Public activities of the Rector of the University




The activity Oleksiy Chebykin describes him as an extremely active and talented scientist, organizer of the development of education and science in Ukraine. He started from being a village school teacher to the head of the Department, director of the Southern Scientific Centre of the Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine, Acting Director of the Odesa Regional Institute of Public Administration of the National Academy of Public Administration under the jurisdiction of the President of Ukraine and Rector of Ushynsky University. He is a Doctor of Psychological Sciences, Professor, Academician of the National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine, Honoured worker of science and technology of Ukraine and Honorary Professor of various foreign universities.

Having headed the University, Oleksiy Chebykin is carrying out the reforms, which have already made it possible to create 15 Institutes, Faculties, Departments, 16 Specialised Internet Classes, 25 laboratories, 7 Specialised Academic Councils for the PhD and Doctoral Thesis Defence, 8 International Scientific and Informational Centres, one of which is established in China, Department of New Information Technologies, International Inter-University Consortium “Online” & others. The University has increased the training of foreign students by fifteen times; the number of students – by eleven times, who annually win prizes at both domestic and international Olympiads, competitions, exhibitions, contests; has expanded international cooperation on the basis of agreements with almost 100 universities and Education Research Centres of different countries by 10 times; has increased the implementation of international projects by 5 times; he has significantly expanded the number of directions, specialties and specialisations taught students, PhD students and postdoctoral students; he has significantly expanded the material base, carrying out its systemic modernisation and repair; he has rebuilt the Modern Library that meets the best international standards; he has received National status. The University has been awarded many prizes, he has become a member of various authoritative International Associations, including the fact that Ushynsky Universities was voted the best in China among 540 universities of different countries in language training and is consistently in the cohort of leaders among the specialised Higher Education Institutions of the state. According to various international rankings (Round University Ranking), it takes the 7th place among the Higher Education Institutions of Ukraine, the 38th place – according to the SciVerse Scopus 2020 database, the 80th place – according to the world ranking (UNIRanks). Today he implements of large-scale projects –  a centre of psychosocial support and health care, a legal clinic, – he initiates the construction of a modern student preventative and university clinics; he actively modernises the professional training of teachers in accordance with the requirements of New Ukrainian School. He is constantly working on skill advancement by learning experience and doing internships at various leading universities in Europe, the United States of America and Asia.

As a scientist, he has initiated a scientific school within which he built the concept of Human Emotional Stability, the concept of Emotional Maturity, the concept of Emotional Regulation of Cognitive Activity, System- and Activity-centred Concept of the Future Teacher Training. He has revealed the mechanisms that determine the features of the manifestation and development of attractiveness, empathy, risk, effects of animation, physical actions, computer, mobile phone on the psycho-emotional sphere of the developing personality. The introduction of the research results in educational, engineering, military, and other activities has allowed us to obtain not only a significant social, but also economic effect. All his labour achievements have significantly enriched domestic science and practice. He has trained almost 700 scientific papers, more than 30 monographs, various manuals and articles, some of them were published abroad. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of the scientific journal “Science and Education” on psychological, medical and pedagogical sciences. More than 30 international congresses, conferences, symposia have been held; dozens of international projects have been implemented under his leadership; it has prompted the opening of new areas of research in modern psychological and pedagogical sciences. He has trained almost 60 PhD students and postdoctoral student within his scientific school, who continue his research in many countries. He has started training practical psychologists for the first time in Ukraine. He was one of the co-authors of the first “Concept of Pedagogical Education in Ukraine” and is the author of the “System- and Activity-centred Concept of the Future Teacher Training”. The first expert schools of developmental training, Waldorf Education, individual-oriented and advanced training, and others were established in Ukraine under his leadership.

Oleksiy Chebykin conducts large-scale public activities. He is the editor of a number of both domestic and foreign authoritative scientific publishing houses, President of the Association of Universities of Ukraine, Vice-President of the Association of Rectors of Pedagogical Universities in Europe, member of the Presidium of the NAES of Ukraine. He has a work experience as a member of the Attestation Board of the Ministry of Education and Science, Accreditation Commission of the Ministry of Education and Science and Expert Commission on psychological sciences of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.

He awarded three Orders of Merit of the 1st, 2nd and 3d classes, Honorary Diplomas of the Verkhovna Rada (Supreme Council) of Ukraine and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, and various awards of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, the National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine, and other awards for his outstanding labour achievements and valuable contribution to the development of national science and education.

Oleksiy Chebykin was the winner in the nominations: “For the Scientific Development in the Southern Region”, “For the Significant Contribution to the Scientific Development”, “Leader of the Year”, “Rector of the Year”. He won from year to year different prizes according to the audience rating “Public’s Choice” of “South Ukrainian Media Holding” while working as the Rector. According to the results of the annual rating of the Charitable Foundation “Journalists for Democracy” and the Information Agency “Odessa-Media”, Oleksiy Chebykin was included in the rating “100 influential citizens of Odessa” from 2016 to 2019.




MY LIFE is a dream that leads to the goal and helps to achieve the desired outcome.


Education and science guarantee prosperity of any state. Due to high technology, some Asian countries have become highly developed in all respects in a short period of time. Unfortunately, Ukraine still has other priorities…


My credo is not to talk about business but to strive in order to achieve specific results. You get real pleasure when the solution is found to the problem that no one has solved before.


At the present stage, I perceive politics as a very expensive show of people who are interested in solving their personal problems first of all. At the same time, in order to overcome production difficulties, it is necessary to be friends with politicians, then they help once in a while.


The situation which has been happening in the political arena in our country for recent years is more pessimistic than optimistic. The only thing that alleviates this situation is humour and tolerance.


Family is the holiest and most precious thing in my life. I love my family members very much.


All my hobbies are mostly related to my work. It is probably a bad priority. It is although not about hobbies and their quantity but this is the fact that inspires and spiritually enriches you.


I always get great pleasure, both intellectual and emotional, from communicating with smart and good people.


Working for 16 hours a day, I am in stressful situations all the time. Being a competitive person that I am, I overcome such situations and then find new ones. Sometimes I want to give up, but I know for sure that in a day I will feel a lack of adrenaline.


Being a teacher among teachers is incredibly difficult and very responsible. I am proud when my students make great strides and surpass me in something.


I am always open to communication with friends, like-minded people, and opponents. As for the enemies, I will say that I do not have them, because I do no hurt anyone. All the troubles arise from envious people.




Every Saturday, Academician O. Chebykin carries out a personal reception of students, PhD students, doctoral students, et al., and all visitors (the telephone reception to book an appointment: + 38-048-723-40-98).




V International Scientific Forum "Modern Tendencies in Pedagogical Education and Science of Ukraine and Israel: the Way to Integration", which was held in November 2014 at South Ukrainian National Pedagogical University named after K.D. Ushynsky. Форум, заметил доктор психологических наук, профессор, действительный член НАПН Украины, ректор Южноукраинского национального педагогического университета имени К.Д. Ушинского Алексей Чебыкин, является важным событием не только для Одессы, но и для Украины в целом. «С каждым годом все больше ученых приобщается к работе данного форума. Мы надеемся, что проблемы, которые изложены в материалах докладчиков, будут впоследствии апробированы и станут поводом для совершенствования образования в наших странах», – уверен Алексей Чебыкин, добавив, что в мероприятии заявлено большое число участников: около 200 человек.

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The Rector’s interview in the program "Prime Reporter"


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