Our initiative is both a response to a call from Pope Franciscus and Society of Jesus, especially through his secretary for higher education, Fr. Michael Garanzini and the expression of a strong shared desire to foster fruitful links of communion and cooperation among our Jesuit engineering schools.
The concept was launched in July 2015 in Melbourne during the Assembly of Presidents and Rectors of Jesuit universities.
2017/2018 - Toward the founding event - Bilbao July 2018
A brief prospection in the fall 2017 led to the constitution of the first task force with worldwide representatives. Its main task was to prepare and promote a first founding conference for the IAJES International Association of Jesuit Engineering Schools.
Foreseen in DEUSTO BILBAO in July 2018, this event would find a meaningful place just before the Assembly of Presidents and Rectors of Jesuit Universities where the IAJU (International Association of Jesuit Universities) would solemnly be founded.
The Society of jesus discerned the 4 Universal Apostolic Preferences
These UAP's give strength and momentum to our network. They are inspiring our vision and priorities.
In Cali, July 2019, IAJES takes a decisive step forward
We developed a large panel of potential collaborations