Donetsk National Technical University (DonNTU) was founded in 1921. At present time it is one of the biggest polytechnic universities of Ukraine. .28 000 students study at 40 Bachelor and 73 Master courses. For 92 years of its existence the University has trained more than 200,000 Bachelors, eng ineers and Masters, including about 3000 foreign professionals for 87 countries of the world.
Among the graduates of the University there are such well-known state and political figures, scientists as leader of the USSR M.S. Khruschev, President of Ukraine V.F. Yanukovych, Prime-Ministers and ministers O.P. Lyashko, Y.L. Zvyagilsky, A.P. Kluyev, V.A. Gajduk. M.S. Surgaj and others.
There are 28 correspondent members and academicians of different engineering academies, 18 honourary researchers and professors among the academics of the University. A number of scientists of DonNTU are honourary and full members of different foreign organizations, academies. Donetsk National Technical University is a member of the EAU (European Association of Universities).
Besides, DonNTU is a member of:
UICEE –The International Engineering Education Centre sponsored by the UNESCO, Melbourne, Australia;
EAIE – European Association of the International Education;
EAAU – Euro-Asian Association of Universities;
SEFI – European Association of Engineering Education;
IGIP – International Association of Engineering Education (Austria)
COFRAMA – French Council on Management Links Development with the Countries of the CIS and Russia (Lion, France); PRELUDE – International Association of Research and Links with Universities (Belgium);
CEUME – Consortium of Management Education in Ukraine ( the USA, Poland);
URAN – Ukrainian Educational and Research Network sponsored by the NATO and German Research Network; DonNTU is traditionally a participant of a number of international programmes:
TEMPUS-TACIS NCD-JEP – 23125-2002 European Studios; DAAD Eastern Partnerships ( Germany);
Stipend of the International Board of the Ministry of Education and Science ( the German Aerodynamics Center);
BWTZ-Programm (Germany, the Ministry of Science),
INTAS – Publishing House (Germany) ;
BMEU/CEUME Business-Management- Education (the USA, Poland);
The Jozef Mihknowski Science Development Fund ( Poland);
Students Exchange Programmes AIESEC (Poland);
The grant of the Ministry of Education and Sports, Poland;
The grant of the Ministry of Education and Science ( Russia);
The programm Dnipro (France) ;
Grant of the Special School of Social Works, Construction and Industry (ESTP), (France);
The grant of the Governement of Chzech Republic;
SIDA – Master’s and Bachelor’s programme Sandwich ( Sweden) and others.
DonNTU has more than 70 collaboration agreements with the universities all over the world. There is the representative office of the Siemens company at the University as well as five Engineering Faculties (German, French, English, Polish, Czech) at which students are trained in a corresponding foreign language.30 professors from foreign universities of all the continents are Honorary Doctors of DonNTU. The University has the reading room sponsored by the Goethe Institute, Germany.
The well-known people, leaders of the largest industrial companies and political boards, engineering elite of Ukraine that have graduated from DonNTU call the University the most prestigious higher education establishment of Donbass.