Poltava University of Economics and trade is the leading higher educational institution in Ukraine, founded in 1974.
History of the University
In 1974 the decision to establish Poltava Cooperative Institute was made. Since then and until the beginning of the 90-ies of XX century the Institute prepared the specialists of the highest qualification for all Union republics. After Ukraine’s Declaration of State sovereignty of the Institute is subordinate to the Central Union of consumer societies
A special place in the development of Poltava Cooperative Institute take the 90-ies.
To train specialists in accordance with the domestic and World Science achievements, the Institute has identified strategic directions for the development of education in the future. In April 1996, the Scientific Council approved the complex program of development of Poltava Cooperative Institute from 1996-2000. It was based on the concept of the reform of higher education in the process of transition to a market economy, the concept of liberal education in institutions of higher learning and the concept of Poltava Cooperative Institute. The main task of the Institute identified the training of highly qualified specialists, who are able to operate at the level of international standards. To this purpose, in 1996 with multistage training institute specialists was introduced on the basis of educational and qualification level of the base of higher education “Bachelor” in the following areas: economy and entrepreneurship, management, trade, food technology and engineering.
Since the early 90 ‘s. the institute has introduced a post graduate education. To this purpose, on the basis of Poltava Cooperative Institute according to the decision of the Board of Directors and the order of the Ministry of education of Ukraine of 29.09.1992 No. 184-134 opened inter-branch institute for advanced studies and retraining of consumer cooperatives. Before the opening of the mentioned institute the postgraduate education in the COI was realized on the Faculty of professional skillsimprovement.
During the 90’s the Institute has created real conditions for the provision of training for professionals to meet the needs of a market economy. Such specialties like“Finance and credit” (1993), “Management in the production sphere” (1994), “International Economics” (1996), “Marketing” (1997) were opened. In 1998, the training of professionals in the fields of “Management of foreign trade activities”, “Commodity research and examination of customs”, “Technologies of storage preserving and processing of meat”.
Significantly increased the quality of training and scientific and pedagogical skills of teachers, based not only on their own search but also based on their training in foreign higher educational establishments in the United States and Canada, the universities of England, France, Germany, Hungary. Links have been established with the European Academy of marketing and the European Institute of management (Brussels), Central European University (Budapest), the University of Valencia (Spain). Various forms of teacher training provided an opportunity to inform our thinking fundamentally new directions in the field of marketing, management, business, banking, auditing, foreign languages and on this basis to introduce progressive methods in the learning process.
In 1997, according to the decision of State Accreditation Commission of the Ministry of education of Ukraine from December 9, 1997, the Institute was accredited on the III accreditation level with the granting of the right of issue specialists on educational and qualification levels.
The Ministry of education of Ukraine during the 1998 year conducted a verification of all disciplines on a new list of areas and specialties, and the Institute has issued licenses and certificates.
The Institute at the end of the 90’s consisted of 7 faculties, 24 departments, Centre for production, computer technology center, educational and manufacturing plant.
In 2000, according to the decision of State Accreditation Commission of the Ministry of education and science of Ukraine from July 11, 2000 Poltava Cooperative Institute was certified according to the results of the certification examination of the State Inspectorate of educational institutions.
The licensed volume of recruitment for full-time study in the 2000-2001 academic year amounted 575 people, retraining-150 people.
The number of students on October 1, 2000 totaled 5113 people, including 2173students on the full-time form of training, 2940 students at thepart-time. Their studies provide 315 teachers, among them 37 doctors of Sciences and professors, 159 candidates of science and associate professors.
On December 6, 2000 the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine supported the proposal of the Central Union of consumer societies of Ukraine on the establishment of Poltava University of consumer cooperatives in Ukraine on the basis of Poltava Cooperative Institute.
On May 21, 2001 the Board of the Central Union of consumer societies of Ukraine made a decision on the establishment of Poltava University of consumer cooperatives in Ukraine “.
In 2003, the doctor of historical sciences, professor, honoured educator of Ukraine, Aleksey AlekseevichNestulya was appointed the rector of the University on the basis of the decision of the Board of directors.
In 2003, the new specialities“Economic Cybernetics”, “Banking”, and “Social computing” were opened, in 2006 – “Personnel management and labour economics”, 2007– “Hotels and restaurants management”.
In 2009, the volume of licensed student recruitment for all specialties of full-time form of training (2771 seats) and part-time form of training (6141 seats) increasedsignificantly. The number of scientific and pedagogical staff has raised to 577 people, 66 professors, 356senior lecturers.
In 2009, the University again passed accreditation and with the decision of State Accreditation Commission of the Ministry of education and science of Ukraine from July 2, 2009 it was awarded the highest, fourth level of accreditation.
In April 2010, the university changedits name to Poltava University of Economics and Trade.
Departments and specialities
Faculty of Economics and Management
- Economics company;
- Economic cybernetics;
- Personnel management and labour economics;
Faculty of food technology, hotel and restaurant and tourism business
- Food technology and engineering;
- Hotel and catering;
Merchandising and commercial faculty
- Commodity research and trading business;
Faculty of finance and accounting
- Documentation and information work;
- Accounting and audit;
- International economics;
- Finance and credit.