Department of philosophy and international communication

Address: 03041 Kyiv, Geroiv Oborony str. 15, educational building № 3,office 125, 127

Tel.: (044) 527-81-50, (044) 527-82-39

Head of Department (в.о.):
Kultenko Valentina

Ph.D, associate professor, Head of department


Department History

  The origin of the Department reaches the 30s of the XX century, and as an independent unit began to exist in 1952.
  The first head of the Department was Doctor of Philosophy, Professor V.I. Kolodiazhnyi, who headed the Department from 1957 to 1963.
  From 1963 to 1970 the Department was headed by an Honored Worker of the Higher School of the USSR, Doctor of Philosophy, Professor N.A. Lohvin created his philosophical school of research problems of modern natural science in the department. From 1970 to 1995 the Department was headed by Honored Worker of Higher School Doctor of Philosophy, Professor V. P. Kliuchnikov whose research interests included the problems of cognitive methodology. From 1995 to 1999 the department was headed by Doctor of Philosophy, Professor B.A. Holovko researched problems of philosophical anthropology. From 1999 till June 2000 the chair was held by professor A. M. Chernii whose problems were studied in philosophical anthropology, Ukrainian philosophy, philosophy of religion, and philosophy of science. From August 2000 until April 2018, the department was headed by Professor L.A. Chekal, whose field of research interests included the problems of the philosophy of technology and social philosophy.
  From April 2018 until March 2021, the Department was headed by Associate Professor I.M. Savitska. At present the duties of the head of the department are performed by Associate Professor V.P. Kultenko.

Scientific activities, innovation and research

 Nowadays, the activity of the Department of Philosophy is focused on the study of a wide range of philosophical problems to implement a new approach to teaching of philosophy in higher education according to the requirements of the reform of higher education under the Bologna Process. The fundamental methodological basis of teaching philosophical disciplines is the combination of historical-chronological and problem-based approaches, which is provided by the Department of Philosophy. The proposed problem approach implies highlighting cross-cutting problems related to dialectics, logic, and theory of cognition, philosophy of science, etc.

International contacts and links

  Teachers of the department actively participate in numerous scientific conferences. In particular, in the annual international scientific conference "Days of Science of Philosophy Faculty" of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, in international scientific-theoretical conferences of H. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of NAS of Ukraine, Dnepropetrovsk, Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk Universities, Kharkiv Skovorodinovsky readings, etc.
The main task of the department is teaching normative courses "Philosophy", "Religious Studies" and "Logic" for undergraduate and graduate students of full-time and part-time education, and "Philosophy of Science and Innovative Development" for masters.

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