The Faculty of Sociology and Law (hereafter FSP) is a division of the leading Ukrainian university National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute (KPI).” Since its founding in the late 19th century, KPI has been an engine of modernizing and developing policies and practices in the region.
Throughout the last decade, KPI has held either first or second place in rankings of Ukraine’s universities. Among KPI graduates there are world-known scholars (e.g. Serhiy Korolov and Igor Sikorsky), Ukrainian political leaders, including several prime ministers and the incumbent chair of the National Bank, and captains of industry. KPI is striving to become the MIT of Eastern Europe by combining excellence in natural sciences, engineering, business, and social sciences.
FSP has a tradition of excellence in education and scholarship. FSP consists of 8 departments: Department of Sociology, Department of Public Administration, Department of Psychology, Department of History, Department of Philosophy, and various departments pertaining to legal studies.
FSP’s academic staff teach innovative classes based on cutting edge scholarship. FSP professors are involved in international projects aimed at modeling and producing foresight of the Ukrainian economy, issues of corruption, good governance, e-government, and inter-relationship between business education for engineers and entrepreneurship. The overarching academic theme of FSP teaching and research focuses on issues of modernity and modernization.
Info on The Department of Sociology
The Department of Sociology is a leading educational and research institution in Ukraine dealing with a variety of pressing social issues and challenges, both local and global. The department’s academic staff are deeply engaged in research on the nature and prospects of modernity / modernities as well as modernization. The department faculty have produced studies on the developmental state and its relevance to the European context of modernity and modernization, politics of collective memory, identity politics, conflicts resolution, electoral behavior, and European integration. Department faculty members frequently appear on national and international TV to cover and comment on Ukrainian, European and global politics. The Department of Sociology offers a plethora of courses ranging from traditional subject-matters (e.g. sociological theory, history of ideas, methodology and research methods) to classes providing unique expertise and insight into East European and post-communist affairs including inequity, migration, collective memories, and social movements. The Department of Sociology holds two conferences annually on historical sociology of modernity and regularly hosts globally renowned scholars at conferences and for public lectures. The Department of Sociology offers BA, MA and PhD degrees in Sociology. The Department of Sociology is working closely with national and global employers. Department students participate in various international exchange programs.
The Department of Sociology jointly with the Department of Public Administration have developed innovative undergraduate and graduate programs offering BA and MA degrees in Social Work focusing on international organizations and project management.
The Department of Sociology publishes a scholarly journal “Proceedings of NTUU “KPI”: Political Science. Sociology. Law.” It is an academic journal in the realms of political science, sociology and law. The journal is being published 4 times a year. Languages of the journal are Ukrainian, Russian and English.