| Odessa National Polytechnic University is the oldest higher technical educational establishment in the south of Ukraine. Throughout the years, Odessa Polytech graduates made a considerable contribution to the development of Ukrainian and global science and technology as well as have educated many national economy specialists. University graduates perform a productive work in all regions of Ukraine and the ninety-one foreign countries.
Born in September 1918, Odessa National Polytechnic University has a long way of growth and development. Over the years, this university became one of the leading universities of Ukraine, became a major educational and research center, which played and still plays a major role in the development of education and science. The authority of eminent scientists who have been working in it now contributes to the high prestige of the university. There are many world scientists among them.
The university is constantly developing creative relationships with enterprises, companies and organizations, academic and research institutions of Ukraine and foreign countries; University is open for cooperation with every person who wants to make a contribution into development of the higher education in Ukraine.
University staff, continuing the glorious traditions of Polytechnics, is working on augmentation of scientific and technological capabilities of our state, prepares highly qualified personnel for the modern production system in regard to the new economic conditions, and for research in various fields of science and technology.
The life and work of the Polytechnic is a life of the whole country, the lives of its graduates, its scientists and educators - all those who have raised the country from the ruins of the Civil War and World War, all those who have created the country's industrial might, who acquires the triumph of the pioneers of space.
Tractates and the achievements of the scientists worked in different years at the university, as well as those who continue to work within its walls today, are known to the scientific community. There are a 1 Nobel laureate, 4 Hero of Socialist Labor, 15 State Prize laureate, 17 honored workers of science and technology, 9 Honoured High School and Public Education, 34 excellent worker education in Ukraine. Most of them have not only worked, but received higher education at the Odessa Polytechnic.
For the higher performance in teaching and scientific - technological activities Odessa National Polytechnic University has been awarded: in 1968 Diploma of the Presidium of the Supreme Council of Ukraine, in 1971 the Order of Red Banner of Labor, in 1977 the University staff is listed on the Board of Honour of Ukraine, 1998 Diploma of the Council of Ministers of Ukraine, and in 2001 national status was granted.
Today, Odessa Polytechnic is actively working on innovative development of its high school, set themselves the ambitious task of obtaining the status of Research University of the European level and this problem is within Polytechnic’s grasp!