Concordia University Wisconsin is offering free courses to its Ukrainian partner students amid the Russian invasion.

More than two decades ago, Concordia’s former president, Rev. Dr. John Buuck, co-founded a university in Ukraine. Today, Ukrainian-American Concordia University (UACU) enrolls some 600 students who are pursuing degrees in business at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Since the war most of the UACU students have fled the country. Those who remain in Ukraine, like Yaroslav Zharikov, are limited in their endeavors, including their ability to work. For that reason, Zharikov said he’s thankful for the opportunity to focus on his schooling. He’s one of 20 students taking free online business courses through CUW.

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CBS58’s Frank Healy visited campus on Tuesday to speak to Batterman School of Business Dean Dr. Matt Hurtienne and Zharikov, and to learn more about Concordia’s partnership with UACU.

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