Myroslav Popovych has gone to the Maker


Professor Myroslav Popovych passed away.

To list his numerous titles:

  • Doctor of Philosophy

  • Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

  • Leading Scholar of National Science and Technology of Ukraine

  • Head of Hryhorii Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (since 2001)

  • Laureate of Schevchenko National Prize

  • Officer of Legion of Honor

  • Officer of Order of Prince Iaroslav the Wise

For Kyiv-Mohyla Academy he was our first Vice President for Scientific Work when we have just been restored, and after leaving this chair he received the title of Honorary Professor. He was one of the first scholars who supported the idea to restore the Academy, thus his impact on our principal rules, system of values and the mentality of each member of our community is great. He was one of the people who made the Academy what it is now.

For Ukraine he was one of the most prominent national philosophers and cultural activists. He was widely known and respected in many foreign countries and his scholarly achievements are valued not only on the national level, but for the whole world science. He was one of the best representatives of our nation, and one of those man all of us called decent honorable.

One of his last publications had a name To Be Human (printed in the Kyiv-Mohyla publishing house in 2011). Many mohylianians still remember his lecture Kyiv as the Second Jerusalem given here at the 2015 Inauguration Ceremony…

We love you, Professor, and we will never forget you!

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