DR Congo

Country Representative

Rector Prof. Dr. Ghislain Bisimwa Balaluka (Université Catholique de Bukavu)


Université Catholique de Bukavu (UCB)

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The Catholic University of Bukavu (UCB, founded in 1989) is based in the City of Bukavu, in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is a private institution, has about 3000 students and has already successfully graduated 10,004. It harbors seven faculties: Agriculture, Architecture & Urbanism, Economy & Management, Law, Medicine, Sciences, Social Sciences. It also operates a Regional School of Public Health, and a regional High Institute for Peace & Reconciliation. Bachelor and Master programs are organized by all faculties. PhD programs are currently only available in Economy and Law. Research is being carried out in various Departments within the Faculties as well as in separate research centers. The Provincial General Referral Hospital of Bukavu (500 beds, 40 medical specialists) serves as teaching and training hospital


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Membership: Since 2020


Rector Prof. Dr. Ghislain Bisimwa Balaluka