The Faculty was founded March 15th, 2000 as the Faculty of Humanities. On February 10th, 2011 it was renamed as the Faculty of Foreign Philology and Social Communications. Its foundation has become a significant move in establishing of Sumy State University as a university of a classical type. Now there are about 800 students at the Faculty.


Olena Medvid
Dean, PhD (Philology), Associate Professor

Inna Sypchenko
Deputy Dean for Education, PhD (Social Communications), Associate Professor

Svitlana Baranova
Deputy Dean for Teaching Methodology, PhD (Philology), Associate Professor

Olena Yevtushenko
Deputy Dean for Research, PhD (Social Communications) Lecturer

Olesia Yehorova
Deputy Dean for International Cooperation, PhD (Philology), Associate Professor

Inna Havryliuk
Deputy Dean for Informational Support and Promotion, PhD (Social Communications), Associate Professor

Olha Sadovnikova
Deputy Dean for Distant Learning, PhD (Pedagogy), Associate Professor

Andrii Lebid
Deputy Dean for Career Development, PhD (Philosophy), Associate professor

Hanna Pavlenko
Deputy Dean for Extracurricular Activities, Lecturer

Tetiana Pochatko
Deputy Dean for Accommodation Support, Senior Lecturer

Pavlo Indyk
Deputy Dean for Sports, Senior Lecturer

Anastasiia Pavlenko
Deputy Dean for Applicants Support, PhD (Social Communications) Senior Lecturer

Anatolii Derevianchuk
Deputy Dean for Military Education, PhD (Engineering Science), Professor


  • Journalism and Philology;
  • Germanic Philology;
  • Psychology, Political Science and Sociocultural Technologies;
  • Foreign Languages;
  • Language Training for Foreign Citizens;
  • Philosophy.


  • Journalism – Bachelor's degree, Master's degree;
  • Advertising and Public Relations – Bachelor's degree; Master's degree;
  • Media Communications – Master's degree;
  • Translation – Bachelor's degree, Master's degree;
  • Social work – Bachelor's degree;
  • Psychology - Bachelor's degree;
  • Management of sociocultural activity – Bachelor's degree.

Postgraduate Education in 

  • Philosophy;
  • Journalism.


  • Educational and Scientific Center of Systems and Means of Social Communication;
  • Translator Center ‘LinguoStar’;
  • Gender Resource Center;
  • The Center for Family Support ‘Studentskiy Leleka’;
  • The Center of European and Euro-Atlantic Information;
  • Linguistic Methodological Center;
  • Problem Laboratory ‘Center for Social and Humanitarian Aspects of Regional Studies’;
  • Psychological Service Centre.

The scientific research at the Faculty plays an essential role in the educational process. The students are actively involved in scientific research projects.

SSU Faculty of Foreign Philology and Social Communications holds many research conferences, including:

  • ‘Humanitarian-Cultural Components Transformation Processes in a Society’;
  • ‘Journalism Education in Sumy Region’;
  • ‘Translation Innovations’;
  • ‘Methodological Issues of Contemporary Translation Studies’;
  • ‘Youth and Education’ etc.

International Cooperation

The Faculty cooperates with the following universities:

  • Baltic International Academy (Riga, Latvia);
  • Brest State University named after A.S. Pushkin (Belarus);
  • University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn (Poland);
  • University of Vienna (Austria);
  • University of Wrocław (Poland);
  • Mozyr State Pedagogical University named after I.P. Shamyakin (Belarus);
  • Ukrainian Free University (Munich, Germany);
  • Humanitas University in Sosnowiec (Poland);
  • The University of Passau (Germany);
  • Turiba University (Latvia);
  • Uppsala University (Sweden);
  • Shandong University of Technology (China), etc.

The Faculty participates in various international mobility and grant programmes on regular basis, including

  • The EU project “Crossmedia and Quality Journalism” of Tempus Programme;
  • The International Scientific Grant Project ‘Mass Media in Transition’;
  • The Educational Project ‘Digital Media at the Universities in Ukraine’;
  • The EU-Ukrainian research project EuropeAID ‘Equal opportunities in getting profession for young mother-students in higher educational establishment (HEE)’;
  • Access to the Internet resources on online grammar studying of English language, provided by international publishing house of the educational group ‘Pearson Longman’;
  • The Grants supported by the USAID Foundation;
  • The international exchange programmes (Youth in Action, DAAD, Fulbright).

SSU Faculty of Foreign Philology and Social Communications offers services in preparation for International Language Testing (TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, TFI, PTE etc.).

The departments of the Faculty cooperate with such famous institutions as the Ukrainian Society of the English Language Researchers, a branch office of European Studios, TESOL Ukraine (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages), IATEFL–Ukraine (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language).

The Faculty has efficient contacts with the American House, the British Council and Embassy of the People's Republic of China to Ukraine.

Contact us

Sumy State University
2, Rymskogo-Korsakova st.,
40007 Sumy, Ukraine

Dean's Office:
Main Building, Room 712
Tel/fax: +380 (542) 33-52-73
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Official web-site

Contact us

2, Rymskogo-Korsakova st., 40007 Sumy,Ukraine

International Students Office:
Tel/fax: +38 (0542) 33-71-14

International Affairs Office:
Tel/fax: +38 (0542) 33-10-81


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