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The building of Metinvest Polytechnic in Mariupol was supposed to open in September
Initially, the university was supposed to open in Mariupol, but due to the war, it will work mainly online.
The first non-state mining and metallurgical university in Ukraine Metinvest Polytechnic completed first set of students. Since September 19, more than 350 students have started training in modern engineering and technical specialties.
Initially, the university was planned to be opened in Mariupol, but the construction of buildings had to be postponed due to the war. Despite this, the university began teaching online-offline.
“We need Ukraine’s victory on all fronts. And we must forge it every day and in everything. To win in the economy, Ukraine needs highly qualified specialists who will build our homeland. It is these specialists that Metinvest Polytechnic will train. I believe that the university will become a center for bringing together people who care about the fate of Mariupol and Ukraine. After our victory, we will definitely return to Mariupol and complete the construction of the most modern building for a modern university,” Rinat Akhmetov, a shareholder of Metinvest Group, commented on the start of the university.
To train students, a program was created to train multi-competent engineers-leaders for the implementation of projects to restore Ukrainian industry and the infrastructure of cities in general.
Thus, more than 150 students entered the educational programs of the bachelor’s level of the first and second courses, and almost 200 more people will receive a master’s degree.
For students, specialties such as metallurgy, computer science, automation and computer-integrated technologies, as well as labor protection are available.
Among those entering Metinvest Polytechnics are graduates of colleges and lyceums, employees of Metinvest enterprises from Zaporozhye, Pokrovsk, Kamensky and Krivoy Rog, as well as residents of Mariupol and Avdeev who left their homes because of the war.
The main classes will be held online, and the practice will take place at Metinvest enterprises, and students also have a lot of laboratory work.
After the first semester, the best students will receive scholarships. Also, Metinvest’s management will award nominal scholarships to those who participate in educational and scientific projects, work on operational improvements, and receive high awards for training in their chosen specialty.
“The start of education at Metinvest Polytechnic shows that, first of all, we adhere to our plans for all the most complex challenges of the time. And the number of people who want to get modern engineering and technical professions gives confidence that Ukrainian industry will soon have highly qualified specialists. And also in the fact that we will definitely restore factories, rebuild cities and make Ukraine a center of ultra-modern engineering technologies, where everyone who wants to learn, create and win has a future,” said Yury Ryzhenkov, CEO of Metinvest Group.
According to the project, the main building of the university in Mariupol was supposed to be 12-story with classrooms, a library and state-of-the-art laboratories. A modern hostel for students and a sports complex were also built.