EHU alumna Tatsiana Zhurauliova (Museology, Historical and Cultural Monument Preservation, 2004) has successfully defended her PhD in Art History at Yale University.
During her studies, Zhurauliova worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C.
Recalling her days at EHU, Zhurauliova says the University “is unique and the only opportunity for so many students to develop critical thinking, to learn how to make informed decisions.”
“EHU is an amazing place for people to learn about other cultures, to have a chance to live abroad, and to develop skills that they can bring back home. I really think that the educational institution is pretty much the only way to develop a democratic society. EHU is absolutely crucial for the future of Belarus,” notes Zhurauliova.
The EHU alumna was among the students whose studies at EHU were interrupted by the forced closure of the University by Belarusian authorities in 2004. Thanks to donor support, Zhurauliova was admitted to Kenyon College, a private liberal arts college in Gambier, Ohio, and was able to successfully graduate. She was subsequently admitted to Yale University.
“EHU congratulates Tatsiana on this prestigious achievement and is very proud that, even in its darkest hour, EHU became a door to such an opportunity for her,” says EHU Vice-Rector for Development and Communications Darius Udrys.