Nº 57 - 18th, February, 2021







The Beijing Center
Adapting to the Changing International Education Environment




Although the global education environment is ever-changing, the on-going COVID-19 pandemic has created new challenges that have prompted institutions to expand their teaching and learning methods. While these new ways have positive effects, they have also disrupted student mobility and given rise to assessment and accreditation constraints and jeopardized educators’ and students’ academic pursuits. 

Along with many institutions, The Beijing Center (TBC) - the only Jesuit center and intellectual hub in mainland China - has implemented new ways to educate students and create cultural exchange opportunities. A good example of this innovation is the  new Pathway Program for mainland Chinese high school graduates to begin their college studies at TBC, while preparing for their plans to transfer to a four-year institution abroad.

The following article explains the different programs and initiatives of the TBC to adapt to the new environment with the collaboration of Jesuit universities from different parts of the world. Learn more


Aunque el entorno educativo mundial está en constante cambio, la actual pandemia de COVID-19 ha creado nuevos retos que han llevado a las instituciones a ampliar sus métodos de enseñanza y aprendizaje. Si bien estas nuevas formas tienen efectos positivos, también han perturbado la movilidad de los estudiantes y han dado lugar a limitaciones en materia de evaluación y acreditación, poniendo en peligro los objetivos académicos de educadores y estudiantes. 

Junto con muchas instituciones, The Beijing Center (TBC) - el único centro jesuita y núcleo intelectual en la China continental- ha puesto en práctica nuevas formas de educar a los estudiantes y crear oportunidades de intercambio cultural. Un buen ejemplo de esta innovación es el nuevo Programa Pathway para que los graduados de la escuela secundaria de China continental comiencen sus estudios universitarios en el TBC, mientras se preparan para sus planes de transferencia a una institución de cuatro años en el extranjero.

El siguiente artículo explica los diferentes programas e iniciativas del TBC para adaptarse al nuevo entorno con la colaboración de universidades jesuitas de diferentes partes del mundo. Más información






MOOC on Sustainability and Ignatian Values


On December 17th, Comillas University, the Kircher Network – HEST cluster on Ecology and Environmental Challenges and the IAJU Task Force on Environmental and Economic Justice hosted a webinar to kick-start creating a joint Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Sustainability and Ignatian Values. Learn more


Second Convocation of Xavier's University Kolkata


On the occasion of the second convocation of St. Xavier’s University, Kolkata, vice-chancellor Fr. Felix Raj spoke to ABP Education and shared his vision for the institution which he, along with Jesuit brothers and a strong alumni network, founded in July 2017. Learn more.


New Presidents Announced for Holy Cross and Scranton


The College of the Holy Cross and The University of Scranton have both announced their next presidents: Vincent D. Rougeau, JD (Holy Cross) and Rev. Joseph G. Marina, S.J. (Scranton).


PLIUL Program in AUSJAL Doesn't Stop


Jesuit universities in Latin America that participate in the "Programa de Liderazgo Ignaciano Universitario Latinoamericano" have started their call for applications for the 2021 edition. Learn more about the program






Accompanying Youth to a Hope-filled Future

2021 Climate Change Conference


Virtual Conference  

March 15-18, 2021


We invite you to register to the 2021 Climate Change Conference of Loyola University Chicago, the conference will have a special focus on amplifying the voices of the young activists that are mobilizing people to protect the planet.










Anti-Racism Examen

A Resource from AJCU-NA


The AJCU-NA shared with us one of its last developed resources, the Anti-Racism Examen which brings to the classical Examen a focus on matters of race and racism that are specific to us and our institutions.

Download the Anti-Racism Examen


Eyes to See (AJCU Anti-Racism Examen)



New book!  Pedro Arrupe: Witness and Prophet

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the death of Fr Pedro Arrupe, Jesuit Sources (Boston College, MA, USA) has published a book entitled: Pedro Arrupe: Witness of the Twentieth-Century, Prophet of the Twenty-First, by Pedro Miguel Lamet SJ. 






The Ignatian Year Calls us to Collaboration

Celebration of the 500 Anniversary of the Conversion of St. Ignatius


As you probably already know, on 20 May 2021 the Society of Jesus and the Ignatian family will begin the worldwide celebration of the Ignatian Year, as we commemorate the conversion of Saint Ignatius.

Read this article by the General Curia




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