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Social Work Education in Ukraine

This summer I had a unique opportunity to visit multiple locations in Ukraine and map all the Schools of Social Work in my birth country. I want to thank Yaryna Ivashchyshyn for all her work in putting each Ukrainian Social Work School location on the Google Map: Schools of Social Work Around the World

IMG_0562.JPGI started my visit to Ukraine from attending the conference in Lutsk and visiting Schools of Social Work in Східноєвропейський національний університет ім. Л. Українки and  Луцький інститут розвитку людини університету “Україна” (ЛІРоЛ). Then I had some time in my birth city Lviv and visited my home University: Національний університет «Львівська політехніка» (НУ «ЛП») and had a pleasant visit with my former teachers and current colleagues Drs Nina Haiduk, Sonya Stavkova, Tetyana Shapovalova and Liliya Klos (on photo).

IMG_1255.JPGI also received a special invitation to visit Черкаський національний університет ім. Хмельницького (ЧНУ) where I was conducting a number of live web conferences over the last three years and spent time visiting with local social work educators and learning about social work in the heart of Ukraine (Cherkasy is situated in the Central Part of Ukraine on the Dnipro River). Thank you to Dr. Svitlana Arkhipova (on photo) for all your support. I am looking forward to continuing our collaboration for many years to come!

Here is the list of all Schools of Social Work in Ukraine. The list includes more than 60 schools that are more than 20 times increase from 1999 when I started my social work educational journey.

