nanovic 1The Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame, in partnership with Nonprofit Certificate Education at Mendoza College of Business is hosting 17 European Catholic university officials July 8-15, 2017, for the Catholic Leadership Institute, an intensive management training program for higher education professionals that has been internationalized to serve those working in former Soviet bloc countries. There are three officials from Catholic University in Ružomberok (CU) among invited, prof. František Trstenský, vice-rector of CU, Dr. Marek Babic, dean of the Faculty of Arts and Letters and Dr. Andrea Božeková, Chair of the Department of Political Science.



“For more than a decade, Nanovic has been building a network of flourishing bilateral and multilateral relationships with leading Catholic universities in Europe,” said A. James McAdams, director of the Nanovic Institute and William M. Scholl Professor of International Affairs. “For the first time, we are bringing the current and future leaders of these institutions to Notre Dame with the aim of exposing them to some practical aspects of university administration.”


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Seven women and 10 men from six universities won Nanovic-funded spots in the training program through a competitive application process and hail from Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Ukraine, Croatia and Georgia. They come from a wide variety of disciplines and leadership roles; six are priests in addition to their administrative positions in their respective universities.

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