Institute of International Students Training

V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University

Natural Sciences Department

Vasiliy I. Grutsyak

Position: Associate Professor at Natural Sciences Department of V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University (from 1986); Vice Director of International Students’ Education Center (Preparatory Department) since 1996.

Academic degree: PhD (Physics and Mathematics) since 1982, Associate Professor (since 1988), Senior Scientific Associate (since 1984).

Education: Radiophysics Department of A.M. Gorkiy Kharkiv State University (now named V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University) in 1975.

Work experience at the department: since 1986.

Research and teaching experience: From 1975 to 1978 he was Junior Scientific Associate at the Radiophysics Department, from 1978 to 1981 he was Post-graduate student, from 1982 to 1986 he was Scientific Secretary of HNI of the University, since 1986 - Associate Professor.

Member of the scientific-methodical commission for foreign citizens of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, member of the expert council of State Accreditation Commission of Ukraine, member of the Scientific and Methodical Council of the University, a member of the Scientific Council of International Education Center, Chairman of educational-methodical commission of International Education Center.

Disciplines: Physics and Mechanical Drawing.

Honors: He was awarded the breastplate of «Vіdmіnnyk osvіty Ukrainy» (2008); the medal of «For achievements in international education» (2012); «V.N. Karazin»(2013); the Order of Ukrainian Orthodox Church of St. George (2013); Honorary Certificates of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, Honorary Certificates of the Regional State Administration and Honorary Certificates of the Rector of the university.

Research areas: Last years the research interests focus on training foreign citizens at the Preparatory Department and methods of teaching scientific style of speech. He participated in different international symposia and conferences also participated in the X (2003) and XI (2007) Congress of the International Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature.

Publications: He is the author of over than 140 scientific works, including 2 monographs, 2 training programs for foreign students of the Preparatory Departments of universities of Ukraine approved by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and 10 textbooks( five of them with the stamp of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine).