The books of the applicants for the Ivan Franko International Prize 2021 have been donated to the University Library (Video)

On Tuesday November 23, 2021 the director of the Franko Foundation Ihor Kurus handed over the books to the funds of the University Library during a meeting held at Drohobych University, reports the website of Drohobych City Council. Among the publications are research works from Canadian, Lithuanian and Ukrainian scholars and creative groups, which had been nominated for the Ivan Franko International Prize in 2021.

“Each year the Ivan Franko Foundation donates the works of the nominees for the Prize to university libraries in Vienna, Drohobych and Kyiv. We hope that with every year popularization of Ivan Franko worldwide will be acquiring new senses”, – stated Ihor Kurus.

Drohobych Mayor Taras Kuchma spoke about the importance of cooperation between the Fund, the University and the government:

“First of all, I would like to say that I am extremely proud of the fact that the Ivan Franko International Award Ceremony takes place in Drohobych. Every year this event gets a wider audience thus promoting not only Ivan Franko but also Drohobych in general. Our common task is to popularize Franko’s name and revive libraries. These should be creative spaces filled with readers. We jointly create revival work to ensure that Drohobych could have more prize winners in the future,” – emphasized the Mayor.

Professor Mykola Lukianchenko, the Acting Rector of Drohobych Ivan Franko State Pedagogical University, also expressed the words of gratitude drawing attention to the importance of cooperation between the University and the Fund and of strengthening partner relations between the Univeristy and the city authorities because Drohobych is a university city.

Ihor Rozlutskyi, director of Drohobych University library, expressed hope that those books would form the basis for the creation of a scientific library in the city of Drohobych.

The event was also attended by Yuriy Vovk – Vice-Rector for Research and International Cooperation and this year’s prize winner Professor Leonid Tymoshenko.

We would like to remind you that every year on August 27, Franko’s birthday, Drohobych becomes the venue for the Ivan Franko International Prize Award Ceremony where the Prize is awarded for scientific work that is of significant contribution to the development of social and humanitarian disciplines, of international importance and is based on the principles of scientific understanding of historical and modern processes in the culture, politics and social life of Ukraine. This year’s Prize winner, representing Drohobych Ivan Franko State Pedagogical University, is Professor Leonid Tymoshenko, Doctor of Historical Sciences.

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