Catholic University in Ružomberok (CU) expresses solidarity with persecuted Christians, especially in Iraq. We are in our prayers close to all Christians who suffer persecution for the sake of their faith including the sacrifice of those who have been killed. We are grateful to all organizations and volunteers who bring life-saving treatment to refugees- Christians, especially we deeply appreciate an engagement of the Clinic of St. Zdenka Schelingová, run by a medical staff from St. Elizabeth University of Health Care and Social Work in Bratislava, Slovakia. We invite all people of faith and good will to join our prayers and to support above-mentioned activities.
The Accreditation Commission has recently (January 24-25, 2017) confirmed the status of “university” for Catholic University in Ružomberok (CU). As rector of CU prof. Jozef Jarab said: “I am happy that we successfully defended university’s accreditation. It’s a very positive sign for our future students as well.”
The Accreditation Commission was established in 1990 by the government of the Slovak Republic for monitoring and evaluating the education and research of universities.
The University Center Saint Ignatius Antwerp as a coordinator hosted on February, 20th-21st , 2017 a core group of experts involved in the project of Federation of Catholic Universities of Europe and Libanon (FUCE). Catholic University in Ružomberok (CU) was represented by vice-rector prof. František Trstenský, who is a member of the Board of FUCE.
Michael Novak, philosopher, theologian and supporter of Catholic University in Ružomberok, died on February 17th, 2017, at the age of 83. He was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, to Slovak-American family. He studied at Stonehill College, Gregorian University in Rome, Harvard. He taught at Stanford University, Syracuse University, SUNY Old Westbury, Notre Dame University, Ave Maria University. He served as U.S. Ambassador to the UN Commission on Human Rights in 1981-82. In 2009 Catholic University in Ružomberok conferred on Michael Novak the degree of Doctor of honoris causa. Michael Novak, rest in peace.