UPC, Congo Protestant University
The Congo Protestant University (UPC) was established in 1959 as the successor to the then Protestant Theological Faculty of Belgian Congo and Rwanda-Burundi. The Congo Protestant University eventually came into being in 1997 after various intermediate stages of development. The UPC's objective is to provide teaching of good quality so as to create the conditions for developing a national elite that will be capable of meeting the needs of society and the church. The high percentage of non-Protestants bears witness to the UPC's ecumenical orientation. The UPC's relations with Mission 21 date back to the 1970s. Mission 21's funding is allocated to three areas of activity: scholarship funds, the library and teachers' salaries.