Olga Kyrychenko

The Russian invasion on Ukraine had devastating consequences for the higher education. The IDM together with the Danube Rectors’ Conference (DRC) decided to grant two Ukrainian students or early-career researchers a fellowship.

The fellowship gives the recipient the possibility to complete research on their MA or PhD thesis. If necessary, IDM/DRC supports the fellow in finding a supervisor. The fellowship holder has also the opportunity to gain insights into the work of IDM as a non-university research institute. The IDM therefore provides a workplace and invites the student to participate in the activities of the Institute as well as to contribute to the work of IDM team members.

The first fellow is Olga Kyrychenko who is a PhD student at Odesa Mechnikov National University in the Department of International Economic Relations. Prior to that Olga graduated from the Odesa State Ecological University (Department of Ecology and Environmental Protection). From 2007 until 2021 she had worked as Managing Production Coordinator at Shipmodelling Centre  “Albatros” ltd . Olga was born in Odesa. She is married and has a 5-year-old son. 

At the IDM Olga works on her dissertation: “The impact of international tourism on the socio-economic development of the EU countries”.  

The main goal of the dissertation is to:

– research the impact of tourist arrivals on economic and social development of different regions of the EU,

– to study the most popular and profitable tourist destinations and develop recommendations for attracting tourist flows,

– to implement the most successful tourism experience of European countries in the tourism development strategy in Ukraine.