November 19, 2019, Rome, Italy

Following its last Board meeting in Rome, the IFCU is delighted to welcome three new universities from Asia and Latin America :
- The Saint Paul Institute​ (Cambodia);
- The Universitaria Agustiniana - Uniagustiniana (Colombia);
- The Universitas Atma Jaya Yogyakarta (Indonesia)

These new members are now part of the large IFCU family of 230 Catholic universities, reflecting today’s world by their diversity.

A warm welcome to them!

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.

July, 2019

With the support of the Fondation Handicap Malakoff Médéric and the Fonds Saint-Christophe, IFCU has launched a new project to assist students with disabilities from the university to the business world.

September 25-27, 2019

We are pleased to inform you that the First Communication Seminar will be held for people involved in communication in universities, social entities, church organizations, which will take place at the Domus Romana Sacerdotalis, Rome, from 25 to 27 September 2019.

11-13 September, 2019, Colombia

The Catholic University of Colombia, in partnership with three other universities in Argentina, Chile and Mexico, invite to the First Meeting of the International University Network for the Development of Research and Scientific Publications (ERII2019), to be held from 11 to 13 September 2019.

SAVE THE DATE! ROME, November 4-5, 2019

The International Federation of Catholic Universities is proud to announce its new Annual Forum New Frontiers for University Leaders to be held in Rome, on November 4 and 5. This event is dedicated to the key challenges faced by global societies and the cutting-edge issues and topics that are driving the transformation of the university.

The forum will acquaint University leaders with the latest challenges and transformations arising from the new frontiers of science in healthcare, biotech, A.I. and automation, and the impact of societal transformations and climate change in the strategies, policies in the self-definition of the university as a site of knowledge production.

July 23-25, 2019, Melbourne

Celebrate the significant achievements that stem from partnerships between university and community.

19 - 21 September 2019, Cologne

The Catholic University of Applied Sciences would like to revisit the phenomena and consequences of glocalisation with its international partner universities and practice partners from Germany and is therefore inviting you to an international congress in Cologne, the colourful and diverse metropolis on the Rhine.

11-12 June, 2019, Cambridge, USA

This annual event organized by MIT Technology Review provides one of the best previews of technological and AI innovations to come, as well as plenty of food for thought on what the societies of tomorrow will be like. This year, the event was titled “AI and robotics are changing the future of work. Are you ready?”

29th EURASHE Annual Conference, May 16-17, 2019, Budapest

The European Association of Institutions in Higher Education (EURASHE) held its 29th annual conference at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics on May 16-17, 2019, under the heading “Future Students. Future Universities. Future Jobs.” Attendees represented numerous Hungarian institutions and others from across Europe and beyond, including Canada, Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Israel and Turkey.

May 20, 2019, Boston

Dr. Isabel Capeloa Gil, President of the International Federation of Catholic Universities, who believes global engagement can advance stronger values for a more equitable world, addressed the Boston College Class of 2019 at the University’s 143rd Commencement Exercises on May 20

May 13-15th, 2019

This annual conference gathers higher education professionals, academics and policy makers from all over the world for three days of masterclasses, workshops and parallel sessions. Subjects explored this year in these different formats ranged from future leadership in higher education to the democratization of the access to university thanks to digital technologies, adapting to the demands of the labor market, student recruitment in a digital world, and developing partnerships to meet future skill needs – among many others.

Institut Catholique de Paris, May 3rd, 2019

The day after the meeting between President Emmanuel Macron and his Italian counterpart, President Sergio Mattarella, 32 Rectors of Catholic Universities in Europe signed a joint declaration on Europe at the Institut Catholique de Paris.

April 25-26th, 2019

IFCU was present at the 2019 version of the International Symposium on Education, which is held every year in Montreal, and focuses on the use and advancement of digital technology in education, from primary to higher education. The teaching profession and the current and future challenges it must and will have to face, particularly in the face of emerging technologies, were the main theme of this year’s event.

Paris, March 2019

The Board of the International Federation of Catholic Universities, that represents Catholic Universities in 65 different countries met in Paris from March 6 to March 8 2019 to approve its triennial plan and discuss strategic development guidelines for global higher education

March 7-9, 2019

The members of the Board of Administration began to meet Thursday, March 7, 2019 in Paris, at the headquarters of IFCU to discuss about the activities, programs and operation of our Federation and about the Strategic Plan 2019-2021 presented by our President , Dr. Isabel Capeloa Gil.

February 2019

IFCU formalizes new partnership with IRIS - Institute for International and Strategic Relations

February, 2-4, 2019

IFCU was represented at ACCU’s 2019 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., Feb. 2 to 4. The main theme of the event was “Securing Catholic Education for the Future”.

February 2019

The International Federation of Catholic Universities is organising , March 27-29, 2019, jointly with the Catholic University of the West (UCO-Angers) and the Pax Christi France Chair, the first Masterclass of its new international research group :International Peace Studies Network. Two speakers from NATO will participate in this event.

January 2019, Saint Paul University Ottawa

Faculty of Theology

Saint Paul University is a Catholic, bilingual, teaching and research university dedicated to the promotion of social transformation and the common good. Founded by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, federated with the University of Ottawa, endowed with civil and pontifical charters, the University serves an international student community.

January 2019

The first conference organised by the RefugeesLAB of IFCU on the theme “Family and Migration” took place on Friday, January 11th, 2019 at the Centre Sèvres, Paris.

December 18, 2018

IFCU President Christmas Message
Prof. Isabel Capeloa Gil

December 18th, 2018

On Thursday, December 12, the patronage convention was signed between Sabine de Lalun, General Director of Saint-Christophe Assurances and François Mabille, Secretary General of the International Federation of Catholic Universities, to support an inclusion project for disabled students.

December 2018

The proceedings of the Conference of the IFCU Education Group "ACISE" are available and were edited by Prof. Leonardo Franchi

November 27, 2018

IFCU represented by M. Loïc ROCHE, Head of Communication and Strategy, participated in this event. The Federation is a « collaborating partner » of the project « The Future of Work after Laudato Si »

ODUCAL 2018, November

The representatives of ODUCAL (Organization of Catholic Universities of Latin America and the Caribbean), during two days, analyzed 23 interdisciplinary projects that they have developed together, during the period 2016-2018, within the framework of the 65 years of the creation of this organism.

October 29-30, 2018 - Rome

The members of the IFCU Executive Committee met in Rome on October 29th and 30th to review the activities of the Federation and to impulse new dynamics. This meeting was the first of this Committee after the General Assembly held at Saint Patrick’s College (Maynooth, Ireland).


The International Federation of Catholic Universities wishes to express its full support and solidarity to the university community of the Universidad Centroamericana

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