Department of Sociology

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The Department of Sociology is the successor and bearer of the traditions of Lviv Sociological School, the development and formation of which have acquired special significance with Ukraine’s independence. The first Department of Sociology was founded in 1991 at the Faculty of Economics (1991–2009) of Lviv University. An important stage in the development of sociology at Ivan Franko National University of Lviv was the establishment of the Department of Theory and History of Sociology (with Doctor of Social Sciences, Prof. Chernysh as the Head of the Department (2002–2017)) at History Faculty of in 2002. In 2007, the Department launched the International Lviv Sociological Forum, as well as the publication of “Bulletin of Lviv University. Sociological Series”, which in 2009 became a professional periodical edition in sociology. Since 2018 the Bulletin has been included in four scientometric databases. On September 1, 2016, the Academic Council of Lviv University renamed the Department of History and Theory of Sociology into the Department of Sociology. From July 1, 2017, the department is headed by Prof. Yu. Pachkovskyi. The Department has a library filled by the project “Civic Education” of the International Renaissance Foundation, which has more than 1,000 items of various scientific literature on sociology. Members of the Department are the authors of numerous textbooks and manuals. The department maintains relations with leading scientific and research centers of Ukraine (Institute of Sociology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, sociological faculties of Kyiv, Kharkiv Odesa, Uzhhorod, Zaporizhzhya, and Eastern European universities, etc.). The department has extensive ties and carries out a number of joint educational and research projects with foreign education centers, as well as sociologists from the United Kingdom, Canada, Poland, USA, Finland, Sweden, Switzerland and others.


ChairpersonYuriy PachkovskyyChairperson
ProfessorNataliya ChernyshProfessor
ProfessorNataliya KovaliskoProfessor
Associate ProfessorOleh DemkivAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorOryslava KalyniakAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorHanna KudrynskaAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorTetiana LapanAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorTetiana MarusiakAssociate Professor
LecturerSolomiia BubniakLecturer
LecturerKhrystyna IlykLecturer
LecturerYaryna KhmilLecturer
LecturerOksana KhymovychLecturer
Senior Department SecretaryKhrystyna BilaSenior Department Secretary

Lecturers' schedule

Historians and the War: Discussion with Prof. Timothy Snyder

06.06.2022 | 11:23

The next installment of the online seminar series “Historians and the War: Rethinking the Future”, titled “Historians and the War: Discussion with Prof. Timothy Snyder”, will take place on 9 June 2022 at 19:00 CET.
The aim of the series is to discuss if and to what extent the war in Ukraine is changing our perception of the past and which new questions for historians it raises.
The invited speaker is 𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗼𝘁𝗵𝘆 𝗦𝗻𝘆𝗱𝗲𝗿, professor of history at Yale University and permanent...

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University of Naples Federico II for Ukraine

31.05.2022 | 13:40


University of Naples Federico II offers 5 Erasmus scholarships to students enrolled at an Ukrainian higher education institution fleeing from Ukraine because of the war for study mobility to carry out mobility for study or internship.
The students can apply for one or two semesters. The students will receive an individual support of 1100 Euro per months.
We offer 3 Erasmus scholarships for staff employed at an Ukrainian higher education institution fleeing from Ukraine because of the war, to carry out mobility...

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