Partners

Universities

University of Minnesota

Crookston, USA

Bahcesehir University

Turkey

Kazakh American Free University

Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan

Schiller International University

USA

Wisconsin, Ann Arbor

Concordia University from the USA is a Co-Founder of Ukrainian-American Concordia University

East Central University

Oklahoma, USA

Richmond International University

London, UK

University of Applied Sciences

Worms, Germany

Trier University

Germany

Rutgers University

USA

Universität Koblenz-Landau

Germany

National Pedagogical Dragomanov University

Kyiv, Ukraine

Organizations and Institutions

CHEA/CIQG

Washington, D.C., USA

Diamond FMS

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International Association of Rectors of Pedagogical Universities in Europe

Pearson

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OVB Holding AG

Cologne, Germany

Academy of Sciences of the Higher School of Ukraine

Co-Serve International

Oregon, USA

Precedent Academics

Indianapolis, USA

German-Ukrainian Society of Economics and Science

Friends

Karl Beck

Dr. h.c. Karl Beck (USA) – The Director of the United States Peace Corps in Ukraine (2001–2007), Honorary Doctor of the Ukrainian-American Concordia University.

Leonid Kravchuk

Honorary Doctor of our University Leonid Makarovych Kravchuk (born January 10, 1934, Velykyi Zhytyn village, Volyn province, the Polish Republic, now the Rivne region) is the first people’s elected President of Ukraine after gaining independence (1991–1994). He was the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine in 1990–1991, People’s Deputy (member of the Ukrainian Parliament) of Ukraine in 1990–1991 and 1994–2006.
Leonid Makarovich Kravchuk is a Hero of Ukraine (2001).
Since 1999 – he is a Co-Chairman of the All-Ukrainian Association of Democratic Forces “Zlagoda”.
He is an Honorary President of the International Public Association “Rivne Autonomy” and an Honorary Chairman of the All-Ukrainian Foundation for International Communication “Ukrainian People’s Embassy” (since 1994).
Since 2011 – he is an Honorary President of the “Perspective Ukraine” Foundation.
In January 2016 he proposed to provide Crimea with state autonomy as part of Ukraine, and Donbass – a “special status”.
Much attention Leonid Makarovich Kravchuk is paid to the development of the education system of the Independent Ukraine, to strengthen the image and rating of Ukrainian higher education at the international level. He actively supports Ukrainian-German business and humanitarian relations, is an Honorary Member of the German-Ukrainian Society of Economics and Science (DUG WW).

Jörn Block

Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Jörn Hendrich Block (Germany) – Doctor of Economic and Political Sciences (Doktor der Wirtschaftswissenschaft), Diplom-Kaufman, Professor of Management at the Chair of Management of the Trier University (Universität Trier, Germany). Visiting Professor at the Department of Applied Economics and Associate Member of the Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM) at the Erasmus University Rotterdam (Netherlands). Doctoral Thesis in Management and Economics, Guest Professor of the Ukrainian-American Concordia University.
Member of the Editorial Board of the scholarly journal BESLI (Business, Leadership, Sustainability and Innovation).

Marshall Christensen

Prof. Dr. Marshall Christensen, Ph.D. (USA) – Founder and Leadership Team Member of Co-Serve International (USA), Honorary Professor of the Ukrainian-American Concordia University.

Hansjürgen Doss

Prof. Dr. h.c. Hansjürgen (Hans Juergen) Doss, Dipl.-Des. Arch., Dr. oec. publ. h.c. mult. (Germany) – an architect and politician, Honorary Consul of Ukraine in Germany, Member of the German Parliament 1981–2002, President of the German-Ukrainian Society for Economics and Science, Honorary Doctor of the National Dragomanov Pedagogical University (Ukraine) and the Ukrainian Free University (Ukrainische Freie Universität, Germany), Honorary Professor of Economics at the Ukrainian-American Concordia University.

Hendrik Doss

Prof. Dr. h.c. Hendrik S. Doss (Germany) – Dipl. Designer (FH), Design Dozent at the faculty of Media Management of the RheinMain University of Applied Sciences (Germany), Honorary Doctor of the Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design, CEO of dosscom, Member of the Board of Directors of the German-Ukrainian Association for Economy and Science, lecturer at the EC Europa Campus University of Applied Sciences and the Ukrainian-American Concordia University.

Douglas Gardner

Dr. h.c. Douglas Gardner (USA) – former UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP (United Nations Development Program) Resident Representative in Ukraine (2002–2005). Earned degrees in economics and English and a master’s degree in international management. Honorary Doctor of ConcordiaUA.