UKR Lviv State University of Life Safety  http://en.ldubgd.edu.ua/
UKR National Aviation University http://gmi2.nau.edu.ua/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=93%3A231-&catid=1%3A2011-03-02-19-19-33&Itemid=27
UKR Lviv Polytechnic National University http://lp.edu.ua/sr
UKR National University Of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy http://ssw.ukma.edu.ua/
UKR Open International University of Human Development “Ukraine” http://ab.uu.edu.ua/edu-specialty/191_sotsialna_robota
UKR Faculty of Sociology and Law of KPI them. Igor Sikorsky http://fsp.kpi.ua/
UKR Interregional Academy of Personnel Management  http://maup.com.ua/
UKR Bila Tserkva Institute of Economics and Management “Open International University of Human Development” Ukraine “  http://bc-uu.com.ua/?page_id=94
UKR Academy of Labor, Social Relations and Tourism https://www.socosvita.kiev.ua/postgraduates/specializations
UKR Vinnytsia Social and Economic Institute VMUROL “Ukraine” http://vsei.vn.ua/images/Doc/Spesialnosti/Sozrob.pdf
UKR Glukhiv National Pedagogical University named after. Dovzhenko http://pp.gnpu.edu.ua/struktura/kafedra-sotsialnoi-pedahohiky-i-sotsialnoi-roboty.html
UKR Dnipro National University named after Oles Honchar http://www.dnu.dp.ua/view/kafedra_socialnoi_psyhologii_i_psyhologii_upravlinnja
UKR Donbas State Pedagogical University http://www.slavdpu.dn.ua/images/stories/news/adv/pedfacultet/231.pdf
UKR Donetsk State University of Management https://dsum.edu.ua/2016/09/28/%D1%81%D0%BE%D1%86%D1%96%D0%B0%D0%BB%D1%8C%D0%BD%D0%B0-%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B1%D0%BE%D1%82%D0%B0-%D0%BF%D1%80%D0%B0%D0%BA%D1%82%D0%B8%D0%BA%D0%B0/
UKR Zhytomyr Economics and Humanities Institute VMUROL http://vmurol.zt.ua/abitur.html
UKR Zaporizhzhya State Medical University http://zsmu.edu.ua/sp_271.html
UKR Zaporizhzhya National Technical University http://www.zntu.edu.ua/search/node/%D1%81%D0%BE%D1%86%D1%96%D0%B0%D0%BB%D1%8C%D0%BD%D0%B0%20%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B1%D0%BE%D1%82%D0%B0
UKR Zaporizhzhya National University https://www.znu.edu.ua/ukr/pk/11718/11736/11790
UKR Kamenetz-Podolsky National University named after Ivan Ogienko http://kafsotsped.kpnu.edu.ua/en_US/%D0%B3%D0%BE%D0%BB%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%BD%D0%B0/
UKR Carpathian Institute of Entrepreneurship VMURROL http://kip.uz.ua/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=70&Itemid=98
UKR Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University http://www.univ.kiev.ua/ua/departments/sociology/
UKR Kiev Boris Grinchenko University http://kubg.edu.ua/informatsiya/vstupnikam/napryami-pidgotovki.html
UKR classical private university http://virtuni.education.zp.ua/info_cpu/search/node/%D1%81%D0%BE%D1%86%D1%96%D0%B0%D0%BB%D1%8C%D0%BD%D0%B0%20%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B1%D0%BE%D1%82%D0%B0
UKR Communal Higher Educational Institution “Khortytska National Training and Rehabilitation Academy” of Zaporizhzhya Regional Council http://khnnra.com.ua/uk/kaf-socrab/
UKR Kremenchuk Institute of Dnipropetrovsk University named after. Alfred Nobel (KIDUAN) http://www.ki-duep.com/index.php/sotsialna-robota
UKR Kropivnitsky Institute of State and Municipal Management http://kidmu.com.ua/koledzh/spetsialnosti-koledzhu/58-cpetsialnist-5-13010101-sotsialna-robota
UKR Luhansk Institute of Labor and Social Technologies http://osvita.ua/vnz/guide/312/
UKR Lugansk National University named after. Shevchenko http://luguniv.edu.ua/?page_id=192
UKR Lutsk Institute of Human Development of the University of Ukraine http://lutsk.vmurol.com.ua/specialjnosti
UKR Melitopol Institute of Ecology and Social Technologies http://miest.org.ua/index.php/248-sotsialna-robota-1
UKR Mykolayiv Interregional Human Development Institute Open International University of Human Development http://mmirl.edu.ua/template-features/menu-krl/menu-krl-2/napryam-pidgotovki-sotsialna-robota
UKR Nikolaev National University named after. Sukhomlinsky http://mdu.edu.ua/?page_id=22198
UKR International Humanitarian University http://mgu.edu.ua/
UKR Nizhyn State University named after. Gogol , Department of Social Pedagogy and Social Work http://www.ndu.edu.ua/index.php/ua/fukyltetu/psikhologiji-ta-sotsialnoji-roboti
UKR Odessa National Polytechnic University http://ac.opu.ua/specialty/socialna-robota
UKR Odessa National Mechnikov University http://onu.edu.ua/uk/structure/faculty/iipo
UKR Poltava Institute of Economics and Law of the University of Ukraine http://pl.uu.edu.ua/napryami_pidgotovki/socialjna_robota/
UKR Poltava Center for Distance Learning MAUP http://plt.maup.com.ua/
UKR Priazov State Technical University http://pstu.edu/uk/blog/specialization/%D1%81%D0%BE%D1%86%D1%96%D0%B0%D0%BB%D1%8C%D0%BD%D0%B0-%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B1%D0%BE%D1%82%D0%B0-%D1%81%D1%80/
UKR Precarpathian National University named after Vasyl Stefanyk (PNU) http://philosophical.pu.if.ua/
UKR Rivne Institute of Open International University of Human Development “Ukraine” http://rv.vmurol.com.ua/specialjnosti/specialjnistj_socialjna_robota/
UKR Sumy State Pedagogical University named after Makarenko (SumPPU) https://www.sspu.sumy.ua/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1385&Itemid=318
UKR Sumy State University http://sumdu.edu.ua/ukr/academic/specialty-licenses-certificates/286-ssu.html
UKR Eastern European National University named after. L. Ukrainka http://eenu.edu.ua/uk/structure/faculties-and-institutes/fakultet-pedagogichnoyi-osviti-ta-socialnoyi-roboti
UKR Taurian National University named after VI Vernadsky http://tnu.edu.ua/sites/default/files/normativbasa/231-socialna-robota.pdf
UKR Ternopil State Medical University named after. Gorbachevsky https://social.tdmu.edu.ua/
UKR Ternopil Institute of Social and Information Technologies https://tisit.edu.ua/index.php/instytut/napriamky-pidhotovky
UKR Ternopil National Economic University http://www.tneu.edu.ua/uf/department-psr-uf/
UKR Ternopil National Pedagogical University named after. The gnatyuka http://tnpu.edu.ua/about/public_inform/231%20Sotsialna%20robota%20-%20magister.pdf
UKR Uzhhorod National University http://osvita.ua/vnz/guide/246/
UKR Uman State Pedagogical University named after Pavlo Tychyna https://fspo.udpu.edu.ua/?s=+%D1%81%D0%BE%D1%86%D1%96%D0%B0%D0%BB%D1%8C%D0%BD%D0%B0+%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B1%D0%BE%D1%82%D0%B0&x=16&y=4
UKR University of Alfred Nobel http://abit.duan.edu.ua/uk/spetsialnosti/sotsialna-robota.html
UKR Kharkiv National Medical University http://knmu.kharkov.ua/images/stories//priem_socrab18
UKR Kharkiv National University named after. Karazin, Department of Sociology of Management and Social Work http://www.sociology.kharkov.ua/ksocwork/
UKR Kherson State University http://www.kspu.edu/About/Faculty/IPHS/ChairSocialWork.aspx
UKR Khmelnytsky Institute of Social Technologies, VMURol “Ukraine http://km.vmurol.com.ua/kafedri/kafedra_socialjnoi_roboti/
UKR Khmelnytsky National University https://www.khnu.km.ua/root/kaf/kafped/
UKR Cherkasy National University named after. Khmelnitsky http://pedosvita.univer.ck.ua/
UKR Chernivtsi National University named after. Fedkovich http://www.chnu.cv.ua/index.php?page=ua/gum_osvita/04%20viddil%20vuh%20rob/02%20soc_robota
UKR Chernihiv State Institute of Economics and Management http://osvita.ua/vnz/guide/499/
UKR Chernihiv State Institute of Law, Social Technologies and Labor http://nnip.stu.cn.ua/uk/component/k2/itemlist/category/38-kafedra-sr.html
UKR Chernihiv National Pedagogical University. Shevchenko http://www.chnpu.edu.ua/lecterns/psychopedagogical-lectern/279-department-of-social-pedagogy?highlight=YTozOntpOjA7czoxODoi0YHQvtGG0ZbQsNC70YzQvdCwIjtpOjE7czoxMjoi0YDQvtCx0L7RgtCwIjtpOjI7czozMToi0YHQvtGG0ZbQsNC70YzQvdCwINGA0L7QsdC%200YLQsCI7fQ==
UKR Chernihiv National Technological University http://www.stu.cn.ua/staticpages/kaf-socrob/
UKR Black Sea National University named after Petro Mohyla https://chmnu.edu.ua/kafedra-sotsialnoyi-roboti-upravlinnya-i-pedagogiki/
UKR National Pedagogical University named after M. P. Drahomanov http://www.fspnu.npu.edu.ua/ua/vykladachi-ta-kafedry/kafedra-teorii-ta-tekhnolohii-sotsialnoi-roboty

