The Strategic Alliance of Catholic Research Universities (SACRU)

The Strategic Alliance of Catholic Research Universities (SACRU) is a network of leading Catholic universities dedicated to research and teaching excellence, engagement, and global collaboration informed by Catholic social teaching, ex corde Ecclesiae, and embedded in a heritage of more than 2000 years.

The Mission of SACRU is to foster global cooperation amongst research-intensive Catholic universities with the goal of advancing quality knowledge production and higher education for the Common Good. The alliance will fulfill its goals by supporting capacity building and promoting distinction in discovery of fundamental and applied research while stimulating innovative knowledge transfer models.


Various fellowships are available for faculty and students at SACRU partner institutions.


SACRU working groups and partner institutions run a variety of webinars relevant to some of today's most important topics.

Working Groups

Faculty, Staff, and Administrators from SACRU's partner institutions come together to address pressing issues around the world.