UCSIA is the heir of the former Jesuit university and business school UFSIA, and is therefore indebted to the Jesuit tradition. The UCSIA topics ‘Economy & Ethics’ and ‘Europe & Solidarity’ stem from the socio-economic focus within the educational programmes of UFSIA. ‘Religion, Culture & Society’ examines the spiritual dimension of being human in the world.
These key topics are in line with the Jesuit vision on education as caring for the individual person as a whole: head, heart and hands. Broad and thorough scientific knowledge, spirituality, commitment and service, inspired by Ignatius’ motto: En todo amar y servir. Service is also reflected in the promotion of Community Service Learning, which UCSIA is strongly committed to.
To ensure good education, personal development and mental health: these key aspects from the rich spiritual legacy of the Society of Jesus are propagated by UCSIA. We work in close collaboration with the members of the Society of Jesus and its many (net)works, both locally and internationally.
Missions, Maps & MediatorsLet's rewind to a magical exploration of Latin America in the Nottebohm Room. Mirela Altic took a close look at Jesuit maps from the seventeenth century. Francismar Alex Lopes de Carvalho examined the conversion of local people in the Amazon region and found that it was not a one-way street. This was followed by a panel discussion with our two guests led by Christiane Stallaert.
Jesuit Architecture in the Crosshairs of Confessional PoliticsArt historian Evonne Levy (University of Toronto) took us on a journey through the key episodes in the politicized interpretation of European Jesuit architecture in the 19th and 20th centuries at the Jesuit heritage summer school.
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The publications on jesuit heritage will be posted soon.