IFCU continues to work steadily at your service. As we welcome six new members, you will see that we will resume our face-to-face training courses as of September 2021, while expanding our field of activity: with a new partnership signed with a start-up, and by organizing for the first time a Forum between EdTech and our universities; IFCU is investing in this innovative environment and hopes to accompany you in your strategic thinking with regard to these new players in higher education.
In these times that remain so uncertain, the Federation wishes you a beautiful Ascension Day.
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IFCU’s Executive Board and Boston College, the local organizers, have agreed to postpone the next General Assembly to July 30 through August 3rd, 2022.
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The International Federation of Catholic Universities today brings together nearly 250 universities worldwide. Created in very diverse conditions, with a variety of religious sensibilities, our universities also evolve in extremely different contexts. One of the constants of their work, however, is always to question their Catholic identity, which is a matter of constituted traditions as well as of constituent traditions.
IFCU is pleased to announce the creation in June 2020 of the Institut chrétiens d’Orient (ICO), whose director is Professor Antoine Fleyfel. The ICO is a place for the transmission of knowledge about Eastern Christians and their environment, through teaching, training, research, publication and information.
The School of Business Administration of the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana is organizing the III International (Virtual) Finance Congress to be held on September 23 and 24, 2021
The Global Catholic Education Report 2021 and a short video are now available on the Global Catholic Education website.
Signpost is the IT partner of the educational sector. In addition to hardware for students and teachers, Signpost also offers Academic Software, a platform that provides more than 500,000 students with bundled offers of the most relevant software. Signpost also develops online learning methods and with Signpost Academy, it has a training center for students and education professionals on the digitization of education and digital tools.
The topics dealt with during the first semester will address open access, responsible research and innovation (RRI), use of social networks as a research technique, sustainable research practices and scholarly publishing.
Four times a year, IFCU’s Foresight Unit suggests five leading trends to watch in the higher-education sector over the coming months or years.
Trends & Innovations is an IFCU series of interviews with leading figures from the higher education sector worldwide, who present projects, research, initiatives or innovations of particular interest that can stimulate viewers and give them a sense of where trends in academia and beyond are going. The interviews last approximately 30 minutes and allow speakers to introduce their subject freely and informally. They are made available on our website and on YouTube, where viewers can access them at their convenience.