Institute of Ukrainian Studies
at the Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University
The Regional Research Institute of Ukrainian Studies at the Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University was established by Order of the Minister of Education № 341 of November 1, 1996. Despite its young age, the Institute of Ukrainian Studies has established itself as a powerful center of serious Ukrainian studies. In the first years, more than three dozen monographs and more than two hundred articles in scientific journals and collections were prepared and published here. The Institute of Ukrainian Studies is the initiator and co-organizer of a number of international and all-Ukrainian scientific conferences.
The institute began its work in three departments: philology and culturology; history, philosophy, jurisprudence; psychology and pedagogy. Its purpose, as well as other similar research institutions, is the preparation and implementation of scientific projects in Ukrainian studies, dissemination of knowledge about Ukraine, its people, history, statehood, language, culture, customs, life, art. The priorities of the Institute of Ukrainian Studies were the laws of national and cultural revival in Galicia as part of the process of national Ukrainian revival. Within the framework of this scientific direction the Institute carries out research of general problems of Ukrainian studies as a scientific branch; historical features of socio-political, socio-economic and religious relations in Galicia; foreign policy factors and their role in the history of the region; formation and development of ethnographic groups in the western region; Ukrainian language and dialects, literary and folklore heritage of Prykarpattia; development of art, music and song culture in the western Ukrainian lands; problems of national education and national upbringing.
Since 1996, the Institute of Ukrainian Studies has been headed by Doctor of Philology, Professor Vasyl Greshchuk.
Since September 2014, the director of the Educational and Scientific Institute of Ukrainian Studies is Associate Professor Valentyna Greshchuk.
The Research Institute of Ukrainian Studies conducts the following work:
- organizes and conducts all-Ukrainian and international conferences (symposia and seminars) on important issues of Ukrainian studies and its use in the teaching of various disciplines, as well as in extracurricular educational work;
- concludes and implements agreements on cooperation in the field of Ukrainian studies with other research and educational-scientific institutes of Ukraine and abroad.
An important activity of the Institute is the return from oblivion of the best representatives of Ukrainian science, restoration of historical justice, search, preparation for publication and publication of archival materials on Ukrainian studies, those that have long become a bibliographic rarity, although not lost their scientific significance today.
The Institute publishes a scientific-theoretical yearbook “Ukrainian Studies”, as well as a non-periodic collection “Ukrainian Studies: documents, materials, rarities”.
The institute has prepared and published a grand innovative work – the dictionary “Hutsul dialect vocabulary and phrasemics in the Ukrainian artistic language” in 2 volumes.
The Institute of Ukrainian Studies together with the Institute of Ukrainian Language of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine co-founded the I. Kovalyk Precarpathian Derivatological Center and generally works closely with the Institute of Ukrainian Language of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, O. Potebny Institute of Linguistics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. T. Shevchenko National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Institute of Ukrainian Studies. I. Krypyakevych. At the international level, the Institute of Ukrainian Studies cooperates with the Universities of Warsaw, Lublin and Jagiellonia (Poland), as well as the University of Olomouc (Czech Republic) and the Ukrainian Free University (Germany).
The Institute of Ukrainian Studies plans to further expand the topics and number of its publications, in particular, lexicographical works, monographs, the next issue of “Ukrainian Studies”, a number of articles in other publications, etc. are being prepared for publication. It is planned to continue publishing a collection “Ukrainian Studies: Documents, Materials, Rarities”, which introduces readers to rare editions of the past that have not lost their value today. The prospects of the Institute of Ukrainian Studies are to expand its relations with other scientific and academic institutions of Ukraine and abroad.
Domestic and foreign scientists, scientific and pedagogical workers who study Ukrainian studies problems are involved in the work of the Institute of Ukrainian Studies on a voluntary basis.