Department of Economic and Social Geography

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Department of Economic and Social Geography was founded in 1944.
The First Head of Department – Candidate of Geographic Sciences, Assoc. Prof. Vaschenko Opanas (Afanasii) Trokhymovych (1908-1984). During the period of 1984-1990 the functions of the Head of Department were executed alternatively by Assoc. Prof. Parobetskyi M. M. (1984-1986), Honak M. I. (1986-1988) and Prof. Zastavnyi F. D. (1988-1990). Since 1990 the Head of Department has been Prof. Shablii O. I.
Currently 17 employees are working at the Department including two professors – doctors of sciences, eight associate professors – candidates of sciences, four lecturers including two candidates of sciences, head of university laboratory, three engineers, three senior laboratory assistants. Eight postgraduate students (five of them on a full-time basis) and five external doctoral candidates are currently studying.
The Department executes a state budget project “Social-geographic problems of the Western Ukrainian region within the framework of European Integration and Eastern Partnership” and participates in executing an inter-department project VS-143F “Natural and social-geographic potential as a factor of fighting social-economic developmental recession (a case study of the Carpathian region of Ukraine)” (Scientific Supervisor Prof. Shablii O. I.).
The Department prepares highly qualified Bachelor, Specialist, Master level experts in the field of Geography. The Department lecturers can participate in preparing economists and psychologists at the Faculties of Economics and Philosophy respectively of the Ivan Franko National University of L’viv.

Staff

ChairpersonOleh ShabliyChairperson
ProfessorIvan RovenchakProfessor
Associate ProfessorVolodymyr GrytsevychAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorIryna HudzeliakAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorYaroslav IvakhAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorOlha MamchurAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorMyroslava VlakhAssociate Professor
Lecturer (part-timer)Lubov KotykLecturer (part-timer)
LecturerIryna VandaLecturer
Senior Department Secretary, Postgraduate Student (part-timer)Yuriy BorsukSenior Department Secretary, Postgraduate Student (part-timer)
Senior Department SecretaryOryslava TymchukSenior Department Secretary
Postgraduate StudentDnistryanska IrynaPostgraduate Student
Postgraduate StudentZlata KachmarykPostgraduate Student

Lecturers' schedule



Research

The social-geographic school founded by the Doctor of Philosophy Hryhorii Velychko and Acad. Stepan Rudnytskyi is developing at the department. It covers the following directions of modern scientific research:

  • TheoryandmethodsofSocialGeographyintheperiodofscienceand practice informatizationand the development of globalizing processes (Prof. O. Shablii, Prof. I. Rovenchak, Assoc. Prof. V. Hrytsevych, Assoc. Prof. M. Knysh, Assoc. Prof. M. Vlakh);
  • Geographic Country Studies and Area Studies (Prof. O. Shablii, Prof. I. Rovenchak, Assoc. Prof. O. Vistak, Assoc. Prof. M. Knysh, Assoc. Prof. S. Kuzyk, Assoc. Prof. V. Stetskyi, Cand. Sci. (Geog.) Assoc. Prof. Ya. Ivakh);
  • SocialgeographicUkrainianStudies( O. Shablii, Prof. I. Rovenchak, Assoc. Prof. O. Vistak, Assoc. Prof. M. Vlakh);
  • Demographic and socialGeography(Prof. O. Shablii, Prof. I. Rovenchak, Assoc. Prof. M. Biletskyi, Prof. M. Vlakh, Assoc. Prof. V. Hrytsevych, Assoc. Prof. I. Hudzeliak, Assoc. Prof. S. Kuzyk, Cand. Sci. (Geog.) O. Mamchur, Postgrad. O. Tymchuk);
  • Economic Geography( O. Shablii, Assoc. Prof. M. Vlakh, Assoc. Prof. M. Knysh, Assis. I. Vanda, Assist. L. Kotyk, Eng. I. Vovk, Postgrad. O. Horovyi);
  • Politicalgeographyandgeopolitics( O. Shablii, Prof. I. Rovenchak, Assoc. Prof. O. Vistak, Assoc. Prof. M. Knysh, Postgrad. M. Myrosh);
  • Mathematical cartography ( O. Shablii, Assoc. Prof. V. Hrytsevych, Assoc. Prof. M. Knysh, Head of University Laboratory of „Complexatlas cartography” Cand. Sci. (Geog.) T. Kravets);
  • Historical geography( O. Shablii, Prof. I. Rovenchak, Assoc. Prof. O. Vistak, Assoc. Prof. M. Vlakh).

 

Thanks to prof. M. Malska for the contribution to the development of the idea of the Europe of the Carpathians from the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee Mr. Marek Kuchcinski

11.03.2022 | 14:01

I would like to sincerely thank you for your contribution so far to the development of the idea of the Europe of the Carpathians, a new element of which is the International Club of the Carpathian Europe initiated at the XXXII conference in Krasiczyn.
Common experiences and many years of cooperation of people from the field of politics, science and culture, involved in the conference and in promoting Carpathian issues in national and international debates, gave rise to the concept of...

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Continuation and intensification of the cooperation within the area of the countries and nations of the Europe of the Carpathians

11.03.2022 | 14:00

International Club of Europe of the Carpathians
DECLARATION
Aware of the responsibilities and moral obligations towards the countries and the nations of our region – Europe – in the context of the current and the approaching challenges,

remembering the Christian roots of Europe, respecting values such as: family, democracy, human dignity, unlimited and legally protected freedom of opinions and speech, and the meaning of social and international dialogue,
expressing our gratitude to the initiators, organisers and persons who have participated in the “Europe...

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“Virtual visit to the parks of Pennsylvania State University” ONLINE SEMINAR

12.07.2021 | 11:37

On July 6, 2021, an online seminar was organized by Pennsylvania State University (USA) and Znesinnya Regional Landscape Park (Lviv) with the organizational and technical support from Geography Faculty of the Lviv Ivan Franko National University.
This seminar was initiated by Ulyana Taras – director of Znesinnya Regional Landscape Park, who established contacts with representatives of the University of Pennsylvania during her internship in the United States. The online-workshop included presentations on eco-education, management of recreational areas and experimental forestry within...

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April 21, 2021 will be an open lecture by Associate Professor of Physical Geography Volodymyr Matviiv on “Entertainment and business recreational activities”

20.04.2021 | 22:46

April 21, 2021, 13:30 will be an open lecture by Associate Professor of Physical Geography Volodymyr Matviiv on “Entertainment and business recreational activities”.
Link to an open lecture:
https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3af1518031b9c34453a3c00accfc9c258b%40thread.tacv2/1618832774852?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%2270a28522-969b-451f-bdb2-abfea3aaa5bf%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%2225ce7c57-cd13-4ed6-88da-40e1d3927bd7%22%7d

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