ABOUT UCU

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

Mission

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 Facts

The 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 Leadership

The 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

Key dates

1928

Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky founds the Greek-Catholic Theological Academy in Lviv

1939

The Theological Academy is closed after the arrival of the ...

1963

Patriarch Josyf Slipyj founds the Ukrainian Catholic University of Pope ...

1994

With the blessing of His Beatitude Myroslav-Ivan Cardinal Lubachivsky and ...

1998

The Theology program receives international accreditation

2001

Pope John Paul II blesses the cornerstone for the construction ...

2002

With the blessing of His Beatitude Lubomyr Cardinal Husar, the ...

2006

UCU receives government accreditation from Ukraine’s Ministry of Education

2006

The construction of the new campus begins

2016

The University Church of the Holy Wisdom of God is ...

Контакти

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.