Kateryna Dysa defended her PhD dissertation at CEU in 2004. Currently she is an Associate Professor at National University of 'Kyiv-Mohyla Academy'. She is also the director of the Center for Polish and European Studies of NaUKMA. In 2009 she was a Chopivsky Fellow in Ukrainian Studies at Stanford University, and in 2011 she was a Shklar Research Fellow at Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University. In 2010 she was a Research Fellow of the project The "centre" and the "periphery" in the religious history of early modern Eastern Europe at L'Institut d'Etudes Avancées, Paris.
CEU provided me with a thrilling opportunity to see what it means to be part of excellent and friendly international academic environment. While studying there, I could observe high academic standards of organization of learning that ensures production of well-trained scholars. This was very useful for me during my participation in Academic Fellowship Program, the aim of which was to revise and reform existing academic programs and curricula at my home university.