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Mission-Vision of the Ateneo

Vision-Mission of the Ateneo de Manila University

As a University, the Ateneo de Manila seeks to preserve, to extend, and to communicate truth and apply it to the development of man and the preservation of his environment.


As a Filipino University, the Ateneo de Manila seeks to identify and enrich Philippine culture and to make it its own. The Univer sity 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 examples of Christ, will devote their lives to the service of their fellowmen and, through the promotion of justice, serve especially those who are most in need of help: the poor and the powerless. The University seeks to serve the Faith and to interpret its teachings to modern Filipino society.


As a Jesuit University, the Ateneo de Manila seeks the goals of modern 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 purposes and aims, as an academic community, through the exercise of the functions proper to a university, that is, through teaching, research, and community service.



The Loyola Schools

One of the largest and longest-established units in the community of the Ateneo de Manila is the Loyola Schools, which houses the undergraduate and most of the graduate programs of the University.


The Loyola Schools Vision

The Ateneo Loyola Schools is a Filipino, Catholic, and Jesuit center of excellence for higher learning that is globally competitive while Asian in perspective, a community that transforms society through its research and creative work, its leadership in service to others and the environment, and its formation of persons-for-others.

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