Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv is today a classic university with a distinct research profile, and the leading contemporary academic and educational hub of Ukraine. With the independent Ukrainian nation arising, the University is facing new challenges and responsibilities. The academic experts of the future can be identified by a thorough professional knowledge and the ability to think creatively, with an understanding of the massive responsibility to be taken when working at the leading-edge of academic thought. Only a university with a long tradition of achievement and success both in teaching and in research could cope with such a mission.
The high status of a classical research University is underpinned by the numerous academic achievements of its staff.
There are 13 Faculties within the University. The University awards Junior Specialist’s, Bachelor’s, Specialist’s and Master’s degrees, Higher Qualification Post-graduate degrees and Doctoral degrees. Training and retraining programs are provided in 14 specialties of Junior Specialist qualification, 55 fields of Bachelor training programs, 49 areas of Specialist training programs and 98 fields of Master training programs. More than 26 thousand students study at the University. Approximately 1,645 postgraduate students and 125 PhD students are working for higher qualifications at the University.
Faculty of Sociology was established in April 2007 to advance famous traditions of the previous and present generations of sociologists at National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv.
Profile of key people
Lyudmila Yuzva, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, graduated from the faculty of psychology and sociology of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Ukraine). Her academic interests are developing around the methodology and methods of sociological research, with particular emphasis on methods of document analysis political violence in asymmetric conflicts. She specializes in such methods as content analysis, intent analysis, discourse analysis, biographical method, semantic analysis, cognitive mapping and more. In 2012, Associate Professor Yuzva Lyudmila received a Diploma for the 1st place at the VI All-Ukrainian Youth Contest „Innovative Intellect of Ukraine” in the 3rd age category (applied research). In 2016, she worked at the Content Analysis Center, where she conducted empirical content analytics studies studying media texts. In 2017, she participated in a joint Polish-Ukrainian project to study and compare students in these countries. The project was implemented jointly with the Institute of Sociology of the State Higher Eastern European School, the Institute of Sociology of Rzeszow University and the Center for Youth Studies. In 2018-2019 she was a consultant on the research methodology in the grant program „Trauma of radical change in Ukraine” (Poland). As a result of her participation in the grant program, she conducted a content-analytical study of biographical texts. She is also a member of the Sociological Association of Ukraine and a teacher of the School of Young Sociologists.
Anna Tashchenko, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, works at the Faculty of Sociology of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, also previously worked at the National Aviation University. During the student days she was awarded a scholarship by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (2008-2009) and the Taras Shevchenko Prize for the best scientific work among students of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (2012). During postgraduate studies she was awarded a scholarship of the President of Ukraine (2015-2016). At the National Aviation University she was a member of the departmental research topic „Sociology of transport: scientific and institutional aspects of formation and development” and the head of the student’s scientific circle „Space of cultural codes”. Her teaching experience includes such disciplines as „Professional Ethics of a Sociologist”, „Sociology of Culture”, „Sociology of Morality”, „Social Anthropology: Sociological Foundations”, „Sociology of Space”, „Socio-political Studies”, „Social Structure and Inequalities in Society”, „Everyday life and Lifestyles”, etc. The main research results of her Ph.D. thesis „Cultural codes as a means of social identification in daily practices” (2017) were implemented in regular syndicated nationwide (all-Ukrainian) public opinion survey „R&B Omnibus” (Research & Branding Group, January 2019).