June 29, 1954 – the USSR Council of Ministers decided to establish in Khabarovsk a complex of higher educational institutions,
such as Automobile Highway Institute, Institute of Forest Engineering and Institute of Civil Engineering.
The first director of the complex under construction
March 29, 1958 - within that project Khabarovsk Highway Institute was opened and it enrolled the first students for construction and highway majors.
Mikhail P. Danilovsky
The first President of Khabarovsk Polytechnical Institute
July 12, 1962 – by Decision # 737-311 of the CPSU Central Committee and the USSR Council of Ministers Khabarovsk Polytechnical Institute was founded on the base of the earlier established branch educational institution. Mikhail P. Danilovsky, a graduate of Khabarovsk Institute of the Railway Transport Engineers and a veteran of the Great Patriotic War, became its first President.
1967 – the construction of the University main and laboratory buildings, as well as 6 student dormitories was finished. By that
time Khabarovsk Polytechnical Institute consisted of 10 departments and was a multiple-discipline higher educational institution.
1992 – Khabarovsk Polytechnical Institute changed its status and was reorganized into Khabarovsk State University of Technology
The University Academic Council and Administration worked out a complex program of KSUT development till year of 2000, which started the active promotion of specialists training in social sciences and humanities.
Victor K. Bulgakov
The first President of Khabarovsk State University of Technology
2005 – by Order # 170 of March 23, 2005 of the Federal Agency for Education of the Russian Federation Khabarovsk State University of Technology was renamed Pacific National University (PNU). A new page in the University history was opened as PNU received a status of a classical University.
Sergey N. Ivanchenko
The first President of Pacific National University