Research at KNU overview

The University scholars, engineers and technicians of Kryvyi Rih enterprises, scientific workers of research and design institutes work together in a joint intellectual effort to solve essential problems of innovative development of the national industry. Their scientific achievements are well appreciated both in Ukraine and abroad. The University has the following research priorities:

- developing energy- and resource-saving technologies of mineral mining and processing;

- protecting the environment;

- observing safe labour conditions;

- enhancing mechanization and automation levels of processes;

- monitoring quality of mining enterprises’ products;

- facilitating economic development of enterprises;

- developing innovative technologies in metallurgy;

- improving education efficiency;

-dealing with inspection, certification and reconstruction of industrial premises.

70 % of scientific themes are developed as inventions, this fact indicating the increased quality of the University research activity. Our scholars have patent-protected developments in Germany, the USA, Canada, Sweden, France, Great Britain, India and other countries.

In 2011, the Ukrainian State Scientific and Research Mining Institute and the Scientific and Research Institute of Labour Safety and Ecology in Mining and Metallurgical Industry joined our University as its research structural departments.

In 2015, Kryvyi Rih National University was given a reference number of Scopus ("Kryvyi Rih National University" Affiliation ID: 60105119). It enables the University to be at the forefront among the most prestigious Ukrainian higher institutions in terms of publications included into the Scopus database and assigned the Hirsh index.

The University publishes the following specialized scientific journals: “Journal of KNU”, “Mining Journal”, “Geological and Mineralogical Journal of KNU”. The journals are sent to Ukraine’s leading scientific libraries and indexed in the state reference database “Ukrainika Naukova” (the Ukrainian journal of   abstracts “Dzherelo”). The University scientists can publish their research results in the digital periodical «Computer Science, Information Technology, Automation» indexed in such databases as Index Copernicus, Academic Resource Index, Journal Indexnet, Academic Keys, Eurasian Scientific Journal Index, Google Scholar, Academia Edu, Internet Archive, Author Aid, Ulrichs Web, etc.

Many scientific papers of our scholars are published abroad. Monographs, course books and training manuals are regularly issued by the University publishing centre.

The University scientists take part in various Ukrainian and foreign scientific events including conferences, symposiums and scientific-research exhibitions.

Students’ research work is based on faculty or department conceptual programmes involving methodological preparation for research through such courses as “Introduction to Speciality”, “Fundamentals of Research”, “Research Methods”, etc.

There are two trends in students’ research work – academic and research (according to the curriculum) and research (optional). The most widespread student research forms include individual work at University departments and faculties, participation in scientific circles, problem-solving groups, round tables and seminars. Students are engaged in writing scientific papers, participating in national and international academic competitions, students’ research paper contests, scientific conferences, independent research and developments, etc. The student scientific community of our University unites members of specialized scientific circles of the departments and students working on their individual research. It is targeted at realizing a creative potential of young talented people through involving them in conducting research in their field of specialization. Great attention is paid to introduction of research basics into the training process as students are fostered to upgrade their knowledge and skills.

There are postgraduate and doctorate courses as well as three academic councils for theses defence.