In January 2014 in Zaporizhzhya National University began active work Specialized Scientific Council of the PhD theses of Philosophical Sciences chaired by Dean the Faculty of Social Sciences and Administration, professor Maksym Lepsky. Scientific secretary of the council appointed professor Taras Butchenk
According to Head of the Postgraduate and Doctorate Department of ZNU Hennadiy Vasylchuk, This is - one of the largest academic councils of PhD theses in Ukraine. Only from our university, it comprises 7 doctors, professors: Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Administration Maksym Lepsky, Dean of the Faculty of Management Iryna Shavkun, as well as - the representatives of the teaching staff of our university Taras Butchenko, Vitaliy Volovyk, Lyudmyla Kryveha, Volodymyr Taran and Volodymyr Skvorets.
In the plans of the head of Special Council Maksym Lepsky for two years to reach the status of specialized scientific council for doctoral theses defense.
We remind that today in our university operates 6 academic councils of the 10 specialties. For this indicator, Zaporizhzhya National University is a leader in our region, which includes Zaporizhzhya, Mykolaiv and Kherson regions. In the future, our universities should open another for defending PhD theses Council, this one - of Pedagogical Sciences.