The Catholic University of Eichstatt, Ingolstadt was established as a scientific college in 1980. Catholic University Eichstatt-Ingolstadt (CU) is a Roman Catholic university in Eichstatt and Ingolstadt, Bavaria, Germany. Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (CU) is the one and only Roman Catholic university in the German-speaking world. Compared to other German universities (e.g. University of Heidelberg) it is a rather small institution (with 4800 students in summer 2005); nevertheless, it is the largest private university in Germany.
The university has one campus in Eichstatt situated in the Altmuhltal Nature Park and another campus in Ingolstadt, one of Germany's economically most successful cities. The university is committed to academic as well as catholic tradition. In practice, this means on the one hand, that the university is open to students of all confessions, that no study fees are charged, that the exams passed at the KU grant the same rights as those at state colleges and that the freedom of science is guaranteed.
On the other hand, the catholic fundament means for example, that the Results of research as well as the everyday way of acting, which the college prepares for, should be critically questioned. The CU is fully accredited by the Free State of Bavaria, and is thus equated to German state universities in all respects.
The Main Campus is situated in Eichstatt, the university buildings being within walking distance (about 10 minutes) from the town center.
- Lecture Halls
- Language Centre
- Computer Centre
- Sports Centre
- Faculty of Catholic Theology
- Faculty of Philosophy and Education
- Faculty of Languages and Literatures
- Faculty of History and Social Sciences
- Faculty of Mathematics and Geography
- Faculty of Business Administration and Economics
- Faculty of Social Work
- Faculty of Religious ducation and Ecclesiastical Education work
More than 200 partner universities in Europe, North America, Latin America, as well as Asia and Oceania are the basis for the internationality of the CU. Moreover, the best prerequisites for interdisciplinary collaboration exist at a small university, and students profit from this with a special range of course offerings.