The Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (KU) is a state-recognized university under church sponsorship. It is open to students of all faiths and beliefs. The institution was granted university status on April 1, 1980 by the Bavarian bishops on the basis of the Concordat between the Free State of Bavaria and the Holy See and with the approval of the Congregation for Catholic Education. Its roots can be traced back to the 16th century.
The KU wants to serve the common good by exploring and reacting to challenges faced in politics, economy, culture, religion and the environment. The aspiration for the University is to build bridges between science and society as an engaged University and to make knowledge available for society. The aim is to make a valuable contribution to social coexistence, to the free democratic basic order and to preserving creation.
The KU is strongly committed to the guiding principle of sustainable development. It is the University’s profound belief that sustainability is an integral component in research, teaching and administration – which is why the KU uses available resources responsibly and efficiently. The KU understands sustainable development as a form of development that is balanced on an ecological, economical and sociocultural level and takes global and intergenerational fairness into account.