Our alumni

Olena Bielozorova

Scientific consultant at the Austrian Library at V. G. Korolenko Kharkiv State Library, associate professor at the Department of German and French Languages of Karazin University.

Participant in scholarship programs of DAAD, Goethe-Institut, Austrian Exchange Service (OeAD), numerous internships at universities of Austria and Germany. Participant of 18 international workshops on professional development for lecturers of German organized by Goethe-Institut, German Academic Exchange Service DAAD, Austrian Exchange Service (OeAD), and Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture. Prize-holder at the Goethe-Institut contest “My Most Successful German Lesson.”

Olha Volik

Coordinator of academic mobility at the Embassy of France in Ukraine (Campus France Agency), consulting psychologist at the "Steps of Perfection" training and development center, volunteer of the children’s aid group “Angel’s Gift.”

Tatyana Varenko

Associate Dean for Teaching Methods and Innovation at the School of Foreign Languages, leading translator at the Center for Web Communications of Karazin University, author of two verse novels in English.

Her cross-genre verse novel "Elfineness" was awarded the silver medal in the "Best Science Fiction / Fantasy" nomination in the Feathered Quill Book Awards in 2015.

Vitalii Vitaliev

Famous journalist-satirist and writer. Contributor of articles to Australian and British newspapers, author of many documentary materials for Channel 4, ABC and BBC.

Has a number of literary and publicistic awards, particularly: finalist of the PPA Award "Observer of the Year" (2015), bronze medalist of the TABPI Award in the "Best Daily Column" nomination (2014.), winner of the international TABPI competition, USA (2010) Royal Melbourne Show for achievements in journalism (2007). Author of 11 books.

Oleksii Havrylenko

Author, scriptwriter and translator. Scriptwriter and co-producer of the live action short film "Once Upon a Mine" presented at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2015, the film was recognized the Best International Short at Bali International Film Festival, aka BALINALE. Author of the heroic fantasy novel "Priest's Revenge" («Месть священника», in Russian).

Oleksandr Zhytnyk

President-Сhairman of the Board of Sviaz Bank (since September 2008). Graduated from M. Gorky Kharkiv State University in the speciality "English Language". Started his career in banking in 1982 as a leading consultant of the Board of Foreign Bank Credits of the Bank for Foreign Trade of the USSR and advanced in his career to a member of the Bank's Board of Directors. Held the position of deputy chairman of the Board of the JSC “Bank Austria Creditanstalt” (Russia) in 1998-2001; headed the JSC "Russian Agricultural Bank" until 2014; worked as an adviser and then as a CEO of the Industry Department of Vnesheconombank (VEB).

Yurii Kuzmenko

Actor, film director, scriptwriter and producer.

Starred in movies from “Moldova Film”, “Odessa Film Studio”, “Mosfilm” and others. Director of the first 20 episodes of the TV series “Long Distance Drivers”. Laureate of the “Golden Eagle” Award in the nomination Best TV Series for the “Long Distance Drivers” (2002).

Ivan Niemichev

Deputy Director of the International Cooperation Department of Kharkiv City Council.

Serhii Novikov

Financial Director, member of the Board of the "Metinvest" company. MBA degree from the University of Cincinnati (USA); certified financial analyst of CFA,member of ACCA.

Illia Plakhuta

Writer, scriptwriter

In 2014, published four French textbooks and his first novel “Cripples”. In 2015 his two novels ("Black Dog" and "Sleeping God") came out.

Currently working on his next novel, the literary magazine “Piums” and the publication about tattoos in Ukraine.

Likes music, books and good movies. Connoisseur of cats, women's beauty and art. Since childhood, has been fond of writing verses and short stories. Has written scripts for sketch shows on the 1+1 Channel.

Mariia Stetsenko

Leading specialist in management and development at Philip Morris Ukraine.

Kostiantyn Maiboroda

2013 Graduate (speciality: Translation).

Military-technical translator/interpreter for state enterprises: O. Morozov Kharkiv Construction Bureau for Machine Engineering, Malyshev Plant, Zhytomyr Armor Plant, Kyiv Armor Plant (since 2013); for the state enterprise Ukrspetseksport in Thailand and Iraq (since 2014); military translator/interpreter in the Orbital operation, with the British instructors involved (since 2016).

Olesia Malaia

Associate professor at the Department of German Philology and Translation; translator of fiction at the "Family Leisure Club" publishing house (more than 40 novels of German and English authors, including Wolfgang Hohlbein, John Dickson Carr, Abraham Grace Merritt, Howard Phillips Lovecraft, Ray Bradbury, Stephen King and Harlan Ellison).

Valentyna Pasynok

Dean of the School of Foreign Languages of V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University.

Awards: Order of Princess Olga, III class (2005), honorary diplomas of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine (1995), Executive Department of Kharkiv City Council (2000, 2001), award pins “Petro Mohyla” (2009), “Konstantin Ushinsky”.

Member of the Methodological Committee of the Ministry of Education and Science, head of the Thesis Committee K 64.051.19 and member of the Thesis Committee K 64.051.16; member of the editorial boards of the Bulletin. Series:Romance and Germanic Philology, the Scientific Notes of the Department of Pedagogy of V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University and the Bulletin: Series Valeology: Present and Future.