International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU)
|Type:||NGO working on Drugs|
|Address:||21 rue d'Assas
F-75270 Paris Cedex 06
|UN Languages:||Spanish, English, French|
Other:'Migration. displaced populations, quality of life, environmental issues, intercultural and interreligious issues, citizenship and peace-building, poverty-reduction and development.'
||The International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU) is an association gathering more than 200 Catholic universities and institutions of higher education from all over the world.
Its mission is to contribute to the progress of knowledge and its applications and to the development of a more just and human world.
Its purposes are:
? To promote collective reflection on their mission amongst the membership;
? To set up networks of knowledge and know-how to foster effective collaboration between its membership;
? To represent the membership at the international organisations and associations and to collaborate with them in line with its institutional priorities;
? To contribute to the development of Catholic higher education and its Catholic character, based on the criteria of quality, continuity and autonomy.
Inspired by a 3-year Strategic Plan, the Federation?s activities are carried out according to three main strands of cooperation, all based on a strategy of networking related to fields of interests, knowledge and spheres of competence:
a) The Regional Groups: they are composed of member institutions within a particular geographical region, wishing to carry out joint reflection on the major priorities of their milieus and to consolidate their presence in that region;
b) The Sectorial Groupes: they are composed of scholars belonging to the same disciplinary field and they aim to share their specific interests through meetings, seminars, themes of research, publications and exchange of professors;
c) The Center for Coordination of Research: its programs and projects aim at bringing together teams of researchers from different academic institutions and countries on thematic issues.