The University of Deusto aims to serve society through its contributions with a Christian approach to today’s realities.As a university, its guidelines are love of wisdom, desire for knowledge, and rigour in scientific research and methodologies. Therefore, its main focus is on achieving excellence in research and education. Another objective is to provide the background for free people who are responsible citizens and competent professionals, equipped with the knowledge, values, and skills needed to take on the commitment to foster learning and transform society.
The firmly rooted Christian tradition supports the belief that faith in God not only gives meaning to life but also inspires and stimulates increasingly deeper and more critical knowledge of every authentically human cultural process. On the other hand, this vision acknowledges that culture, science, and technology provide valuable instruments to update our understanding of Christ’s message to mankind. All of these factors make the university a place for meeting and dialogue between faith and knowledge, transcendental hope, and the quest for a more human future for all. This is what makes it a Catholic university.
The University of Deusto has been closely linked to the Society of Jesus’s mission from its beginnings. This makes it part of a worldwide university network and a teaching tradition centred on the individual as its most valuable asset. Our university shares the belief that serving the faith implies fostering justice in today’s world. For this reason, our university has taken on the commitment to make its voice heard by reflecting on cultural issues and encouraging dialogue with social agents wherever man and society are forging their future. Our efforts focus on respect for life, implementing universal human rights, fair distribution of wealth, working for peace and protecting nature. Together with another eight institutions, the University of Deusto is a member of UNIJES (network of Jesuit universities, faculties, and higher education institutes) created or statutorily linked to the Society of Jesus in Spain.