Ukraine’s educational system was heavily hit by the russian invasion – over 360 educational campuses were destroyed and more than 2500 were damaged, 700 thousands of students, pupils and faculties were displaced, educational processes were interrupted or impeded.

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
  • Provide equal educational opportunities to Ukrainians


We bring world-class education into Ukraine, ensuring equal learning opportunities.

UGF is a not-for-profit impact initiative coordinated by K.FUND non-profit charity. We work under the auspices of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine with the support of the National Agency for Higher Education Quality Assurance and grant funding from 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.

Surja Datta

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

Raymond A. Lutzky

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

William H. Meyers

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

Matthew Escarra

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

Volodymyr Kuleshov

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

Emilia Jamroziak

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

Yury Gogotsi

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

Kjell A. Nordström

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

Albert Diaz-Guilera

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

David Rubens

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

Johan Norberg

Senior Fellow at Cato Institute

Carles Soriano-Mas

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

Olga Dudchenko

Research Scientist, CTBP, Rice University, Assistant Professor (NTT), Mol....

Gennady Bratslavsky

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

William Mercer

Venture Partner at Zag, Investor & Mentor Director at eō Business Incubators

Felix Litvinsky

Managing Director Blackstone LaunchPad at Cornell University

J. Scott Christianson

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

Rick Rasmussen

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

Alexander Akhiezer

Partner, Registered Patent Attorney at Foley Hoag LLP (Boston,...

Georgi Derluguian

Professor of Social Research and Public Policy at New...

Jonathan Cisco

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

Andreas Schleicher

Director for Education and Skills at the Organisation for...

Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker

Honorary President of the Club of Rome, PhD

Anne Krueger

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

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.


Partner Organizations

We are open to collaboration with non-academic organizations and communities, willing to facilitate learning for Ukrainians.

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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

Anne Krueger – Professor at Stanford University and Johns Hopkins University, First Deputy Managing Director of the IMF (2001-2006), former Vice President of the World Bank

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 Manager on University Partnerships and Participants

Olga Ryabtseva
Project Manager on Contributors Collaboration

Andrii Osipov
Chief Information Officer
Ushchapivskyi Vasyl
IT Project Manager