Identity and Mission

The identity of the University Loyola Andalucía, shared with the other centers of The Society of Jesus, is marked by its commitment to academic work from the conception of life and society marked by the evangelical values  of freedom and respect, justice and solidarity, the search for truth, dialogue and tolerance, responsibility and participation.

As a Jesuit University, the mission of Loyola Andalucía is:

The mission of Loyola University Andalusia according to the strategic plan approved by the highest governing body is to create thinking for the best and greatest service of humanity, to educate men and women for others, not the best in the world, but the best at solving the world's problems and make their entire pursuit a place of dialogue and fruitful meaning in which people from different cultures, beliefs and ideologies can live an inspired and committed life with others and with creation.

To carry out this mission, the University Loyola Andalucía operates with the same pedagogical model as other universities and university centers of The Society of Jesus in Spain, integrated within the UNIJES, with four key dimensions for the well-rounded formation of individuals:

  • Utilitas. Competent people to confront the technical, social and human problems that all professionals encounter.
  • Humanitas. Human people in all senses of the word, aware of themselves and of the world that they live in and sensitive to the aspirations and concerns of their contemporaries.
  • Iustitia. People committed to building a fairer and more compassionate world and able to feel the pleasure and pain of others as their own.
  • Fides. People able to explicitly open up to the quest for the sense of their existence and the question of God, sensitive to the Gospel and Christianity and their values and their proposals.

Loyola Andalucía is integrated in UNIJES, the network of universities and university centers of the  Society of Jesus in Spain.