Dean’s Greeting


Welcome to the webpage of the Faculty of Philosophy!

Ivan Franko National University of Lviv – the oldest university in Ukraine – has had its own Faculty of Philosophy since it was founded in 1661. The restoration of the Faculty of Philosophy in 1992 was a seminal and essential event that became possible only in the Independent Ukraine.

The Faculty of Philosophy prepares specialists in Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology and Culture Studies at the Bachelor’s, Specialist’s and Master’s Programs. The Faculty includes Departments of History of Philosophy, Philosophy, Psychology, Theory and History of Culture, Political Science, Theory and History of Political Science. The faculty consists of 100 employees, among them 15 professors and doctors of philosophy, over 70 docents and candidates of philosophy.

The post-graduate department at the Faculty offers programs in 14 specializations, two specialized academic councils operate at the Faculty to award candidate and doctoral degrees in Philosophy and in Political Science, the Faculty’s journal is published under the title “Вісник Львівського національного університету імені Івана Франка: серія філософські науки”.

The Faculty includes methodology and research centers in Philosophy and in Art Studies, it has four student scholarly societies which promote the development of students’ creative and research skills.

The Faculty of Philosophy at the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv is widely known in Ukraine and abroad. This can be attributed to the work of its researchers and alumni who are active participants in the research, education, civic, cultural and socio-political movements of the country. The alumni of the Faculty, due to their profound professional knowledge, are in high demand in many areas of our society.