Volodymyr Bureha was born in 1971, in the city of Sumy in Ukraine. He graduated from the Sumy State Pedagogical University, Department of History (1996). After university, Prof. Bureha continued his studies at the Moscow Theological Seminary (1996-2000), and subsequently, at the Moscow Theological Academy (2000-2004), Russia.
In 2004-2009, he completed a postgraduate course in History at the Institute of Slavonic Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. In 2009, he received his PhD degree (Candidate of Science in History), with a dissertation on the subject of: “State and the Orthodox Church in Czechoslovakia (1918-1938)”.
Since 2008, Volodymyr Bureha is appointed Professor of the Kyiv Theological Academy – the main institution of higher education of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Since 2011, he became Vice-Rector of the Kyiv Theological Academy. Prof. Bureha lectures on the history of the Slavic Churches, as well as on the history and theology of the Catholic Church and Protestant Churches. His research interests include history of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine, with a special focus on the history of theological education in Ukraine. He is the author of 7 books and more than 200 articles in the field of History and Theology. In the last few years, he has published a number of articles devoted to the processes that are taking place today in the Ukrainian Orthodoxy.