Study Trips to Ukraine
  • 2016 Study Trip to UkraineLast Updated On: 19/04/2016

    From 2 April – 10 April 2016, a group of 11 students accompanied by Professor Row (Chair of History), Director Winkler, Deputy Director Sailler and Study Director Hofer undertook a study trip to Ukraine (Kiev, Kharkiv, Poltava and L'viv/Lemberg/L'vov). It was the 9th study trip to Ukraine. The programme was organised with the support of Ambassador Hermine Poppeller from the Austrian Embassy in Kiev.

    The students had the opportunity to discuss the current developments in Ukraine with government officials, representatives of Parliament, academics, students, and entrepreneurs.

    • In Kiev a discussion was organised at the Austrian Embassy with MP Katser Buchkovska and Oleksiy Haran, Professor at NaUKMA Political Science Department, Mohyla Academy; at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine students met Dmytro Kuleba, Ambassador-at-Large for Strategic Communication; an alumni meeting with graduates working in Kiev took place in the restaurant 'Pervak'; the group was also invited to a reception at Austrian Embassy. Students visited the City of Volodymyr, Pecherskaya Lavra with the Holodomor Memorial and the Great Mother, and Podil.
    • In Kharkiv the group met with Vsevolod Kozhemyako, Agrotrade Kharkiv (Top 10 Ukrainian grain traders) and Honorary Consul of Austria during dinner in the restaurant 'Chateau' and enjoyed discussions with professors and students of V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University during a 3-hour guided tour organised by Victoria Miseneva, Associate Professor of the Language Training Department. During the stay in Kharkiv an excursion to Poltava's Battlefied Musem and the City of Poltava was organised.
    • The study trip ended in L'viv where the group met with students of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, attended a talk by Professor Dr. Orysya Bila about Galicia and the Greek-Catholic Church and thoroughly enjoyed the many cafés and restaurants on medieval Market Square.

  • 2015 Study Trip to UkraineLast Updated On: 15/12/2015

    From 4 April – 12 April 2015, a group of 10 students accompanied by the Programme director of the MAIS programme, the Chair of History, the Director, Deputy Director and Study Director of the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna undertook a study trip to Ukraine (Kiev, Odessa and L’viv/Lemberg/L’vov). It was the 8th study trip to Ukraine. The programme was organized with the support of Ambassador Wolf-Dietrich Heim, Dr. Johannes Aigner and Dr. Jakub Forst-Battaglia from the Austrian Embassy and the Austrian “Kulturforum” in Kiev.

    The students had the opportunity to discuss the current developments in Ukraine with government officials, representatives of international organisations, academics, students, and young entrepreneurs. The following meetings were organized:
    • At the Austrian Embassy in Kiev with MP and Head of Crimean Tartars Mustafa Dschemilev
    • At the OSCE with OSCE SMMU Deputy Chief of Mission Alexander Hug
    • At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine with Political Director Ambassador Olexiy MAKEEV and colleagues
    • At the National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” with students, Professor Oleksandr Demyanchuk, Head of NaUKMA Political Science Department and Professor Oleksiy Haran, Professor at NaUKMA Political Science Department
    • At the Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine with Rector Mykola Kulinych and colleagues and students
    • Alumni Meeting with graduates working in Kiev
    • At HUB Odessa a meeting with students, lawyers and young entrepreneurs, organised by the Honorary Consul in Odessa, Andrey Stavnitser

    The group was also invited to an evening reception at the residence of the Director of the Austrian “Kulturforum”, Dr. Jakub Forst-Battaglia.

    In Kiev students visited Pecherskaya Lavra, the Holodomor Memorial, St. Sophia, St. Michael and St. Wolodymyr churches, and Podil. In Odessa the group toured the opera house constructed by the Austrian architects Helmer and Fellner, the Potemkin Steps, Potocki Palace, Deribasivska Street, and Primorsky Bulvar . The study trip ended in L’viv where students enjoyed the many cafés on medieval Market Square.

  • 2014 Study Trip to UkraineLast Updated On: 15/12/2015

    From 29 March – 6 April 2014, a group of 9 students accompanied by the Chair of History, the Director, Deputy Director and Study Director of the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna undertook a study trip to Ukraine (Kiev and L’viv/Lemberg/L’vov). It was the 7th study trip to Ukraine, and certainly the most dramatic since 2007 when the study trip to Ukraine was introduced. The programme was organized with the support of Ambassador Wolf-Dietrich Heim, Dr. Johannes Aigner and Dr. Jakub Forst-Battaglia from the Austrian Embassy and the Austrian “Kulturforum” in Kiev.

    The group stayed at “Hotel Ukraine” overlooking “Maidan” where the demonstrations of 4 months, from November 2013 – February 2014, had taken place. The barricades were still up, and along Instytutska Street – next to “Hotel Ukraine” – memorials, flowers and candles commemorated the “Heavenly Hundred” shot during the demonstrations. The students had the opportunity to discuss the current turmoil in Ukraine with government officials, members of the leading parties, academics and students. The following meetings were organized:
    • At the Austrian Embassy in Kiev with MEPs Dimitri Bilozerkovets (UDAR), Volodymyr Bandurov (Party of Regions), Hryhorii Nemyria (Blok Yulia Tymoshenko)
    • At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine with Vice Foreign Minister Danylo Lubkivsky and colleagues
    • At the National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla academy” with students; Professor Oleksandr Demyanchuk, Head of NaUKMA Political Science Department; and Professor Oleksiy Haran, member of the Maidan Council and Professor at NaUKMA Political Science Department
    • At the Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine with Vice Rector Tatarenko and students
    • Alumni Meeting with graduates working in Kiev and L’viv

    The group was also invited to an evening reception at the residence of the Austrian Ambassador, Dr. Wolf-Dietrich Heim, and the Director of the Austrian “Kulturforum”, Dr. Jakub Forst-Battaglia.

    In Kiev students visited Pecherskaya Lavra, the Holodomor Memorial, St. Sophia, St. Michael and St. Wolodymyr churches, and Podil.

    The study trip ended in L’viv with an excursion to Zhovkva (synagogue, the complex of churches and the castle of Jan Sobieski).