Roman Kalytchak

Position: Associate Professor, International Relations and Diplomacy Department

Scientific degree: Candidate of Political Sciences

Academic status: Associate Professor

Phone (office): (032) 239-41-32


Selected publications

▪ Research Potential of EU Studies in Ukraine // Quarterly “Studia Europejskie – Studies in European Affairs”, forthcoming in 2021
▪ Hostages of the Past? Lviv Regional Council and Ukrainian-Polish Relations // Identity and Memory. Cultural and Social Contexts. Ukrainian Studies. – Jagiellonian University in Krakow,2020.
▪ Subnational Dimension of Cooperation Between Ukraine and Poland: Incentive or Obstacle for Reconciliation // Conference Proceedings “Contemporary Trends Shaping the Global World”. –Lviv-Olsztyn, 2020
▪ Untapped Potential? Ukrainian Cities and the Eastern Partnership // Conference Proceedings “The 10th Anniversary of the Eastern Partnership: Lessons Learnt, Current Challenges and Future Perspectives” – Kyiv, 2019
▪ Stronger Together? Ukrainian Cities and European Urban Networks // Ukrainian Yearbook of European Integration Studies. –Vol. I. – 2018.
▪ Cities and European Integration: Key Trends and Challenges // Visnyk of Lviv University. Ser.
International Relations. – №46. – 2017.
▪ Subnational Factor in the Relations between the EU and Third Countries: the Case of Canada // Gileya. – №126. – 2017.
▪ Cities’ Engagement in the Eastern Partnership: Accomplishments and Challenges // Politicus. –№6. – 2017.
▪ Development of European Studies in Ukraine in XX century // Conference Proceedings “European Studies in Ukraine: achievements, challenges, and perspectives” – Kyiv, 2017.
▪ U.S.-Focused Educational Programs: Challenges and Opportunities // Conference Proceedings. III Multidisciplinary Conference on American Studies “A Quarter Century of Ukrainian-American Friendship: An Experience Worth Promoting”. – Lviv, 2016.
▪ Disciplinary Identity of European Studies in Higher Education of Ukraine // Yearbook “Regionalism and Integration”. – Vol. 2. – 2016.
▪ The role of foreign donors in the development of university programs in European Studies in Ukraine // National conference “European Studies in the universities of Ukraine. – Kyiv, 2016.
▪ Soft Skills. Academic guide/Teaching materials (co-author). – Newcastle-Kyiv: Shoo Fly Publishing, 2016.

▪ U.S. Studies in Ukraine: the case of Ivan Franko National University of Lviv // Visnyk of Lviv University. International Relations. – 2015. – №37.
▪ Didactic materials for EU-related studies at Ivan Franko National University of Lviv // Political and Sociological Studies. – Vol. 12. – 2013.
▪ The state of research on European integration in Ukraine // Poland in the European Union: Adjustment and Modernisation. Lessons for Ukraine – Warsaw: University of Warsaw, 2012.
▪ Academic Mobility as a part of integrating Ukrainian University in the European Education Space // Slovakia – mediator on the way of Ukrainian academics to new European university
area. – Lviv-Bratislava: Litopys, 2011.
▪ The Impact of European Integration on Polish Voivodships // Political and Sociological Studies.– 2010. – Volume IX.


Roman Kalytchak received his Specialist and Master degrees summa cum laude in International Relations from Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. He defended his Doctoral Dissertation in 2004 and was awarded with the academic title of Kandydat Nayk (PhD). Dr. Roman Kalytchak started his academic career in 2002  at the Department of International Relations and Diplomacy at Ivan Franko National University of Lviv and he has been a full-time Associate Professor there since 2007.

His research interests mainly include Area Studies and also Higher Education in Ukraine and he widely published on these topics.

Prof. Kalytchak greatly contributes to the introduction of American Studies at IFNUL. He supervised the creation of the first official U.S.-focused specialization at MA level in Ukraine in 2011 and founded the Center for American Studies in 2014. Prof. Kalytchak also actively promotes the development of EU Studies.

Prof. Kalytchak is a member of the Scientific and Curriculum Council of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and supervises activities related to higher education in the field of Social Sciences. Previously, he served as a Deputy Chairman of the Curriculum Subcommittee on International Relations, Social Communications and Area Studies of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine in 2016-2018.

Prof. Kalytchak has been involved in various international academic projects, was a visiting scholar at different European and North American Universities and received numerous prestigious grants.




