Department of International Relations and Diplomacy

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The appearance of independent Ukraine on the world political map created the need in trained experts ready to represent a new independent state on the world arena: diplomatic and consular representations of young Ukrainian state were opened all over the world, greatly expanded Ukraine’s participation in various international organizations, intensified international cooperation on regional and local levels.

Ivan Franko Lviv University promptly reacted to this by establishing the Faculty of International Relations in 1992. The Department of International Relations and Diplomacy (then it was named as the Department of Political Geography) was established at the same time and became the basis for the training of future diplomats and experts in international relations. The Department received its modern name in 2002 after the Department of the Country Studies and International Tourism became another sustainable structure of the Faculty (in 1996-2002 there was an integrated Department of International Relations and Country Studies).

During its existence the staff of the Department expanded from 5 to 26 members. Many of them are the graduates from the Faculty of International Relations of Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. Members of the Department defended 3 doctoral and 15 candidate (PhD) theses.

There are 3 professors, 19 associate professors and 4 assistant professors who provide the training of high-qualified experts in the field on international relations. And now together with the members of other Faculty Departments they constitute a unique Lviv scientific school in international relations studies which has being developed for about 25 years.

Responding to the imperative demands of our time Department regularly develops and introduces into curriculum and updates the courses covering different aspects of modern international relations and world politics.

From 2000 the Department of International Relations and Diplomacy became a basis for the training of the experts in a new specific field of International Relations – International Information Relations. While training the experts in this field an emphasis is laid on the methods and techniques of information and analytical support of decision-making, modern methods of collecting and processing of the information materials and data (which include new computer and program tools), methods of individual, group and social influence using communication tools.

Scientific interests of the Department members include a wide range of crucial issues of the modern International Relations. They are reflected in hundreds of scientific articles and dozens of scientific monographs and textbooks. Now the Department staff is developing a scientific problem Ukraine under transformation of the modern system of international relations. The project coordinator is the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine, Professor Markiyan Malskyy, who chaired the Department from its foundation and till 2016. Now the Department of International Relations and Diplomacy is chaired by Professor Yurii Prysyazhnyuk.


Basic courses for Bachelors in International Relations provided by the Department staff:

  1. Foreign policy of Ukraine
  2. History of International Relations
  3. Foreign Policy of States of Africa, Asia, Pacific Basin Countries and Australia
  4. Foreign Policy of Commonwealth of Independent States
  5. Foreign Policy of States of North America and Latin America
  6. Theory of International Relations (Classic and Modern Theories)
  7. Modern Trends in International Relations
  8. Conflictology and the Theory of Negotiations
  9. Ukraine in International Organizations
  10. International Relations and World Politics
  11. Diplomatic and Consular Service of Ukraine
  12. Diplomatic Protocol and Etiquette
  13. Secret Diplomacy and Intelligence
  14. Decision-Making Theory
  15. Information and Analytical Support in International Relations
  16. Foreign Policy
  17. National and International Security


Basic courses for Bachelors in International Information Relations provided by the Department staff:

  1. Mathematics in the Modern Information Technologies
  2. System Analysis
  3. Applied Information Science
  4. Analysis of the States’ Foreign Policy
  5. Modern Information Systems and Technologies
  6. Information Security
  7. Computer Processing of the Data
  8. Information and Analytical Support in International Relations
  9. Theory and Practice of Communication
  10. Theory of Mass Communication
  11. Public Relations
  12. Election Technologies
  13. Theory and Practice of Advertising
  14. Basics of International Information Relations
  15. International Information Studies

Address:  19 Sichovykh Strlitsiv str., r. 206,  Lviv, Ukraine, 79000


ChairpersonYuriy PrysiazhniukChairperson
ProfessorBohdan HudProfessor
ProfessorMarkiyan MalskyyProfessor
Associate ProfessorLina Imad Abdo-YasinskaAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorSofiya FedynaAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorMarianna HladyshAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorIgor IzhninAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorRoman KalytchakAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorMykhaylo KomarnytskyyAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorOleksandr KuchykAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorPetro KuzykAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorViktoriya MalyhaAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorMykhaylo MatsyakhAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorYuriy MorozAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorKostyantyn PolishchukAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorSvitlana PykAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorRostyslav RomaniukAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorOleksandra SahaydakAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorNataliya ShalennaAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorBorys SulymAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorOlha TelenkoAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorRoman VovkAssociate Professor
LecturerOrest HohoshaLecturer
LecturerZhanna RozumnaLecturer
LecturerOksana ShamborovskaLecturer
LecturerRoman ShypkaLecturer

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