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katho's International Partner Universities

The katho has numerous international partner universities - spread accross the globe. Various forms of mobility (e.g. student exchanges, staff exchanges) exist. For further information about the partner universities of a specific county, just click on a country on the world map and you will see a list of the partner universities of this country (including further information) below the map (provided there are partner universities in this country).

  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

    Founded in 1425, the KU Leuven is Belgium's oldest university and has around 50,000 students (as of 02/2021) studying at 16 faculties.

    Fields of cooperation: MA Social Care

    Contractual basis: Erasmus agreement

    Website
  • UC Leuven-Limburg

    The UC Leuven-Limburg (UCLL) has approximately 15,000 students (as of 02/2021) studying at five faculties, which are distributed across eight campuses.

    Fields of cooperation: BA Social Care

    Contractual basis: Erasmus agreement

    Website
  • University of Winchester

    The University of Winchester is a public university that has origins tracing back to 1840, but was established in its present form in 2005. Approximately 6,800 students study here at four faculties (as of 02/2021).

    Fields of cooperation: Social Care

    Contractual basis: Erasmus agreement

    Website
  • Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao

    Founded in 1886, the University of Deusto is the oldest private university in the country. On its campuses in Bilbao and San Sebastian, about 14,000 students study at seven faculties (as of 02/2021). According to THE Rankings, the University of Deusto is one of the world's top 20 universities regarding the implementation of the 16th goal of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development.

    Fields of cooperation: Social Care

    Contractual basis: Erasmus agreement

    Website
  • University of Jaén

    The state university in Jaén was founded as an independent university in 1993. Previously, it was part of the University of Granada. According to THE Rankings, the University of Jaén is one of the world's top 50 universities that are under 50 years old. Its three faculties, three university schools (including the School of Social Work) and five colleges have approximately 16,000 students (as of 02/2021).

    Fields of cooperation: Social Care

    Contractual basis: Erasmus agreement

    Website
  • Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla

    Founded in 1997, the Universidad Pablo de Olavide is one of Spain's most research-intensive universities. About 11,000 students study at seven faculties on its 140-hectare campus (as of 02/2021).

    Fields of cooperation: Social Care

    Contractual basis: Erasmus agreement

    Website
  • University of Hertfordshire

    The University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield is a public university founded in 1992. More than 20,000 students study at eleven faculties, including the faculty of Health and Social Work. In 2010, the university has received the 'HR Excellence in Research' Award from the European Commission.

    Fields of cooperation: Social Care

    Contractual basis: Erasmus agreement

    Website
  • Istanbul University

    The Istanbul University is the largest and most prestigious university in the country. Its origins trace back to a foundation by Sultan Mehmet II in 1453. The university was established in its present form in 1933. Approximately 70,000 students (as of 02/2021) study at 22 faculties.

    Fields of cooperation: Social Care

    Contractual basis: Erasmus agreement

    Website
  • Maltepe University, Istanbul

    The Maltepe University is a private university founded in 1997. The university’s campus, the Marmara Education Village, is located in Istanbul's Maltepe district on the Asian side of the city. About 5,000 students (as of 02/2021) study here at nine faculties.

    Fields of cooperation: Social Care

    Contractual basis: Erasmus agreement

    Website
  • Palacký University Olomouc

    Founded in 1573, the Palacký University Olomouc in the Eastern Czech Republic is the second oldest university in the country. More than 20,000 students (as of 02/2021) study here at eight faculties.

    Fields of cooperation: Social Care

    Contractual basis: Erasmus agreement

    Website
  • Tomas Bata University, Zlín

    In 2001, the merger of older universities formed the public Tomas Bata University (TBU). Approximately 9,000 students (as of 02/2021) study at six faculties, including the Faculty of Humanities. As part of its internationalisation strategy, the TBU puts great emphasis on teaching in English as well as other foreign languages.

    Fields of cooperation: Social Care

    Contractual basis: Erasmus agreement

    Website
  • University of Ostrava

    The University of Ostrava was founded in 1991 following the merger of several Pedagogical Universities. About 9,000 students (as of 02/2021) study here at six faculties. Every year in April, the Faculty of Social Sciences hosts the "International Spring School of Social Work in Europe" for Master's students and doctoral candidates.

