The National Transport University is one of the leading educational and scientific centers of independent Ukraine, founded by the order of the Council of People’s Commissars of the USSR No. 11.06-r of November 7, 1944, as the Kyiv Automobile and Road Institute. From the first days of its existence, it pays great attention to the development of the scientific activity of the teaching staff.

The founders of science were such famous scientists as: mechanic and mathematician, doctor of technical and physical-mathematical sciences M.O. Lavrentiev (academician and vice-president of the USSR Academy of Sciences, , laureate of the Lenin and State Prizes, twice Hero of Socialist Labor, founder and head of the Siberian branch of the USSR Academy of Sciences ); scientist in the field of mechanical engineering and agricultural mechanics, academician of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine A.O. Vasylenko; famous highway builder, laureate of the State Prize of the USSR, professor D.A. Rudenko; physical and chemist professor V.A. Roiter (later academician of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Honored Scientist of the Ukrainian SSR); scientist in the field of metallurgy, laureate of the State Prize of the USSR O.O. Sichev; mathematician and mechanic M.O. Kilchevskyi (later academician of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine); expert in the field of probability theory and mathematical statistics, corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine I.I. Gihman; mechanic, corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine O.M. Penkov; radio technician, corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine S.I. Tetelbaum; Honored Worker of Science and Technology of Ukraine, Corresponding Member of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine I.A. Kiriyenko and others.

An important role in the comprehensive development of science and the creative activity of the university’s scientists belongs to the creation of the research sector in 1964, and to the subsequent scientific part of this sector, which was successfully managed by V.D. Shevchenko, P.Y. Shumlyakivskyi, L.P. Barylovich.

In 2000, the Research Institute “Problem of Transport and Construction Technologies” was established on the basis of the scientific sector, rder No. 326 dated 29.12.2000.

The main directions of scientific research of the Institute:

Fundamental scientific research on the most important problems of the development of scientific-technical, socio-economic, socio-political, human potential to ensure Ukraine’s competitiveness in the world and sustainable development of society and the state:

  • Mathematical modeling and methods of computer mathematics.
  • Mechanics of a deformable solid body.
  • Fluid, gas and plasma mechanics.
  • Problems of education in modern conditions.
  • Integration of science and education in the global space.
  • Culture of modern Ukrainian society: essence, national identity, functions, patterns of development.

Energy and energy efficiency:

  • Optimization of traction and speed, economic and ecological properties of means of transport.
  • Ensuring the reliability and system efficiency of methods, models of technologies for their production, repair and operation.
  • Mechanics of vehicles and structures.
  • Methodological aspects of the development of transport construction in the conditions of a market economy.
  • Construction and operation of highways, airfields and bridges and tunnels.

Information and communication technologies:

  • Problems of forming rational transport and logistics systems and ensuring the effective functioning of their constituent elements.
  • Development of mathematical models, computer modeling.

Rational nature use:

  • Energy-saving technologies for road transport.
  • Improvement of fuel efficiency and environmental indicators of vehicles.
  • Comprehensive solution to the problems of rational choice of vehicles during their operation.

New substances and materials:

  • Research, creation and implementation of new building materials.

Scientific research at the institute is carried out by 495 scientific and  teaching staff, including 65 doctors of science, professors; 262 candidates of sciences, associate professors; 18 active members and corresponding members of industry academies of Ukraine and other countries; 8 Honored figures of science and technology of Ukraine; 3 Honored transport workers; 12 Honored workers of education of Ukraine; 5 Laureates of the State Prize of Ukraine; 2 Laureate of the Prize of the Academy of Construction of Ukraine named by Acad. Budnikov, 1 Honored Lawyer of Ukraine and 1 Honored Worker of Physical Culture and Sports of Ukraine, 1 Honored Artist of Ukraine.

The structure of scientific research by funding sources:

  • state budget (fundamental research and applied development) financed by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine (15.49% of total funding);
  • by state order;
  • state budget DFFD;
  • international scientific and technical cooperation (9.6% of total funding);
  • contracts, which are performed on the order of enterprises and organizations at their costs (74.91% of total funding);
  • exploratory studies performed by the teaching staff within their working hours (25.4% of the total number of works);
  • international grants;
  • scientific research on the priority areas of development of science and technology in Ukraine.

In 2020, the specific weight of state budget research in the total amount of completed works was 15.49%, international scientific and technical cooperation was 9.6%, and economic contractual research was 74.91%.


The structure of management and organizational support of research works of the
Scientific Research Institute

Slavinska Olena Serhiivna – First Vice-Rector for Research of National Transport University, Doctor of Technical Science, Professor, The holder of Excellence in Education of Ukraine, Honored Worker of Science and Engineering of Ukraine, Academician of the Transport Academy of Ukraine.

E-mail: elenaslavin9@gmail.com







Shpyh Alona Yuriivna – Director of the Institute, Candidate of technical sciences, Associate professor.

E-mail: alena-87@ukr.net








Tsvilyuk Olga Dmitrivna – Head of the Department of Technology Transfer, Innovation and Intellectual Property.

Admissions Office: room 506, 1, M. Omelianovycha-Pavlenka Str, Kyiv, Ukraine 01010

tel: +38 (044) 288-71-01

E-mail: olga_zvl@ukr.net



Official duties:

  • Ensuring legal protection of industrial property of the University, organization of patent and licensing work, protection of intellectual property rights belonging to the University.
  • Identification of commercially valuable scientific developments of the University, conducting marketing research, commercial implementation of inventions.


Larchyna Iryna Volodymyrivna – Senior researcher.

Admissions Office: room і258, 1, M. Omelianovycha-Pavlenka Str, Kyiv, Ukraine 01010

tel: +38 (044) 280-20-77

E-mail: iv_60@ukr.net

Official duties:

  • Provision of departments and scientific divisions with regulatory and informational documentation, decisions of the Scientific and Technical Council, proof and familiarization with plans, topics of Research works, financed from the state budget for the purpose of carrying out scientific research and research and development works in the transport industry.
  • Methodical assistance in matters of design and compilation of documentation for conducting Research works.
  • Collection, analysis and generalization of information about the research work of departments and divisions of the University.
  • Collection and analysis of information reports on the scientific activity of departments and scientific divisions, preparation of statistical reports.
  • Preparation of statistical reporting.


Dukhnenko Yana Serhiyivna – Leading specialist.

Admissions Office: room і258, 1, M. Omelianovycha-Pavlenka Str, Kyiv, Ukraine 01010

tel: +38 (044) 280-20-77

E-mail: yana.duhnenko@gmail.com




Official duties:

  • Organizational leadership and control over compliance with the State Standards of Ukraine when conducting scientific research.
  • Provision of regulatory documentation.
  • Implementation of mandatory technical control of documentation and scientific and technical reports.
  • Organization and conduct of students’ research works.
  • Organization and holding of a scientific conference of professors and teaching staff, graduate students, students and employees of separate structural divisions of the university. Organization the printing of programs and theses for the conference, announcements, provides departments with printed materials for the conference.


International Cooperation