Maryna Lakhno

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Political Science
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Maryna is a doctoral research fellow in the Yehuda Elkana Center for Higher Education (Public Policy track). The preliminary title for her dissertation is ‘Universities: Local Agents of Global Changes. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as a Policy Framework for Higher Education.’ By scrutinizing the SDGs from both actional and ideational perspectives, she aims to contribute to higher education policy by pointing to the existence of a new and consequential, although unexpected, global policy framework.

Prior to undertaking her PhD, Maryna was awarded a DAAD postgraduate MA scholarship in Germany, where she also worked as a research assistant at the University of Augsburg. She earned a BA degree with honors at Charles University in Prague and also spent a year studying and working at the University of Kent in the UK.

Teaching experience:

2020/2021(Winter Semester) Teaching Assistant - Field Research and Qualitative Data Analysis (Department of Political Science, Central European University)
2020/2021(Fall Semester) Teaching Assistant - Process Tracing (Department of Political Science, Central European University)


BA English and American studies, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
University of Kent, UK (Erasmus year)
MA Intercultural Applied Linguistics of English and German, University of Augsburg, Germany (MA)
University of Trier, Germany (DAAD exchange, summer academy)
MSc Management and Finance (main focus: international trade), University of Economic and Management in Prague, Czech Republic

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