Kenneth Gray

Dr. Kenneth Gray, Ph.D. (USA) – UACU (WIUU) American Dean (2001–2002 and 2006–2007), Honorary Doctor of the Ukrainian-American Concordia University.

Axel Haas

Prof. Dr. rer. oec. h.c. Dr. phil. h.c. Axel Haas (Germany) – Managing Director of Arend Prozessautomation Company, Lecturer at the Department of Management at the Trier University (Germany), Honorary Doctor of Philosophy of the National Dragomanov Pedagogical University, Honorary Doctor in International Business and Honorary Professor of Marketing and Entrepreneurship of the Ukrainian-American Concordia University.

Lars Hoffmann

Mr. Lars Hoffmann (Germany) – General Manager at Americanet Travel Marketing and Publishing, On-line Marketing Specialist at the Ukrainian-American Concordia University.

Moritz Hunzinger

Prof. Dr. phil. h.c. Dr. phil. h.c. Moritz Hunzinger (Germany) is an expert in Public Relations. Since 2016 Chairman of the Board of the mobile payment company Cashcloud. Since 2015 Board Member of the automotive manufacturer company Gemballa Holding, from 2016 to 2017 interim CEO of Mars One Ventures. Prior to these positions he was Chairman of the Board of stock listed Infas Holding (previously Hunzinger Information) for 25 years. Since 2015, Chairman of the Advisory Board of Brocard Parfums (leading perfume retailer in Ukraine), Vice-Chairman from 2003 until 2015. Assigned to Cabinet of the then EU Vice-President Martin Bangemann, he advised the European Commission on cooperation with Eastern and Central Europe countries.
He received his diploma from the first President of Ukraine Leonid Kravchuk. Holds Honorary Doctorates of Philosophy of the Ukrainian-American Concordia University and the National Dragomanov Pedagogical University. Was appointed as Honorary Senator by the Ukrainian Free University in Munich, Germany in 2008. Since 2015 he is an Honorary Professor at the Lesya Ukrainka Eastern European National University (Lutsk, Ukraine). Since 2014, Moritz Hunzinger is a professor for PR and Communication at the Faculty of Socio-Psychological Sciences and Management and thus the first foreign faculty member of the NDPU (Kyiv, Ukraine). In 2017 he was elected a member of the Supervisory Board of the NDPU.
He is Honorary Professor of PR and Communication, Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board and the European Union Coordinator at the Ukrainian-American Concordia University.

John Johnson

Prof. Dr. h.c. John S. Johnson, Ph.D. (USA) – Senior Partner of Precedent Academics, Coordinator of Doctorate Programs at Indiana Wesleyan University and the University of Phoenix (USA), Visiting Professor and Honorary Doctor of the Ukrainian-American Concordia University.

Wolfgang Klee

Sanitätsrat Dr. med. Dr. h.c. Dipl.-Biol. Wolfgang Klee (Germany) – State Medical Counselor, Doctor of Medicine, dermatologist¸ biologist, member of the German-Ukrainian Society of Economics and Science (Germany), Honorary Doctor of the Ukrainian-American Concordia University.

Adalbert Lhota

Prof. Dr. rer. oec. h.c. Dr. phil. h.c. Adalbert H. Lhota (Austria/ Switzerland) – Honorary Consul General (1999–2007) and Acting Commercial Counselor of the Federal Chancellor of Austria, Honorary Senator; Director of Swarovski Holding AG. Honorary Doctor of Philosophy of the National Pedagogical Dragomanov University, Honorary Doctor in Business Administration and Honorary Professor of Management of the Ukrainian-American Concordia University.

Yunus Emre

Mr. Yunus Emre – President of German-Turkish Association for Economy and Science and Member of the National Integration Commission of CDU (Germany).

Jan Metzler

Dr. h.c. Jan Metzler (Germany) – a German politician and entrepreneur, representative of the German Bundestag (the German Federal Parliament) since 2013, Visiting Professor of the Ukrainian-American Concordia University. Holds master’s degrees in Business Administration and International Management. Was awarded the title of Honorary Doctor of UACU in Diplomacy and International Relations (2018).

Michael Ruiss

Prof. Dr. phil. h.c. Michael Ruiss (Germany) – publisher and CEO of the top-rated Magazine Frankfurt Rhein-Main (leading regional lifestyle magazine of the German Frankfurt Rhine-Main region), Honorary Doctor of Philosophy of the Lesya Ukrainka Eastern European National University (Volyn); Honorary Professor of Journalism of the Ukrainian-American Concordia University.

