Depository of the Jesuit Educative Tradition
The origin of the University Loyola Andalucía was ETEA, School of Economic and Business Sciences in Córdoba, and its experience in higher education dates from 1963. The educative tradition of the Jesuits commenced with the beginning of The Society of Jesus itself in 1540. Its founder, Ignatius of Loyola, devoted himself to society through education, dialogue and the encounter of faith with science. The Company was the first religious order to found a university, The Roman College, in 1551. Today there are 238 universities and university centers in over 70 countries teaching more than 160,000 students of all religious affiliations.