What is UNISERVITATE?

Welcome

UNISERVITATE is the global programme for the promotion of service-learning (SL) in Catholic Higher Education. Its objective is to generate a systemic change through the institutionalization of SL as a tool to achieve its mission of offering an integral education to the new generations and involving them in an active commitment to the problems of our time.

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SL in the world

NEWS

Global news with the purpose of expanding dialogue and enriching the perspective of higher education.

29th and 30th October 2020 - 9 am to 12 pm Buenos Aires (UTC-3). All plenary activities will have simultaneous translation into Spanish, English and French.

Last May was the date of the Global Compact on Education, but the Covid-19 eventuality forced all global events to be postponed. In a statement, the Congregation for Catholic Education announced that this initiative of the Global Compact will be signed on 15th October at 2.30 pm, Rome time (UTC +2). Due to a pressing […]

Scholars and specialists in SL from around the world met on 10 September under the UNISERVITATE Programme to launch a promising multi-year research project.

STORIES

Voices of
Learning Service

"It's a matter of coherence between the command of the Church and the mission of the University (...) It isn't about being good people, it's about giving an opportunity for better quality of teaching and education. This is strategic. Associate it with the improvement processes"

Chantal Jouannet & Manuel Caire, Universidad Católica de Chile

"It is necessary to start from the recognition that the University doesn't own knowledge, and needs to place the leadership in students and the community with their knowledge and experiences"

Daniela Gargantini, Universidad Católica de Córdoba, Argentina

"Service Learning is not a creation of Catholic Universities but we recognize in this methodology many opportunities to educate students. We see how much students learn about themselves, about the course and about society by being confronted with aspects of social justice. SL is a gift from the outside that we Catholic Universities can use to help us deepen our commitment to social engagement, linked to the Church’s social mission".

Nicolas Standaert, Louvain University, Belgium

EVENTS

UNISERVITATE events around the world.

UNISERVITATE Formal Launching

Buenos Aires, Argentina

UNISERVITATE Online Symposium

Buenos Aires, Argentina

UNISERVITATE Online Symposium

Buenos Aires, Argentina

“Reinventing the Global Compact on Education” - Pope Francis

Vatican City + INFO

23rd International Service-Learning Conference

Buenos Aires, Argentina + INFO

23rd International Service-Learning Conference

Buenos Aires, Argentina + INFO

23rd International Service-Learning Conference

Buenos Aires, Argentina + INFO

An ever-expanding
global network

UNISERVITATE is a global and networked programme that is established through a process of permanent development and the integration of new actors and institutions from a series of regional hubs strategically distributed around the world.