Education and Research Institute “School of Physics and Technology”
Academic Programs and Structure
At four departments of the School (O. I. Akhiezer Department of Theoretical Nuclear Physics and Higher Mathematics; Department of Nuclear and Medical Physics; Department of Materials for Reactor Building and Physical Technologies; Department of Applied Physics and Plasma Physics), almost 250 students are currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Applied Physics, and a Master's degree in the following majors:
- Experimental Nuclear Physics and Plasma Physics
- Applied Physics
- Medical Physics
Within these majors, the School offers the following specializations:
Major: Experimental Nuclear Physics and Plasma Physics
- specialization "Theoretical Nuclear Physics";
- specialization "Experimental Nuclear Physics";
- specialization "Plasma Physics".
Major: Applied Physics
- specialization "Applied Physics";
- specialization "Physical Materials Science";
- specialization "Electrophysics and Radiation Technologies".
Major: Medical Physics
- specialization "Medical Radiation Physics";
- specialization "Medical Biophysics".
For almost 50 years, more than 3,000 specialists in different fields of physics have graduated from the School. Most of the School’s graduates are successful people engaged in scientific research. More than 30 % of the alumni have scientific degrees. Two of the alumni held high public positions and worked in the government of Ukraine.
Three discoveries made by the School’s alumni are included in the Public Register (out of more than 2,000 discoveries in the Register). The whole world knows the names of our professors, graduates of the School: D. Volkov, S. Peletminskyi, M. Shulha, I. Zaliubovskyi, K. Stepanov, V. Tolok.
As an independent division, the School of Physics and Technology was created in 1962 to train specialists in the most advanced at that time fields of science and technology: nuclear physics, plasma physics, physical materials science.
The Institute has greatly contributed to the world scientific treasury. Among its alumni are more than ten laureates of the Lenin Prize, over 50 laureates of the State Prizes of the USSR, the Ukrainian SSR, and other republics, more than ten winners of prizes of the Academy of Sciences, ten academicians, 28 members of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, many Soros professors.
Research and International Cooperation
The School’s graduates work in a variety of places: at research centers of Ukraine, academic institutes and universities, at the largest research centers of the world: in Europe, Korea, Japan, Australia, the USA, etc.
Highly qualified faculty members provide training with regard to the latest developments in physical science. Students participate in summer schools held at the leading research centers: the Max Planck Institute (Germany), the University of Applied Sciences (Darmstadt, Germany), the Free University of Brussels, and others.
The School has state-of-the-art computer classrooms, its own gym, a dormitory, well-equipped research and educational laboratories.
A strong educational foundation enables students to win various scientific physical competitions, tournaments, to receive the highest awards at the All-Ukrainian Contests of Student Research Papers. Top students are granted honorary scholarships of academicians K. D. Synelnykov, A. K. Valter, O. I. Akhiezer, and the Leonhard Euler International Foundation Scholarship, scholarships of the President, the Verkhovna Rada, and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, and grants from charitable foundations.
Our students can choose to obtain a military speciality and a military rank of junior reserve lieutenant besides their major.
Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, Professor, Corresponding Member of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Phone: +380 (50) 520-38-79
Address: 4 Svobody Sq., 61022, Kharkiv