About the Faculty of Humanities
- Credo ut Intelligam / Believe to understand (Anselm of Canterbury)
WHO WE ARE
- The Faculty of Humanities was established on September 1, 2003. At that time, the only programin operation was the Bachelor’s program in History (20 students).
- Since 2016, three Bachelor’s programs (History, Cultural Studies, and Philology) operate within the Artes Liberales baccalaureate model (more than 300 students)
- In 2007 the Master’s History program was created (currently 20 students);
- History PhD program: 13 doctoral students;
- Faculty: 58 permanent and 30 invited faculty members
- Students: From 98 applicants in 2018, 54 belong to 5% of the best graduates according to External Independent Testingin the Ukrainian language, 46 to 5% of the best in History, 26 to 5% of the best in foreign languages
- The average EIT score of the Artes Liberales applicants was 186 in 2018 and 2019
- The Humanities Faculty aims to cultivate academic freedom, civic responsibility, partnership, and solidarity in God’s glory, the common good, and human dignity. Faculty and students work according to the highest academic standards, study traditions, create the future, and form a public space for intellectual communication and active life transformation.
- In-depth study of classical and contemporary culture: publishing series In Via, classic languages, medieval and Byzantine studies;
- Creating platforms for inter-institutional and international exchange: “Kyivan Christianity” program, studies of the totalitarian period in Ukrainian history;
- The only Liberal Artes baccalaureate program in Ukraine
- The teaching approach provides studentswith a broad base of humanitarian knowledge and the ability to use it in practical activities effectively;
- Interfaith dialogue and emphasis on the Kyiv Church’s public history, the revival of its ecclesial and religious-cultural tradition;
- Student monument conservation expeditions (restoration of Ukrainian cemeteries in Poland);
- Public lectures in various intellectual centers;
- Cultural and Creative Industries Forum;
- Transformation of Ukrainian education (advanced training for school history teachers);
- The Artes Liberales Academy (interdisciplinary program in the humanities) for high school students;
- OleksaGorbach Spelling workshop (academic discussion of the Ukrainian spelling reform);
- Developing a standard for teaching Ukrainian as a foreign language.
WHOM DO WE TRAIN?
- Scholarswho continue their academic studies in Ukraine and abroad;
- Experts in historical, cultural, religious and political studies;
- Managers in cultural institutions (museums, libraries, archives, cultural centers);
- Specialists in Ukrainian language and cultural heritage preservation, dissemination and development;
- Journalists, media experts, publishers;
- Cultural diplomacy figures;
- Specialists in various areas of digital humanities: visual history, computer linguistics, geographic information systems.
KEEPING UP WITH MODERNITY
- Digital humanities (digital cartography, digital textology, digitization of sources, visual history and culture);
- Modern teaching and learning methods;
- Public history and dialogue with society.