The National University of Ostroh Academy is the successor of Ostroh Slavic, Greek and Latin Academy, the first higher educational establishment of the Eastern Slavs.


The National University of Ostroh Academy receive the status of autonomous research national higher educational establishment.


Ostroh Academy University library which provides the resources for research and educational purposes, the access to the electronic catalogue of the library and foreign library networks.

Teaching and research in the National University of Ostroh Academy is organised by Faculties and Institutes. There are two Faculties and three Educational and Scientific Institutes offering sixteen prestigious specialities.


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Educational and Scientific Institute of International Relations and National Security


Dean of the FacultyAlla Ye. Atamanenko, PhD in History (Dr. hab), Prof of the Department of International Relations

Contact Information:
e-mail: dekanat.MV@oa.edu.ua
Office hours: Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., lunch break: 12.30 p. m. - 1.30 p. m.

Associate Dean for Education and Career Guidance: Bohdan S. Novak, lecturer

Contact information:
e-mail: bohdan.novak@oa.edu.ua
Office hours: Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p. m., lunch break: 12.30 p. m. - 1.30 p. m.

Associate Dean for Research: Avhustiuk M. Mariia, Candidate of Sciences (in Psychology), senior lecturer

Contact information:
e-mail: mariia.avgustiuk@oa.edu.ua
Office hours: Monday - Friday: 9 a. m. - 6 p. m., lunch break: 12.30 p. m. - 1.30 p. m.

Associate Dean for Quality of Education: Oksana S. Sakhniuk, Candidate of Sciences (in Philology), senior lecturer

Contact information:
e-mail: oksana.sakhniuk@oa.edu.ua
Office hours: Monday - Friday: 9 a. m. - 6 p. m., lunch break: 12.30 p. m. - 1.30 p. m.

Senior Teaching Assistant: Yushchuk F. Tetiana

Contact information:
e-mail: dekanat.MV@oa.edu.ua
Office hours: Monday - Thursday: 8.30 a. m. - 5.15 p. m., Friday: 8.30 a. m. - 4 p. m., lunch break: 1.00 p. m. - 1.30 p. m.

General Information and Academic Programs

The Faculty of International Relations was created in September 2008 due to the necessity of training highly skilled specialists at the levels of Bachelor and Master of International Relations, Regional Geography and History.

In the process of their studies graduates of the faculty acquire:

  • conceptual knowledge adapted to the modern requirements of the labour market;
  • abilities and skills in solving complex problems and issues that need integration of knowledge in future practice;
  • the ability to conduct research and innovative activities for professional purposes.

Students have the opportunity to study foreign languages according to the programs adapted to the requirements of each speciality. 
The content of the curricula and the system of arrangement of the educational process at the university promotes creative thinking and communication skills among students, their acquisition of ability for autonomous decision-making in complex unpredictable conditions, which is an integral part of the competence of a modern expert in international relations and of an historian.

The specialities

Bachelor’s degree programs (1st cycle academic degree):

Master’s degree programs (2nd cycle academic degree):

At the end of the Master Course, students of the speciality History and Archaeology get the qualification of Historian, Teacher of History, and the students of International Relations and Regional Studies Programme acquire the specialization Political Science and International Affairs ExpertTranslator, Interpreter

Postgraduate degree (3rd cycle of higher education):

Scientific activities

Fields of scientific research:

Comprehensive research project of the Department of History The Topical Problems of Ukrainian History and Historiography of Modern Times, state registration number 0113U007061, supervised by Prof Volodymyr V. Trofymovych, PhD in History (Dr. hab.).

Comprehensive research project of the Department of Regional Studies The Integration and Incorporation Processes in the Central-Eastern and South-Eastern Europe in the 16th – 21st Centuries, state registration number 0116U005531, supervised by Prof Serhii O. Rudko, PhD in History.

Comprehensive research project of the Department of International Relations The Tendencies of Development of International Relations in the Euro-Atlantic Region in the 21st Century, state registration number 0116U005530, supervised by Prof Tetiana V. Sydoruk, PhD in Political Sciences (Dr. hab.).

Great attention is paid to the study of foreign languages:

  • according to the curricula, students of the speciality International Relations and Regional Studies do the courses in English and Polish, as well as optional German, French or Spanish languages;
  • students of the speciality History study Polish, as well as Old Slavonic and Latin according to the curricula.

