Department of Tourism

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The department of tourism was established at the Faculty of Geography of Ivan Franko National University of Lviv under the Decree of the Scientific Council of the University. Since its foundation, it has been headed by Professor, Doctor of Economic Sciences M. P. Malska, who is an author or co-author of 367 scientific works, including 17 monographs, 47 textbooks, glossaries, and manuals. She has the awards ‘For Scientific Achievements’ by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine (2009), “Honoured Tourism Worker of Ukraine” by State Tourism Administration of Ukraine (2004), “Medal Wincentego Pola, and “Merited Education Worker of Ukraine” (2018).

The department’s main objectives are adhering to high standards of quality, ethics and traditions of teaching techniques, preserving leadership positions on the regional educational market, bringing up new generation of nationally conscious Ukrainian elite, developing up-to-date educational field of knowledge “Services” with specialization “Tourism” (Bachelor’s and Master’s degree) and “Hotel and Restaurant Services” (Bachelor’s degree), as well as educating for Bachelor’s degree with specialization “Tourism” at the Institute of Postgraduate Education and Pre-University Training of Ivan Franko National University of Lviv.

In 1997, for the first time educational specialization “Management of the Tourism Industry” was launched at the Faculty of Geography. IhorKostenko, the Hero of the Heavenly Hundred and the Hero of Ukraine, was one of management students. In 2005, the Department of Tourism received the License of the Ministry of Education of Ukraine on educating students in specialization “Tourism”, and in 2017 – the License on educating professionals in specialization “Hotel and Restaurant Business”.The Department provides teaching of a number of disciplines in professional training and specialized courses for experts in the field of tourism studies and hotel and restaurant business. During its existence, the personnel of the Department have published more than 80 textbooks, manuals and courses of lectures on the problems of tourism and hotel and restaurant business theory and practice.Students’ trainings and practicum take place in tourism companies, hotel complexes in Ukraine and abroad (Poland, Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria). Research and production laboratories, such as Educational Tourism Agency and Hotel and Restaurant Business, as well as tourism and excursions and active tourism students study groups function at the Department.


  • Carpathian region
  • Prydnisteria
  • South of Ukraine


  • Poland
  • Greece
  • Bulgaria
  • Turkey


(by-worker)Vasyl Stetskyi (by-worker)
Chairperson, Professor (by-worker)Marta MalskaChairperson, Professor (by-worker)
ProfessorVasyl KravtsivProfessor
Associate ProfessorLyubomyr BezruchkoAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorOresta BordunAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorMariya FilʹAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorMykhailo HamkaloAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorDmytro KadnichanskyiAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorMykhaylo KlapchukAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorAnna KraskoAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorViktoriia KyzymaAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorNazarii MandiukAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorAndrii MankoAssociate Professor
Associate Professor, Associate Professor (by-worker)Volodymyr MonastyrskyyAssociate Professor, Associate Professor (by-worker)
Associate ProfessorIhor PandiakAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorNataliia PankivAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorIryna PurskaAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorPavlo RomanivAssociate Professor
Senior Lecturer (by-worker)Svitlana BlahodyrSenior Lecturer (by-worker)
Senior LecturerYuriy ZinkoSenior Lecturer
LecturerOlha BilaniukLecturer
LecturerSofiia BilousLecturer
LecturerNataliia HanychLecturer
LecturerOksana HataliakLecturer
LecturerIryna LesykLecturer
LecturerYuliia MasiukLecturer
LecturerVolodymyr RozhakLecturer
LecturerViacheslav YarmolovychLecturer
LecturerTaras ZavadovskyyLecturer
2nd Category EngineerSofiia Diakiv2nd Category Engineer
Senior Department SecretaryUlyana DerkachSenior Department Secretary
Senior Department SecretaryYurii ZhukSenior Department Secretary
Postgraduate StudentYuriy MatichynPostgraduate Student

