Information on important milestones in the development of the university, the management structure, the UCU branches in the world, as well as teaching and research activities at UCU
The Ukrainian Catholic University is an open academic community living the Eastern Christian tradition and forming leaders to serve with professional excellence in Ukraine and internationally – for the glory of God, the common good, and the dignity of the human person.
History and FactsThe Ukrainian Catholic University has inherited and continues to uphold the scholarly traditions of the Greek Catholic Theological Academy established in the late 1920s by Metropolitan Andrei Sheptytsky. Rev. Yosyf Slipy was the academy’s first rector. After the institution was closed in 1944, its mission and function were assumed by the Rome-based Pope St. Clement Ukrainian Catholic University organized and chaired by Metropolitan Yosyf Slipy in 1963.
UCU's LeadershipThe University’s structures of administration are: Founder, President, Senate (Supervisory Council), Rector, the Learned Council of the University, general gathering (conference) of the working collective of the University, Grand Chancellor.
Foundations and branches
- UCU Kyiv Centre
- Ukrainian Catholic Education Foundation – USA
- The Institute of Pope Clement in Rome
- The Ukrainian Institute in London
- Ukrainian Catholic Foundation in London
- Ukrainian Catholic Education Foundation – Canada
- Patriarch Josyf Slipyj Institute of Ukrainian Culture, UCU’s branch in Argentina
UCU’s buildings are locates in three areas of Lviv. The Architecture of the university includes not only building but also the space that they create together. The goal of the new campus is to stimulate trust and comunication.