Institute of high technologies: seeing the world differently


Our goal

Training of a highly qualified specialist engaged in scientific research at the intersection of natural sciences and the development and implementation of science-intensive technology.
The idea of ​​a fundamental interdisciplinary approach to training scientists of a new generation is at the heart of the Institute of High Technologies (IHT) of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv which was founded  in 2009.


Division the knowledge on natural phenomena into life sciences and physical sciences becomes evidently artificial in terms of modern technology.  Biosensors, metamaterials, electronics, nanotechnologies, and high-throughput screening of potential drug candidates – modern technologies such as these require thinking beyond the traditional framework of the natural sciences. Our objective is to teach the technologies with a broad outlook based on in-depth knowledge of several related disciplines.
Our undergraduate students receive basic education in their chosen specialty supplemented with interdisciplinary components as well as with appropriate mathematical training.
Our approach to education and training is unique to the Ukrainian educational system and enables students to be flexible and competitive in the dynamic world of high technologies.
IHT employees  are active and recognized researchers and process many years of experience in scientific and teaching work abroad. Moreover, prestigious domestic and international awards have recognized their scientific achievements.
While completing bachelor’s or master’s qualification work, IHT students gain the opportunity to participate in research at the forefront of modern science and undergo internships in  foreign scientific centers.

Student-oriented education

Education at the IHT is limited: we recruit approximately 60 students per year for bachelor’s degree and 40 for master’s degree.
Small academic groups (10-15 students), informal meetings of students with the IHT management, opportunity to study according to individual study plans, optional courses at the request of students, opportunity to study abroad as part of an academic mobility, and assistance with employment – these feature comprise our daily practice. Simply put, we maximize the individual approach to learning.

The IHT holds the same status as a university faculty; specifically, bachelor students engage in four educational programs as follows:

  • electronics (high technologies), with in-depth study of chemistry and biology;
  • nanophysics and computer technologies, with in-depth study of chemistry and biology;
  • chemistry (high technologies), with in-depth study of biology and a strengthened physical and mathematical component;
  • biology (high technologies), with in-depth study of chemistry and a strengthened physical and mathematical component

Master students engage in five educational programs:

  • structural biology and bioinformatics;
  • high technologies (chemistry and nanomaterials);
  • high technologies (chemoinformatics);
  • high technologies (applied physics and nanomaterials);
  • high technologies (biotechnology)

The IHT master programs began in 2010, and the bachelor education started in 2014.

Education at the IHT is free of charge for Ukrainian citizens (on the condition of passing the competition within the recruitment limit). As a rule (if there are places), all students who need it are provided with a dormitory.

Approximately 15-20% of IHT graduates work or continue their education in foreign research institutions, another 20% enter postgraduate studies, the rest work in Ukrainian and foreign industries and at high-tech and IT companies.

The teaching staff of IHT comprises of 20 doctors and 16 candidates of sciences, two academicians and two corresponding members of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, and ten laureates of the State Prize of Ukraine in the field of science and technology. The majority of our teachers are actively working as world-class researchers with experience in working and teaching in foreign scientific institutions; four professors are among the top 100 most cited scientists of Ukraine.