Department of Culturology

Address: 15, Heroyiv Oborony str., educational building 3, room 317, Kyiv, 03041, Ukraine

Tel.: (044) 527-88-12

E-mail: [email protected]

Head of Department:
Iryna Maidaniuk

Doctor of philosophical sciences, Academician of the Ukrainian Academy of Higher Education


          In 1992, the Department of Folk Art and Culture was established at the Faculty of Public Professions of the Ukrainian State Agrarian University. Its head was S. A. Semenovskyi, at that time the dean of the Faculty of Public Professions. In 2002, according to the resolution of the Scientific Council of the National Academy of Sciences, the department became part of the newly created Department of Cultural Studies.

          At different times the department was headed by Candidate of Philology, Associate Professor T. Gritsenko (2002-2009),   Doctor of Philosophy O.Yu. Pavlova (2009-2011), PhD T.M Mysyura (2011-2012).     Since December 2012 the Department has been headed by I.Z. Maydaniuk Ph.D., Academician of the Ukrainian Academy of Higher Education.

           The department is unique in that, in addition to teachers of traditional disciplines of the cultural cycle, real artists-teachers of creative disciplines work fruitfully there. So, the pride of the department is the well-known poet-songwriter, honored artist of Ukraine, laureate of many prizes, People's Artist of Ukraine, prof. Vadym Kryshchenko, People's Artist of Ukraine, laureate of numerous art competitions, Professor Roman Rudy, Honored Artist of Ukraine, Associate Professor Viktor Kavun.

          Many work under the guidance of master teachers of the department student creative studios and circles. They represent Ukrainian national art not only in Ukraine, but also in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Georgia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Germany, France, Italy, USA, Poland...

          The department carries out educational work at all faculties and NNI of the university, teaching the disciplines "Ethnocultural Studies", "Ethics and Aesthetics", "Rhetoric", "Ethics and Food Culture", "Imagiology" and others. In order to ensure the educational process, the teachers of the department have issued educational manuals: "Culturology", "History of Ukrainian culture", "Decorative floristry", "Culture of family and life", "Ethics", "Aesthetics. Philosophy of art".

          The scientific interest of the NPP of the department is the study of the current state of the spiritual development of student youth, the role of the educational environment for the formation of a harmoniously developed personality, the main directions and forms of cultural and educational activities in higher educational institutions of the natural sciences, the role of mentors of academic groups in cultural and educational work with the student body. Every year, teachers participate in more than 20 International and 20 All-Ukrainian scientific conferences, the department organizes and conducts the International Conference "Dialogue of Cultures Ukraine-Greece" for several years in a row. 

The staff of the department

   From left to right: Associate Professor Yaryna Puzyrenko, Senior Lecturer Vyacheslav Borzenkov, Specialist Iryna Gedz, Laboratory Technician Anastasia Denisenko, Specialist Anzhelika Fedorenko, Associate Professor Svitlana Makoda, Professor Roman Rudy, Senior Lecturer Yuriy Karnaukh, Head of Department Iryna Maidanyuk, Senior Lecturer Natalia Titenko, Senior Laboratory Technician Tetyana Symonenko, associate professor Viktor Kavun, teacher Vladyslav Chaika, leading specialist Oleksandr Tretyak, associate professor Iryna Sydorenko, head of laboratories Iryna Lytvynenko.

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