Department of Sociology is a leading educational and research institution in Ukraine dealing with a variety of pressing social issues and challenges, both local and global. Department of Sociology is a part of the top Ukrainian university — Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institite.

Since its founding in the late 19th century KPI has been a driver of the politics of modernization and development in the region. Over recent decades KPI has been steadfastly holding top positions — oscillating between first and second places — in Ukraine’s university ratings. Among KPI graduates we come across world renowned scholars (eg Serhiy Korolov and Igor Sikorsky), Ukrainian political leaders including several prime ministers and the governor of the National Bank, as well as captains of industry.

KPI has an ambition and vision to become Eastern European counterpart of MIT. KPI combines the best practices and cutting edge research in domains of natural sciences, engineering, business and social sciences. KPI Sociology Department is no exception – it is at the frontier of the advanced social sciences. Sociology Department faculty teach innovative courses based on cutting edge research. Our staff take part in international projects dealing with modeling and foresight of socio-economic processes in Ukraine and globally, conflict resolution and mediation, business education for engineers, roads to modernity / modernities and applicability of this experience to Ukraine.

Modernity, multiple modernities, issues of development and modernization, history of social theory, contemporary sociological theories, dynamics of modern world-system, world-systems analysis, epistemology of sociology, evolution and transformations of nation state, developmental state, conflict resolution, social inequality, transformations processes in East and Central Europe, migration and forced migration, integration of migrants and IDPs, transitional justice, restorative justice, social, cultural and popolitical identities in Ukraine and the EU nations, gender identities and gender conflicts.

The Department academic staff is deeply engaged into researching the nature and prospects of modernity / modernities as well as modernization. The Department faculty have produced studies on the developmental state and its relevance to European context of modernity and modernization, politics of collective memory, identity politics, conflict resolution, electoral behavior, European integration. Department faculty members frequently appear on national and international TV to cover and comment Ukrainian, European and global politics. The Department of Sociology offers a plethora of courses ranging from traditional subject-matters (e.g. sociological theory, methodology and research methods) to classes providing unique expertise and insight into East European and post-communist affairs including inequity, migration, collective memories, social movements and even Asian studies. The Department of Sociology holds conferences on historical sociology of modernity and regularly hosts globally renowned scholars for public lectures. The Department had close ties with business. Students enrolled into Department’s programs have the opportunity to participate in exchange programs with leading universities in the EU member states. The Department of Sociology offers BA, MA and PhD degrees.

Department Chair, Doctor of Sociological Sciences, Professor of Sociology Pavlo Fedorchenko-Kutuev