    Fields of cooperation: Social Care

    Contractual basis: Erasmus agreement

    Website
  • University of Hradec Králové

    The university was established in 1959 as the Institute of Education in Hradec Králové. In 2000, the institute was renamed as University of Hradec Králové. The university has around 8,500 students (as of 02/2021) studying at four faculties (Faculty of Education, Faculty of Informatics and Management, Philosophical Faculty, Faculty of Science).

    Fields of cooperation: Social Care

    Contractual basis: Erasmus agreement

    Website
  • Charles University, Prague

    The Charles University is the largest university in the Czech Republic and, with its founding date in 1348, one of the oldest universities in Central Europe. Furthermore, the university ranks among the top three Central and Eastern Europe universities. Approximately 50,000 students (as of 02/2021) study at 17 faculties.

    Fields of cooperation: Social Care, Sociology

    Contractual basis: Erasmus agreement

    Website
  • HES-SO Valais-Wallis

    The HES-SO Valais-Wallis has around 2,700 students (as of 02/2021) and consists of five higher education institutions, including the School of Health Sciences.

    Fields of cooperation: Health Care

    Contractual basis: Erasmus agreement

    Website
  • University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland

    Founded in 2006, the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) is owned by the four operating cantons and comprises nine schools at different sites, including the FHNW School of Social Work in Olten (Canton Solothurn). A total of approximately 12,000 students study at the FHNW (as of 02/2021).

    Fields of cooperation: Social Care

    Contractual basis: Erasmus agreement

    Website
  • University of Gävle

    Founded in 1977, the University of Gävle in central Sweden is divided into three faculties and nine departments (including the Department of Social Work and Criminology at the Faculty for Health and Occupational Studies). About 16,000 students study at the campus university (as of 02/2021).

    Fields of cooperation: Social Care

    Contractual basis: Erasmus agreement

    Website
  • University of Gothenburg

    The University of Gothenburg, founded in 1891, is the third oldest Swedish university and one of the largest universities in Northern Europe with approximately 49,000 students (as of 02/2021) studying at eight faculties (including the Faculty of Social Science).

    Fields of cooperation: Social Care

    Contractual basis: Erasmus agreement

    Website
  • Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu

    The Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu (ULBS), founded in its present form in 1990, is a public university in Sibiu, Transylvania. About 15,000 students (as of 02/2021) are enrolled at the university and study at nine faculties, including the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities.

    Fields of cooperation: Social Care

    Contractual basis: Erasmus agreement

    Website
  • Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi

    The Alexandru Ioan Cuza University in Iaşi, one of the easternmost cities in the EU, was founded in 1860. It is the oldest university in Romania and one of the most renowned higher education institutions in the country. About 24,000 students (as of 02/2021) study there at 15 faculties.

    Fields of cooperation: Social Care

    Contractual basis: Erasmus agreement

    Website
  • University Institute of Lisbon

    The University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE) is a public university that was founded in 1972. The university campus is located right in the centre of Lisbon. The four schools (Business School, School of Sociology and Public Policy, School of Social and Human Sciences, School of Technology and Architecture) have approximately 10,000 students. International students constitute about 20 percent of the total students (as of 02/2021).

    Fields of cooperation: Social Care

    Contractual basis: Erasmus agreement

    Website
  • Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow

    The Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow was established in its present form in 2009 and derives from the Pontifical Academy of Theology in Cracow, which was founded in 1981. About 3,500 students (as of 02/2021) are enrolled in six faculties.

    Fields of cooperation: Theology

    Contractual basis: Erasmus agreement

    Website
  • John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin

    The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin is a private university founded in 1918, whose most famous alumnus is its current namesake. Approximately 20,000 students (as of 02/2021) study at the university's six faculties (Faculty of Theology; Faculty of Law, Canon Law and Administration; Faculty of Philosophy; Faculty of Humanities; Faculty of Social Sciences; Faculty of Natural Sciences and Health).

