On June 16, 2009 the National Mining University – the first higher mining educational institution of our country – celebrated its 110-th anniversary. The history of the University reflects not only economic development of a big southern region of the state, scientific and technical progress, but its public, political and cultural life. One can find a similar higher educational institution in terms of profile diversity and high quality of training specialists for the national economy, scientific potential of professors, and richness of the traditions. But there are not many institutions in the country, which scientific and cadre potential laid the basis for more than two tens of educational institutions and scientific-research institutes. Among them there are Dnipropetrovsk Institute of Chemistry and Technology (1930), Dnipropetrovsk Metallurgical Institute (1930), Northern-Caucasian Mining and Metallurgical Institute (1931), Scientific-Research Chemistry Institute named after Melikishvilli in Tbilisi (1929), Moscow Welding Institute (1925), All-Union Scientific-Research Designing Technological Institute of Pipe Industry (1929), Institute of Physical Chemistry named after Pisarzhevskiy in Kiev (1927), and others. To crown it all, this institution became the first higher educational institution in the whole Katerinoslav Region.
The ceremony of Katerinoslav Higher Mining College (KHMC) opening was conducted on October 12, 1899. At the beginning Mining Higher Mining College had two departments – mining and factory ones, but their academic curricula differed slightly (only in number of hours in some disciplines).
The curriculum according to “Statute of KHMC” foresaw 23 disciplines: God’s study, higher mathematics, analytical mechanics, construction mechanics, applied mechanics, mine-factory mechanics, physics, chemistry, electrical mechanics, mineralogy, geology and science on deposits, geodesy, mining art, ore and coal dressing, surveying, metallurgy, technology of metals, drawing and drawing geometry, accounting and mine-factory economy, technical translations from German and French, first aid at accidents. The training process was provided by 13 teachers.
At the very beginning there was founded a two department library, a mineralogical museum, chemical, mechanical and probe laboratories, cabinets in each disciplines. Nevertheless the College had a lot of problems for a long time. Ten years after KHMC establishment there were only 9 teachers, and a stable cadre leakage took place. This made it urgent to equal the Technical School in rights with higher educational institutions and to turn it into Katerinoslav Mining Institute. On June 19, 1912 the State Legislative body adopted a bill on restructuring the KHMC into Mining Institute since July 1. At that time there worked outstanding scientists, mainly graduates from Saint-Petersburg Mining Institute. They were Ya. Grdina, V. Guskov, S. Zaborovskiy, L. Ivanov, N. Lebedev, P. Leontovskiy, V. Makovskiy, L. Pisarzhevskiy, M. Protodiakonov, P. Rubin, A. Terpigorev, M. Fedorov, S. Sharbe.
The publications of scientific works in technical periodical journals, monographs, study books, atlases testified of high scientific potential of the educational institution. The KHMC systematically edited “News of Katerinoslav Higher Mining College” since 1905. Up to 1917 there had been edited 23 collections of “News”, published about 500 scientific works including monographs and study books. In the period of the educational institution formation there were established scientific schools and directions: Ya. Grdina became one of the founders of cybernetics, A. Terpigorev and V. Protodiakonov – the school of mining, V. Guskov – mineral dressing, Leontovskiy – the school of surveying, geodesy and geometry of deposits, M. Lebedev – geology and stratigraphy of Donbass, P. Rubin – metallurgy and coke chemistry, L. Pisarzhevskiy – electron chemistry.
In 1918 Katerinoslav Mining Institute opened two new departments: Surveying (closed in 1921) and Geological Prospecting, and obtained the right to award the scientific degree through public defense of scientific dissertation. In 1921 there was created the Mechanical Faculty with two departments: Mining-Factory and Electrical Engineering. The implementation of new specialties was dictated by industry development. Besides, a Working Faculty was opened.
Beginning since 1930 Mining Institute started training specialists only for mining industry and geological prospecting works. In 1932 there were established faculties instead of the departments: Mining, Electrical Engineering, Geological-Surveying.
In 1920-1930 the process of forming scientific schools was continued. Though during the 30-th Dnipropetrovsk Mining Institute lost a significant part of its cadre staff (about 30 persons, among which there were outstanding professors) because of political repressions.
The Great Patriotic War in 1941-1945 recruited to the front about 300 teachers, staff members, students only on its first days. The institute evacuated to Sverdlovsk and Karaganda, brought a significant part of its equipment and the scientific staff for Sverdlovsk Mining Institute and the Filial of Moscow Mining Institute, which by that time had come to Karaganda too. A great deal of the teaching staff of Dnipropetrovsk Mining Institute occupied engineering positions at mining enterprises of the Urals and Republics of Middle Asia.
