Seton Hall University and Catholic Studies Director to Lead an IFCU International Scholarly Working Group
As part of its membership in the International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU) network, Seton Hall University will oversee an intercontinental working group focused on exploring how the Catholic Intellectual Tradition can be integrated into curriculum for all disciplines.
Led by Director of Catholic Studies Ines Murzaku, Ph.D., the group will bring together scholars from IFCU affiliated universities from around the world to collaboratively engage in ongoing “think-tank” style discussions on how to infuse the Catholic Intellectual Tradition into each university’s curriculum.
Educating on the integration of the Church’s dialogue with disciplines such as history, philosophy, diplomacy, the sciences and more is key component behind the curriculum of the interdisciplinary program in Catholic Studies – a critical reason around why the University was selected to guide this partnership among IFCU affiliated universities.
IFCU’s Secretary General François Mabille commented on the University’s central role in this working group: “The Catholic world is one and diverse; and Catholic universities are very representative of this situation. The partnership between Seton Hall and the IFCU is essential, since it involves relying on the experience and expertise of Seton Hall to create an international working group around the theme of Catholic Studies… [a theme] so essential for the identity of our universities.”
Dr. Montserrat Alom, Director of the International Centre for Research and Decision Support, IFCU, explained, “This international group will contribute to actively promoting the application of the rich learnings provided by the Catholic Intellectual Tradition to everyday life issues.”
For more information, please contact Prof. Dr. Ines Murzaku at: