National Technical University "Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute" and «HEIDENHAIN» company signed a cooperation agreement on March 19th, 2013. From now on, students of Kharkiv Technical Machine-Tool School of NTU "KPI" will study technologies of German company. For this purpose HEIDENHAIN will give the school 5 modern devices that control machines with computer numerical control (CNC).

The same summer the teachers college and university will be trained by the representatives of the company the technique of operation of these devices so that they, in turn, since the beginning of the new academic year could teach students this process. Official meeting of KhPI and HEIDENHAIN began with an introduction to the history of the university, which was presented to the guests by Rector, Professor Leonid Leonidovych Tovazhnyanskyy, vice-rector for scientific and pedagogical work Valeriy Kravets, director of Technical Machine-Tool School of NTU "KhPI" Eduard Rubin, head of International relations Alexander Goncharov, head of Integrated technologies of engineering department, named after M.F. Semko, Anatoliy Hrabchenko.

According to the words of Rector of NTU "KhPI" L. Tovazhnyanskyy, the preference of the agreement with HEIDENHAIN is that students since college will gain knowledge and practices that meet today's IT market. Entering the third course of the university, they will already have the considerable "baggage" of knowledge that will continue to fill up in the walls of NTU “KhPI”. In the end, after graduation, the university will “produce” a competitive IT specialist.

In their turn, the guests of NTU “KhPI”: head of external trade Herbert Hloh (Germany), Regional Manager on Eastern and Northern Europe Frank Rebayn (Germany), Gertner Service GmbH. company manager Torsten Erentrayh (Germany), a graduate of Integrated technologies of engineering department of KhPI, named after M.F. Semko, and now the present director of the Kiev representative office of Gertner firm Evgen Skalskyy, deputy director of the Kiev representative office of Gertner firm and HEIDENHAIN representative in Ukraine Olena Naumenko (Ukraine) described the history and achievements of their companies.

NTU "KhPI" and «HEIDENHAIN» company are confident that this cooperation agreement is not the last