Department of National Minorities

Head of the Department – Doctor of Political Sciences, Professor, Honored Worker of Science and Technology of Ukraine Viktor Kotyhorenko.

The department was established in early 1992. Its organizer and first leader was Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor, Honored Worker of Science and Technology of Ukraine May Ivanovich Panchuk (May 1, 1937 – August 4, 2018).

The main directions of the department’s work are the development of theoretical and methodological foundations of ethnopolitical science, research of historical dynamics of place and role of national minorities in the political space of Ukraine and its regions, scientific understanding of social contradictions and conflicts on ethnic grounds, around and concerning differences of ethnic and national interests, values, analysis of state ethno-national policy and development of proposals for its improvement, and ethno-political scientists’ training of the highest qualification.

As of 2021, the department has 8 scientists, 4 of them are doctors and 4 are candidates of science.

The most significant achievements of the department’s research work are published in collective and individual monographs and articles of employees, their speeches at international and domestic scientific meetings, in the media.

The leading publications on the results of research topics:

  • National minorities of Ukraine in the twentieth century: political and legal aspect / Author. Col .: M. Panchuk (head), V. Voynalovych, O. Galenko, M. Henyk, T. Gorban, O. Zhernokleev, Y. Zinchenko, O. Kalakura, V. Kotygorenko, Y. Levenets, N. Makarenko, O. Rafalsky, V. Ustymenko, B. Chirko. Kyiv: IPiEND named after Kuras NAS of Ukraine, 2000. 357 p.
  • Crimea in the ethno-political dimension / Ed. Col .: M. Panchuk (head), G. Bekirova, V. Hankevich, O. Galenko, T. Gorban, V. Voynalovich, O. Kalakura, V. Kotygorenko, O. Lyashenko, N. Makarenko, D. Omelchuk, Yu. Polishchuk, O. Rafalsky, R. Khayali. Kyiv: Svitoglyad, 2005. 533 p. + applications 35 p. and 11 cards.
  • Transcarpathia in the ethno-political dimension / Author. Col .: M. Panchuk (head), V. Voynalovych, O. Galenko, T. Gorban, O. Zaremba, O. Kalakura, L. Kovach, V. Kotygorenko, N. Kochan, O. Krasivsky, O. Lyashenko, N. Makarenko, O. Rafalsky. Kyiv: IPiEND named after Kuras NAS of Ukraine, 2008. 682 p.
  • Ethnopolitical processes in modern Ukraine: regional features / Author. Col .: M. Panchuk (head), V. Yevtukh, V. Voynalovych, V. Kotygorenko, O. Kalakura, N. Kochan, N. Makarenko, T. Gorban, O. Lyashenko, L. Kovach. Kyiv: IPiEND named after Kuras of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 2011. 396 p.
  • Donbass in the ethno-political dimension / Ed. Col .: V. Kotygorenko (head), O. Kalakura, L. Kovach, V. Kotsur, N. Kochan, N. Makarenko, Y. Nikolaiets, M. Panchuk, O. Rafalsky. Kyiv: IPiEND named after Kuras NAS of Ukraine, 2014. 584 p.
  • Political aspects of the crisis in Donbass: diagnosis of the situation and directions of settlement. Analytical report / Author. Col .: O. O. Rafalsky (chairman), V. A. Voynalovich, A. M. Degterenko, V. O. Kotygorenko, N. I. Kochan, L. O. Kochubey, O. V. Lisnichuk, Yu. O. Nikolaiets, M. I. Panchuk. Kyiv: IPiEND named after Kuras NAS of Ukraine, 2015. 268 p.
  • Galicia in the ethno-political dimension / Author. Col .: VO Kotygorenko (head), V. A. Voynalovich, O. Ya. Kalakura, L. L. Kovach, V. V. Kotsur, N. I. Kochan, O. O. Lyashenko, N. Yu. Makarenko, Yu. O. Nikolaiets, M.I Panchuk, O. V. Poznyak, O. O. Rafalsky, M. Yu. Ryabchuk. Kyiv: IPiEND named after Kuras NAS of Ukraine, 2017. 840 p.
  • National minorities of Ukraine in the political processes of the XX – XXI century: status and objectives of the study / Author. Col .: V. O. Kotygorenko (head), O. Ya. Kalakura, L . L. Kovach, V. V. Kotsur, N. I. Kochan, O. O. Lyashenko, Yu. O. Nikolaiets, V. V. Novorodovsky, M. I. Panchuk. Kyiv: IPiEND named after Kuras NAS of Ukraine, 2020.

The main composition of the department:

  1. Kotygorenko Viktor Oleksiyovych – Head of the Department, Doctor of Political Sciences, Professor, Honored Worker of Science and Technology of Ukraine
  2. Kalakura Oleg Yaroslavovich – Chief Researcher, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor
  3. Kochan Natalia Ivanivna – Leading Researcher, Candidate of Philosophical Sciences, Associate Professor
  4. Nikolaiets Yurii Oleksiyovich – leading researcher, doctor of historical sciences, professor
  5. Kotsur Vitaliy Viktorovych – senior researcher, doctor of historical sciences, associate professor
  6. Kovach Lesya Leonidivna – researcher, candidate of historical sciences
  7. Lyashenko Oleksiy Oleksiyovich – researcher, candidate of historical sciences
  8. Ruslan Volodymyrovych Kaminskyi – Junior Research Scientist
  9. Novorodovsky Valeriy Viktorovich – junior researcher, candidate of historical sciences

Contacts:

tel./fax: +38 (044) 285-96-92; +38 (044) 286-62-61.

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