Oleh V. Skydan

Rector, Professor, Doctor of Economic Sciences, Polissia National University, Ukraine

In 2000, graduated with honors from the State Agroecological Academy of Ukraine (Zhytomyr), received a full higher education in the specialty "Management of foreign economic activity of the enterprise".

In 1998-1999, passed a one-year internship in Germany under the DEULA programme. 2000-2004 — worked in the Main Department of Economy of the Zhytomyr Regional State Administration as a leading, chief specialist, deputy head of the department, head of the department of pricing policy, financial relations and services.

In 2004, he received the degree of Candidate of Economic Sciences. He defended his doctoral dissertation on "Organisational and economic mechanism of development of agricultural policy of Ukraine" at the NSC "Institute of Agrarian Economics" UAAS in 2009.

Author of more than 120 scientific papers on agricultural policy, food security, rural development, reforming the agricultural education system.

He is a member of the specialised Academic Council for the defence of dissertations for the degree of Doctor (Candidate) of Sciences in specialties 08.00.03 – "Economics and Management of National Economy", 08.00.04 – "Economics and Management of Enterprises" at Polissya National University.

Laureate of the Prize of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine for special achievements of youth in the development of Ukraine (2009), the Prize of the President of Ukraine for young scientists (2009). Scholarship of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (2011, 2012). Holder of the grant of the President of Ukraine to support the research of young scientists (2009) and the Grant of the President of Ukraine for gifted youth (2013).

Author of more than 120 scientific papers on agricultural policy, food security, rural development, reforming the agricultural education system.

Research interests: agricultural policy, food security, organic production.