SC “UkrOboronProm” and Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute opened a Master’s degree program "Management in the Sphere of Military-Industrial Complex".

The new Master’s program provides 1.5 year intensive training for defense industry specialists – this is one of the stages of cooperation between UKROBORONPROM and KPI named after Igor Sikorsky.

"Defense manager is a specialist, expected to demonstrate results with a limited budget and time, and thanks to this Master’s program, in 1.5 years we will receive one and a half hundred highly trained specialists, combining their experience with current knowledge," – stressed Pavlo Bukin, Director General of the State Concern "UkrOboronProm".

"KPI and UKROBORONPROM are working closely on introducing promising developments and production launch. As a result of this cooperation, Ukrainian military are already operating UAVs "Spectator ," helping them to defend Ukraine. Our common goal is to deepen such cooperation, becoming an example of a synergy of scientific thoughts, specialists’ training and real production of modern advanced weapons", – stressed the rector of the “National Technical University of Ukraine “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute named after Igor Sikorsky”, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the SC" UkrOboronProm” Mikhail Zgurovsky

It should be noted that launching Master’s program is only one of the stages of fruitful cooperation between UKROBORONPROM (UOP) and the KPI. At the next stage, a specialist training program will be launched, covering all three levels of higher education: Bachelor-Master-PhD. And in the future – creation of a joint Center for the development and introduction of high-tech innovative projects.

"Thanks to the 49 memorandums, signed with universities throughout Ukraine, 9 260 students had their practical training at UOP enterprises, 752 of them are employed, and I invite other higher educational institutions of Ukraine – we have more than 650 of them throughout the country – to cooperation with UKROBORONPROM. Together we will combine science, production and advanced technologies that will strengthen the defense capability of Ukraine ", – said Pavlo Bukin