The U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) hosted a webinar "Establishing American University Kyiv (AUK) Update" on Thursday, January 13, 2022. Over 300 people registered to attend the webinar on Zoom. 

Dr. Rick Shangraw, Founding President, and Dr. Roman Sheremeta, Founding Rector of
American University Kyiv, gave very detailed presentations about the plans for the opening of the new University in Kyiv in 2022. Ambassador Kurt Volker, a Managing Partner, moderated the program and Q&A session. 

You can view the complete RECORDING of this outstanding event and presentations about the new University on the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) YouTube Channel by clicking on the
following LINK.

The detailed presentation, about American University Kyiv, shown during the webinar, can be
found at the following LINK

For more information about American University Kyiv (AUK), please visit their website: or contact them at

For more details about the speakers and the American University Kyiv and their outstanding river port location please view the information below.



A little over one year ago (December 2020) the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) introduced its membership and guests to a new project that will have a transformational impact on Ukraine: establishing American University Kyiv (AUK).

American University Kyiv (AUK) is a unique partnership, powered by Arizona State University, involving Cintana Education and business partners from Ukraine and Georgia.  Over the past year the American University Kyiv (AUK) has made substantial progress: (1) hiring a founding President, Dr. Rick Shangraw, (2) hiring a founding Rector, Dr. Roman Sheremeta, (3) obtaining a higher education license from the Ministry of Education of Ukraine, and (4) renovating the Kyiv River Port facility as a home for the University.

American University Kyiv (AUK) will be a world class private university and will launch a unique model of higher education.  AUK will have access to world-leading curriculum from Arizona State University and management support from Cintana Education - a world leader in university design and transformation, which maintains a strategic partnership with Arizona State University.


1)    Dr. Rick Shangraw, Founding President, American University Kyiv, and President,
Cintana Education (click on names to see bios)

2)    Dr. Roman Sheremeta, Founding Rector, American University Kyiv 

3)    Amb. Kurt Volker, Managing Partner, American University Kyiv


The following experts also participated in the webinar:

Dr. Mamuka Tsereteli, Managing Partner, American University Kyiv

Karlo Goginava, Partner, Wings and Freeman Capital, Managing Partner,
American University Kyiv
Oleksii Shershnov, Partner, Wings and Freeman Capital, Managing Partner          

FOOTNOTE: USUBC thanks Ambassador Kurt Volker for his assistance in arranging for the USUBC webinar about establishing the American University in Kyiv.

Recorded versions of the previous forty-six U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) live

webinars are available at USUBC YouTube channel