Member of UFPA board of directors
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Ukraine. Dean of the Department of International Relations at Lviv National University. PhD in economics, professor.
Born on March 16, 1954 in Helenkiv, Kozivskiy district, Ternopil region.
1977 – Graduated geography department, Ivan Franko Lviv State University;
1983 – Completed postgraduate program on “Economic and Social Geography” at Ivan Franko Lviv State University;
Scientific degrees, academic and honorable ranks:
1983 – Received the Doctor degree in geography (“Territorial economic and ecological problems of environmental management and ways of solution”);
1986 – Assistant professor (Economic and Social geography faculty, Ivan Franko Lviv State University);
1995 – PhD in economics (“Ecological and economical basis for territorial development of economic complexes (problems and research methodology)”);
1997 – Professor (Faculty of International Relations and Area studies, Ivan Franko Lviv National University);
1998 – Honorable rank of “People’s Ambassador of Ukraine”;
2009 – Honored professor of Ivan Franko Lviv National University;
2011 – Diplomatic rank “Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Ukraine”.
1993 – present – head of the Faculty of International Relations and Diplomatic service at Ivan Franko Lviv National University;
2010-2014 – Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Ukraine to Poland;
1972-2014 – student, research technician, deputy secretary Komsomol committee, postgraduate student, junior research fellow, lecturer, associate professor, professor, head of the faculty, dean of the Department of International Relations of Ivan Franko Lviv National University;
1971-1972 – English language teacher at Maloplavuchanska school, Ternopil region.
Guest-lecturer to the universities of Great Britain, Canada, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, USA, Switzerland, Sweden. Organizer, moderator and participant of numerous international conferences, symposiums and meetings. Director of “Baltic University” program (1993-2001). Lecturer of Geneva center for security policy (1998-2000).
Head of the special academic board for scientific degree completion at Ivan Franko Lviv National University (2007-2010). Member of special academic boards for thesis defense in economics, geography and political science (1995-2010).
Executive editor of Ivan Franko Lviv National University Bulletin (International relations series), editorial board member of an international journal “Strategic overview”, Warsaw.
Author and co-author of more than 150 scientific and academic works on international relations, economics and social and economic geography.
English, Polish, Russian.
Married, has two sons and three grandchildren.