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Concept of internationalization

• The development of the effective cooperation with institutions and organizations at the international level. Forming the image of NAU as a responsible partner. • The creation of the opportunities for all applicants to develop the necessary competencies necessary to achieve success in the global labour market through educational programs and curricula, add a clause to the section “Internationalization”. • The enhancing cooperation with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). • The creation of the effective mechanisms for the implementation of the rights to academic mobility of all participants in the educational process. • The increasing the number of partner contacts with student communities in Ukraine and abroad. • The initiation and creation of international scientific and educational Consortia (International Aerospace Scientific Educational Consortium, etc.).

Development of international cooperation and education of the University

Development of international cooperation and education in NAU is an important means of strengthening the authority of the University on the international arena. The main competitive advantage of our University in the global educational market is the aviation component. This year the University celebrated the 70th anniversary of the training of foreign aviation specialists, started in 1949 at the Kyiv Institute of Civil Air Fleet. For more than half a century, the University has trained tens of thousands of specialists for more than one hundred and forty countries in the world. The growth of the international image of the University is provided by: • The development of cooperation with leading international organizations, primarily in aviation; • The multilateral relations within the framework of international educational associations, • The bilateral agreements with leading universities of the world, • The expansion of participation in the implementation of international projects and programs, • The improvement of retraining and advanced training of aviation specialists system, • The expansion of cooperation with leading developers and manufacturers of aerospace technology, • The creation of advisory, information and educational centres of the University abroad with the involvement of foreign graduates.

National Aviation University – Leader of International Aviation Education of Ukraine

According to statistics of The Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and The Ukrainian State Center for International Education National Aviation University (NAU) holds:

  • 25th rank in Ukraine by the number of foreign students, among 440 Ukrainian educational institutions that provide training for foreigners;


  • 5th rank in Kyiv by the number of foreign students;


  • 7th rank in Ukraine by the number of foreign students of extramural education.


The number of foreign students of basic education of NAU is 776 persons.


The number of foreign students of the preparatory department of NAU is 142 persons.


The total number of foreign students of NAU is 918 persons.



  1. Foreign Students in Ukraine: Statistical Data, 2019 / red: O. Shapovalova, O. M. Belik. State Enterprise "Ukrainian State Center for International Education of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, Kyiv, 2019 - 60 pp.



The development of international cooperation and education requires the wide involvement of representatives of all educational departments of the University. An innovative platform for organizing this cooperation is the creation of the International Cooperation Council.

The Council is a deliberative body of the National Aviation University, established to develop international relations and international cooperation of the University in scientific, educational and other fields by implementing organizational measures to form a circle of foreign partners, expanding the University’s funding sources, creating conditions for cooperation with foreign citizens and educational institutions, academic institutions, international organizations, foundations, and etc.



Main objectives and activities


In accordance with the current legislation of Ukraine the Council facilitating in international cooperation, the establishment of direct links with scientific and educational institutions and enterprises of foreign countries, international organizations, etc.


  • Development of the activities of the National Aviation University in the field of international education.
  • Monitoring of the progress, financial and everyday discipline of foreign students at NAU.
  • Assistance in organizing the safe and comfortable stay of foreign students of NAU in Ukraine.
  • Coordination of participation in programs of bilateral and multilateral interstate and inter-university exchange of students, graduate students, doctoral students, scientific and pedagogical workers.
  • Assistance in organizing international conferences, symposia, congresses, international meetings and other events.
  • Installing and setting up contacts and contacts with foreign graduates of the University of different years of study.
  • Formation of image attractiveness for foreign investment in projects related to international education and the implementation of scientific research, development of the material base, and so on.