Nº 68 - 22th, September, 2021

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Magis Student Exchange

An IAJU Program
English. Global challenges impact us all, solutions to these challenges require ways of thinking and acting that transcend national borders. In this new global context, there is an urgent need to form a different kind of political, civic, social and economic leaders. It was Fr Arturo Sosa, SJ, at the IAJU Deusto Assembly in 2018 who reminded all Jesuit higher education leaders that “seeing ourselves as world citizens should be one of the outcomes of studying in a Jesuit university. It is an essential element in the kind of humanity that Jesuit education seeks to support and foster”.

It is in response to this global situation and paradigm that the “Magis Exchange” program was born. Magis Exchange is an innovative and one-of-a-kind higher education student exchange program of the International Association of Jesuit Universities (IAJU). Its goal is to build cohorts of citizens who have participated in a semester-long academic and service-learning international exchange program rooted in the Jesuit tradition.

The program was launched during the summer of 2020, within a pandemic context, with the partaking of 28 Jesuit universities from all around the world. After a year, we are launching the second cohort of the program, and we have counted with the participation of 30 students and 15 universities.

Learn more about the program and its future developments reading the article by Francisco de Borja Martin, Chair of the Magis Exchange Task Force, Ignacio Garrido, Member of the Coordinating Office of Magis Exchange.
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Español. Los desafíos globales nos afectan a todos, las soluciones a estos desafíos requieren formas de pensar y actuar que trasciendan las fronteras nacionales. En este nuevo contexto global, es urgente formar un tipo diferente de líderes políticos, cívicos, sociales y económicos. Fue el P. Arturo Sosa, SJ, en la Asamblea de la IAJU de Deusto en 2018, quien recordó a todos los líderes de la educación superior jesuita que "adquirir la ciudadanía universal debería ser uno de los frutos de estudiar en una institución educativa de la Compañía de Jesús. Es una de las dimensiones constitutivas de la persona que nos proponemos proponer y acompañar durante su formación".

Es en respuesta a esta situación y paradigma global que nació el programa "Magis Exchange". Magis Exchange es un programa innovador y único de intercambio de estudiantes de educación superior de la Asociación Internacional de Universidades Jesuitas (IAJU). Su objetivo es crear cohortes de ciudadanos que hayan participado en un programa de intercambio internacional de un semestre de duración, académico y de servicio, enraizado en la tradición jesuita.

El programa se lanzó durante el verano de 2020, en un contexto de pandemia, con la anexión de 28 universidades jesuitas de todo el mundo. Después de un año, se está lanzando la segunda cohorte del programa, y se ha contado con la participación de 30 estudiantes y 15 universidades.

Conozca más sobre el programa y sus futuros desarrollos leyendo el artículo de Francisco de Borja Martín, Presidente del Grupo de Trabajo de Magis Exchange, Ignacio Garrido, Miembro de la Oficina de Coordinación de Magis Exchange.
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Is your university part of Magis Exchange? Are you interested in exploring the possibility? Contact Ignacio Garrido Cruz for more information.


A Precious Legacy: Educating in the Ignatian Way of Proceeding

Ana García-Mina Freire PhD
In our monthly edition, we invite you to read the article "A Precious Legacy: Educating in the Ignatian way of Proceeding," by Ana García-Mina Freire PhD, Vice Rector of University Community and Student Services at Comillas Pontifical University in Madrid.
This article invites us to reflect in depth on the type of leadership that is exercised in universities towards young people and the changing context in which they are immersed. At the same time, this article also examines the current role of our Jesuit institutions towards the Universal Apostolic Preferences and the Ignatian legacy.
“What style of leadership do our students and colleagues perceive in our way of proceeding? Are we witnesses of an integral, coherent, compassionate, humble, transforming, collaborative and discerning leadership? In our words and above all in our way of behaving, of deciding, of being, do others feel helped in their learning to live, do we help them to grow in fullness?
If we allow ourselves to be affected by the Universal Apostolic Preferences, what does God want and dream for our institutions? From what logic does He invite us to carry out our teaching, research, and social transfer? Where are we playing our apostolic fruitfulness?”
Read the complete article here. English // Spanish
*Orginal article in Spanish

"Perspectives from the Jesuit Network" is a project sponsored by University of San Francisco


IAJU Magis Exchange Programs Launches its Second Edition


The second cohort of Magis Exchange students started the program together, the 8th of September, in an online session with the presence of the new Secretary for Higher Education, Fr Joseph Christie SJ.

Have You Visited the New Website of the Secretariat for the Service of Faith?


The Secretariat for the Service of Faith of the General Curia has opened a space for reflection and exchange on questions related to faith and ways of living it. Articles are published in their original language. Visit website

Jesuit Schools Named to 2022 U.S. News & World Report Rankings


Two weeks ago, U.S. News & World Report released its annual rankings of the best colleges and universities in the United States. Jesuit institutions were featured prominently on the list; click here to learn more.

Webinar on September 29th 'To Respect & To Serve: Cultivating a Mission-based Culture of Campus Policing.'


Save the date! On Wednesday, September 29, join Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education for a webinar on 'To Respect & To Serve: Cultivating a Mission-based Culture of Campus Policing.' Click here to register online.

EDUTIC Continues to Promote the "Virtual Intercampus" Program Among AUSJAL Universities


EDUTIC continues to promote the program among the universities of AUSJAL, now with a more enriched offer, with more than 200 courses in the Online and Remote Face-To-Face modality.  Learn more & see the catalogue of courses.


IAJU Boston College Assembly

August 2022
Location: Boston College

August 3-6, 2022

*Registration will start in January 2022.
Further information will come soon.


Fr General Video Series for the Ignatian Year
Fr General will publish a video each month during the Ignatian Year as a companion to his book Walking with Ignatius. You are invited to walk the journey of the Ignatian year with him. Watch first episode


Reimagining Higher Education: Post Covid classrooms - Round Table Discussion for Students
The Round Table Discussion for Students is designed for the students to voice their ideas, imaginations, efforts, and struggles they have in moving forward to define their future.

Friday, 24th of September
AJCU - Asia Pacific
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Faculty Orientation Program - Ignatian Pedagogy and Jesuit Charism
In person
St. Xavier´s College, Kolkata
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Contemplemos para Alcanzar Amor
Ibero Mexico
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Diálogos Ignacianos: Justicia de Género
Virtual Activity
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¿Que han publicado los jesuitas? Sus impresos en contexto
Virtual activity
Iberico Mexico
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Does your institution have any special plans for the Ignatian Year?
Please share your ideas and initiatives with us using the following links.


Discover the cannonball moment of Nicky Santos SJ, Rector of the jesuit community at Creighton University
Visit repository with all the IAJU Ignatian Year toolkit
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