І. Lebedev The Creation of the Faculty of Applied Mathematics in Kyiv Polytechnic Institute

DOI: 10.20535/2307-5244.46.2018.136748

Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute

In the spring of 1981, the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Special Education
of Ukraine developed a targeted comprehensive training program, for the distribution
and the use of specialists who had to eliminate the disadvantages of their
training. To solve the problem begins the implementation of the computer technology
into the educational process, as well as the issue of engineers’ relevant training
profiles.
Computerization of higher technical education required the improvement of
the training of students in the field of computer technology, the provision of training
facilities, appropriate equipment, and the creation of appropriate software.
Nevertheless, in the higher schools of Odessa, Kiev, Mykolaiv, Kharkiv, Lviv there
was a lack of computer equipment of new generations. The reason for this situation
was the extensive nature of the entire country’s economy and similar approaches
to the training of graduates of higher education. Under such circumstances,
the issue of the influence of mathematical disciplines on the quality of applied developments
and their use in engineering practice becomes relevant. According to
the leading scientists of Ukraine, the best educational institution in which it would
be possible to provide the specialists in applied mathematics with deep knowledge
of modern engineering technologies was the Kiev Polytechnic Institute.
On June 25, 1990, The Main Council of the Kiev Polytechnic Institute decided
to establish a Faculty of Applied Mathematics. On July 18, 1990, the rector
of the Kiev Polytechnic Institute signed an order. “FPM” was formed from the
Faculty of computer science. It consisted of three departments: “Applied mathematics”,
“Mathematical methods of system analysis” and “Specialized computing
facilities”. Famous scientists, real members and correspondent members of
the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Zgurovsky M.Z., Safalov K.G., Daletsky
Yu.L., professors Vavilov Ye.M., Molchanov O.A., Pavlov O.A., Tarasenko V.P.
participated in the creation of “FPM” and its formation in different years. The
first dean of the faculty was Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, Professor, Academician
of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine I.M. Kovalenko.

Keywords: applied mathematics, higher technical education, Kiev Polytechnic
Institute.

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