, the State of Israel, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Republic of the Congo, etc.) have learned here Ukrainian and Russian.

Many graduates of the Academy are now well-known people in their countries; they hold senior positions at state and commercial establishments, military units, governments.

Full-time education at the Academy trains specialists for foreign countries at six faculties in three qualification levels – Bachelor, Master and Doctor of PhD. For today over than 3000 specialists for 80 countries have graduated. Many of them have achieved excellent academic results. For example, during the past 10 years, 17 foreign students achieved “Honor diploma”. Our graduates, who have held their honoured positions in life do not forget their Alma Mater. Moreover, they not only inform us about their achievements, and in fact are voluntary members of our Academy in their countries, active members of the “Foreign Graduates’ association” of the universities in the Kharkiv region, and promote education in Ukraine among their co-citizens.

The Academy maintains close partnership relations in the field of science and education with leading universities and research centers in the Russian Federation, the United States of America, the German Federal Republic, the United Kingdom of Great Britain, the Republic of Austria, the Kingdom of Sweden, the French Republic, the Kingdom of Spain, the Republic of Finland, the Republic of Turkey, the Republic of Estonia, the People’s Republic of China.

We maintain close academic and business relations with engineering associations of many countries. The Academy is a member of the International Association of Universities under the aegis of UNESCO.