- The family of Catholic universities unites more than 400 institutions all over the world. UCU is the only non-profit Catholic university in the whole Post-Soviet area.
- UCU was officially established in 2002. It’s history, however, dates back to 1930-th.
- UCU collaborates with more than 150 institutions all over the world and has partnership agreements with 56 of them.
- There are 6 Faculties in UCU: Faculty of Theology, Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Lviv Business School.
- 1746 FTE students are studying in 2018/2019.
- UCU has a student-to-faculty ratio of 6:1.
- Annually approximately 10% of UCU FTE students are international Erasmus+ students, exchange students from partner universities, participants of summer schools and internships.
- More than 65% of UCU faculty members have international experience abroad.
- UCU has an incoming-outgoing faculty ratio of 1:1.
- More than 150 international conferences, seminars, workshops and public lectures are held in UCU annually.
10 Facts about UCU
UCU in brief
UCU, established in 2002, is a private institution for education and research. With six faculties undergraduate and graduate degrees accreditated by Ukrainian state are offered in theology, philosophy, history, computer science, social pedagogy, psychology, rehabilitation, sociology, political science, business administration, public administration, journalism, media communications, international law and human rights, and nonprofit organization management. Non-degree professional postgraduate programs are also offered in public ethics, leadership and personal development, innovations and entrepreneurship, European studies, bioethics, languages, ecumenical studies and sacred art. Summer and semester courses are also offered for international students.
Annually UCU offers language training and summer schools in 7 languages and hosts several international conferences (e.g. ASEEES-MAG Convention in 2016, with 514 participants). It has 14 research institutes/centers and maintains its own publishing house.
Being private university with 1700 FTE students, UCU is distinguished with its team of professional managers and faculty members with their knowledge of foreign languages and broad international experience (more than 65% of staff), aiming to ensure high standards of academic excellence and moral strength of its graduates.
The University has three campuses, equipped with Internet, computer centers and multimedia rooms, reading rooms and dining halls. The chapels at all campuses offer a Liturgy in the Byzantine rite every workday. The student residence is situated in the Academic city (Kozelnytska street Campus), in walking distance of the city center. The main library contains more than 250,000 books and journals and has the largest modern collection in theology and humanities in Ukraine, as well as one of the largest collections of contemporary periodicals.
UCU collaborates with more than 150 universities, institutes and research centers all over the world, including several leading universities throughout the world. With more than 50 universities international agreements on cooperation, student and staff mobility and other common activities have been made.
UCU is a member of the International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU-FIUC), European Federation of Catholic Universities (FUCE), World Conference of Catholic University Institution of Philosophy (COMIUCAP), Central and East European Management Development Association (CEEMAN), Baltic Management Development Association (BMDA) and a member of a number of international consortium and collaboration networks.