The purpose of the project is to develop a coherent Jewish Studies Program at the Ukrainian Catholic University, which will lead to the establishment of a Chair of Jewish Studies. By exposing students and faculty to current and advanced research topics in the field, this program is intended to be the best case in the region, specific and unique to our location in Eastern Galicia, and cutting edge for the post-Soviet space. The project also intends to create an international search committee for a full professor (chair) of Jewish Studies at UCU. The Jewish Studies Program at UCU consists of three main directions: 1) Ukrainian-Jewish Dialogue (lead by Myroslav Marynovych), 2) Jewish-Christian Biblical Studies (lead by Fr. Yuriy Shchurko, Ph.D.), 3) Academic Jewish Studies Program (lead by Prof. Yaroslav Hrytsak). UCU is working on this project together and with the support of the Temerty Endowment for Ukrainian-Jewish Studies and the Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe.
The UNWLA Lectorium on Women’s Studies of the Ukrainian Catholic University was founded in 2012 on the initiative and financial support of the UNWLA to organize, create, and coordinate academic activities related to the research, teaching, and popularization of Women’s Studies. Activities include lectures courses for students, open scientific seminars with leading Ukrainian and foreign researchers, support of research project of the students and faculty members. Lectures and seminars focus on a scientific understanding of the role of women in Ukrainian society, both in the past and present and include the study of the processes that affect the development of the individual, the family, and society.