Ukraine’s educational system was heavily compromised by the Russian invasion – university campuses were damaged or destroyed, 100s of thousands of students and professors are displaced.

Support for world-class EDUCATION is critical for rebuilding Ukraine, developing human capital, and boosting the economy.

We strive to:

  • Ensure student/professional outreach and engagement during the war
  • Offer global excellence in educational content


We engage a global faculty to provide Ukrainian students and professionals with access to state-of-the-art online lectures and master classes.

UGF is a not-for-profit impact initiative coordinated by K.FUND non-profit charity. We run under the auspices of the Ministry of Science and Education of Ukraine with the grant support of the Ukrainian Startup Fund

Global Contributors

We invite the brightest minds from across the globe willing to commit to 3 hours of lectures per semester (online) for the Ukrainian audience.

J. Scott Christianson

Associate Teaching Professor and Director of the Center for...

Raymond A. Lutzky

Adjunct Lecturer, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism...

Surja Datta

PhD, MBA, MA. Senior Lecturer in Strategy and Innovation,...

Anne Krueger

Senior Research Professor of International Economics, School of Advanced...

David Rubens

Executive Director in The Institute of Strategic Risk Management...

Denys Bondar

James MacLaren Early Career Professor in Physics, Department of...

Erik Reinert

Honorary Professor at the University College London Institute for...

Carles Soriano-Mas

Associate professor of Quantitative Psychology at the University of...

Johan Norberg

Senior Fellow at Cato Institute

‪Sonja Herres-Pawlis‬

Chair of Bioinorganic Chemistry and Institute of Inorganic Chemistry,...

Volodymyr Kuleshov

Assistant Professor at the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell...

Jonathan Cisco

Ph.D., Director of Education at Coursetune, a Senior Fellow...

Felix Litvinsky

Managing Director Blackstone LaunchPad at Cornell University

Gennady Bratslavsky

Professor of Urology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, State University...

Kjell A. Nordström

“Funky Business – Talent Makes Capital Dance” author, PhD

Emilia Jamroziak

Professor of Medieval History of Religions at the University...

Matthew Escarra

Associate professor in Physics and Engineering Physics at Tulane...

Charles K. Whitehead

Myron C. Taylor Alumni Professor of Business Law at...

Olga Dudchenko

Postdoctoral Researcher at Baylor College of Medicine & Rice University...

Albert Diaz-Guilera

Professor of Physics of Condensed Matter, researcher in the...

William H. Meyers

Emeritus Professor of Agricultural & Applied Economics of the...

Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker

Honorary President of the Club of Rome, PhD

Rick Rasmussen

Industry Fellow at Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology,...

Yury Gogotsi

Charles T. and Ruth M. Bach Distinguished University Professor Director,...

Partner Universities

We welcome Ukrainian students and academics from all universities as well as professionals outside academia. We are piloting the project with the major universities from across Ukraine.


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Partner Organizations


As a non-for-profit we strive to bring value to all stakeholders:

World-Class Knowledge, Network, Opportunities

For Ukraine’s ACADEMICS:
Enhance Global Relationships

Develop Human Capital, Strengthen Education, Support Economic Growth

We facilitate:
  • Peer-to-Peer Collaboration
  • Academic Mobility
  • Interdisciplinary Cooperation
  • Breaking Silos between Academia, Business & Tech
  • International Partnerships

Supervisory Board

Charles K. Whitehead – Myron C. Taylor Alumni Professor of Business Law at Cornell Law School and the Founding Director of the Law, Technology and Entre­pre­neurship program at Cornell Tech, JD
Vasyl Khmelnytsky – founder of UFuture holding, UNIT.City innovation park and K.FUND

Michael Nobel Chairman of the Nobel Sustainable Trust Foundation, PhD

Erik Reinert Honorary Professor at the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP), PhD, MBA


Viktor Halasiuk, PhD
Ihor Guzhva, PhD
Project Adviser
Dina Serebrianska, PhD
Project Coordinator on University Partnerships and Participants
Olga Ryabtseva
Project Coordinator on Contributors Collaboration