Erasmus+ credit mobility programme
Partnership with international companies
Double diplomas and study abroad
The Department of Power Systems Automation has scientific and academic ties with higher education institutions in Europe, the United States and Canada. The best students of our department have the opportunity to study abroad and participate in the double degree program in cooperation with the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD, the Fulbright academic exchanges programme, Erasmus+ credit mobility programme.
German Academic Exchange Service DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst)
The German Academic Exchange Service DAAD is an intermediary organization of foreign cultural policy, educational and scientific policy, as well as the development of cooperation in the field of higher education.
The DAAD General Directorate is located in Bonn, it is the center of management for all domestic and international DAAD activities. The Berlin office in the Gendarmenmarkt Science Forum is the second largest DAAD office in Germany. Abroad, DAAD is represented by a wide network of offices, associate professors and associations of former scholarship holders and offers on-site information and advice: branches and information centers (ICs) around the world provide contact with partners, as well as effective communication, programs and on-site consultations.
On February 5, 1998, a “Memorandum of Cooperation between the Ministry of Education of Ukraine and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)” was signed in Kyiv, envisaging the opening of a DAAD office in Kyiv. The office opened on April 16, 1998. It is located on the territory of the National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” (building 6, room 31).
Higher Technical School of Central Hesse. University of Applied Sciences (Germany)
The German University of Applied Sciences Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen – University of Applied Sciences was founded in 1971. It has branches in Giessen, Friedberg and Wetzlar. Today, the University has about 16,000 students.
At the beginning of June 2016, negotiations were held on the creation of a double master’s degree program between Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute and Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen University of Applied Sciences.
In October 2017, a working group of specialists from the Department of Power Systems Automation and the Department of Automation of Electromechanical Systems and Electric Drive of the Faculty of Electric Power Engineering and Automatics visited Germany as part of the project “Partnership with Developing Countries in 2017”, which is funded by the DAAD world organization. At the meeting of the working group with THM representatives, the current problems of cooperation were discussed, the main of which is the creation of an international office at our university for joint research, projects and training of masters under the Double Diploma program, thanks to which students of our department will be able to study part of the master’s cycle disciplines in Germany. A number of important issues were discussed at the meeting, special attention was paid to the master’s program, which will begin in autumn 2018. Curricula were agreed upon, research areas were discussed and the terms of students’ stay at the University of Applied Sciences in Germany were determined.
In autumn 2017 four FEPEA students were sent to THM in Germany for five months to study and participate in the development of an electric car for the international student competition Carolo-Cup 2018, as well as in projects to develop tools for monitoring transients in the electric power system and to study the modes of electric networks in integration of electric vehicles.
In September 2018, the next visit of the department and faculty specialists to German partners took place. At the meeting with the representatives of THM, the current tasks of cooperation were discussed: implementation of joint research, projects and training of masters under the Double Diploma program. Curricula were agreed upon, research areas were discussed and the terms of students’ stay at the University of Applied Sciences in Germany were determined. Soon, four FEPEA students were sent to TNM in Germany for studying.
During their stay in Germany, our teachers got acquainted with TNM laboratories and took part in the annual Workshop, dedicated to the discussion of the latest developments and research in the field of energy, electromechanics and electric drive. The event was also attended by scientists from the University of Applied Sciences and professors from other universities in Germany. Assistant of the Department of Power Systems Automation Ganna Trunina and Associate Professor of the Department of Automation of Electromechanical Systems and Electric Drive Sergey Kovbasa, Ph.D., made reports in which they talked about actual researches which are carried out at the departments of our faculty.
Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg (Germany)
Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg was founded in 1993. It was created by merging the existing Technical University, the Higher School of Education and the Magdeburg Medical Academy. Today, the University has 9 faculties and almost 14,000 students, becoming more and more important as an educational and research center every year. It plays an important role in the life of the capital of the federal state of Saxony-Anhalt, Magdeburg, which is gradually becoming a center of business, education and culture.
In September 2015, a working meeting was held between Igor Sikorsky KPI top management and the head of the Institute of Materials Science of Otto von Guericke University (Magdeburg), Professor Michael Scheffler. The Faculty of Electric Power Engineering and Automatics at the meeting was presented by the Dean of FEPEA O.S.Yandulskiy and the Deputy Dean of FEPEA V.I.Teryaev.
The The meeting participants discussed a number of issues related to the organization of the Interuniversity International Complex “Mechanical Engineering and Energy” in accordance with the tripartite Memorandum between the Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg, Wroclaw University of Technology and the National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”.
The best students of our department have the opportunity to spend a semester at the University of Magdeburg and receive a double diploma in the relevant program.
Other foreign universities
The Department of Power Systems Automation also has creative ties with Brno University of Technology (Czech Republic), Kielce University of Technology (Poland), Chemnitz University of Technology (Germany) and other foreign universities. In recent years, Indian students from the Vishwaniketan Institute (Mumbai, India) have been doing regular internships at the Department of PSA. For example, in the summer of 2018, the internship program addressed the issues of connecting renewable energy sources to electric networks.
Erasmus+ credit mobility program
1 January 2014 is the date of the start of new programme of the European Union named “Erasmus+” for development of skills and workability in the spheres of education, youth and sports. During the period from 2014 to 2020 programme supplies more than 4 millions europeans with opportunities to study, get the professional skills, receive the work experience or become the volunteer abroad. The initiative of the programme “Erasmus+” in the fields of education and professional training is well-known because of opportunities that it provides for students to study abroad and because of those possibilities it gives for the staff of higher educational institutions. 14.7 billion euro was allocated for the programme spendings.
“Erasmus+” programme combines in one the uninterrupted educational EU programme, EU programme “Youth in action”, and also 5 previous programmes in the field of higher education for non-EU countries (Erasmus Mundus, Tempus, Alfa, Edulink and Cooperation programme with developped countries). As “Erasmus+” programme is based on the previous programmes, the most successful aspects and proved concepts of predecessors were used. Therewith the programme integrates now the fundings in the field of sports.
“Erasmus+” activates three different directions in the fields of education, youth and sports:
- credit mobility – Educational mobility for people of all the spheres of general and professional education;
- cooperation projects – Strategic partnership with scientific institutions “Sector Skills Alliances”, IT-platforms including partnerships via eTwinning between educational institutions from EU-countries and partner countries;
- reforms support – Support of modernization of higer education in all fields of general and professional education, development and implementation of recognized EU instruments of transparency. Creation of the expert network on reformation of the higher education as well as support of the dialogue about educational policy.
The goal of “Erasmus+” programme for the higher education is the modernization and improvement of education in European and world higher educational institutions. It provides the opportunities for students and staff to develop their skills and improve their career prospectives.
Advantages of participation in exchange programmes “Erasmus+”:
- educational – opportunity to compare the quality of education, methods and methodics of teaching as well as the operation of higher educational institutions abroad;
- linguistic – a chance to learn the foreign language and terminology common for the exact field of knowledge;
- cultural – meeting with the culture of the country, way of life of its citizens and students;
- life experience – perspectives to become independent and develop the skill to combat unexpected situations.
The participation in the student’s mobility could become the priceless experience because students are inspired to meet the challenge and take the opportunity provided by the European Union – to study abroad.
Partnership with international companies
The Department of Power Systems Automation has established cooperation with all the world’s largest manufacturers in the field of electric power, so our students have the opportunity to learn and gain working skills on modern electric power equipment.
Since 2006, an authorized training center of “Schneider Electric Ukraine” company has been operating on the basis of the PSA Department. It is equipped with the most modern hardware and software tools that allows to conduct classes on low and medium voltage equipment, industrial control equipment and automation tools.
The Schneider Electric Center conducts courses to improve the quality of training and retraining of students and engineers, providing an opportunity to gain best practices in the design, implementation and operation of modern equipment for low and medium voltage networks.
In 2013, the Faculty of Electric Power Engineering and Automatics hosted the grand opening of the training and technical center of “ABB in Ukraine” company. As part of the implementation of the strategic program on corporate social responsibility and promotion of Ukrainian energy and industry, ABB in Ukraine provided modern equipment for four educational and research laboratories at the FEPEA.
Thanks to this, students of the PSA Department have the opportunity to study and gain working skills on modern equipment in the laboratory of ABB SCADA and telemechanics systems and in the specialized laboratory of ABB relay protection and automation.
Since 2011, on the basis of the Faculty of Electric Power Engineering and Automatics, the “Siemens Ukraine” corporate program “Science to Business” (S2B) has been implemented. Within the framework of this cooperation, the Industrial Automation and Drive Technologies and Power Transmission and Distribution divisions of Siemens Ukraine support the departments of our faculty in training of world-class technical specialists.