Irina Shramko received her doctoral degree in 1995 with the topic “Kovalskoe remeslo u naseleniya skifskogo chasu v basseine Vorskli”. From 2004 till 2011 she was the Head of the Department of the Institute of Archaeology at the Ukranian Academy of Science and from 2011 till 2012 an Instructor at the Department of History and Archaeology at the V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University. Since 2012, she is the Head of Ukrainian Museum of Archaeology and Etnography at the V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University.