International Federation Of Catholic Universities

Objectives and Mission: 

The mission of the IFCU is to contribute to the building of a more just and humane world in the light of reason and faith with the ferment of the Gospel and the advances of knowledge and its applications. Its aims are to: 
Promote a collective reflection on their mission among Catholic higher education and research institutions;
Network knowledge and know-how at the service of efficient cooperation between members;
Represent the Catholic universities in international organisations and associations and, in line with its institutional priorities, collaborate with them;
Contribute to the development of Catholic higher education and to the assertion of its specific character, according to criteria of quality, continuity and autonomy.

General description: 

Centre for Coordination of Research of the International Federation of Catholic Universities connects member universities and research initiatives through interdisciplinary and international cooperation projects, seminars, colloquia and training. Sectoral Groups, composed of faculty members and representatives of various departments of colleges and universities, offer a platform for specialists to work together. They include:
International Catholic Association of Institutes of Educational Sciences;
Sciences and Technologies;
Red Europea de Institutos de la Familia;
Sectoral Group in Political Science;
Conference of Catholic Theological Institutions;
International Association of Catholic Medical Schools;
World Conference of Catholic University Institution of Philosophy;
Conference of Catholic Institutions of Psychology;
Social Sciences Regional Associations;
Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities in North America;
Association of Catholic Universities and Higher Institutes of Africa and Madagascar in Africa;
Association of Southeast and East Asian Catholic Colleges and Universities in Asia;
European Federation of Catholic Universities in Europe;
Organization of Catholic Universities in Latin America;
Xavier Board of Higher Education in India.

Country Presence: 
Macao, China
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Field of Interest: 
Communication, Environment, Religion, Sciences, Teaching, University