At a Jesuit school admissions meeting parents were asked how many Jesuit schools there were in the world. Some said 8, some said 20, when in fact there were more than 2500 in our global network! This is the point where the effect and illustrative power of Maps come into play.
The newly published Printable Map called the “Jesuit World of Universities and Schools” (2020) brings together the different Jesuit Education networks of the six Jesuit Conferences worldwide. This Map was developed as a collaboration between the Secretariat for Higher Education and the Secretariat for Education (Secondary and Pre-secondary) of the Society of Jesus and produced by the International Association of Jesuit Universities (IAJU) and Educate Magis. The Map is available in three languages (English, Spanish, French) and can be downloaded in different formats here “New Jesuit World of Universities and Schools Map”
Our Global Jesuit Education Network in 2020 represents:
· 2,700+ institutions and education projects
· 200,000+ Faculty and Staff
· 3.3million+ Students
· 100million+ Alumni
· 90+ countries
The Global “Combined” Map illustrates the rich heritage of the Society of Jesus of educating persons for and with others across the word and demonstrates the global connectedness of all Jesuit educational institutions. Whether a student enrols into a Jesuit University, studies at a Jesuit School or attends a course in a Jesuit Refugee Service Education Project or learns at a Fe y Alegría School they are all part of the same global network and community, they will find that these educational institutions share in the same Ignatian DNA inspired by the contemplative spirituality of St. Ignatius and reflective and action oriented Ignatian pedagogy.
This Global Map is a symbol of this shared identity and companionship in mission as well as the richness and diversity of the cultures represented. Therefore, it can also be used as an object of inquiry and learning, representing a horizon yet to be discovered. We would like to invite you to print and hang this Map and explore it with parents, students and colleagues to see and sense what it yields and hopefully inspire to learn, connect and exchange with others in our global community.