The Ukrainian Catholic University is an open academic community established by the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in 1994, living the Eastern Christian tradition and forming leaders to serve with professional excellence in Ukraine and internationally – for the glory of God, the common good, and the dignity of the human person.
UCU offers a testimony that it is possible to combine professional training and ethical education, academic rigor and religious affiliation, intellectual commitment, and service to the marginalized.
As a Catholic university, UCU strives to translate the Gospel message into faith-inspired action by getting its community involved in service to the mentally handicapped, homeless, orphans, poor, displaced, abandoned.
UCU aspires to offer a life-changing story for young people to make them face the world and their role in it with joy, gratitude, responsibility, spiritual strength, and freedom. The University is committed to integral human development as a goal, a language and vehicle of the society’s transformation in response to rising global complexities in the light of the Gospel and inspired by the Catholic Social Thought.