LEUVEN, 4 January 2023
We are delighted to announce that the National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” (KPI) has accepted our invitation to join us as a new Member as of 1 January 2023.
During its meeting held at TU Dresden in October, our General Assembly decided to invite KPI to join our association, recognising its excellent science and technology research, education and innovation, and its leading position in Ukraine, Europe and beyond.
Rector of KPI, Mykhailo Zgurovsky, said:
“Founded in 1898, KPI is one of the most prestigious and well-known institutions in Ukraine, and one of the largest research universities of science and technology in Eastern Europe.
“With 125 years of experience of engineering education, the university has a history of training a plethora of prominent figures, particularly in the scientific sphere.
“Working together in Europe will ensure the fastest possible entry of our country into the EU with high standards of economic development and security, as well as advancing the contribution of education and science to building a new, more secure Europe together across the whole continent.
“We look forward to joining the community in the new year.”
President of CESAER, Rik Van de Walle, said:
“We warmly welcome KPI as our newest Member. KPI has a storied history delivering key contributions to science and technology in Ukraine and beyond, and has a strong focus on international cooperation, both of which make it well placed to join our association.
“The Putin regime’s war against Ukraine has indiscriminately attacked civilians, infrastructure, and universities; just as with defence, the rebuilding of Ukraine will require support from the international community, and we look forward to working closely with KPI as it continues to play a vital role in securing Ukraine’s future.”
Secretary General of CESAER, Mattias Björnmalm, said:
“Welcoming KPI as our new Member adds strength to our network as a leading institution in Ukraine, Eastern Europe and beyond. We look forward to working with our new colleagues in Ukraine.”
For more information please contact Mattias Björnmalm, Secretary General.