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Educational and Scientific Institute of Social and Humanitarian Management


Director of the Institute: Maksym Karpovets, PhD, Associate Professor

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Office hours: Monday - Friday: 2 p.m – 5 p.m.

Deputy Director for Educational and Career Guidance: Larysa Minich, PhD, Associate Professor

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Office hours: Monday - Friday: 2 p.m – 5 p.m.

Deputy Director for Research and Quality Assurance of Education: Zoya Stoliar, PhD, Senior Lecturer

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Senior Assistants: Yuliia Polishchuk, Anna Yarmoliuk

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Office hours: Monday - Friday: 9 a.m – 6 p.m.

General Information and Educational Programs

The Institute of Social and Humanitarian Management was established by the Rector of the National University of Ostroh Academy (the order № 55 of May 31, 2021).

The Institute is guided by the tasks of transformation of humanitarian education in accordance with the Law of Ukraine “On Education” and the program “Education of the XXI century”. This process implements the most relevant teaching methods and technologies in the context of modern social and humanitarian discourse.

The Institute forms modern leaders who are able to influence the social and humanitarian processes of Ukraine on the basis of patriotism, creativity, and responsibility. Educational programs are formed through a combination of student recommendations, stakeholder feedback, and modern labor market requirements. Moreover, the Institute is focused on the practical component, which is implemented through the active involvement of employers and internships for students in Ukraine and abroad.

The specialties of the Institute of Social and Humanitarian Management offer the following skills and abilities:

  • conceptual knowledge adapted to modern labor market requirements;
  • strong material and technical resources;
  • innovative methods of teaching in the sphere of social sciences and humanities;
  • practical training and professional workshops from experts and leaders of public opinion;
  • development of critical and analytical thinking, formation of project activity and ability to solve complex problems;
  • intensive study of English (B2);
  • formation of skills of effective communication in any life and professional situations;
  • creation of different styles of texts in accordance with the field of activity;
  • effective online learning system (Moodle, Google Meet, Google Classroom, Zoom, etc.).

Additional abilities:

  • participation in international educational, scholarship, grant programs, and study abroad;
  • parallel distance learning at another institute/faculty of NaUA in order to obtain a second diploma of higher education;
  • implementation of extracurricular projects;
  • communication with successful managers of cultural, social, and public spheres;
  • deepening one’s knowledge through certification programs;
  • regular meetings with successful graduates;
  • participation in the student self-government with an ability to form and develop organizational, volunteer and leadership skills.

List of Specialties

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Master (second-cycle academic degree):

PhD (third-cycle academic degree):


Council of the Institute

Members of the Council:

  1. Maksym Karpovets, PhD, Associate Professor, Director of the Institute - Head of the Council;
  2. Minich Larysa, PhD, Associate Professor, Deputy Director for Educational and Career Guidance - Deputy Chairman;
  3. Oksana Alioshyna, PhD, Associate Professor - Secretary;
  4. Zoya Stoliar, PhD, Senior Lecturer, Deputy Director for Research and Quality Assurance of Education;
  5. Oksana Matlasevych, PhD, Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Psychology and Pedagogy;
  6. Maria Petrushkevych, PhD, Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Philosophy and Cultural Management;
  7. Igor Gushchuk, PhD, Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Public Health;
  8. Vitaliy Maksymchuk, PhD, Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Ukrainian Literature and Language;
  9. Roman Shulyk, PhD, Senior Lecturer, Head of the Department of Journalism and PR Management;
  10. Halyna Handzilevska, PhD, Professor;
  11. Ulyana Nikitchuk, PhD, Senior Lecturer;
  12. Nataliia Kulesha, PhD, Senior Lecturer;
  13. Oleksii Kostiuchenko, PhD, Associate Professor;
  14. Kateryna Yakunina, PhD, Senior Lecturer;
  15. Olha Shliakhova, PhD, Lecturer;
  16. Serhiy Davydyuk, Chairman of the Student Council;
  17. Oleksandra Shelest, Deputy Chairman of the Student Council.

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Scientific Laboratories and Research Centers

  • Lexicographic Laboratory Ostroh Neographer (Head – Vitaliy Maksymchuk);
  • Scientific Laboratory of Gender Studies (Head – Maria Petrushkevych);
  • Scientific Laboratory of Journalism JLab (Head – Roman Shulyk);
  • Research Center Sanogenic Pedagogy and Psychology (Head – Halyna Handzilevska).


The institute cooperates with educational educational institutions and organisations of Ukraine and abroad.

The Department of Psychology and Pedagogy cooperates with SGGW University of Warsaw, Stockholm University (Sweden), John Paul II Catholic University (Lublin), Lesia Ukrainka Volyn National University (Lutsk), Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University (Ivano-Frankivsk), Kyiv University of Gestalt (Kyiv), Kyiv University of Gestalt University of Bologna (Italy), Vilnius University (Lithuania), Nazareth College in Rochester (USA), University of Zelenogorsk (Poland).

The Department of Philosophy and Cultural Management cooperates with Masaryk University (Chezh Republic), University of Beira Interior (Portugal), University of Zielona Góra (Poland), Jagiellonian University (Lublin), National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (Kyiv), H. Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy (Kyiv), National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Kyiv), Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Kyiv), Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (Lviv), Rivne State Humanitarian University (Rivne), National University of Water and Environmental Engineering (Rivne).

The Department of Ukrainian Language and Literature cooperates with NASU Institute of Ukrainian Language (Kyiv), National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine (Kyiv), Rivne Regional Institute of Post-Graduate Pedagogical Education (Rivne), Khmelnytskyi National University (Khmelnytskyi), V.О. Sukhomlynskyi National University of Mykolaiv (Mykolaiv).

The Department of Journalism and PR Management has been cooperatingwith the Nove Media Foundation (Warsaw, Poland) since 2011. In the context of this cooperation, the Department implements the project “Project W”, within which students have the opportunity to attend workshops and seminars on online journalism, held in the editorial offices of the Warsaw media. During the project, students had the opportunity to visit the editorial office of the largest youth radio network in Poland "ESKA-ROCK", the editorial board of the magazine "Newsweek-Polska", the newspaper "Rzeczpospolita".

Student Council

The Student Council is an important part of student life, which regularly organizes cultural and sporting events, scientific activities and charity meetings. The several members of the Student Council take part in the monthly council of the Institute, where they actively influence the educational process. Students also take an active social position, being participants in volunteer and exchange programs.

Educational Activities

Educational work takes place in accordance with the educational process in Ostroh Academy National University. It includes informing students about the organization of the educational process at the university; assistance to students in preparation for national and university holidays; implementation of pedagogical control over students’ observance of moral and ethical norms of behavior, statute and internal regulations of the university. Among the main forms of educational work of tutors are tutoring hours, which take place in the form of talks, “round tables”, discussion clubs, conferences, seminars and other educational activities (with the involvement of specialists in various fields); cult trips to historical places of the native land, to museums, theaters, art galleries, exhibitions; individual educational work with students, taking into account the personal approach.