Halyna Shumytska
  • Doctor of Philology, 
  • Professor at the Department of Sociology and Social Work,  Uzhhorod National University (Ukraine), 
  • Coordinator of the Research Center for the Sociology of Language, 
  • expert of the Office of the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities, 
  • member of the Sociolinguistic Commission of the International Committee of Slavists


  • 1986-1990 – Sambir Pedagogical College (qualification: Primary school teacher, after-school caregiver)
  • 1990-1995 – Faculty of Philology (Ukrainian Department),Uzhhorod State University (qualification: Philologist,Teacher of Ukrainian Language and Literature)
  • 1995-1999 – Postgraduate studies at the Departmentof Ukrainian Language of Uzhhorod State University


  • 1999-2003 – Teacher of Ukrainian language at the branch of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine at the lyceum in Uzhhorod
  • 2003-2005 – Associate Professor of the Department of Methods of Teaching Social Sciences and Humanities at the Transcarpathian Institute of Postgraduate Education
  • 2005-2021 – Associate Professor of the Department of Journalism, UzhNU
  • 2006-2013 – Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Philology for Academic Affairs, Head of the "Media Perspectives Press Club" for Young Journalists
  • 2013-2021 – Dean of the Faculty of Philology of UzhNU, Director of the UzhNU Media Centre
  • 2021 – Professor of the Department of Journalism, UzhNU
  • 2022 – Professor of the Department of Sociology and Social Work, UzhNU


  • 2006-2007 – Internship in practical journalism at the BBC in London
  • 2010 – Internship in journalism at the FOJO Media Institute in Sweden
  • 2012 – Internship at the University of Educational Managementof the National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine
  • 2021 – Internship at the Free University of Bolzano (South Tyrol, Italy)
  • 2019-2020 – Internship within the programme "Development of a competence-based approach to learning and teaching" (organized by NGO "GoHigher" and partners: British Council Ukraine, Pearson, Dinternal Education, Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and IT company Grammarly)


  • 2006-2007 – Participant of the EU/TACIS BBC project "Media Skills Development - Ukraine"
  • 2015-2020 – Scientific regional consultant of the project "Formation of Multilingualism of Children and Students: Progressive Ideas in the Ukrainian Context" (co-organised by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and the OSCE HCNM)
  • 2018 – Project Manager of the Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting in cooperation with the European Pravda within the framework of the project "Promoting Reforms in the Regions", funded by the European Union under the programme "Support to Civil Society in Ukraine" and the International Renaissance Foundation - "Through dialogue with national minorities - to resolve the language situation in Zakarpattia"
  • 2020-2023 – Participant of the project "Contested Language Diversity - Dealing with Minority Languages in post-Soviet Ukraine" (Giessen (Germany), 2020-2023)


  • 2001 – PhD thesis "Word Formation of Appellative Nouns in the North Lemko Dialects of the Ukrainian Language"
  • 2021 – Doctoral dissertation "The Language Situation in Zakarpattia in 1991-2020: the Regional Dimension of Language Policy"

For more (detailed) information, please follow the link: https://shumytska.ukr.ceo/naukovi-pratsi/.

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