November 4th "IFCU TALKS"

Our special guest, Msgr. Bruno Marie Duffé, Secretary of the Dicastery for Integral Human Development, presents us with the encyclical "Fratelli Tutti".

In Solidarity with Lebanon

In the aftermath of the terrible explosions that devastated Beirut, the International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU) expresses its solidarity with the Lebanese people and its universities members, and mobilizes by launching an international solidarity campaign. It calls for the generosity of all to support our lebanese affiliates.


This volume has the intention of offering member universities and the higher education community at large a wide picture of the momentous challenges currently being faced by colleges and universities across the world.


IFCU, at the dawn of its centennial, is pleased to announce a partnership with Aléas, a Canadian company specializing in risk management.

August 2020

The International Federation of Catholic Universities has more than 220 member universities on all continents. Among these, 6 are located in Lebanon: Notre Dame University Louaize, Antonine University, La Sagesse University, Saint Esprit University of Kaslik, Holy Family University and Saint Joseph University of Beirut.

Renewed and redesigned training offers

Given the health crisis that has affected all our activities, IFCU has reviewed its range of training courses in order to respond as quickly as possible to the challenges of distance learning and training, but also to propose updated and rethought training courses in the context of the pandemic.

Setember 30 - October 2 - Universidad Católica de Colombia - Online

This congress will take place virtually through the Cisco Webex platform

Ukrainian Catholic University in a new reality

The pandemics by forcing the quarantine upon and pushing universities off campus hurts a Catholic university even more than any natural force majeure. How to move online what could be done primarily or even only offline?! How to organize our work online to achieve the same quality education and still offer community experience and opportunity for the integral human development of our students?

May 2020

UNESCO rallies international organizations, civil society and private sector partners in a broad Coalition to ensure #LearningNeverStops

Publication of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development

The Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development publishes a document (in which IFCU collaborated) on the need to safeguard and care for the planet’s water reservoirs and provide clean water to all.

April - Avril - Abril 2020

Amid the chaos and confusion caused by the exponential spread of the Covid-19 pandemic across the planet in a matter of weeks, observers and actors in higher education and the labor market have been using much of their time spent in self-isolation speculating on the kind of world that we will get back to once the coronavirus has been vanquished.

Our Federation is embarking on a policy of partnership, based both on institutional development and on capacity building of administrative and teaching staff. We are pleased to present here the partnership between IFCU and the African Catholic Universities.

Laudato Si’ Fund, Costa Rica

Since 2018, the IFCU created an endowment fund to support academic and social cooperation projects. This year, the board of management of the Laudato Si’ Fund decided to support an integral ecology project implemented by the Laudato Si’ Observatory (OLS) of the Catholic Univerity of Costa Rica.

IFCU Handicap Project - 22nd of October 2019

On October 22nd, 2019, 11 teachers and caregivers took part in the first IFCU-Handicap Project outreach workshop in the Université Catholique de Lille, France.

October 15, 2019

On the occasion of the canonization of Cardinal Newman on October 13, the International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU) announces the creation of a new Benchmarking Framework that will enable Catholic universities to self-assess their social responsibility performance.

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