    Fields of cooperation: Social Care, Special Education

    Contractual basis: Erasmus agreement

    Website
  • Kazimierz Wielki University, Bydgoszcz

    The Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz was founded in 2005 and is therefore one of the youngest universities in Poland. Approximately 14,000 students (as of 02/2021) study at a total of 19 faculties and institutes.

    Fields of cooperation: Social Care

    Contractual basis: Erasmus agreement

    Website
  • University of Silesia in Katowice

    The University of Silesia in Katowice was founded in 1968 in Poland’s greenest city and is one of the largest universities in the country with approximately 25,000 students (as of 02/2021).

    Fields of cooperation: Social Care

    Contractual basis: Erasmus agreement

    Website
  • HELMo University College, Liège

    Founded in 1942, the HELMo University College is located in eastern Belgium, close to the German border, and has approximately 8,200 students (as of 02/2021) studying at five faculties across three campuses.

    Fields of cooperation: BA Social Care

    Contractual basis: Erasmus agreement

    Website
  • PXL University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Hasselt

    Approximately 8,000 students (as of 02/2021) study at this relatively young university at nine faculties.

    Fields of cooperation: BA Social Care

    Contractual basis: Erasmus agreement

    Website
  • KdG University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Antwerp

    Founded in 1995, the KdG University of Applied Sciences and Arts hosts approximately 13,000 students (as of 02/2021) across seven campuses.

    Fields of cooperation: BA Social Care

    Contractual basis: Erasmus agreement

    Website
  • Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski

    Founded in 1888 and located in the Bulgarian capital, the Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski is the country’s oldest university and has nearly 25,000 students (as of 02/2021) studying at 15 faculties.

    Fields of cooperation: BA Social Care

    Contractual basis: Erasmus agreement

    Website
  • University College Copenhagen

    At the University College Copenhagen (KP) approximately 20,000 students (as of 02/2021) study across nine campuses.

    Fields of cooperation: BA Social Care

    Contractual basis: Erasmus agreement

    Website
  • South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences – Xamk

    Founded in 2017, the so-called Xamk is the fifth largest University of Applied Sciences in Finland with approximately 9,400 students (as of 02/2021) studying across four campuses.

    Fields of cooperation: BA/MA Social Care

    Contractual basis: Erasmus agreement

    Website
  • Université Catholique de Lille

    Founded in 1875, the Université Catholique de Lille is located in the north of France with about 34,000 students (as of 02/2021) studying at five faculties.

    Fields of cooperation: MA Social Care

    Contractual basis: Erasmus agreement

    Website
  • The Hague University of Applied Sciences

    Founded in 1987, the The Hague University of Applied Sciences is located in the west of the Netherlands and has approximately 26,000 students (as of 02/2021) studying at four distinct campuses.

    Fields of cooperation: BA Social Care

    Contractual basis: Erasmus agreement

    Website
  • Zuyd University of Applied Sciences

    The Zuyd University of Applied Sciences is located in the border region of South Limburg. It has 14,000 students (as of 02/2021) studying in six different subject areas.

    Fields of cooperation: BA Social Care

    Contractual basis: Erasmus agreement

    Website
  • Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje

    Founded in 1949, the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje is the largest university in North Macedonia. The university has 40,000 students (as of 02/2021) at many different faculties.

    Fields of cooperation: BA/MA Social Care

    Contractual basis: Erasmus agreement

    Website
  • Pontifical University St. Patrick’s College Maynooth

    Founded in 1795, St. Patrick's College is located near Dublin. Students can study there at four different faculties.

    Fields of cooperation: BA Religion and Politics

    Contractual basis: Erasmus agreement

    Website
  • University College Cork

    Founded in 1845, the University College Cork (UCC) is the second oldest university in Ireland. It is located in the south of Ireland and has approximately 21,000 students (as of 02/2021).

    Fields of cooperation: BA Social Care

    Contractual basis: Erasmus agreement

    Website
  • Gordon College of Education, Haifa

    Founded in 1953, the Gordon College is one of the oldest teaching institutions in Israel. It has approximately 2,500 students (as of 02/2021) studying at four faculties.

