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.

Memorial about Values and Identity of Ukrainian Catholic University

About Vision and Mission of the Ukrainian Catholic University

The ethos of the Ukrainian Catholic University

Memorandum on the foundations of spiritual formation at the Ukrainian Catholic University: general principles and norms

Statement about spiritual, civil and academic freedom at the Ukrainian Catholic University   



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. Josyf Slipyj 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 Josyf Slipyj 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


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


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


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


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


The Theology program receives international accreditation


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


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


UCU receives government accreditation from Ukraine’s Ministry of Education


The construction of the new campus begins


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

Buildings of the UCU

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.