Egyptian Center for Arabic Language and Culture

Head - Olena Georgiivna Khomitska, assistant
The laboratory assistant – Olga Volodymyrivna Bura
Phone Numbers - 239-34-87; 34-87
Room - 36
E-mail: Egypt_center@ukr.net

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The Egyptian Center of Arabic Language and Literature of Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University (hereinafter – the Center) was created according to the Agreement about the creation of “The Egypt Center of Arabic Language and Literature” in Kyiv Taras Shevchenko National University between the Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Ukraine and Kyiv Taras Shevchenko National University and as realization of the University Acting Rector’s order No.345-32 “About the creation of the Egyptian Center of Arabic Language and Literature of the Institute of Philology” of 02.06.2008.

The main goal of the Center’s activities is to popularize the Arabic language, literature and culture in Ukraine, to promote professional learning of the Arabic language and literature, enlargement of arabists’ knowledge about history, culture, art of Arab countries, topical problems of their contemporary state and development, to prepare for publishing necessary educational and methodological literature, to provide University students, post-graduate students and teachers with educational, fiction, informational literature and periodicals, to improve conditions of scientific and methodological work of teachers and post-graduate students of Arabic section, to create conditions for independent learning of Arabic language and literature, different spheres of Arabic studies by students of University and other higher educational institutions of Ukraine, to strengthen friendly relations between Ukrainian and Arab nations.

The Center is a structural subdivision of the Institute of Philology of Kyiv Taras Shevchenko National University without the right of juridical person.

Activities

Educational, research, social, economic and other activities of the Center are done according the Las of Ukraine “About Education”, the Statute of Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, Regulations of the Indstitute of Philology of Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, Typical regulations of language and cultural centers of Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University and Regulations of the Egyptian Center of the Arabic Language and Culture.

Main tasks and duties of the Center are the following:
to organize events connected with educational and methodological work of teachers-arabists who are members of the Center;
to support and conduct research on Arabic language, literature, history and culture of Arab countries in Ukraine;
to organize lectures, meetings, symposia, conferences, summer schools and other activities which provide reservation and popularization of knowledge about Arabic culture in society, educate work aimed at strengthening world values, humanistic view and patriotism;
to raise Arabic language knowledge level, to help students in independent study and perfection of Arabic language;
to give all teachers and students of the Institute of Philology and other subdivisions of the University opportunity to use literature, audio and video resources of the Center;
to realize international cooperation in coordination with the Office of International Relations of KNU.

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