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Lviv Polytechnic National University


Lviv Polytechnic National University is the oldest technical higher educational institution in Ukraine and East Europe. It was founded in 1816. University consists of 17 institutes, more than 100 departments; autonomous, additional and general subdivisions. The research is conducted in the following areas: architecture and design; civil and environmental engineering; power engineering and control systems; geodesy; computer sciences and information technologies; computer technologies, automation and metrology; nanotechnologies, advanced materials and production technologies; telecommunications, radio and electronic engineering; chemistry and chemical technologies; biotechnology; mechanical engineering and transport; applied mathematics and fundamental sciences; humanities and social sciences; law and psychology; economics and management.

Viacheslav Chornovil Institute of Sustainable Development traces its history back to 1947 as the Lviv Electromechanical Technical School. The Institute was named after the Hero of Ukraine Viacheslav Chornovil in accordance with the regulation of Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine in 2005. The research is conducted in the following areas: ecological safety and nature protection activity; entrepreneurship and environmental examination of goods; ecology and sustainable environmental management; tourism; and civil safety.

Mission Statement
to form future leaders who work wisely, creatively, effectively…

Vision Statement
to become the best university in Ukraine according to international and national rankings

Research Goals

Subject of the study is mainly the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in the spirit of partnership and taking into account the specifics of Ukraine's development, set out in the National Report "Sustainable Development Goals: Ukraine". Viacheslav Chornovil Institute of Sustainable Development has defined priority areas of research which have to be tackled in a long-term perspective, which need an advanced scientific monitoring infrastructure, which are based on a bor-der-crossing international cooperation and include a strong component of capacity development. The research and working areas are:

  1. Development of technologies for environmental protection against pollution, environmental monitoring system, environmental risk assessment and creation of optimal forms of environmental safety management through the use of modern technologies for environmental protection and restoration
  2. Treatment of municipal wastewater, utilization of sewage sludge, biological methods of treatment of contaminated media, optimal conditions for biological reclamation and remediation, optimization of the biogas production process
  3. Transfer, diffusion and commercialization of innovations in the field of environmental protection and reproduction of natural resources; development of forms of trade entrepreneurship and tools for examination of safety and quality of goods; modeling of competitive entrepreneurship in the system of provisions of the concept of sustainable development
  4. Determining the principles of assessment and use of recreational and tourist potential of the territories; methodological tools for the development of tourist infrastructure and the formation of conditions for the priority of domestic tourism
  5. Safety of human life and activity - education, science, practice.

Profile and competences

The institute provides training in the following specialties:

  • Bachelor's degree: 076 "Entrepreneurship, trade and exchange activities"; 101 "Ecology"; 183 "Environmental Protection Technologies", specialization "Environmental Information Systems"; 242 "Tourism"; 263 "Civil Security";
  • master's level: entrepreneurship, trade and exchange activities; ecology (educational and scientific program); ecology and environmental protection; environmental control and audit; environmental protection technologies (educational and scientific program); applied ecology and sustainable nature management; tourism; industrial safety and labor protection
  • postgraduate, doctoral: 076 "Entrepreneurship, trade and exchange activities"; 101 "Ecology"; 183 "Environmental technologies".

More than 550 students study at the institute. Our graduates can work in industrial and commercial enterprises, in the departments of environmental protection, in the departments of labor protection and safety of production, in environmental inspection, in the departments of design and operation of security systems, in tourism and recreation, in hotels and restaurants, in consulting companies, stock exchanges, insurance companies, banks, customs, public authorities and local governments, units of the SES of Ukraine, research and educational institutions.

The institute pays great attention to scientific work and advanced training of personnel. Teachers of the institute take an active part in international scientific and technical symposiums and conferences, publish the results of scientific research in international and domestic professional journals, including publications included in international scientometric databases. Following the results of 2020 our institute took the first place in a rating of institutes of University on scientific, educational and methodical and international work.

Partnership Coordinator:

Dr. Mariia Ruda
Deputy Dean for Student Affairs
Viacheslav Chornovil Institute of Sustainable Development

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