Scientific and Methodological Seminar


The department holds monthly scientific and methodological seminars, at which graduate students, doctoral students, young lecturers and scientists report on the results of personal research. After the reports, they are actively discussed by their colleagues, critical comments and recommendations are made. Conducting seminars helps young scientists adjust scientific research and direct research in the right direction.

During the workshop, there is also an acquaintance with the latest scientific achievements in the field of HumanGeography, PhD thesis abstracts are analyzed, publications in collections of scientific papers and conferences are discussed.

Information on the conducted scientific and methodological seminars in the 2016-2018 academic year

Scientific and methodological workshop of the Faculty of Geology, Geography, Recreation and Tourism on the topic: "Human Geography of The XXI Century: Features Of Research And Their Realization (Foreign Experience And Domestic Realities)" was held at the Department of Human Geography and Regional Studies on December 17, 2018.

The workshop discussed the following issues:

  • modern challenges to geographic science in general and human-geographical – in particular;
  • new scientific directions for joint interdisciplinary researches, search of possibilities of their financing at the regional, national and international levels;
  • requirements for publications, including those included in the Scopus and Web of Science science-based databases;
  • requirements for scientific publication on the basis of a specific study;
  • ethics and integrity of the scientist – the basis of qualitative research and its publication;
  • from the experience of the department's participation in international conferences (39th Asia Conference on Remote Sensing (ACRS), October 14-19, 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, at the32nd International Conference of theInternational Business Information Management Association (IBIMA), November 15-18, 2018 in Seville, Spain).

The scientific-methodical workshop of the PhD student of the department Kravchenko K.O. on the topic of the dissertation: "Theoretical and methodical aspects of human-geographical research on the formation and development of a regional settlement system" (supervisor: D.Sc. in Geography, professor Niemets K.A.) and PhD student of the department Chuev O.S. on the topic "Theoretical and methodical features of spatial GIS analysis of the infrastructure component of the urbogeosystem" (scientific supervisor: D.Sc. in Geography, prof. S. Kostrikov) were held at the Department of Human Geography and Regional Studies on May 10, 2018.

The workshop was conducted by PhD student of the Department of Human Geography and Regional Studies Anastasia Mazurova who presented materials of her PhD thesis on the topic: "Human-geographical features of the spatial organization of urban social and geographical system (case study of Kharkiv)" on March 5, 2018. PhD student’s scientific results led to a lively and effective discussion.

On October 9, 2017 the Methodological workshop was held on the topic "Adaptation of the educational process in higher educational institution in accordance with the challenges of the 21st century: the implementation of the Law of Ukraine "On Education" with participation of post-graduate students and faculty of the Faculty of Geology, Geography, Recreation and Tourism at the Department of Human Geography and Regional Studies. The speaker at the workshop was head of the Department of Human Geography and Regional Studies, doctor of geographical sciences, professor Niemets L.M. In her report, Liudmyla talked about graduates’ competence of the higher educational institutions, evolution of educational space, emphasized the competence approach in the educational process, the teacher's creative activity as a motivational factor in the personality development of students of the higher educational institutions, she summarized the innovative forms and methods of studying in higher educational institutions, offered topics of the following methodological workshops.

The International Scientific and Practical Workshop "Anthropogenic Factor of Landscape Changes and their Human-Geographical Implications" took place at the Department of Human Geography and Regional Studies on September 20, 2017

The workshop was attended by scientists from Spain, Germany, Ukraine. Professors Josep Vila Subirios (University of Girona, Spain), Professor S.V. Kostrikov (Kharkiv Karazin University), associate professor V.P. Vorovka (Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University), assistant professor I.O. Pilipenko (Kherson State University) are delivered their reports.
The urgent problems of interaction between human and environment are considered in reports, the role of geographic science in their solution are emphasized, prospective directions of regional scientific research aimed at optimizing interaction in the system "Nature - Population - Economy" are outlined.

