The Catholic Universities Partnership

Since 2003, the Nanovic Institute has been engaged in the development of Catholic higher education in central and eastern Europe.

The first partners of this group of educators, called the Catholic Universities Partnership (CUP), included the rectors (provosts) and leading faculty members from:

  • Catholic University of Ruzomberok (Slovakia)
  • Catholic University of Croatia (Zagreb)
  • John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin (Poland)
  • Pázmány Péter Catholic University (Hungary)
  • Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani University (Tbilisi, Georgia)
  • Ukrainian Catholic University (Ukraine)

Now in its sixteenth year, this partnership includes the participation of the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (Germany). And as always, the partnership includes friends from western European universities from a variety of countries. Most recently, the Nanovic Institute has supported leaders from each of its partner universities by hosting a week-long summer leadership institute focused on leadership skills, strategic planning, and philanthropy development.

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

Visiting Scholars Program

Faculty at CUP institutions are encouraged to apply to be a Visiting Scholar at the Nanovic Institute through the Patrick and Angela Adams Fellowship for Catholic Higher Education in Post-Communist Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Terms are for one semester in either fall or spring semester with shorter one-month research stays available during the summer.

(Video: CUP 6.2 from William Donaruma on Vimeo)