Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design was founded on October 1, 1930 as Kyiv Politechnic Institute of Leather Industry.
Since its founding the institute had three faculties: Chemical Technologies, Mechanics and Technology, Engineering and Economics.
Since 1932 the institute has annually produced specialists,even during theSecond World War when the Institute was evacuated to the Urals.
In June 1944, the Institute returned to Kyiv and began to trein specialists in two specialties: technology of fabrics and knitwear technology. Since that time the Institute was named Kyiv Technological Institute of Light Industry (KTILI). Under this name Institute existed 48 years.
In 1992 Kyiv Technological Institute of Light Industry was accredited to the 4-th (highest) level of specialized training and renamed into the State Academy of Light Industry of Ukraine (SALIU). Later in 1999, after the re-accreditation it was renamed in Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design (KNUTD).
Concidering the national and international recognition of performance and contribution to the development of national education and science, according to the President of Ukraine, the University has received national status and became known as the Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design (KNUTD).
Total university enrollment of more than 9,000 students in 32 specialties and 34 specializations. University trains bachelors and masters.
International cooperation is an integral part of KNUTD, it started in 1948.Since that time the University has trained about 1,700 experts from 71 countries.
University has the following faculties:
Fruitfull colaboration of teachers and scientists from the University allowed to hold a decent position place in the national and international rankings.
Outstanding achievement of the University is sucsessfull entering into the circle of the best universities in the metropolitan region – the 6-th place in the consolidated rating of Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. Our University ranks N23 in TOP 200, among the technical UNIVERSITIES it ranks N10 and in the International Ranking scientific database Scopus university ranks N37 among the educational institutions of Ukraine.
Over the many years of seminal, fruitful work the staff of the university has been repeatedly with diplomas, gifts from the President of Ukraine, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine,the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Kyiv mayor as well as diplomas of international and Ukrainian level for academic achievements and participation in competitions and exhibitions.
For more than 85 years of its existens the university has trained highly qualified professionals who work in all regions of Ukraine and abroad. Among them – the government and political figures, prominent scientists, heads of departments, enterprises, organizations and Institutions, the leading Ukrainian fashion designers.