    Fields of cooperation: BA Social Care

    Contractual basis: Erasmus agreement

    Website
  • Libera Università degli Studi Maria Ss. Assunta di Roma

    Founded in 1939, the Libera Università degli Studi Maria Ss. Assunta di Roma (LUMSA) is the second oldest university in Italy's capital Rome. Around 7,000 students (as of 02/2021) study at three departments.

    Fields of cooperation: BA/MA Social Care

    Contractual basis: Erasmus agreement

    Website
  • Catholic University of Croatia

    Founded in 2006, the Catholic University of Croatia is one of the youngest universities in Croatia and has approximately 500 students (as of 02/2021) studying at six faculties.

    Fields of cooperation: BA/MA Social Care

    Contractual basis: Erasmus agreement

    Website
  • Latvian Christian Academy, Riga

    The Latvian Christian academy was founded in 1993 and is located in Latvia’s capital Riga. At the Academy, students can study at three different faculties.

    Fields of cooperation: BA/MA Social Care

    Contractual basis: Erasmus agreement

    Website
  • Vilnius University

    Founded in 1578, the Vilnius University is not only the largest university in Lithuania, but also one of the oldest in Europe. It has around 20,000 students (as of 02/2021) studying at twelve faculties.

    Fields of cooperation: BA/MA Social Care

    Contractual basis: Erasmus agreement

    Website
  • University of Klagenfurt

    The University of Klagenfurt was founded in 1993 and has approximately 12,000 students (as of 02/2021) studying at five faculties.

    Fields of cooperation: BA/MA Social Care

    Contractual basis: Erasmus agreement

    Website
  • St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences

    Founded in 1993, the St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences has about 3,500 students (as of 02/2021) studying at six faculties.

    Fields of cooperation: BA/MA Social Care

    Contractual basis: Erasmus agreement

    Website
  • University of Szczecin

    Founded in 1984, the University of Szczecin is one of the largest in the country. Almost 32,000 students study at nine faculties (as of 02/2021).

    Fields of cooperation: BA/MA Social Care

    Contractual basis: Erasmus agreement

    Website
  • University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Founded in 1787, the University of Pittsburgh, or "Pitt", is one of the oldest universities in the United States and among the top 100 universities in the country according to THE Rankings. Around 25,000 students study on the Pittsburgh campus (as of 02/2021). The katho is in close contact with the university’s Institute for International Studies in Education (IISE) and the School of Social Work.

    Fields of cooperation: Social Care

    Contractual basis: cooperation agreement

    Website
  • Monmouth University, New Jersey

    Founded in 1933, Monmouth University is a private university on the north coast of New Jersey, just an hour’s drive from New York. On the 168-hectare campus, located right on the coast, around 6,000 students (as of 02/2021) study at six faculties. The katho maintains excellent relations with the university’s School of Social Work.

    Fields of cooperation: Social Care

    Contractual basis: cooperation agreement

    Website
  • Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaiso

    The Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaiso (PUCV) is a private university founded in 1928. It has almost 18,000 students (as of 02/2021) studying at nine faculties. Since 2018, the katho is in close contact with the Chilean university, especially with the School of Social Work and the Ecclesiastical College of Theology.

    Fields of cooperation: Social Care, Theology

    Contractual basis: cooperation agreement

    Website
  • Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic University of Honduras

    Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic University of Honduras (UNICAH), also known as "la cato", is a church-run university founded in 1992. Approximately 20,000 students study (as of 02/2021) at twelve campuses that are spread across various cities. The main campus is located in the city of Tegucigalpa in central Honduras.

    Fields of cooperation: Social Care

    Contractual basis: cooperation agreement

    Website
  • Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador

    The Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador is the oldest private university in the country. It was founded in 1946 and is run by the Jesuit order. The university’s main campus is located in Quito, but there are several campuses in other cities. About 20,000 students (as of 02/2021) are enrolled in 14 faculties.

