The Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU) is an open academic community and a private institution for education and research, living the Eastern Christian tradition and forming leaders to serve with professional excellence in Ukraine and internationally.
UCU was founded by the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in 2002. More than 1100 students study for a degree in undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate programs in theology, philosophy, ecumenical studies, history, social work, journalism and media communications, psychology, sociology, public administration, computer science, business, entrepreneurship, technology management, HR and organizational development, and non-for-profit management. Over 200 young men study for the priesthood at Holy Spirit Seminary in Lviv and UCU School of Theology. Additionally, more than 1300 students participate in non-degree and certificate programs (leadership training, bioethics, foreign languages, human rights, icon painting, mental health, etc).
The Ukrainian Catholic University gives students an international-class education by adopting the best approaches from worldwide tradition of Catholic education and best practices from Western universities. UCU is known for its independent public position, the scope of its international outreach, its commitment to value-based education, social responsibility and academic integrity. UCU aspires to train a new generation of students capable to share responsibility for their university’s achievements and combine their professional education with acquiring soft skills, as well as leadership and civic attitudes.
The University has three campuses, equipped with Internet connection, computer centers and multimedia rooms, reading rooms and dining halls. The main library contains more than 250,000 books and journals and has the largest modern collection in theology and humanities in Ukraine. There are also seven scholarly research institutes at the University.
UCU is an academic partner for more than 100 universities, institutes and research centers worldwide and has 45 academic partnership agreements with international universities. UCU is an active member of International Federation of Catholic Universities (FIUC-IFCU), European Federation of Catholic Universities (FUCE), World Conference of Catholic University Institution of Philosophy (COMIUCAP), Association for Management Development in Dynamic Societies (CEEMAN), Baltic Management Development Association (BMDA) etc.
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