Roger McMurrin

Dr. h.c. Roger McMurrin (USA) – President of Music Mission Kiev (1995), founder and conductor of the Kyiv Symphony Orchestra and Chorus (since 1993); Honorary Doctor of the Ukrainian-American Concordia University.

Gero von Pelchrzim

Prof. Dr. iur. Gero von Pelchrzim und Trzankowitz, LL.M. (Germany) – a famous German Defence Attorney and Criminal Lawyer, Doctor of Law (Doctor iuris), Master of Laws, and Honorary Professor of Law and Compliance of the Ukrainian-American Concordia University.

Gert Polli

Prof. Dr. phil. Gert-René Polli (Austria) – an organization and government security and strategy expert with more than 30 years of experience in civil, military, intelligence and diplomatic environment as well as in other public and private sectors. Honorary Professor for Intelligence, Security Services and Counterterrorism of the Ukrainian-American Concordia University.
Dr. Polli worked, inter alia, as Head of Corporate Security at Siemens AG and the Austrian government as Head of Intelligence for more than 6 years. Dr. Polli is an expert in the field of Threat Analysis related to current and future political and security challenges in Europe. In this capacity he is well known and respected in public and media.
He was working and living in conflict zones like Iraq, Syria, Pakistan and was resident in Turkey until September 2016. Mid 2017 Dr. Polli has published a well-received book on European Security and Intelligence issues, and is frequently guest on TV and other media to comment on policy and security related topics.

Elaine Sarao

Dr. h.c. Elaine Sarao, Ph.D. (USA) – UACU Associate Rector; Franklin Fellow at the U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C. (2010–2013) as an Expert on Civil Society; Advisor to Rector and Honorary Doctor in the sphere of International Relations and Public Diplomacy of the Ukrainian-American Concordia University. Currently Dr. Sarao represents UACU in Washington, D.C., where she is a foreign-affairs analyst and strategist.

Philipp Schmidt

Dr. h.c. Philipp Schmidt (Germany) – CEO and Founder of KONZEPTBERLIN; Strategic Advisor and Chief of Staff in the German Parliament (the Bundestag). Master of International Business (MSc), University of Tilburg, Netherlands. Visiting Professor of the UACU. Holds the title of Honorary Doctor in Human Resource Management and International Relations of the Ukrainian-American Concordia University (2018).

Alexander Schönherr

Mr. Alexander Schönherr (Germany) – M.A. in Psychology, CEO of the SWV Schweizer Werte Vermittlung Company.

Stephan Schupbach

Prof. Dipl.-Des. Stephan Schupbach (Germany), Honorary Professor for Industrial Design at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, Guest Professor of the Ukrainian-American Concordia University.

Peter Spary

Prof. Dr. rer. oec. Dr. rer. pol. h.c. Dr. phil. h.c. Peter Spary (Germany) – General Secretary of the German-Ukrainian Society of Economics and Science (DUG WW; Mainz, Germany), General Secretary of the German-Hungarian Association, Vice President of Mérite Européen, Chief Consultant at the University of Hagen (FernUniversität; Hagen, Germany). Doctor of Economics (Doctoris Rerum Oeconomicarum), Doctor of Political Economics (Doctor Oeconomiae Politicae) honoris causa, Honorary Professor of PR at the Ukrainian-American Concordia University. Member of the Editorial Board of the scholarly journal BESLI (Business, Leadership, Sustainability and Innovation).

Dietmar Stüdemann

His Excellency Dr. h.c. Dietmar Gerhard Stüdemann (Germany) – Lawyer and Economist, retired Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Ukraine, Adviser to the President of Ukraine V. A.Yushchenko (2006-2007); Senior Advisor of Deutsche Bank, member of the Board of the German-Ukrainian Forum (Deutsch-Ukrainisches Forum e.V.) and the German-Ukrainian Society for Economics and Science (DUG WW; Mainz, Germany).
Honorary Chancellor and Honorary Doctor in International Relations and Diplomacy of the Ukrainian-American Concordia University.

Mara Sukholutskaya

Prof. Dr. h.c. Mara Sukholutskaya (USA) – Associate Professor of English and Languages, Director of Global Studies at East Central University (Oklahoma, USA), Honorary Doctor in Linguistics and International Communication of the Ukrainian-American Concordia University.