    Fields of cooperation: Social Care

    Contractual basis: cooperation agreement

    Website
  • University for Development Studies, Tamale

    Founded in May 1992 by the government of Ghana, the University for Development Studies (UDS) is the first public university in the rural north of the country. Its central mission is to accelerate national development by combating poverty and underdevelopment. This concrete orientation towards social development and technological development in agriculture is reflected in the university’s range of subjects.

    Fields of cooperation: Health Care

    Contractual basis: cooperation agreement

    Website
  • Catholic University College of Ghana, Sunyani

    The Catholic University College of Ghana is a private university established in 2003 in Sunyani, central Ghana. A cooperation exists with the Faculty of Health and Allied Sciences (PHAS). The faculty is dedicated to the interdisciplinary treatment of health problems and trains highly qualified professionals who find their field of activity in health service and health education institutions, in the Ministry of Health as well as in the National Health Insurance Authority.

    Fields of cooperation: Health Care

    Contractual basis: cooperation agreement

    Website
  • Catholic University of Zimbabwe, Harare

    The Catholic University of Zimbabwe was founded in 1999 and is located in Harare, the country's capital. Approximately 3,000 students (as of 02/2021) are enrolled in the university’s three faculties (Faculty of Commerce, Faculty of Humanities and Faculty of Theology).

    Fields of cooperation: Theology, Religious Studies

    Contractual basis: cooperation agreement

    Website
  • St. Albert's College (Autonomous) Ernakulam, Kochi

    The St. Albert's College (Autonomous) Ernakulam was founded in 1892 in the southern Indian port city of Kochi and is affiliated to the Mahatma Gandhi University Kottayam in Kerala – with approximately 3,800 students enrolled in 23 undergraduate and twelve postgraduate programmes. The university has nine different departments and seven research centres. The research focuses in particular on youth and female empowerment, but also on the empowerment of rural people.

    Fields of cooperation: Social Care

    Contractual basis: cooperation agreement

    Website
  • Marian College Kuttikkanam (Autonomous), Kerala

    Founded in 1995, the Marian College Kuttikkanam (Autonomous) is located within the southern Indian state of Kerala. With approximately 1,700 students, being enrolled in 20 study programmes in the fields of Computer Science, Communication Sciences, Economics and Social Work, the university combines higher education with practical development work. Through the networking efforts between the Marian College and non-governmental organisations, the katho gets access to valuable cooperation opportunities in the area of theory-based project work.

    Fields of cooperation: Social Care

    Contractual basis: cooperation agreement

    Website
  • Stella Maris College, Chennai

    The Stella Maris College, founded in 1947, became an autonomous college in 1987 with about 5,000 female students enrolled in various study programmes. The Social Work Department is one of the largest departments of the institution. The cooperation between Stella Maris College and katho focuses on Educational Science and resilience (promotion).

    Fields of cooperation: Social Care

    Contractual basis: cooperation agreement

    Website
  • CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bangalore

    The CHRIST (Deemed to be University) was founded in 1969 in Bangalore, the capital of the southern Indian state of Karnataka. The university, which has approximately 21,000 students, offers one Bachelor's degree programme and two Master's degree programmes in Sociology and Social Work at the Department of Sociology and Social Work.

    Fields of cooperation: Social Care

    Contractual basis: cooperation agreement

    Website
  • Dharmaram College, Bangalore

    In 1957, the Dharmaram College – originally located in Kerala – was rebuilt in Bangalore. It is a college of the CMI Congregation (Carmelites of Mary Immaculate), one of the first religious orders of the Catholic Church in India. There are about 300 students studying at the faculties of Theology and Philosophy. The CHRIST (Deemed to be University) is also part of the college.

    Fields of cooperation: Social Care

    Contractual basis: cooperation agreement

    Website
  • Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv

    Founded in 2002, the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv is the only private, non-profit Catholic university in the post-Soviet region. About 2,000 students (as of 02/2021) study there in the fields of Theology, Humanities, Social Sciences, Political Sciences and Health Sciences.

    Fields of cooperation: Social Care

    Contractual basis: cooperation agreement

    Website
  • Catholic University of Applied Sciences of North Rhine-Westphalia

    Fields of cooperation: Social Care, Health Care, Theology

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