Monash University conducts teaching and research in Ukrainian language, literature, history and culture within the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics.
The Ukrainian Studies program introduces students to the second largest Slavic country, its language, culture and history. Since its emergence as an independent country in 1991 Ukraine has turned into a place attractive to foreign observers, investors, policymakers, tourists and academics.
Undergraduate programs are available for students with little or no previous knowledge of Ukrainian, as well as students already competent in Ukrainian. Students may take Honours in Ukrainian Studies. A Diploma in Languages (Ukrainian) is also available.
The Ukrainian Studies program offers its students opportunities for studying abroad. There is an exchange agreement with Lviv National University in Ukraine allowing Monash students to do part of their studies there.
Ukrainian Studies staff supervise Ph.D. and Masters candidates on topics in Ukrainian Studies. Research and publication in Ukrainian Studies focus on contemporary and modern Ukrainian literature and culture and 19th and 20th century Ukrainian history.
Monash Ukrainian Studies staff co-operate with the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and several Ukrainian universities, as well as international and national associations for Ukrainian Studies and Slavic Studies.
Ukrainian Studies at Monash University have strong links with Ukrainian community organisations and are supported by the Ukrainian Studies Support Fund of the Association of Ukrainians in Victoria as well as the Foundation of Ukrainian Studies in Australia, which contributed generously to the establishment of the Foundation of Ukrainian Studies in Australia Lectureship at Monash University.
- The Monash Rudewych Year 12 Ukrainian Language Scholarships received significant new funding for 2014 when Victor and Maria Rudewych boosted their funding for the Scholarships from $20,000 in 2013 to $32,000 in 2014. The Scholarships were first offered in 2008, when Victor and Maria Rudewych, who also sponsor many other educational and youth initiatives, resolved to ... Read more
- Petro Jacyk International Ukrainian Language Competition in Australia 2013: Registration deadline extended to 20 May 2013Міжнародний Конкурс з української мови ім. Петра Яцика в Австралії 2013 р. Follow this link to read the text below in Ukrainian The goal of the competition is to promote the knowledge and use of the Ukrainian language among children and young people in Ukraine and throughout the world. The Ukrainian language competition was established in 2000 with ... Read more
- On 15-16 February 2013 the conference “Ukraine: Language, Culture, Identity” took place at Monash University. The conference was held under the joint auspices of the Mykola Zerov Centre for Ukrainian Studies at Monash University, the Ukrainian Studies Association of Australia and the Shevchenko Scientific Society in Australia. The conference attracted largest contingent of international Ukrainian Studies ... Read more
- Higher education students anywhere in Australia are able to enroll in Monash University’s Ukrainian Studies course, commencing First Semester 2013. Students will have a video link enabling them to participate in classes in real time. Online teaching is initially available for Ukrainian intermediate units in first and second semester. These units are for students with ... Read more
- Stephanie Prociw-Charalambous, who completed her Bachelor of Arts with Honours degree in two disciplines, Ukrainian Studies and History, has secured Honours First Class in Monash University’s 2012 end-of-year results. Stephanie began learning Ukrainian at the introductory level in 2009. Then a student at the University of Melbourne, she took Ukrainian by cross-institutional enrolment for three years. ... Read more
- On 15-18 November 2012 Director of the Mykola Zerov Centre for Ukrainian Studies Professor Marko Pavlyshyn participated in the 44th Annual Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies in New Orleans, USA. The ASEES convention is one of the largest gatherings of scholars specialising in Slavic Studies, including Ukrainian Studies. Professor Pavlyshyn ... Read more
- Myrna Kostash, the noted Canadian non-fiction author of Ukrainian background, met informally with Monash Ukrainian Studies people during her visit to Australia this November. Ms Kostash is the author, among other books, of Prodigal Daughter: A Journey to Byzantium (2010), The Next Canada (2000) and, of special interest to adepts of Ukrainian Studies, Bloodlines: A Journey ... Read more
- On 15-16 February 2013 the conference “Ukraine: Language, Culture, Identity” will be held at Monash. Details, including forms for offers of papers and registration, are here. Read more