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Loyola University of Congo

Loyola University of Congo (ULC) was founded in 2016 by the Society of Jesus in Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Jesuits have pursued educational efforts in Kinshasa since 1954,[1] and have named their first university in the Congo after the founder of Jesuits, St. Ignatius of Loyola.

Loyola University of Congo
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Motto Ite inflammate omnia.
Motto in English
Go set all afire.
Type Jesuit, Catholic
Established 2016; 1 year ago (2016)
Location Kimwenza, Kinshasa, DRC
Website ULC
Began with the merger of Faculty of Philosophy St. Pierre Canisius (1954) and Agroveterinary Higher Institute (1994)

HistoryEdit

Loyola University of Congo was born of the merger of the Agroveterinary Higher Institute (ISAV) and the Faculty of Philosophy St. Peter Canisius, both located in Kimwenza the urban-rural district of southern suburbs of Kinshasa, inheriting the infrastructures of these institutions.[2] ULC will organize departments of philosophy, agronomic and veterinary sciences, science and technology, social sciences and managements science, and business administration.[1][3][4] ISAV has changed its name to Faculty of Agronomic and Veterinary Science (FSAV).

ProgramsEdit

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, masters, and doctorate levels.[7] Since 2016 it has worked in conjunction with the National Institute for Professional Preparation to enhance the food processing industry.[8] Its CERED program, initiated in 2016, unites students, researchers, and local communities in the study of the impact of global warming in the Kinshasa area.[9]

In July 2017 Ferdinand Muhigirwa, S.J., of the university was a panelist at a roundtable hosted by the International Association of Jesuit Business Schools.[10]

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.[11]

In 2017 also, reconciling law and morality in the human rights discourse was the topic of a book by a professor in the philosophy department.[12] Another discussed "Political Alternation in African Democracy".[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Œuvre des missionnaires jésuites : l'Université Loyola du Congo lancée à Kimwenza". Le Plus grand site d'info en RDCongo (in French). 2016-07-12. 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. ^ "CERED: Contributing to research for sustainable development in DR Congo | Ecology and Jesuits in Communication". www.ecojesuit.com. Retrieved 2017-10-18. 
  10. ^ GJCS. "Roundtable 4 - IAJBS initiatives in Africa | Ignited". www.ignited.global. Retrieved 2017-10-17. 
  11. ^ "Participez à l'enquête Université Loyola du Congo - ICAM sur les besoins de formation" (in French). Retrieved 2017-10-17. 
  12. ^ Moka-Mubelo, Willy (2016-12-13). Reconciling Law and Morality in Human Rights Discourse: Beyond the Habermasian Account of Human Rights. Springer. ISBN 9783319494968. 
  13. ^ "Political Alternation". Retrieved 17 October 2017. 

Coordinates: 4°27′13.15″S 15°17′21.11″E / 4.4536528°S 15.2891972°E / -4.4536528; 15.2891972