The fifth president of Ukraine donates USD 100 thousand to UCU to build a new Collegium

11 May, 22:03
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The new UCU Collegium is a large-scale educational space for students, employees and guests of the University. The house is designed on the model of the living-learning community – a community that lives and learns together. The official opening of the Collegium is scheduled for June 26.

This is stated on the UCU Facebook page.

Petro Poroshenko explained why he decided to invest in UCU and the development of quality education:

"The Ukrainian Catholic University is a renewal and, at the same time, a revival of the traditions of Ukrainian Education. These are new approaches not only to learning, but UCU also forms a new understanding of education as engaging in a community with its high values, professional standards, and understanding of mission.

It has always been important for me that people with great moral authority were behind the implementation of this mission – I will remember Vladyka Lubomyr Husar, the Great Chancellor His Beatitude Sviatoslav, the long-term rector and current president Vladyka Borys Gudziak, rector Fr. Bogdan Prakh, Vice-Rector Myroslav Marynovych. Without exaggeration, I can say that their vision has created a new phenomenon not only in education but also in all public life.

In support of these words, let me remind you that UCU is consistently at the highest level of Ukrainian educational ratings, provides high-quality education not only in humanities but also in IT, business management, and management of state and public processes. Undoubtedly, this is an educational institution of the XXI century, focused on practice and on the success of its graduates in a wide variety of fields of activity.

It is also important that this is a Ukrainian university because it teaches and studies people from different parts of Ukraine. They bring to his audience an understanding of the diversity of our lives, form a vision for the future, and come back to bring it to life. I am convinced that they will succeed, that UCU has done and will do a lot for the renewal of Ukraine."


Ukrainian Catholic University tops the rankings of Ukrainian universities with the highest average admission score from year to year. In addition to training programs that bring together talented students from all over the country, as well as powerful business education programs, UCU is also known for its modern campus and rapid development.

All this became possible without any funding from the state. The University exists at the expense of the charitable contributions from people from all over the world — funds received from donors make up 56% of the operating budget and 100% of the construction budget. Over the years of its existence, UCU has been supported by about 20,000 philanthropists.