The activity of the Institute was renewed in 1943, first – in Karaganda, and later – in Dnipropetrovsk. Destroyed educational facilities and laboratories were under reconstruction. Those who survived were coming back from the front. By 1951/1952 academic year there had been completely renewed all the buildings of the Institute, put into operation a boring experimental study range, laboratories, dormitories. In 1951 there was established the Mine-Construction Faculty. Scientific elaborations of the Institute’s teaching staff, student diploma projects of that period were subordinated to the problems of renewing Donetsk, Kryvyi Rig and Nikopol-Marganets basins. On November 21, 1949 Dnipropetrovsk Mining Institute was awarded with the Order of the Red Banner of Labor and a number of its staff members received the highest government awards (26 orders and 17 medals) for scientific achievements and success in training engineering and technical staff for the national economy.
By the 50-th anniversary the Institute had 165 professors, associate professors and lecturers, 34 departments, 22 laboratories, 25 cabinets, a geological museum, library, experimental study range and study experimental workshops. At 4 faculties there studied 1942 students by 9 specialties.
In the 60-th new-built educational and educational-laboratory buildings, three multistoried dormitories for students and post-graduate students, educational-production workshops, a sport building, facilities of an educational-geodesic experimental study range in the village of Orlovschina were put into operation.
In 1970 at Dnipropetrovsk Mining Institute there worked 474 teachers, including 34 professors. The amount of graduating engineers equaled 1200 persons. The amount of specialists prepared by full-time education was increasing, though part-time and extramural study forms also functioned.
In May 1993 according to the results of State accreditation Dnipropetrovsk Mining Institute gained the status of an autonomous IV-accreditation level state higher educational institution and the name of the State Mining Academy of Ukraine. In 1997, the President of Ukraine issued a decree to award the Academy the national status. In February 2002 the institution was restructured into the National Mining University. Today it is one of the leading higher educational institution of the country in geological prospecting and mining fields. The University graduates possess the knowledge in modern computer technologies, and are capable of solving complicated problems of industry, economics and law development.
At the University there are 53 departments (27 of which are major-based) united into 9 faculties of full-time education, Institute of Extramural and Distance Learning, post-graduate and doctoral courses, Interbranch Institute of Continuing Learning, Scientific and Research Unit, Ukrainian-American Linguistic Center, Linguistic Center, Ukrainian German Cultural Center, Ukrainian-Spanish-Latin-American Center, Center for Ukrainian-Polish Cooperation, Energy Saving and Energy Management Center, Prydniprovsk Science-and-Technology Center of Information Protection, Ukrainian-American Lyceum, Marganets College, Pavlograd Technical School, Motor Transport Technical School.
At the University there study 12000 students, post-graduate and doctoral students in 27 modern specialties. The licensed amount of student admission for entering the University is 1400 students. The academic process is provided by 600 teachers including more than 100 Doctor of science, professors and 350 Candidate of Science, associate professors. A high quality of education is guaranteed due to the developed infrastructure of the University (general area of constructions and buildings is 126049 square meters estimated at 29,8 mln. hryvna cost), modern computer basis (more than 1000 modern computers) local and global computer nets, library funds with more than one million of volumes, strong material and technical laboratory basis, newest technologies of education.
Over 100 years of University existence more than 56000 highly qualified specialists have been prepared, more than 500 monographs and 250 study-books widely known beyond Ukraine have been issued. There have been trained about 150 Doctors of science and more then 1750 Candidates of science. The University Scientists are authors of more than 2600 inventions in foreign countries, where they obtained more than 300 patents. Over the last time 4 fundamental elaborations of University’s scientists have been recognized as scientific discoveries.
about the Study of Foreign Citizens at
the State Higher Educational Institution
“National Mining University” (with abridgements)
These Regulations are worked out on the basis of the current legislation of Ukraine about Higher Education, also in accordance with the orders of Ministry of Education and Science, Youth and Sports of Ukraine about preparation of specialists for the foreign countries and according to the Statute of the State Higher Educational Institution “National Mining University” (hereinafter referred to as NMU).
For study in the NMU, following citizens of foreign countries can be accepted, who have complete secondary education, irrespectively of race, sex, language, attitude towards religion and practically healthy.
Legal-organizing questions, notably, invitation for studies, entrance of foreign citizens to the Ukraine, stay and their departure, contingent accounting, control the quality of foreign student’s study and preparation of documents about obtained at the NMU degree, are entrusted to the Educational and scientific center forinternational citizens (hereinafter referred to as ESC IC).