April 2021. Organizer of the 20th American Studies Institute “Striving for Excellence: American Studies in Ukraine” at Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (supported by the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine).
February 2023–September 2020. Grant-holder of the project “Rebuilding the Potential of EU Studies in the Conflict-affected Areas of Ukraine: Addressing Challenges and Creating Solutions” -Jean Monnet Project supported by the European Union and implemented by Ukrainian Association of Professors and Researchers on European Integration
July 2020 – October 2019. Project: “Area Studies as a Challenge to Monodisciplinarity” supported by the initiative “Innovative University and Leadership” – the International Fund for Education Policy Research.
July 2020 – September 2019. Local Coordinator of the Jean Monnet Network “Linking to Europe at the Periphery”. Organizer of the workshop “Teaching and Learning Europe”.
May 2019. Organizer of the 19th American Studies Institute “U.S. Elections: Myths and Facts” at Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (supported by the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine).
August 2021 –September 2018. Project: “Research Potential of European Studies in Ukraine” at the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence “Western Ukrainian Research Center for European Studies” of Ivan Franko National University of Lviv.
July 2018. Participant of the VI Warsaw Euro-Atlantic Academy “The Politics of Technology: Information, Disinformation, and Security in a Digital Era” Supported by the Polish-American Freedom Foundation, the German Marshall Fund of the United States and the Fulbright-Poland. College of Europe (Natolin campus), Poland.
August 2018 –September 2017. Expert in the Swedish Institute supported project “Facilitating the participation of Ukraine in European Research Area and Erasmus+” Coordinator: Uppsala University, Sweden.
April – May 2017 Petrach Program on Ukraine. Faculty Exchange with the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, the George Washington University, USA.
August 2019 –September 2016. “Enhanced Visibility on European Integration Teaching and Research”. Jean Monnet Project Support to Associations Ukrainian Association of Professors and Researchers on European Integration.
August 2017 and August 2016. Co-organizer of the two Summer Institutes “Lviv Leadership Academy” at Ivan Franko National University of Lviv supported by the Krieble Foundation, the Fund for American Studies and U.S. Embassy in Ukraine.
April 2016. Organizer of the Third Multidisciplinary American Studies Conference: “A Quarter Century of Ukrainian-American Friendship: An Experience Worth Promoting” at Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. Kennan Institute’s Alumni Grant Recipient.
May 2015. Organizer of the Second Multidisciplinary American Studies Conference: “United States of America in the Modern World: Politics, Economics, Law, Society” at Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. Fulbright Alumni Small Grant Recipient
August 2017–September 2014. Module: “The EU’s Subnational Dimension” at Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. Jean Monnet Action Program
June 2014. Organizer of the 15th American Studies Institute “Protecting Diversity: The History of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement and Human Rights” at Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (supported by the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine).
April 2016–July 2013. Tempus Project: IMPRESS “Improving the Efficiency of Student Services”. Responsible for developing segment on teaching Soft Skills. Coordinator – Northumbria University, Newcastle, the UK.
June 2013. Organizer of the 14th American Studies Institute “U.S. Politics and American Foreign Policy” at Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (supported by the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine).
September–February 2012. Expert on Higher Education in Ukraine. Project: “Europeanization of Higher Education in Ukraine as an incentive for modernizing Public Administration”. Center for Europe, University of Warsaw, Poland.
November–September 2011. Project: “Learning Europe from Europe? The impact of the EU’s Universities on Higher Education in the Post-Soviet Space”. IMESS Visiting Scholar. Center for EU-Russia Studies, University of Tartu, Estonia.
October 2010. Project: “Academic Mobility as a tool for integrating Ukrainian Universities in the European Education Space”. Initiative “Universities are a source of consolidation of civil society in neighboring Ukraine, Slovakia – a mediator on the path of the Ukrainian academic community to the European university space”. Academia Istropolitina Nova, Bratislava, Slovakia
May 2010 –September 2009. Project: “In Search of Europe: Developing European Union Studies in Ukraine” Curriculum Research Fellowship, Curriculum Resource Center, Central European University, Hungary
February 2009 –September 2008. Fulbright – Kennan Institute Research Scholarship. Project: “The U.S. Federal and State Relationship in International Affairs: Lessons for Ukraine”. Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars Washington DC, USA
December –February 2007. Course Development Competition’ Grantee, Curriculum Resource Center, Central European University, Hungary
July 2006 – September 2005. Honors Diploma, Lane Kirkland Scholarship Program. Project: “European dimension of Polish Voivodships”. Centre for European Regional and Local Studies. University of Warsaw, Poland


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