IFCU-International survey women in leadership within universities

April 13, 2021

A letter from the President of the International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU):

Dear Rector/President/Vice-Chancellor,

In the spirit of a universal aspiration to fraternity, involving the same dignity and rights to progress for men and women alike, the International Federation of Catholic Universities is launching a survey to map and analyze the situation of women academics and staff amongst our member institutions. This study will be the first comprehensive study addressing this matter. We hope to be able to understand the condition around the globe, so as to be able to advance measures and policies that may contribute to advance Pope Francis’ call for the same dignity and equal rights for men and women at Catholic universities and colleges.

The results of the survey shall be made available to all IFCU members and shall be offered to Pope Francis and the Congregation for Catholic Education.

I kindly ask you to respond to the survey in the link below by April 15th 2021.


Thanking you for the invaluable contribution, I remain

Isabel Capeloa Gil
President – International Federation of Catholic Universities
Rector – Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP)