International Federation of Catholic Universities

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International Federation of Catholic Universities
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Abbreviation IFCU
Formation 1924/1948
Type International Federation and universities
Purpose Promote common research projects amongst Catholic higher education institutions and is to contribute to the progress of knowledge and its applications and to the development of a more just and human world in the light of reason and faith through the ferment of the Gospel.[1]
Headquarters 9, 21 Rue d'Assas, 75006 Paris  France
Region served
François Mabille

The International Federation of Catholic Universities' (IFCU) is an organisation of over 200 Catholic universities throughout the world.[citation needed]


Founded in 1924[2]. Created by a Papal Decree in 1948 as the Fœderatio Universitatum Catholicarum it became the International Federation of Catholic Universities in 1965.[3] The federation has its origins in collaboration in 1924 between the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan and the Catholic university of Nijmegen in the Netherlands. The FIUC facilitates, research, partnership and exchange programmes between catholic institutes of education.[4] The secretariat is in Paris; Institut Catholique de Paris.

Regional Groups

The IFCU is broken up into a number of regions of the world:


IFCU Board of Administration

  • Pedro Rubens Ferreira Oliveira

List of Secretaries-General

  • François Mabille, September 2016[5]


  1. ^ IFCU statutes, Article 2
  2. ^ IFCU STATUTES. Art 1
  3. ^ FIUC Pontifical Council of the Laity]
  4. ^ About IFCU
  5. ^ François Mabille IFCU Secretary General

External links

  • Official Website
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