Ukrainian Designers Fashion Show at The Saatchi Gallery

Ukrainian Designers Fashion Show at The Saatchi Gallery

The Ukrainian Studies programme at the University of Cambridge

The Ukrainian Studies programme at the University of Cambridge

The programme was established in 2008 in the Department of Slavonic Studies at the University of Cambridge by a generous benefaction to the University’s endowment by the Firtash family, Dmytro and Lada Firtash. The endowment generates an annual income that ensures that the programme will exist in perpetuity and that Ukrainian culture and society will be studied at Cambridge for many generations to come. The programme aims to enhance and raise public awareness of the people, culture, and history of Ukraine. The first of its kind in Europe, the Ukrainian Studies programme at Cambridge offers new ways to study this fascinating and diverse country. The development of the Ukrainian Studies programme unfolded in several stages. In 2007, the University of Cambridge began offering Ukrainian language courses for the first time to meet the growing demand from the student body. The language courses laid the groundwork for establishing a comprehensive Ukrainian Studies programme, which was launched on a five-year trial basis in 2008. Due to its success in building student and public interest, the Ukrainian Studies programme was endowed permanently in 2010, well before the conclusion of the trial period. Currently there are three key faculty positions: a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Ukrainian Studies and two Lectors (Instructors) in the Ukrainian Language. The programme offers foreign students the opportunity to study not only the Ukrainian language, but also the history, literature, and cultural traditions of Ukraine. Over the course of the academic year, the University hosts a variety of events aimed at promoting cultural exchange, such as an annual Ukrainian Film Festival, art exhibitions, postgraduate workshops, public lectures and literary evenings. Over the years, the programme has organised numerous public lectures and seminars on the most relevant topics of past and present Ukraine, including the issues of forming a Ukrainian national identity, as well as the role and place of the country in the new European arena. Fourth-year students at the University of Cambridge also have the option of enrolling in a course on Ukrainian literature and cinema of the twentieth century. The Ukrainian Studies programme at the University of Cambridge has attracted interest both in academic circles and in general in Great Britain and Western Europe. Information on the Ukrainian Studies Programme and Current Events

www.mml.cam.ac.uk/ukrainianstudies