Y. Gimpilevich: At Sevastopol State University an institute of ‘Radio Electronics and Information Security’ has been created

At Sevastopol State University an institute of ‘Radio Electronics and Information Security’ has been created.

It consists of the following departments: ‘Radio Electronics and Telecommunications’, ‘Electronic Engineering’, ‘Physics’ and ‘Information Security’.

The director of the institute is Doctor of Sciences Professor Yuri Borisovich Gimpilevich.

– Yuri Borisovich what was the reason for creating a new institute?

– First of all the changes in the educational marketplace. At present in Sevastopol and Crimea a greater amount of specialists working in the spheres of radio electronics, informational security and technical physics is required. It is due to the fact that some Ukrainian higher educational institutions no longer work in Sevastopol and Crimea and they provided about 70% of such specialists for the Crimean region. Therefore it is clear that it is necessary to substantially and quickly develop such specializations in order to fill the void. Our region also needs specialists of a physical and technical sphere who have fundamental knowledge in the main fields of science and engineering (ocean physics, astrophysics, physics of electrical effects etc.). Such specialists are needed for the ‘Institute of Marine Hydrophysics’, ‘Institute of Marine Biology’ and electrical engineering enterprises (‘Tavrida Electric’, ‘Sevastopolenergo’ etc.).

– The educational programs of such specialists have a common feature, “the study of electronics”. What other factors allowed to have all those programs in the same institute?

– An important factor is the research carried out at the departments of the institute. Within a short period from the moment of creation of Sevastopol State University the sphere of radio-electronics became very important. Two contract research works and two state-sponsored research works are being carried out. Eight applications for different grants were submitted and so far 4 grants have been awarded. The grant from The Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation to create ‘The Engineering Centre of Micro- and Nanoelectronics Products’ is highly appreciated.

– Do you think the process of forming the university will be finished with the creation of this new institute?

– The structure of the university created at the beginning helped to solve the main first stage tasks. It is clear than any structure is not constant – real life demands constant change aimed towards the optimization of work at the university. The rector of the university, Valeriy Koshkin, has emphasized the necessity for changes and they have therefore taken place. Probably changes will take place in the future as well.
I hope that the decision about the creation of a new institute will lead to progress in educational and scientific work. Our collective will do its best to prove the correctness of this decision.