The National Metallurgical Academy of Ukraine (NMetAU) is one of the oldest institutions of higher education for metallurgical engineering. It was established in October, 1899 as a department of Katerinoslavsky Higher Mining School. In 1912, the department was transformed into a metallurgical faculty of Katerinoslavsky Mining Institute. In 1930, it acquired the status of an independent institution of higher education and obtained the name of Dnipropetrovsk Metallurgical Institute. In 1993, the higher status of State Metallurgical Academy of Ukraine was gained and fixed by the Resolution of Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and, in 1999, the status of the National Metallurgical Academy of Ukraine was adopted by the Ukaz (Decree) of the President of Ukraine.
A. Teryanik is a volunteer. She, along with friends, practically from the very beginning of ATO, transported wounded soldiers to their hospitals on their cars. Over this time, their fellow travelers have become more than a thousand people. For her work, Anna was awarded the Order "For the Defense of the Territory", as well as the presidential award "For Humanitarian Destiny in the Antiterrorist Operation."
Anna Teryanik told about the people she was rescued. She wrote down stories told by wounded soldiers on the way to the hospital. Gradually travel notes turned into books.