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By Ignacio Garrido Cruz
Feb 10th, 2020

We are happy to announce that the International Association of Jesuit Universities (IAJU) has officially launched the Global Network of Jesuit Universities Printable Global Map.

Maps have always been an important tool to learn more about the world that we live on, to gain perspective from our local context to a more global one. Cartography, actually, has played an important role in the history of the Society of Jesus and the Jesuits an important role in the history of cartography. The great historian of cartography, John Brian Harley (1932–1991), noted that more than any other religious order, Jesuits produced maps. 1

Following our long Jesuit tradition, the International Association of Jesuit Universities (IAJU) has produced the printable map of the global network of Jesuit higher education institutions. This map is the result of a great effort of the IAJU team, long discussion and a lot of advice of the network from different parts of the world. The map boundaries, names shown, and the designations used follow the official United Nations (2016) map.

The map has been created with the collaboration and guidance of the Secretariat of Jesuit Higher Education and the IAJU board. It  shows the location and the total number of Jesuit higher education institutions (193) of the six regions. The legend contains a detail list with the names and locations of the universities divided into their regional association. To the right, we can see the six regional associations and their website. Finally, we can also see an estimated number of the staff and faculty that work at our schools, the number of students and of living alumni.

We will like to thank everyone in our network for your collaboration and for the feedback that we hope we can continue to receive from you. We have a special thank you note to Educate Magis, who has generously granted the original design of the map and to Universidad Loyola Andalucía who adapted it.

Click here to see and download the IAJU Printable Map!

International students with the printable map at Universidad Loyola Andalucía, Spain

 

[1] Robert Batchelor. 2019. “Introduction: Jesuit Cartography.” Journal of Jesuit Studies 6(1). Retrieved June 4, 2019