Kharkiv Petro Vasylenko National Technical University of Agriculture
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Firsova Lyudmyla
Professor of the Department, Candidate of Philosophical Sciences

Firsova Lyudmyla

Education and career.
1980 – Lomonosov Moscow State University, specialty – Philosopher. Teacher of philosophy.
1980 – 1984 – postgraduate study at Lomonosov Moscow State University (diploma of candidate of philosophical sciences)).
1984 – 1988 – Assistant, Senior Lecturer of the Department of Philosophy KhIMEA.
1988 – 1991 – Associate Professor of the Department of Philosophy KhIMEA.
1991 – 2009 – Head of the Department of Philosophy KhIMEA-KhNTUA.
Since 2009 – Professor of the UNESCO Department of “Philosophy of Human Communication”, Social Sciences and Humanities KhNTUA.

Educational activities.
She teaches disciplines: “Philosophy”, “Philosophy of science and technology”, “Philosophy of scientific research”, “Religious studies”, “Business communications”, “Basics of rhetoric”, “Philosophy of tourism”, “UNESCO World Heritage”, “Religious studies”, “Religious tourism and pilgrimage”.

Research activities
1984 – defense of the dissertation for the degree of Candidate of Philosophical Sciences.

Research interests
1Rhetoric, History of Philosophy, Professional ethics, Communication theory, Philosophy of science, philosophy, and education.

International activities / participation in international projects.
Head of the projects “Farmer of Kharkiv Region: Corruption – Red Light” (2006-2009) and “Network of Anti-Corruption Public Receptions” (2008-2010), which were financially supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under the program “Promoting Active Citizen Participation in the fight against corruption in Ukraine “Decent Ukraine”.

Social activities
Head of the Media Communications Department of KhNTUA.

Scientific publications, patents, grants
She is the author of more than 300 publications in international and Ukrainian scientific journals. Among them are 6 textbooks with the stamp of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.

Diplomas of the regional competition “Higher school – the best names” (1999, 2000, 2001); of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy of Ukraine (2005, 2006); of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine (2005).