National Aviation University (NAU) was established and started its work in 1933. From then NAU have been preparing thousands of specialists in aviation sphere, developing and growing and as a result for now it has 15 institutes, 7 colleges, 2 lyceums, the Law Center of the Air and the Space, the European Regional Center of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in its structure.
NAU is a member of the International Association of the Universities. At the basis of National Aviation University the International Civil Aviation Organization ICAO operates. It contains the European Training Centre of Aviation Safety and the European Training Center of preparation of the state inspectors on flight safety and on the proper condition of aircrafts.
National Aviation University occupies the territory of 72 hectares. The academic buildings’ total area is 130 thousand sq. m. During the training process there are used 75 aircrafts and helicopters, 40 aircraft engines, 3 aviation training apparatuses, 240 board systems, over 5000 modern specialized computers. National Aviation University obsesses a unique air base, which includes a training airfield, a unique aviation hangar, aviation ground equipment and a unique aerodynamic set with aerodynamic tunnel. Future pilots and experts improve their skills in real aircrafts in the largest academic hangar in Europe with the help of ground aircraft and special training apparatuses.
The library’s fund is around 2.5 million of scientific and technical books. The campuses for students’ uses of National Aviation University contain 11 hostels, a dining room for 1000 people, Internet cafe, a medical center equipped with advanced diagnostic and medical facilities, dispensary, Cultural Arts Center with a hall for 1500 seats, Sports Centre. There are clubs of aircraft modeling which are popular among staff and students.