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February 11, 2020

Roundtable “Encyclopedist Scientist Vasyl Karazin”


On February 10, 2020, on the occasion of Vasyl Karazin’s birth anniversary, the University held the roundtable “Encyclopedist Scientist Vasyl Karazin”.

This roundtable concluded the series of events marking the University’s 215th anniversary.

At the beginning, the University representatives were awarded honorary distinctions:

– Badge of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine “High-Achiever in Education of Ukraine”: Associate Professor of the Department of Organic Chemistry, School of Chemistry, Maksym Kolosov;

– Certificate of Merit of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine: Associate Professor of the Department of Physical Geography and Cartography, School of Geology, Geography, Recreation and Tourism, Valentyn Klymenko;

– Commendation of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine: Deputy Director of Karazin Business School, Volodymyr Rodchenko, Associate Professor of the Department of Human Geography and Regional Studies, School of Geology, Geography, Recreation and Tourism Kateryna Sehida;

– Distinction of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine “For Professional Achievements”: Professor of the Department of Materials for Reactor Building and Physical Technologies, Educational and Research Institute “School of Physics and Technology” Valerii Lisovskyi, Professor of Arthur Holikov Department of International Economic Relations, School of International Economic Relations and Travel Business Ihor Matiushenko, Research Scientist of the Department of Low Temperature Physics, School of Physics, Heorhii Khadzhai;

– Destinction of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine “For Training Scientific Successors”: Dean of the School of Phylology, Yurii Bezkhutryi, Dean of the School of Chemistry, Oleh Kaluhin, Head of O. I. Akhiezer Department of Nuclear and High Energy Physics, Educational and Research Institute “School of Physics and Technology”, Valerii Khodusov, Deputy Director of Karazin Business School, Volodymyr Rodchenko;

– Certificate of Merit of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine: Vice-President Anton Panteleimonov;

– Distinction of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine: Academic Secretary of Karazin University, Nataliia Vinnykova, Professor of the Department of Physics of Ultrahigh Frequencies, School of Radiophysics, Biomedical Electronics and Computer Systems, Serhii Poharskyi;

– Ivan Franko Medal of the National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine: Head of the Department of Psychological Counseling and Psychotherapy, School of Psychology, Oleksandr Kacharian;

– Medal for Services to Kharkiv University: Head of the Department of Historiography, Source Studies and Archaeology, School of History, Serhii Posokhov, Head of the Human Resources, Serhii Kulish;

– V. N. Karazin Medal: Director of Karazin University Publishing House, Iryna Donchyk;

– Certificate of Merit of V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University: Director of P. T. Tronko Center for Area Studies, Serhii Kudelko, Deputy Director of P. T. Tronko Center for Area Studies Olha Vovk, Dean of the School of Sociology, Olena Muradian;

The University President, Vil Bakirov, was awarded commendation of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine for many years of fruitful pedagogical and scientific work, a significant contribution to training of highly-qualified specialists, strengthening of the creative integration of higher education and science, and on the occasion of the 215th anniversary of the University’s founding.

Vil Bakirov emphasized Vasyl Karazin’s extraordinary personality, noting that he is one of the most prominent citizens of Kharkiv; he was not only an initiator of establishing Kharkiv University, but also a scientist with a versatile mind and abilities in various fields of practical scientific activity.

Within the framework of the event, the University researchers made presentations showing various aspects of Vasyl Karazin’s activity. In particular, Serhii Kudelko told about Vasyl Karazin and his era. The report of the Director of the Research Institute of Biology, Anatolii Bozhkov, focused on the scientist’s developments in agriculture. According to him, Vasyl Karazin paid special attention to the selection of varieties of cereals, rice, improvement of harvesting technology, preservation, and more.

Mykola Mchedlov-Petrosian, Head of the Department of Physical Chemistry, School of Chemistry, spoke about Vasyl Karazin as a chemist. As it turned out, the scientist also conducted research in this area, in particular, he worked on the synthesis of diamonds and nitrate production.

Dean of the School of Geology, Geography, Recreation and Tourism, Vilina Peresadko, drew attention to the important role Vasyl Karazin played in creating the Meteorological Service of Ukraine, and Head of the Department of Experimental Physics, School of Physics, Volodymyr Poida, focused on his role in the founding of the Physics Laboratory of Kharkiv University.

Dean of the School of Law, Tatiana Kahanovska, described Vasyl Karazin’s views on the state and law. She noted that he defended the principle of legality and the program of democratic state and legal reforms.

Olha Vovk’s speech was dedicated to Vasyl Karazin’s role in the study and preservation of historical and cultural heritage, and Serhii Posokhov told about Karazin University founder’s position on the problems of social management.

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