Catholic University in Ružomberok

    We shape the mind and heart
    In the spirit of the Catholic moral, intellectual and academic tradition, we provide university education and upbringing and conduct research for the integral development of man and the good of society as a whole.

    Catholic University in Ružomberok

    Mission, Values, Vision

    CU performs its activities especially in the areas of the humanities, historical, pedagogical, and social and health sciences, as well as in the areas of art, economics, management, and law.

    The main mission of CU is to discover the truth and disseminate it on the grounds of the cause of Truth. According to the Apostolic Constitution of John Paul II, Ex Corde Ecclesiae, “It is the honour and responsibility of a Catholic University to consecrate itself without reserve to the cause of truth. This is its way of serving at one and the same time both the dignity of man and the good of the Church (…) Catholic University is distinguished by its free search for the whole truth about nature, man and God“ (Introduction part 4). In order to find the truth, CU undertakes to support knowledge through its research and publications. This responsibility leads to the unity of both staff and students in all areas of academic life, especially in professional education and research activities.

    Rector of the Catholic University

    doc. Ing. Jaroslav Demko, CSc.

    What does the Catholic University of Ružomberok (KU) look like in numbers? Four faculties, twenty years of existence, almost 3,700 students and so far more than 33,000 graduates. These "numbers" fill me with astonishment, but after every year, every student and every graduate, I do not see a number, but a unique human story, which in its original way intersects with our alma mater.

    Rector of the Catholic University

    20 year old university with history and spirit

    The exchange of knowledge is necessary for any university. Considering this, CU consists of academics and students from different spheres, able to work on its progress. Catholic identity is formed by the work of Catholic intellectuals – they constitute more than half of all academics. The leadership of the university has paid attention to maintaining this ideal since the beginning of CU. From all members of the groves of academe the university requires respect for its objectives and its willingness to enter into dialogue – which is necessary for its orientation. CU honours academic freedom, which is the basis for the open dialogue necessary for creative scientific research.

    CU supports the integral growth of critical thinking and the development of body, soul and spirit. These attributes characterize educated, intelligent and independent individuals. CU tries to lead students to recognize and appreciate the work of the human spirit, including the sensibility to help those who suffer from poverty, oppression and injustice. The mission of the university also concentrates on supporting solidarity and in the interest of the common good. This will bear fruit when the education process serves for the spreading of justice.

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