Partnerships

The Catholic Universities Partnership

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Since 2003, the Nanovic Institute has been helping to rebuild Catholic higher education on the territory of the former Soviet Union.

The first partners in this group of universities, called the Catholic Universities Partnership (CUP), included the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin (Poland), the Catholic University of Ruzomberok (Slovakia), Pázmány Péter Catholic University (Hungary), and the Ukrainian Catholic University (Ukraine). In 2009, the group expanded to include new friends at the Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milan) and the Institut Catholique de Paris. In 2013, it welcomed additional friends from the Catholic University of Croatia (Zagreb) and the Pontifical University of St. Thomas (Rome).

The activities of this group are ongoing and fruitful, based on the principle that a focused group can do small but important things well.

CUP Meetings

  • A Free Search for the Whole Truth about Nature, Man and God (ECE 4): St John Paul II and the Catholic University
    September 25-27, 2015
    Organized and hosted by John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland
  • Sources of the Civic: A Conference on Catholic Higher Education and Democracy in Europe
    September 26-27, 2014
    Organized and hosted by the Nanovic Institute at theNotre Dame Rome Global Gateway, Italy
  • Catholic Universities and Civic Education in Secular Europe in View of ‘Caritas in Veritate’
    June 6-8, 2013
    Organized and hosted by Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Hungary
  • Models of Engagement with Secular Society
    May 24-25, 2012
    Organized and hosted by the Nanovic Institute at the University of Notre Dame, USA
  • Defining the Next Stage: Structures for Collaboration and Exchange
    May 29-30, 2011
    Organized and hosted by the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, Italy
  • Catholic Universities in Western Europe: Positions, Challenges
    May 28-31, 2010
    Organized and hosted by the Institut Catholique de Paris, France
  • Identifying Opportunities for Academic Cooperation
    May 10-11, 2009
    Organized and hosted by the Collegio S. Bonaventura (‘Seraphicum’) in Rome, Italy
  • Spiritual Life and a Culture of Academic Excellence
    May 8-11, 2008
    Organized and hosted by the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, Ukraine
  • Challenges to the Catholic University in the Present Times
    May 9-12, 2007
    Organized and hosted by the Catholic University of Ruzomberok, Slovakia
  • Catholic University in Modern Culture
    May 27-30, 2006
    Organized and hosted by the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland
  • The Position and Challenge of the Central-Eastern European Catholic Universities
    September 30-October 1, 2005
    Organized and hosted by Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Hungary
  • The Future of Catholic Higher Education
    April 4-8, 2005
    Organized by the Nanovic Institute at the University of Notre Dame, USA
     

Faculty at CUP institutions are encouraged to apply to be a Visiting Scholar to the Nanovic Institute in either fall or spring semester with shorter research leaves available during the summer.