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Scientific research fields are as follows: • Problems of tourismology and tourism service supply chain systems; • Tourism country studies and country studies and international tourism; • Management and marketing of tourism and hotel business; • Tourism and recreational potential and tourism geography of Ukraine; • Organization and planning of specialized kinds of tourism. Department’s members have published more than 30 monographs and 20 thematic collections of scientific articles, including foreign ones. Since 2006, Annual International Conference “Geography, economy and tourism: national and international experience” has been held. The teachers of the Department take part in scientific projects as well as international grant programmes, and introduce scientific and implementation undertakings, international tourism routes “Saint Jacob’s” and “Geo-Carpathians”. The Department of Tourism cooperates with state institutions, scientific and educational institutions and public organizations. The partners of the department are the following:
  • Department of Tourism and Resorts of Lviv Oblast State Administration
  • Department of Tourism of Lviv City Council Development Department
  • Institute of Regional Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine named after MI Dolishnii
  • Department of Regional Studies and Tourism of the Faculty of Geography of the Kyiv Taras Shevchenko University
  • Department of regional studies and international tourism of the Faculty of International Relations, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv
  • Yavoriv National Nature Park
  • Wroclaw, Gdańsk, Rzeszów Universities of the Republic of Poland
  • Vincent Pule’s Higher Community and Natural Sciences School in Lublin, Republic of Poland
  • Brest State University, Belarus
  • Versailles University of Saint Clement, Evelyn, France
  • Ojtsov National Park, Republic of Poland.
    COOPERATION WITH TOURISM-HOTEL ESTABLISHMENTS Cooperation agreements have been reached with about 50 enterprises of tourist and hotel-restaurant profile, in particular:
  • LLC Joint Ukrainian-Canadian Enterprise “MIST-TOUR”
  • Network of travel agencies Loyal Touristik
  • Join UP
  • “Trident” Trust
  • LLC “Calypso Tour UA” (Ukraine-Turkey)
  • Tourist agency “Muzenidis Travel Lviv” (Ukraine-Greece)
  • LLC Ideas & Journey Travel (Ukraine-Bulgaria)
  • Conference hotel “Suputnyk”
  • Boutique Hotel “Chopin”

Presentation of vacancies for internships of students of the tourism department from the representatives of the international tourist operator

21.02.2020 | 16:04

On February 18 and 19, 2020, representatives of the international tourist operator TUI (Touristik Union International) met with students and faculty of the Department of Tourism at the Geography Department in the audience # 7. The meeting was held by TUI international regional executives Hassan Keskin and SezginAkpinar and was dedicated to internship programs and training and production practices in Turkey for students of Tourism and Hospitality majors. The event was attended by students of 2nd, 3rd, 4th year and...

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Presentation of internship vacancies in Bulgaria for students of the Faculty of Geography

21.02.2020 | 14:58

On February 19, 2020, at the Faculty of Geography in Audience 6, a presentation of internship vacancies in Bulgaria by Stufforrent, represented by General Manager Maxim Komarov, took place. The event was attended by students of the 2nd and 3rd year of the specialty “Hotel and Restaurant Business” and “Tourism”, teachers of the Department of Tourism (Pankiv Nataliia, Bezruchko Lyubomyr, Bordun Oresta, Hamkalo Mykhailo, Masiuk Yuliia, Bilous Sofiia, Krasko Anna, Hataliak  Oksana, Bilaniuk Olha), and the dean and the administration...

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Winter school of active tourism

14.02.2020 | 16:24

Participants of the student scientific circle “Active tourism” conducted field research within the Zaprutsky Gorgany, during February 7-10, 2020.
The state of marking of tourist routes is investigated, highland dwelling structures have been identified used for travel groups. Gained experience in: moving in deep snow, orientation on the terrain, organization of food and everyday life at negative temperatures, etc. The data obtained will be used when writing coursework and master’s theses. In the field research participated students of the Department of Tourism: Pokrovska Yu., Olshanets’kyi I....

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Lecturers of the Department of Tourism participated in the discussion of training prospects for the tourism industry in Lviv region

05.02.2020 | 11:38

On December 31, 2020, a meeting of the Lviv Tourism Alliance was held with representatives of educational institutions that train staff for the tourism industry and the hospitality industry. Associate professors of the Department of Tourism of the Faculty of Geography of the Lviv National University named after I. Franko Bordun O. Yu. and Klapchuk M.V. Possible ways of cooperation were discussed to improve the quality of services provided to tourists in Lviv and the region as a whole. In...

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