Margaryta graduated from Kyiv Taras Shevchenko National University in Ukraine with a degree in Political Geography with a focus on Regional and International Studies. She also received a Master’s Degree in European Studies and International Relations from Central European University (CEU) in Budapest. During her time at UNU-CRIS, she was a PhD student at CEU in the Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations.
Margaryta’s research project focussed on the role of regional organisations in shaping regional security dynamics beyond their borders. She is interested in how regional organisations manage relations with great powers and how this interaction shapes the development of regional orders. Her research specifically focussed on the cases of the EU-Russia and ASEAN-China relations.
At UNU-CRIS, Margaryta Rymarenko worked under the supervision of Dr. Stephen Kingah. She conducted part of her research that dealt with the dynamics of the EU-Russia relations in the ‘common neighbourhood’. She also contributed to the project Regional Security Organizations and Their Hegemons.