SUPPORTING THE KYIV SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS IS SUPPORTING WORLD CLASS ECONOMIC EDUCATION AND RESEARCH IN UKRAINE
U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC)
Washington, D.C., Thursday, December 23, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Kyiv School of Economics, founded by EERC and the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, is a world-class academic institution with a reputation for excellence both in Ukraine and internationally.
KSE offers internationally recognized two-year, full time English language Master’s Programs in Economic Analysis and in Financial Economics taught by international and Western-trained Ukrainian faculty who have strong backgrounds in teaching and research. The program’s curriculum is modeled on the best economic graduate programs in North America and Western Europe.
KSE is governed by an international Board of Directors. The Board is co-chaired by Regina Yan (Executive Vice President of the Eurasia Foundation, a member of the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) and Anders Aslund (Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics), a Senior Advisor to USUBC. The Board includes Irina Paliashvili, President and Senior Counsel at RULG-Ukrainian Legal Group, member of the executive committee of USUBC.
Annually, KSE accepts about 55 new students to the first year of the program. Total of about 80-90 first and second year students receive education at KSE each year. The total cost of the education is EURO 10,000 per student per year. Generous support of sponsors allows KSE to set tuition at the level of only EURO 3,000 a year and provide full scholarships to about 30 students a year. In addition, about 40 students receive partial scholarships and pay reduced tuition of EURO 1,500.
Private individuals fund two scholarships at the KSE: the Alumni Scholarship and the Peter Kennedy Memorial Fellowship (http://www.kse.org.ua/aboutus/fellowship.htm). Companies traditionally support KSE by funding a course, a faculty chair, or a student scholarship.
The course, faculty chair, or student scholarship are named after the funding organization. Currently, KSE has Citibank and Dragon Capital scholarships, and a student loan program by Swedbank. If you are interested to establish a scholarship or support a faculty chair or a course, please contact Svitlana Bocharova (Bocharova@kse.org.ua, tel. +380 (44) 492-8012) for further information.
Since 1996, KSE has produced 462 graduates. Seventy-four graduates have already received a Ph.D. degree from Western universities; 10 of those graduates teach at KSE on full- or part- time basis.
KSE alumni work in leading positions at the top financial and policy-making institutions in Ukraine, or earned recognition as excellent economists in the USA and Western Europe. A number of USUBC member companies employ KSE/EERC graduates, including SigmaBleyzer, Citibank, Ernst&Young, KPMG, Phoenix Capital, SCM, and others.
SUPPORTING KSE IN THE USA
KSE receives donations in the USA through its founder EERC, Inc. EERC, Inc., is a charitable organization incorporated in the District of Columbia. The U.S. tax authorities have recognized it as a tax-exempt charity under section 501 (c) (3) of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations.
You can support KSE by sending check payable to EERC Inc. to the following address: EERC, Inc, 5902 Mount Eagle DR., Suite 314, Alexandria VA 22303 USA. EERC will provide a letter confirming the donation which can be used to support deduction of the donation on federal tax returns.
SUPPORTING KSE WORLDWIDE
You can support KSE from anywhere in the world using your credit card. Please follow the links and instructions at the web-site (http://www.kse.org.ua/support.htm).
You can designate your support to general support of KSE, to support one of the existing scholarships, or can provide different designation for your contribution. For example, you can provide funds to establish a special USUBC scholarship.
SUPPORTING KSE IN UKRAINE
Donations in Ukraine are received by the Kyiv School of Economics Charitable Foundation through a wire transfer. KSE Charitable Foundation is a non-profit institution registered in Ukraine, and donations may be deductible according to the Ukrainian law. Please contact Svitlana Bocharova (Bocharova@kse.org.ua), tel. +380 (44) 492-8012) for the information about the bank account and wire instructions.
NOTE: The Kyiv School of Economics/EERC is a member of the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), Washington, D.C., www.USUBC.org. The Kyiv School of Economics/EERE is represented on the USUBC board of directors by the Director, Oleksandr (Alex) Rohozynsky, Kyiv, Ukraine.