About the Department

About the Department

The Department of Ukrainian Studies of the University of Warsaw is the oldest Ukrainian research centre in Poland and in the west of Europe. In 2013 we celebrated the sixtieth anniversary of the founding of the Department. Our traditions, however, began in the 20s and 30s of the twentieth century and are closely connected with Iwan Ohijenko, Roman Smal-Stocki and Myron Korduba.

Warsaw’s Ukrainian Department has always combined tradition with modernity so as to meet the challenges of successive periods and, importantly, to make our students competitive in job markets by giving them the opportunity to acquire Ukrainian language skills and to gain the knowledge of history, culture and literature.

Young but experienced lecturers are the asset of the Department of Ukrainian Studies. They are lecturers holding the degrees of doctor of arts and doctor of letters. They are full of passion for research and teaching and have been authors of numerous publications.

The research interests of our lecturers include the literature of the Kievan Rus’ age, the baroque, the Romantic period as well as the literature of the period after the second World War, and the modern literature. Moreover, our research includes the Polish-Ukrainian borderline, mutual influences of cultural and literary provenience and the art. Linguistic works focus on sociolinguistics (including the status of the Ukrainian language in Ukraine and mass-media languages), onomastics, ethnolinguistics and comparative grammar.

The Department has signed letters of cooperation with the universities in Hungary, Slovakia and Germany, which have enabled our students to gain scholarships of Erasmus and Erasmus Mundus. They can also do internships and traineeships at Ukrainian universities.

The Department offers Ukrainian studies with the languages of Russian and English. The curriculum includes practical courses in Ukrainian, Russian and English. Students have the opportunity to study not only general language but also language for special purposes (business, mass media, tourism and law). Moreover, students are offered workshops in translation skills. Additionally, the curriculum includes a number of courses, inter alia those of culture, literature and history. Last but not least, the Department offers lectures of famous researchers, specialist seminars and exciting student life.