 

Tetyana Semigina provides a good overview of the Social Work Education in Ukraine (English language):

Semigina, T., Gryga, I., & Volgina, O. (2005). Social work education in Ukraine. Retrieved from http://ekmair.ukma.edu.ua/bitstream/handle/123456789/4122/Semigina_social_work.pdf?sequence=1

Semigina, T., & Bokyo, O. (2014). Social work education in the post-socialist and post-modern era: the case of Ukraine. Retrieved from https://ses.library.usyd.edu.au/handle/2123/18297

 

You can also read the following articles that highlights the development of social work in Ukraine

Bridge, G. (2002). Sustaining social work education in Ukraine: The second phase. European Journal of Social Work, 5(2), 139-147.

Boiko, O. M., & Kabachenko, N. (2016). Social work formation in Ukraine. Retrieved from http://ekmair.ukma.edu.ua/bitstream/handle/123456789/11682/Boiko_Social_Work_Formation_in_Ukraine.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

Кабаченко, Н. (2015). Освітня політика в Україні: випадок соціальної роботи. Retrieved from http://ekmair.ukma.edu.ua/handle/123456789/4585

Hayduk, N., & McKenzie, B. (2017). On developing a sustainable model of social work education in Ukraine. Cherkasy University Bulletin: Pedagogical Sciences, (8). Retrieved from http://ped-ejournal.cdu.edu.ua/article/view/1009

Ukraine has a lot of new developments in social work education. I am glad to have very strong ties with my birth country through direct connection with local social work educators. I am also proud to represent Ukraine as a life member of the International Association of Schools of Social Work.

Sasha Kondrashov, PhD


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