Dr Lana Kostrykina

PhD in Education, the University of Auckland; PhD in Historical, Typological and Comparative Linguistics; MA in Global Economics (majoring in Marketing); MA in Philological Education; MA in Translation Studies and Intercultural Communication


Dr Svetlana Kostrykina is a Student and Programme Adviser for Global Studies, and she is your first port of call for all questions related to the programme. Originally from Volgograd, Russia, Lana has been with the University of Auckland since 2015. She joined Global Studies in 2017 as a programme administrator and helped to launch the programme. She has completed her PhD in International Education at the UoA in 2020, and her areas of professional expertise include student support and engagement, marketing, employability, mental health and wellbeing. Lana's research interests are transdisciplinary in nature and embrace the fields of Interdisciplinary and Global Studies, intercultural communication, the global knowledge economy and internationalisation in higher education. 


Research | Current

  • Social licence to internationalise and internationalisation for society
  • Pragmatic aspects of building Global Studies degree programmes in the Pacific
  • The issues of inter- and transdisciplinarity in higher education
  • Ako in the digital world: Global self-regulated communities for peer-learning finance, stock market and financial regulatory frameworks

Recent publications:

  • Kostrykina S. Overcoming the White Knight Complex: Social License and Internationalization for Society. Journal of Studies in International Education. May 2021. doi:10.1177/10283153211016267
  • Kostrykina, SvetlanaLee, KerryHope, John. A theory of internationalisation practice in New Zealand and Indonesia: a rationality-relationality approach. Globalisation Societies and Education. 14 Jan 2021. DOI 10.1080/14767724.2021.1872370
  • Kostrykina, S., Lee, K., & Hope, J. (2018). The west, the rest and the knowledge economy: A game worth playing?. Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 22 (2), 58-67. 10.1080/13603108.2017.1372317
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/40719

Legacy research: 

  • Kostrykina, S. (2013). Semantic Reconstruction of Proto-Germanic forms *Bujanan and *Saljanan (based on the Old Germanic corpora of the Bible translations). The Volgograd State Socio-Pedagogical University:Philology series 1(76):78-82 

  • Kostrykina S, Mishatkina S. (2010). The Ways of nominating trade relations among Germanic people.  In Shakhovsky, V. I., Kryukova, I. V., Sorokina, E. A.. (Eds.). A person in communication: motives, strategy, tactics: collective monograph. pp. 26-30. Peremena, Volgograd, Russia

Teaching | Current

I am interested in guest-lecturing and would be keen to contribute to your course within my areas of expertise. The examples of my guest lectures and seminars include:

  • Butterflies and trains: Global dynamics and Indonesian universities (Global Studies & Intercultural Communication guest lecture; the University of Auckland, 2019)
  • Pragmatism, abductive thinking and mixed methods research (PGSA seminar series, the Faculty of Education and Social Work; the University of Auckland, 2019)
  • Global citizenship and its faults (Global Studies guest lecture; the University of Auckland, 2019)
  • International education industry and global employability (a seminar, Yogyakarta State University; Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 2017)
  • Navigating the globalised world (a discussion seminar, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 2017)
  • Diversity and fusion feast: Exploring cultures, values, and beliefs through food (an intercultural communication workshop; the University of Auckland, 2017)
  • Beauty and pain: Inspiring women in Russian and New Zealand cultures (Intercultural communication seminar, Duta Wacana Christian University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 2017)
  • Challenges and current trends in linguistics and translation (a pro-seminar, Yogyakarta State University; Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 2017)
  • Mixed-methods research in education (the Faculty of Education and Social Work; the University of Auckland, 2016)



  • Valued Contribution to the University of Auckland 2019. Awarded to Dr Hilary Chung and Dr Svetlana Kostrykina for their contribution to the successful launch of the Global Studies programme.
  • SEED grant for innovation in teaching 2017-2018, Centre for Learning and Research in Higher Education to support innovative or experimental approaches to learning and teaching.
  • Graduate Collaborative Research Awards 2018, Universitas 21 International Universities Network. U21's Graduate Collaborative Research Awards are designed to be flexible and encourage doctoral candidates, with the support of their supervisors/advisors, to think innovatively about how their research could benefit from engagement with other members of the U21 network.
  • Nomination for Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Award 2017 (Innovating and Engaging). 



  • Cohort management, student experience and administrative support
  • Programme promotion, web presence and marketing engagement
  • Student support
  • Relationship management, advocacy and negotiation
  • Engagement with internal and external stakeholders, including community engagement
  • General operational activities

Areas of expertise

Internationalisation of higher education; internationalisation for the society; the global international education industry; Global Studies, intercultural communication, Translation Studies, marketing and global economics.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

As of 29 October 2020 there will be no automatic updating of 'selected publications and creative works' from Research Outputs. Please continue to keep your Research Outputs profile up to date.
  • Kostrykina, S. (2019). The Asian Dream: Changing patterns for the international education industry. Paper presented at The Asia-Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 25 March - 29 March 2019. Related URL.
  • Kostrykina, S., Lee, K., & Hope, J. (2018). The west, the rest and the knowledge economy: A game worth playing?. Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 22 (2), 58-67. 10.1080/13603108.2017.1372317
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/40719
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Kerry Lee, John Hope


Contact details

Primary office location

Level 4, Room 421
New Zealand

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