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 Regional Studies focusing on the European Union and Higher Education in Ukraine and he widely published on these topics.
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, Asian and North American Universities and received several prestigious grants.
Because of his extensive experience in developing Area Studies, Prof. Kalytchak was also entrusted to administer the introduction of American Studies at IFNUL (2010-2017). 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.
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