At the Kiev Polytechnic Institute a radio specialization has originated at the Faculty of Electronics. In 1921 V.V. Ohievsky organized the Radio Laboratory, which became the basis for the development of radio engineering specialty, and later – the Radio Engineering Faculty.
Since there were the growing interest of students and staff to the KPI radio craft, in 1924 under the direction of Ohievsky there was organized a radio club within the walls of the Radio Laboratory, and in 1925, there was aired the first in the USSR collective amateur radio R1KPI.
In 1928 at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering there was allocated the radio specialization. During 1928-1929, when the construction of powerful radio stations started in the country, V.V. Ohievsky offered consultations on the construction of stations in Odessa, Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk, and Tiraspol.
In February 1930 on the basis of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering there was established the Kyiv Energy Institute, where the Radio Engineering Faculty and the Radio Technical Department were founded. Since 1931 regular radio engineers’ graduations has started.
Since 2008 at RTF there was introduced personal scholarships named after V.V. Ohiyevsky for students who have made a significant contribution into the scientific and technical work performed by departments. Other scholarships:
- Scholarship of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
- Scholarship of the President of Ukraine.
- Scholarship of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.
- Melexis Scholarship.
“Melexis” is the famous Belgian company in the field of IT, which functions since 1989 and specializes in the manufacturing of semiconductor integrated circuits for automotive and household devices.
Being selected on a competitive basis 10-12 students study each year according to the special program of the integrated circuits computer-aided design and get additional scholarships. After successful accomplishment of the training students are employed at the companies.