February 7, 2021
On the Front Lines with Technology Kyiv-Mohyla School of Computer Science
Innovation – Research – Development
Kyiv-Mohyla School of Computer Science has been recognized as the Best in Ukraine for the last five years by various employer ratings. Congratulations on this continuous success.
As far back as 1993, the university recognized the need to include computer science into its curriculum, soon after the re-birth of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and the independence of Ukraine. The program expanded and the best specialists were hired to teach. The school excelled in its integrated approach of academics, research, development, and practical applications.
Dean Andriy Hlybovets continues the vision and dedication of his father, Professor Mykola Hlybovets, who built the school to its well-earned reputation for excellence. The main areas of focus are Information Technology, Mathematics, Network Technology, and Multimedia.
The Bachelor program includes the Departments of Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, and Software Engineering. The Master programs incudes Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Software Engineering, and Systems Analysis.
In an interview, Dean Andriy Hlybovets stated, “We train specialists at the highest level of competence in software engineering combining fundamental knowledge with mastery of all modern technologies covering all current technologies and trends. “
A Highly Competitive Program
The School of Computer Science receives more than 1000 applications each year for admission to the program. Only students with the highest scores on the national entrance exam are admitted, for example, in Applied Mathematics – 191.4, in Program Engineering – 194.4, in Computer science – 192.8.
Currently, there are 150 students entering the first year in the Bachelor program, and an average of 50 entering the Master program. There are over 500 students in the program. Graduates of the program are sought-after for well-paying positions by companies and organizations that work with the university’s Placement Office seeking the best qualified candidates. All graduates find employment immediately after graduation.
The great majority of graduates work in Ukraine, either as employees or as entrepreneurs in their own start-ups. But international companies also recruit Ukrainians with high technology skills and attract them with higher salaries. This is an issue that is directly linked to the global economy and to the need of a fair playing field in Ukraine.
A few years ago, a group of four students won the international Google Games Tech Challenge – a project that provides competition to the computer science and engineering community ,giving students an opportunity to learn Google’s culture logical thinking, collaboration and on-the-spot-coding. They won among hundreds of applicants from around the world. Even though they travelled to the United States as part of their prize, they returned to Ukraine to work in their home country.