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Institute of Regional Research
named after M.I. Dolishniy of the NAS of Ukraine
(Dolishniy Institute of Regional Research of NAS of Ukraine)

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Department of social and humanitarian development of the region

History of department

Department of social and humanitarian development of the region was established in 2009. Since then the staff of the department is actively working under the guidance of Dr. Sci. in Economics, Professor Sadova U. Y. This can be evidenced by the results consisting of the five research themes devoted to the problems of forming a regional migration policy in terms of the ethnic, socio-demographic potential of the Carpathian region of Ukraine, socio-economic security of migrants, the study of regional features of organization of labor in a systemic crisis, the formation and use of regional migration systems for sustainable regional development, developing of the system of predictive calculations of the economically active population of Lviv region.

Published works make up a separate share of department’s creative heritage. In particular, collective monographs ("Regional migration policy and mechanisms of its implementation", 2011; "Carpathian region: problems and prospects. Vol. 2. Socio-demographic potential, 2013, "Intellectual and innovative development of the region in the context of European integration", 2009); monographs (Sadova U. Y. "Social Policy in Ukraine: evaluation criteria and performance indicators", 2005; Semiv L. K. "Regional Policy: The Human Dimension", 2004; Tsapok S. O. "Ethno-demographic picture of the modern World", 2007; Levytska O. O. "Personnel management in the health care system in the region: trends of shaping and implementation", 2012); reference books ("The migration phenomena and processes: concepts, methods, facts", 2009).

Periodic publications of thematic papers, guidelines, above all in the field of migration policy, in particular "Problems of protection of migrants' rights in today's crisis: macroeconomic and regional aspects" (2009), "Migration processes in Ukraine: Challenges and regional specificity" (2009), "Problems of development and implementation of state policy in the sphere of labor migration" (2014), "Social problems of Ukrainian migration" (2012), "The effectiveness of migration in the region: Problems of evaluation" (2014) also contributed a lot to good popularity of the department. The department’s staff is paying more and more attention to the development of international contacts (in the period 2009-2014 they took part in more than 15 international conferences; nearly forty research papers are published in foreign journals).

Conceptual scientific ideas of the department’s researchers are recognized in public authorities of the national as well as the regional and local level. The results of studies are used in the development of immigration laws of the state, the draft programs of employment of the population, and also to overcome of the effects of the global financial and economic crisis, preparation of documents in the field of European integration measures, and so on. Materials of scientific and analytical report on "Migration risks of social development of Ukraine" are included into the national report of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine "Socio-economic situation in Ukraine: Implications for People and the State" (2009). Close cooperation with the State Migration Service of Ukraine to some extent caused by the participation of Doctor of Economics, Professor Sadova U. Y. in the work of Scientific Expert Council of the State Migration Service of Ukraine.

Due to the initiative and extensive preparatory work of the department at the Institute were conducted two thematic international scientific and practical conferences "Migration processes in Ukraine: Challenges and regional specificity" (2009, December 17-18; 2013, October 2-3, two thematic round tables "Problems of the rights of migrants in the present crisis: macroeconomic and regional aspects (2009, June 17), "Social problems of Ukrainian migration" (2012, May 15), and three research seminars. On the base of the department functioning Branch of the Department of organizations management of the Lviv Institute of Interregional Academy of Personnel Management, whose purpose is to develop of scientific research and training of specialists on problems of social and humanitarian development.

The department is actively working with academic training: three doctoral and six PhD dissertations have been defended. Several employees of the department are awarded with honorary awards, two of them: with Scholarship of President of Ukraine and six others – with Awards of Lviv Regional State Administration; research team consisting of Andrusyshyn N. I., Teslyuk R. T., Bil M. M. became laureates of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine award as the most talented young scientists in basic research and scientific developments in 2011.

Scientific research of department is the result of the hard, selfless, professional work of team of young scientists. This is evidenced by the outcomes of the Dr. Sci. (Econ.), Professor Semiv L. K., Ph.D. (Econ.) Bidak V. Y., Ph.D. (Filos.) Tsapok S. O., Ph.D. (Econ.) Ryndzak O. T., Ph.D. (Econ.) Andrusyshyn N. I., Ph.D. (Geog.) Teslyuk R. T., Ph.D. (St.Man.) Bil M. M., Ph.D. (Econ.) Levytska O. O. Significant potential of scientific work also have done the young researchers – Ph.D. (Econ.) Bachynska M. V., Ph.D. (Econ.) Mulska O. P., Makhonyuk O. V., Baranyak I. Y., Kovalchuk L. V.

Currently, the department of social and humanitarian development of the region lives an active scientific life which aims to the development of independent Ukraine.


Department in 2014


Department in 2012


In Department worked:

Vavryk Antonina Yosypivna, Ph.D. in Psychology

Kopystyanska Khrystyna Romanivna, Ph.D. in Psychology

Semiv Lyubov Kazymyrivna, Dr. Sci. in Economics, Professor

Tsapok Serhiy Oleksiyovych, Ph.D. in Philosophy


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