Mykola Trofymenko

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Mykola Trofymenko
Трофименко Микола Валерійович
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Born (1985-04-08) 8 April 1985 (age 36)
Mariupol, Ukraine
Alma mater Mariupol State University

Mykola Trofymenko (born April 8, 1985) is a Ukrainian political scientist. He is Associate Professor of International Relations and Foreign Policy, Rector of Mariupol State University, [1] Honoured Education Employee of Ukraine.




In 2002 he graduated from Mariupol Secondary School №41 and entered Mariupol State University with a degree in International Relations. He has Bachelor and Master degree majoring in International relations. After that he successfully finished Postgraduate studies at Mariupol State University, major 23.00.02 – political institutes and processes. Defended his dissertation at the I.F. Kuras Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies and receied political science PhD in 2011.

Since 2014 he is an Associate Professor of International Relations and Foreign Policy at MSU.

Fluent in Ukrainian, English, Greek, Russian.

Professional and scientific activities

From 2007 to 2011 he had been a Head of the International Relations Department of Mariupol State University.

From  2011 to 2020 he had been a Vice-Rector for Scientific and Pedagogical Work (International Relations) of Mariupol State University.

Since 2008 he is an Assistant, Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor, Professor of the Department of International Relations and Foreign Policy at Mariupol State University. [2]

From 2018 to 2020 he had been an Adviser to the Head of Donetsk Regional State Administration - Head of the Regional Military-Civil Administration, Head of Mariupol Office of Donetsk Regional State Administration [3]

2018 - Participant in the US Department of State's programme «Institute on U.S. National Security Policymaking 2018» (University of Delaware).

2019 – up to now Participant of the project "Innovative University and Leadership. Phase V: Interdisciplinarity, intersectoral and university development strategies" (Republic of Poland)

In October 2020, Mykola Trofymenko was elected to the Mariupol city council of the 8th convocation from the Vadym Boichenko Bloc party. In the city council, he joined the Vadym Boichenko Bloc party parliamentary faction and chaired the standing parliamentary commission on education, culture, spiritual revival, youth and sports.

Since 2020 he is a Rector of Mariupol State University. Mykola Trofymenko successfully continues to implement the unique model of international cooperation, developed at the university. Mykola Trofymenko is an author of more than 150 scientific publications, including textbooks, monographs and scientific articles in domestic and foreign science journals.

Mykola Trofymenko is an author of more than 150 scientific publications, including textbooks, monographs and scientific articles in domestic and foreign science journals.

His research interests include issues of foreign policy, public diplomacy, globalization, anti-globalization, the functioning of the diplomatic and consular services. [4]

Since 2015 he is a Member of the Board of Directors of the European Public Law Organization (Athens, Hellenic Republic). [5]

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