Stephan Welk

Prof. Dr.rer.pol. Stephan Welk, L.L.M. (Germany) – Doctor of Economic and Political Sciences (Doktor der Wirtschaftswissenschaft), Master of Laws, Professor Emeritus, Honorary Consul and Special Adviser on Economics to Minister for Foreign Affairs of São Tomé e Principé; a citizen of Germany and São Tomé e Principé, Business Economist and Diplomat. Honorary Professor for Public International Law and Diplomacy of the Ukrainian-American Concordia University (2017) and member of the Editorial Board of the scholarly journal BESLI (Business, Leadership, Sustainability and Innovation).
Stephan Welk graduated as Economist at the University of Hagen in 1998 and obtained his Doctorate Degree of Economics (Dr. rer. pol.) in 2008 at the University of Hamburg / London Business School and was admitted to the Degree of Master of Laws in December 2012 at the University of Liverpool, England.
Stephan Welk developed various business projects in Hong Kong, Bahamas, Europe and Middle East. In 2003-2005 he served as a Managing Director for International Business at Mauser GmbH (Isny, Germany). In 2005-2007 he was a Member of the Board of Directors of SAT & Co. AG in Kazakhstan.
At the present time he works as a Consultant for the World Bank, Senior Consultant and Managing Partner of IB&GC Ltd. London, Member of the Board of Directors of Wedo AG Dubai, Member of the Board of Aduno GmbH Wirtschafts- & Regierungsberatung.
Stephan Welk volunteered for the Laureus Foundation, namely in Burundi, where he established a school and supported African artists. In São Tomé e Príncipe he supports the Universidade de São Tomé e Príncipe and allows students, in collaboration with the foreign language department of the university, to visit the University of Münster for 4 weeks a year. Stephan Welk was awarded with a Grand Cross in the Royal Order of the Lion of Rwanda by King Yuhi VI of Rwanda. He is a Knight of the Order of Merit of the Portuguese Royal House, and of the Royal Portuguese Association of Guards of Honored Castles, Pantheons and National Monuments as well as a Knight of the Royal House of Georgia.

Axel Haas

Prof. Dr. rer. oec. h.c. Dr. phil. h.c. Axel Haas (Germany) – Managing Director of Arend Prozessautomation Company, Lecturer at the Department of Management at the Trier University (Germany), Honorary Doctor of Philosophy of the National Dragomanov Pedagogical University, Honorary Doctor in International Business and Honorary Professor of Marketing and Entrepreneurship of the Ukrainian-American Concordia University.

John Edward Herbst

His Excellency Dr. h.c. John Edward Herbst (USA) – Ambassador of the United States in Ukraine (2003–2006). B.S. in Foreign Service (1974) and M.A. in Law and Diplomacy (1978); Honorary Doctor of the Ukrainian-American Concordia University. On June 14, 2019, Ambassador John E. Herbst became Honorary President of UACU.

Paul Thomas

Mr. Paul R. Thomas – Advisor to the Rector, a leading business expert specializing in Natural Resource Economics and International Finance and lecturer of the Ukrainian-American Concordia University.
Mr. Thomas holds a master’s degree (M.A.) in Economics (Santa Barbara, 1978). As an Adjunct Professor, he lectures and teaches seminars in business valuation, asset appraisal and financial analysis for university MBA programs, contributes to industry journals, and teaches seminars in support of energy efficiency project financing for industry and government entities. On behalf of the United States Appraisal Institute, he develops and teaches courses as part of the Professional Development Program in International Valuation of Fixed Assets.
As Partner and President with IRE (USA) Inc. and IRE (Ukraine) LLC, Thomas and Simonova (Ukraine) since 1995, Mr Paul R. Thomas currently serves as Senior Executive and Consultant conducting business and asset valuations (land, commercial and residential real estate, industrial real estate, hotels and retail facilities in compliance with International Valuation Standards), carrying out corporate due diligence and financial services for clients operating in Ukraine, Russia and the CIS, i.e. for firms undergoing international audits by Big-4 firms. Representative clients and valuations assignments include Withers LLC. London, Oschad Bank, Privat Bank, UkrNafta, U.S. State Department, Daewoo Telecom, etc.
Mr. Thomas has more than 45 publications, including research articles, case studies, appraisals and valuation reports, journal and periodical articles, conference papers, seminar materials and reviews, some of which are translated into Russian. Numerous contributions of data and publication references in the Wall Street Journal, Mining Engineering, Engineering and Mining Journal, Newsletters of The Gold and Silver Institutes, the Natural Resources Industries Institute, the American Mining Congress Journal, various Ukrainian business magazines and newspapers.
Paul R. Thomas was awarded an Honorary Membership in the Ukrainian Society of Appraisers in recognition of outstanding contributions toward development of the appraisal industry in Ukraine (1999).

Ukrainian-American Concordia University has trained succesful highly qualified specialists for more than 20 years.