Doctor Hab. in Educational Sciences, Professor. Director of the Institute of Higher Education, National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine. She is also a cofounder and leading expert of NGO “Institute for Leadership, Innovations and Development”.
Svitlana's major areas of interest are governance in education, development of higher education, educational leadership. Svitlana is a coordinator of number of the project in education. For instance, project of Tempus Program of European Union “Education for Leadership, Intelligence and Talent Encouraging” (2013-2016),project of the International Renaissance Foundation “Legal Basis for Bologna Process Implementation in Ukraine” (2012-2014).
She is an author of about 95 publications, inc. in international journals. The recent once Legal basics in realization of Bologna Process in Ukraine: monograph (in Ukrainian) / Group of authors: Bugrov V., Gozhyk A., Zhdanova K. and others; editors – Luhovyi V., Kalashnikova S. – К.: ДП «НВЦ «Пріоритети», 2014., Tripses J., Kalashikova S., Shytikova S. What does Educational Leadership Look Like in Ukraine Compared to U.S. (in English) / Building Cultural Community Though Global Educational Leadership; editors – Sandra Harris and Jason Mixon. – NCPEA Publications, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas, 2014. – Р. 34-47.