St. Sophia Cathedral in Rome and historic UCU building located to the right of the Cathedral.
Ukrainian Catholic University
The only Catholic university on the territory of the former Soviet Union, the Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU) trains lay leaders, nuns, and priests to serve Church and society, in post-Soviet Ukraine and beyond. It is an institution of the Eastern rite Ukrainian Catholic Church.
Though established as a university in 2002, UCU’s history actually dates back at least to 1928. Now the university offers bachelor’s and graduate degrees in subjects like business, computer science, theology and history, with more than 1,700 full- and part-time students.
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.
UCU Stats in Numbers
Institutes and Departments
In addition to six teaching faculties, the university also has eight research and teaching institutes and other departments.
Institute of Church History
Institute of Church Music
Institute of Ecumenical Studies
Institute of Leadership and Management
Institute of Marriage and Family Life
Institute of Mental Health
Institute of Religion and Society
Emmaus Center of Support for Persons with Special Needs
The UCU (Ukrainian Catholic University) Press prints titles in history, theology, philosophy, and related subjects. Frequently the titles of the UCU Press win awards at national book fairs. Most of the books are in the Ukrainian language, original works and translations, though some titles are in English.
Summer & Language Schools
You, your friends, and relatives are invited to take part in the various summer and language schools organized by the Ukrainian Catholic University.
Learn or improve your fluency in the Ukrainian language, in the summer or at other times of the year, including online classes.