All students of the Faculty can deepen their knowledge of the above-mentioned languages due to certificate programs, as well as study Chinese, Italian and other languages.

There are English Speaking Club, groups for the improvement of the level of proficiency in English for the undergraduate students, Club of German Language Fans, scientific clubs, task and interest groups functioning at the Faculty.



There are three scientific laboratories functioning at the Faculty:

  • The Research on the Topical Issues of Ukraine's History and Historiography of Modern Times;
  • The Topical Issues of International Relations and Interests of Ukraine
  • International Relations in Central and Eastern Europe in the 10th – 21st centuries.

There are postgraduate degree programs in History of Ukraine, Historiography, Source Studies and special historical disciplines. The Dissertation Committee in the speciality 07.00.01 – History of Ukraine provides expertize, listens to the defence and makes decisions on the approval of the PhD dissertations. The students can join the postgraduate degree program in Political Studies (speciality International Relations).

Internships, exchanges

The educational and professional training of specialists provides educational, introductory and work practices and internships in institutions and organizations situated both in Ukraine and abroad.

Students have the opportunity to attend lectures of professors from the leading universities of the world that are invited by the administration of the Faculty, as well as to participate in programs of cultural exchange with students from Canada, Poland, the United States, Germany and other countries.


The Faculty has cooperation agreements with the Faculty of Politology of Maria Curie-Skłodowska University (Lublin, Poland), with the Faculty of Journalism and International Relations of the University of Warsaw, with the Faculty of Philology and History of Pomeranian Academy in Słupsk, with the Torun School of Banking (Poland). All of the agreements provide the possibility of obtaining degrees. The Faculty supports the possibility of academic mobility of students, including one in the form of simultaneous studies at Ostroh Academy and any university of the world.

At the end of Master’s degree program, beside postgraduate degree programs, students of the Faculty have the opportunity to enter a four-year training course as a part of the doctoral programs of the University of Warsaw.

Student life 

Resource centres

Both undergraduate and postgraduate students of the Faculty are united by Oleksandr Ohloblyn Scientific Society. Scientific conferences are held and collections of students’ scientific research are published regularly.

The students of the Faculty are able to use the resources of the Scientific Library of NUOA, including the collection of electronic publications EBSCO, as well as the library of the Institute for the Ukrainian Diaspora Studies of NUOA, which include a considerable number of books and periodicals.

Curriculum Office of the departments of History, Regional Studies and International Relations is well equipped with special scientific, educational and methodological Ukrainian and foreign literature (more than 300 items of the newest editions), as well as periodicals.

Every student has the opportunity to attend a variety of clubs and societies at the Culture and Art Centre, namely academic choir, circles of folk, classical and oriental dance, Club of the Funny and Inventive, drama society, music bands, different sports groups: arm-wrestling, volleyball, football, fitness, Pilates, chess, draughts, etc. The Student Brotherhood of the academy and the Faculty organise numerous events. Following the good tradition, the Faculty cooperates with the boarding schools of Ostroh, various charity events, participation in various competitions, tourism, etc.

The most popular sport at our university is football and there are annual competitions for the Cup of the Rector repeatedly won by the team of our faculty.

The students are awarded with distinctions, prizes, nominal scholarships and tourist trips for the achievements in the field of community service.

The graduates of the Faculty of International Relations are employed at the United Nations Office in Ukraine, the Verkhovna Rada, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and embassies of other countries. They are engaged in tourist activity, work as specialists in public and private institutions of various levels, as translators and interpreters. Among history graduates, there are school principals, directors of museums and archives, teachers, lecturers at Ukrainian institutions of higher education, assistants of deputies to local government bodies and to the Verkhovna Rada.

For many years in a row students of the Faculty have been winning all-Ukrainian academic competitions in international relations and history as well as all-Ukrainian contests of student research works.

There are a lot of winners of the scholarship granted by Viktor Pinchuk Foundation Zavtra.UA, and other educational programs among the students of the Faculty.

The graduates of the Faculty, regardless of the speciality, continue their doctoral studies at the universities of the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Poland, Portugal, Italy, and other countries.