On June 13, 2017, a regular online workshop was held by the Department of Human Geography and Regional Studies, together with specialists from the University of Alberta (Canada) working on the Kuli research project "Democratic Reforms in Governance in Ukraine". Dr. Andreas Umland, Senior Researcher at the Euro-Atlantic Cooperation Institute (Kyiv), made presentation on the topic: "6 future Ukraine: competing security scenarios for the European core state". After report, the staff and students of the Department of Human Geography and Regional Studies were able to take part in the discussion of contemporary geopolitical, geo-economic problems in Ukraine.

On April 25, 2017, a regular online workshop was held by the Department of Human Geography and Regional Studies, together with specialists from the University of Alberta (Canada) working on the Kuli research project "Democratic Reforms of Governance in Ukraine". The workshop was attended by David Marples, Professor of the University of Alberta, who made presentation on the topic: "De-communization in Ukraine: Implementatio – For and Against". After the report, the staff and students of the Department of Human Geography and Regional Studies were able to take part in the discussion of issues related to the processes of de-communization in Ukraine.

On May 16, 2017, a regular online seminar was held by the Department of Human Geography and Regional Studies, together with specialists from the University of Alberta (Canada) working on the Kuli research project "Democratic Reforms of Governance in Ukraine". The workshop was attended by a professor at the University of Glasgow (UK), Professor of the School of Social and Political Sciences, Dr. Ammon Cheskin who made presentation on the topic: "Russian-speaking (non) identity in the post-Soviet space". After report, the staff and students of the Department of Human Geography and Regional Studies were able to take part in the discussion on contemporary ethnic and linguistic problems in post-Soviet countries and in particular in Ukraine.

On March 7, 2017, a regular online seminar was held by the Department of Human Geography and Regional Studies, together with specialists from the University of Alberta (Canada) working on the Kuli research project "Democratic Reforms of Governance in Ukraine. Professor of International Trade, Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta Linda Reef made presentation on the topic "Ukrainian Parliamentary Commissioner for Human Rights: Building the Rule of Law, Human Rights and Effective Governance?". After report, the staff and students of the Department of Human Geography and Regional Studies were able to take part in discussion on issues related to the protection of human rights in Ukraine, improvement of the work of the Commissioner of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on Human Rights.

On April 19, 2017, The International Scientific and Practical Workshop "Spatial Transformations in Central and Eastern Europe" was held at the Department of Human Geography and Regional Studies, which was attended by scientists from Ukraine, Hungary, Estonia and other countries of the world. Within the framework of the workshop, reports were delivered by:

  • Sc. in Geography, prof. Kostyantyn Mezentsev (Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine) on the topic "Transformation of the urban space in Ukraine: between degradation and gentrification";
  • PhD in Geography David Karachoni (Geographical Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary) on the topic "Spatial transformation after nuclear disasters – comparison of Fukushima and Chornobyl";
  • Sc. in Geography, prof. Mykola Baranovsky (Nizhyn State University named after Mykola Gogol, Ukraine) on the topic "Post-Soviet transformation of rural space in Ukraine: from polarization to decentralization";
  • PhD in Geography, doctoral student Kateryna Sehida (V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Ukraine) on the topic "Concept of geodemographic system of the region: social and geographical research";
  • Sc. in Geography, senior research fellow Hrigoriy Pidhrusniy (Institute of Geography of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine) on the topic: "Visual information about urban public spaces as an indicator of social mood";
  • PhD student Anastasiia Mazurova (V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Ukraine) on the topic: "The big city as a sociogeosystem";
  • PhD in Geography, Associate Professor Anatoliy Melnychuk (Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine) on the topic: "Reform of the territorial organization of power in Ukraine: state and prospects for the formation of capable united territorial communities".

Within the framework of the seminar:

  • presentation of the collective monograph "Innovative Investment Potential as the Basis of Competitiveness of the Region (Case study of Kharkiv Region)" (edited by Liudmyla Niemets, Kateryna Sehida);
  • a round table where young scientists, graduate students, and undergraduates discussed the issues of the seminar "Human-geographical research in the aspect of civilizational challenges and modern regional problems". 12 people spoke on the issues of regional development, geodemographic research, recreational geography and tourism.