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24.10.18

Consortium of Catholic universities plans joint projects

As one of the founding members of the “Catholic Consortium for International Higher Education Collaboration” CCIHEC, which has been in existence since 2017, the KU recently participated in a workshop in Rome which was organized by the member universities of the consortium. In addition to the KU, the Australian Catholic University (ACU), the Catholic University of America (CUA), the Chilean Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso as well as the South Korean Sogang University are also members to this association. In Rome, the KU was represented by Prof. Dr. Klaus Stüwe (Vice president for international affairs and profile development) and Dr. Andreas Riffel (deputy director of the International Office).


The participants of the workshop in Rome organized by the Catholic Consortium for International Higher Education Collaboration. (Photo: Ortíz/upd)

The primary goals of the consortium are developing joint projects, establishing a continuous exchange, and working on joint study programs. Against this backdrop, the member universities also used the meeting in Rome to discuss joint summer academies for students and young researchers of the consortium as a project outline for the years to come. Immediately after the consortium meeting, the KU also hosted a reception for representatives of other Catholic universities on the occasion of Europe’s largest conference on the topic of International Higher Education in Geneva to take the opportunity of promoting exchange within the global network of Catholic universities.