The Vision And The Mission Of The Ateneo
Rooted in the spirit of being Lux in Domino, light in the Lord, the Ateneo seeks to train men and women-for-others. In a document on the Ateneo’s future prepared for a presentation to the Loyola Schools faculty, Father President Bienvenido Nebres, S.J. writes:
“While many schools and apostolates aspire to form leaders, the Ignatian vision, as embodied in the dynamics of the Spiritual Exercises seeks to form people to develop their talents to the utmost and challenge them to the highest levels of service. Not just to seek the good, but the greater good. The magis. It thus has a tendency to form an elite—but its desire has been to form an apostolic elite, an elite for service.”
This, helps foster a deeper appreciation of the Ateneo de Manila’s Vision-Mission statement.
Ateneo de Manila University Vision-Mission Statement
As a University, the Ateneo de Manila seeks to preserve, extend, and communicate truth and apply it to human development and the preservation of the environment.
As a Filipino University, the Ateneo de Manila seeks to identify and enrich Philippine culture and make its own. Through the education of the whole person and the formation of needed professionals and through various corporate activities, the University aims to contribute to the development goals of the nation.
As a Catholic University, the Ateneo de Manila seeks to form persons who, following the teachings and example of Christ, will devote their lives to the service of others and, through the promotion of justice, serve especially those who are most in need of help, the poor and the powerless. Loyal to the teachings of the Catholic Church, the University seeks to serve the Faith and to interpret its teachings to modern Philippine society.
As a Jesuit University, the Ateneo de Manila seeks the goals of Jesuit liberal education through the harmonious development of moral and intellectual virtues. Imbued with the Ignatian spirit, the University aims to lead its students to see God in all things and to strive for the greater glory of God and the greater service of mankind.
The University seeks all these, as an academic community, through the exercise of the functions proper to a university, that is, through teaching, research and service to the community.