Mission & Purpose

The purpose of the Kircher Network is to strengthen the sense of shared apostolic mission among its member Jesuit institutions in all aspects of academic life.

  1. Teaching, through exchanges of staff and students, and the development of shared programmes;
  2. Research, through collaboration in areas of particular relevance to the Society’s apostolic preferences, such as forced migration, ecology, the relief of poverty, interreligious dialogue, and Ignatian studies;
  3. Life according to the Ignatian charism, through making available to students and staff the resources of Ignatian spirituality for inspiration, hope, constructive reflection, and pedagogical practice;
  4. Administration, through the creative pooling of resources, and through sharing experience of good practice, notably as regards collaboration between Jesuits and their apostolic partners;
  5. In association with the Society of Jesus by promoting fruitful connections with Jesuit superiors, and with the other Jesuit services within the Church of Christ’s mission – notably centres for social reflection and cultural reviews.

In short the aim is a new and deeper mutual exchange of gifts of the kind that St Ignatius evokes at the end of his Spiritual Exercises.

Regional News

Jesuit Universities Welcome UCAB President
Jesuit Universities will be accompanying Fr Virtuoso, President of UCAB, in his visit to Spain where he will be meeting with university alumni and advocating about Venezuelan crisis. Learn more.

Intellectual and Pastoral Apostolate Collaboration
Jesuit Universities in Spain collaborate with pastoral apostolate to host the first "Pastoral MAGIS" macro gathering that brought together more than 300 young people. Learn more.

New Website of the Kircher Network!
Kircher Network launches its new website where you can learn more about the association, its activity and regional projects. Visit Website.