PhD Contest archive

2023: 28 September, Essen, within the framework of the Days of Ukraine in North Rhine-Westphalia (28 September – 29 September 2023). See the list of the finalists. The first place won Mariana Sliusarenko, the Hannover Medical School (MHH), Germany, the second place won Yaryna Zhdanova from the BETA Tech Center (Technological center of the University of Vic), Central University of Catalonia, Spain, the third place won Valeriia Lukashenko from the Nikhef (Dutch National Institute for  Subatomic Physics), the Netherlands.

2023 PhD finalists
(left to right): Prof. Dr. Matthias Epple (Inorganic Chemistry, University Duisburg- Essen), finalist Vira Porieva (Taras Shevchenko National University, Ukraine), finalist Oleksandra Aust (Institute for Pathology, Charité, Berlin, Germany), 1st place winner Mariana Sliusarenko (Hannover Medical School, Germany), 3rd place winner Valeriia Lukashenko (Nikhef, the Netherlands), Prof. Dr. Olga Garaschuk (Institute for Physiologie, University of Tübingen, Germany), 2nd place winner Yaryna Zhdanova (BETA Tech Center, Universitat de Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya, Spain). Copyright University of Duisburg-Essen/Andre Kraß.

2022: 30 September, Hannover, within the framework of the Days of Ukraine in Lower Saxony (30 September – 1 October 2022). See the list of the finalists. The first place won Olga Bakina, Charité-Universitätsmedizin, Berlin/ Max-Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC), Germany and the second place won Michael Martin Richter, University of Bremen, Germany

(left to right): Finalist Anastasiia Denysenko (Department of Pathology, Sumy State University, Ukraine), Head of the PhD Contest Committee Prof. Dr. Halyna R. Shcherbata (Institute of Cell Biochemistry, Hannover Medical School, Germany), 1st place winner Olga Bakina (Charité-Universitätsmedizin, Berlin/ Max-Delbrück Center (MDC), Germany), 2nd place winner Michael Martin Richter (University of Bremen, Germany) and finalist Veronika Skip (Faculty of Culture and Arts, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany). Collage is based on photos courtesy of Anastasiia Malyshkina.

2021: 16 September, Berlin, within the framework of Days of Ukraine in Berlin and Brandenburg, Video-recordings of the 2021 PhD Contest (starting 00:36:25). See the list of the finalists and the press-release with the names of the winners here

The winners and the UKRAINET PhD Contest Jury members (left to right): Prof. Olga Garaschuk, Kseniia Kravchenko – the 1stplace,  Nataliya Yadzhak – the 2nd place, Pavlo Burdiak – the 3rd place, Prof. Matthias Epple, Prof. Theocharis Grigoriadis, Dr. Olesia Lazarenko © CEDIS/ FU Berlin. Copyright: CEDIS/ FU Berlin

2020: PhD Contest was canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic

2019: 19 September, Tübingen, Germany, within the framework of the Days of Ukraine in Baden-Württemberg. See the winners here and the list of the list of the finalists here.

The winners and the 2019 PhD Contest committee members (left to right): Dr. Tetyana Yevsa, Prof. Matthias Epple, Sofiia Reshetniak – the 1st place, Oleh Rymarenko – the 2nd place, Dr. Gisela Zimmermann, Yevgenii Grushevskyi – the 3rd place, Dr. Christian Schaich, Prof. Olga Garaschuk. © DUAG e.V.

2018: 4 October, Dresden, Germany, within the framework of the 2018 Annual Meeting of the German-Ukrainian Academic Society. See the winners here and the list of the finalists here.

Photo of the finalists and the PhD Contest committee
(From left to right): Prof. Matthias Epple, Dr. Denys Makarov (Head of the PhD Contest Committee), Ms Mariia Terentieva, University of Cambridge, UK (the first place), Ms Anna Tyutyunnykova, OncoRay-National Center for Radiation Research in Oncology, Dresden, Germany (the second place), Oksana Lebedivna, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy/ Yuchymenko Family Doctoral School, Kyiv, Ukraine (the finalist), Vitalii Mutsenko, Institute for Multiphase Processes, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany (the finalist), Prof. Olga Garaschuk, Dr. Oksana Seumenicht. Dresden, 4 October 2018. Photo: courtesy of Jürgen Lösel/ Deutsch-Ukrainische Akademische Gesellschaft e.V.

2017: 6 October, Augsburg, Germany. See the winners and the list of finalists

(From left to right): Prof. Yarema Okhrin (Head of the PhD Contest Committee), Oleksandr Yagensky (the first place), Natalia Korniy (the third place), Prof. Olga Garaschuk (President of the German-Ukrainian Academic Society), Bohdan Tokarskyj (the second place), Augsburg, 6 October 2017. Photo collage: private.

2016: 21 September, Berlin, Germany. See the winners and the list of finalists