ON STUDY AT THE NMU
2.1. Accepting of foreign citizens for study at the NMU is implemented on the basis of the following documents:
2.2. A foreign citizen has a right on an entrance to Ukraine with the aim of study at the NMU on the basis of “Invitation for Study” of the State Standard (hereinafter referred to as “Invitation”).
“Invitation” can be given to the:
Persons who obtain the “Invitation” have a responsibility for following the law of Ukraine “About legal status of foreigners”.
“Invitation” is issued after prepayment of 10 % from yearly cost of education and cost of visa support given by Ministry of Foreign Affairs (hereinafter referred to as MFA).
2.3. Foreigners who obtain the “Invitation”, after execution of entry visa at the Ukrainian Consulate of MFA, are obliged to inform the NMU about a place and date of entrance to Ukraine.
2.4. If foreigners obtained the “Invitation”, are not able to entrance to Ukraine for study, “Invitation” has to be returned to the NMU.
2.5. After arrival to the NMU a foreigner has to provide:
2.6. With foreigners arrived for study at the NMU, an interview is conducted for determination of education level.
2.7. With foreigners recommended for study at the NMU, an agreement is entered into contract. This agreement is a normative document which determines duties and rights for the NMU and foreigner on all term of study, and comes into effect from the moment of Rector’s order issue about acceptance for study.
The citizens of foreign countries have opportunity to study at the NMU:
Also, the citizens of foreign countries can promote their qualification and professional knowledge having an internship or study in the system of Advanced Studies.
5.1. Foreign citizens (except students, post-graduate students and trainees), which are not able to speak Ukrainian or Russian, are accepted as students of Preparation Course.
5.2. Foreign students have trainings in Ukrainian / Russian language, country-specific history, mathematics, physics, chemistry and other subjects.
5.3. Trainings on the preparation course are carried out in accordance with “Regulations about the Study of Foreign Citizens at the State Higher Educational Institution “National Mining University” and on the basis of organizationally-methodical textbooks.
5.4. Curriculum of the preparation course for foreign citizens determines two stages of study:
5.5. Training classes consist of 6-8 students, that provides sufficient quality of educational process. Time of study day is 6-8 hours including 2 hours for individual work.
5.6. Out the time of trainings students are provided by tutorials. They also can visit historical-cultural centres, the Geological museum, exhibitions and other mass-cultural measures of NMU.
5.7. After completion of study year, final examinations are conducted. Students taking exams successfully get a certificate. This certificate on graduating from the Preparation Course is the state document, which gives a right for the foreigner to submit documents for the entrance at any technical university of Ukraine.
6.1. Entry of foreigners for study at the NMU comes true after the Rector’s order based on the results of exams having form of interview from competitive disciplines.
6.6. Foreign students who study at the NMU have equal rights to use classrooms, libraries, sport and cultural facilities.
6.7. Living conditions and medical assistance of foreign citizens are stipulated by additional agreements (contracts).
6.10. Foreign students who hold Bachelor’s degree at the universities of Ukraine can continue education pursuing Specialist or Master degree. Study term is 1-2 years depending on the level of training.
7.1. Foreign citizens, which have “Specialists” or “Master” degree, can be accepted to post-graduate training on contract agreement for preparation and defending of Ph.D thesis on the basis of recommendation from corresponding department.
7.2. Content and terms of study are determined by “Regulations about training of pedagogical and scientific personnel” ratified by Resolution of Cabinet Council of Ukraine from 1st March 1999, № 309.
8.1. Citizens of foreign countries, having “Specialists” or “Master” degree, can be accepted for internship without age limitation on the basis of contract agreement.
8.2. The term of internship cannot exceed 2 years.
8.3. Trainees arrived for internship on a term more than one year have opportunity to study Ukrainian language on the basis of additional agreement.
8.4. After completion of internship, trainee is provided by decision of department about fulfilling the individual plan of in-depth training.
9.1. All foreign students enrolling the NMU study on the contract basis.
9.2. Training costs are calculated on the whole term of study.
9.3. Foreign students who needs place at the dormitory should pay annual rent.
9.4. If foreign student choose private house or apartment for living, he/she needs to provide a copy of rent agreement with householder.
9.5. First training fee (whole amount of one-year study) should be paid prior to beginning of the academic year. The next payments can be fulfilled each semester.
10.1. Foreign citizens taking trainings at the NMU are guaranteed by rights and freedoms foreseen by the current legislation of Ukraine. Foreigners are obliged to respect and follow the Constitution and laws of Ukraine, Regulations of the NMU.
10.2. Study can be terminated by the order of Rector:
10.3. The NMU does not provide financial support and other obligations in connection with a stay of family members of foreign citizens in Ukraine.