Loyola University of Congo

Loyola University of Congo, also referred to by its acronym ULC, is a private Roman Catholic higher education institution run by the Central Africa Province of the Society of Jesus in Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of Congo. It was founded by the Jesuits in 2016. The Jesuits have pursued educational efforts in Kinshasa since 1954,[1] and have named the university after the founder of the Jesuits, Ignatius of Loyola.

Loyola University of Congo
Université Loyola du Congo (French)
MottoIte inflammate omnia. (Latin)
Motto in English
Go set all afire.
TypePrivate Roman Catholic Research Non-profit Coeducational Higher education institution
Established2016; 8 years ago (2016)
FounderSociety of Jesus
Religious affiliation
Roman Catholic (Jesuit)
Academic affiliation
PresidentFr. Ferdinand Muhigirwa Rusembuka, SJ

4°27′13″S 15°17′21″E / 4.45361°S 15.28917°E / -4.45361; 15.28917

History edit

Loyola University of Congo was born out of the merger of the Agroveterinary Higher Institute (ISAV) and the Faculty of Philosophy St. Peter Canisius, both located in Kimwenza, Kinshasa. Loyola University inherited the infrastructures of these institutions.[2] ULC organized departments of philosophy, agronomic and veterinary sciences, science and technology, social sciences and managements science, and business administration.[3][4] ISAV has changed its name to Faculty of Agronomic and Veterinary Science (FSAV).

Programs edit

FSAV does research in agriculture, veterinary, and sustainable development, where sustainability involves anthropological, social, and economic factors.[5][6] It offers programs at the bachelors and masters levels.[7] Since 2016 it has worked in conjunction with the National Institute for Professional Preparation to enhance the food processing industry.[8]

In September 2017 Loyola announced a partnership with the French Institut catholique d'arts et métiers (ICAM) for collaboration in the training of engineers for industry.[9]

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References edit

  1. ^ "Œuvre des missionnaires jésuites : l'Université Loyola du Congo lancée à Kimwenza" [Work of Jesuit missionaries: Loyola University of Congo launched in Kimwenza - The largest news site in the DR Congo]. Le Plus grand site d'info en RDCongo (in French). 2016-07-12. Archived from the original on 2016-07-21. Retrieved 2017-02-12.
  2. ^ Ministerial Order No. 171 / MINESU / CABMIN / TMF / RK3 / CPM / 2016 of 21 April 2016
  3. ^ "L'Université Loyola du Congo opérationnelle à la prochaine rentrée académique - Agence Congolaise de Presse (ACP)". Agence Congolaise de Presse (ACP) (in French). 2016-08-10. Retrieved 2017-02-12.
  4. ^ "Œuvre des missionnaires jésuites : l'Université Loyola du Congo lancée à Kimwenza". Anotao Nouvelles (in French). 2016-07-12. Retrieved 2017-02-12.
  5. ^ "CERED: Contributing to research for sustainable development in DR Congo | Ecology and Jesuits in Communication". www.ecojesuit.com. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  6. ^ "News". www.sjweb.info. Retrieved 2017-10-17.
  7. ^ "ISAV Kimwenza". strategie2020 (in French). Retrieved 2017-10-18.
  8. ^ mediacongo.net. "mediacongo.net - Actualités - L'INPP doté désormais de la filière agro-alimentaire pour la transformation des produits". mediacongo.net. Retrieved 2017-10-18.
  9. ^ "Participez à l'enquête Université Loyola du Congo - ICAM sur les besoins de formation" (in French). Retrieved 2017-10-17.