Valentyna Shtanko

Valentyna Shtanko
Head of Philosophy Department, Member of EMC, Chairman of the Audit Commission of the NURE Alumni Association, Dr. Sc.(Philosophy), Professor

Education and Career

In 1970 graduated from Kharkiv Institute of Radio Electronics and Postgraduate Studies at the Department of Philosophy.

Since 1982 – Candidate of Philosophical Sciences.

Since 1994 – Doctor of “Philosophical Sciences”, specialty philosophy of science.

Since 1973 she has been working at the Department of Philosophy of KNURE as an assistant, senior lecturer, associate professor.

Head of the Department of Philosophy since 1984 .


Educational activity

She teaches disciplines:

  • “Philosophy”,
  • “Philosophical problems of scientific knowledge”,
  • “Philosophy and methodology of modern science”,
  • “Problems of the formation of critical thinking”.

Research activities

Research interests are methodology of modern scientific knowledge, philosophical problems of artificial intelligence, features of postmodern situation in philosophy and philosophy of science, philosophical and social problems of informatization of society.

Under her leadership was the research of state budget themes «Sociocultural transformations in the process of formation of information civilization (philosophical, methodological and sociological analysis)», «Sociocultural transformations in the process of formation of information civilization in Ukraine», «Valuable orientations of young people in the conditions of globalization and informatization of society», «Problems of personal adaptation in the conditions of formation of the information society», which were part of the coordination plan of the Ministry of Education of Ukraine «Classic, modern, postmodern in philosophy, science and culture: the problem of spirituality on termination of the millennium».

She supervises post-graduate and doctoral dissertations at the department. Under her guidance 13 candidate and 2 doctoral dissertations were defended.


 State Awards

Letter of commendation of the Ministry of Education of Ukraine, sign “High achiever of Education of Ukraine”.


Publications and patents

She is an author of 2 and co-author of 4 monographs and 8 tutorials and textbook. She participated in the work of many scientific international conferences, XIX World Philosophical Congress. She has more than 100 publications.