Nº 76 - 26th, January, 2022

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Transforming Our World Through Research

Orkestra and The Iñigo de Loyola Initiative  
English. The University of Deusto, through the Deusto Foundation, created the Orkestra-Basque Institute of Competitiveness in 2006. This initiative arose to study regional development and competitiveness and from its very beginning it has promoted these three main objectives
(i) to contribute to improve Basque Country competitiveness
(ii) to promote the improvement of citizen’s wellbeing and
(iii) to create knowledge on regional competitiveness.
The institution has held several workshops focused on the understanding between universities on what we mean when we talk about sustainable economic and social development in order to promote a new form of research that is transformative and meaningful. 

The result of these meetings has been the publication "Competitividad al servicio del bienestar inclusivo y sostenible", which was released in January 2021. The report includes forewords by Dr. Luis Arriaga, S.J., President of AUSJAL and by Dr. José María Guibert, S.J., Rector of Deusto University.

To learn more about the details of the initiative and its progress, read the full article.
Español. La Universidad de Deusto, a través de la Fundación Deusto, creó en 2006 el Orkestra-Basque Institute of Competitiveness. Esta iniciativa surgió para estudiar el desarrollo regional y la competitividad y desde sus inicios ha promovido estos tres objetivos principales:
(i) contribuir a mejorar la competitividad del País Vasco
(ii) promover la mejora del bienestar de los ciudadanos y
(iii) crear conocimiento sobre la competitividad regional.

La institución ha celebrado varios talleres centrados en el entendimiento entre las universidades sobre lo que queremos decir cuando hablamos de desarrollo sostenible económico y social para promover una nueva forma de investigación que sea transformadora y significativa. 

El resultado de estos encuentros ha sido la publicación "Competitividad al servicio del bienestar inclusivo y sostenible", que se publicó en enero de 2021. El informe incluye prólogos del Dr. Luis Arriaga, S.J., Presidente de AUSJAL y del Dr. José María Guibert, S.J., Rector de la Universidad de Deusto.

Para aprender más sobre los detalles de la iniciativa y sus avances, puede leer el artículo completo.


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San Puthesen, a Former Buddhist Monk, Recounts the Importance of Education and Intellectual Apostolate to Cambodian Society


San Puthesen works as a researcher at the Jesuit Research Centre MAGGA in Phnom Penh and he is a major contributor in the area of intellectual and higher education apostolate. Get to know his story.

Saint Joseph's Joins Hunan Normal University in Changsha to Create a Partnership Programme


The programme, which will begin in fall 2022, will allow Chinese students to study American pedagogy and earn a master's degree in early childhood education at Saint Joseph's. Know More.

Loyola University New Orleans Announces New Partnership with Holy Name of Jesus School


The heads of the institutions, together with the Archdiocese of New Orleans, announced a new partnership that will help students, families, faculty and staff to grow together in community, faith, learning, ministry and mission. Read More.

AJCU Institutions Compete to Determine Which is the Most Active in the Annual Go Move Challenge


The challenge highlights the importance of physical well-being and reminds us of the importance of connecting with peers, the university and the entire AJCU as they work towards a common goal. Read More.


IAJU Boston College Assembly

August 2022
Location: Boston College

August 3-6, 2022

*Registration will start in January 2022.
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2022 Virtual Climate Change Conference

March 2022
Location: Loyola University Chicago

March 14-18, 2022

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IAJU Launches Second Issue of IAJU Best Practices in Jesuit Higher Education
This issue includes 11 new practices to further improve teaching and learning in Jesuit higher education.


Ecología y espiritualidad ignaciana 
¿Qué relación se puede establecer entre espiritualidad ignaciana y ecología?¿Tiene la espiritualidad ignaciana algo propio e interesante que decir para un mejor cuidado de la “casa común”, en sinergia con los movimientos ecológicos del momento? Puedes leerlo aquí.
Pray As You Go
Are your students looking for a simple, user-friendly and insightful way to start the day with God? Pray As You Go is a daily prayer session based on Ignatian Spirituality, designed to go with you wherever you go, to help you pray whenever you find time, but particularly whilst travelling to and from work, study, etc. A new prayer session is produced every day of the working week and one session for the weekend. It is not a 'Thought for the Day', a sermon or a bible-study, but rather a framework for your own prayer. Lasting between ten and thirteen minutes, it combines music, scripture, and some questions for reflection.
Want to know more about the only Jesuit university in Nepal?
This Newsletter highlights the main activities that have been carried out by the University of Nepal during the past year 2021. Do you want to know all the achievements that have been made by the university? You can read them here


Ignatian Year and Vocational Culture
Universidad Pontificia Comillas
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Iñigo of Loyola in Pamplona. An end – and a beginning?
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International Webinar on Universal Apostolic Preferences (3&4)
St. Xavier's College (Autonomous), Kokalta
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Caring for our Common Home: Our Hope-filled Future (International Student Panel)
Virtual Activity
John Carroll University
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