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Universidad Loyola
La Paz, Bolivia


University description (as per official university website)

As of February 20, 1995, in accordance with the provisions of Ministerial Resolution No. 219/95 authorizing the opening and operation of Loyola University, will begin its activities in the former College of San Francisco, located on the Avenida Illimani city of La Paz, educating in the Career Civil Engineering, Systems Engineering, Production, Commercial Engineering and Business Administration, all at the undergraduate level. The University Technology Center and the Post Graduate level MBA Business , Planning, Engineering, Financial and Environmental Engineering.

Officials who work at the beginning of the academic activities of Loyola University, are professionals with extensive experience in administration and university teaching, gained over many years of professional performance and teaching in state and private universities, they are :

Rector: Mr. Humberto Orellana Mendizabal
Academic Director: Dr. Adolfo Adriazola Ballivián
Secretary General: Mr. Juan Morales
Managing Director: Architect Mary Hilda Cabrera Mayser
In February 1996, given the natural growth of the University acquired the building infrastructure on Avenida El Sauce Busch, Miraflores area, which counts on four floors with 19 classrooms with capacities ranging from 20 to 60 students, library up to 40 people, a computer center and seven rooms for the administrative sector.

Ministerial Resolution No. 149/98 is started teaching seven new races: Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Environment and Natural Resources, Engineering Economics, Financial Engineering, Agricultural Engineering and Engineering Surveying and Geodesy, also at Bachelor .

As of September 21, 1998, Ministerial Resolution No. 307/98 authorizing the opening and functioning legal racing Agricultural Engineering and Veterinary Degree level, extending the issue of training of professionals in other branches , which requires that the following year 1999, the vast infrastructure acquire Alexander Von Humboldt School, properties that are in the area of Bajo Seguencoma with a land area of approximately 3,800 m2, with a distribution of 32 classrooms capacity of 40 students each, an audiovisual room for 30 people, a library for 30 people, laboratories for physics, chemistry, biology, mechanics and computer center with 24 high-tech equipment. You can have food and electricity, shops, venues meeting and staff room, a room dedicated to island recording video, an auditorium with capacity for 80 people, cafeteria and rooms for administration. In this module you have green space and sports for the entertainment of students and teachers.

With this new expansion race, is the need to implement the Veterinary Clinic at Loyola University Under Seguencoma module, complementing the learning of students in this career, this clinic has among its rooms with a waiting room for the owners of animals, ward, emergency room and annexes, which will allow in the near future, students in this career to become professional in the best way possible and at the same time provide care to the public.

Armed with an appropriate infrastructure that allows both absolute comfort for teachers and students, as well as the implementation of new careers, with Ministerial Resolution No. 023/00 of 12 January 2000 authorizing the opening and operation of communication studies Social, Music, Law and Auditing, having prepared for the Communication major recording a special chamber and this in turn has published several issues of the official newspaper of Loyola University with the word "El Sauce", which reflect the work of students of the School of Social Communication and the activities taking place within the university.

Race cars, with students able to form the Chamber Orchestra and Choir Loyola Loyola University, kicking off his brilliant artistic activities with concerts, held in September, the first and the second in October. This reflects the incursion of Loyola University in the arts of our city, resulting in rave reviews news given the high level shown by the joint colleges.

Management In 2001, the persons responsible for the University in different areas were the following professionals:

Foundation President Loyola: Mr. Humberto Orellana Mendizabal
Rector: Mr. Oscar Vargas Heredia
Vice Chancellor: Mr. Alberto Valdivia Salamanca
Secretary General: Mr. Vicente Guerrero Torres
Academic Director: Dr. Adolfo Adriazola Ballivián
Managing Director: Architect Mary Hilda Cabrera Mayser
Director of Planning and Assessment: Mr. Christian Mendizabal Cabrera
In the course of its institutional life, Loyola University and Career Headquarters have always had teachers of wide experience, both within the professional field and in the university chair. The selection of teachers has been tight, trying always to access to teaching those who are professionals with excellent academic and personal, since this will be reflected in the performance of professional and personal form students in their classrooms.

Since the start of activities the university has seen the number of their students and their teachers. In 1995 there were 349 students in 7 runs and 26 teachers to attend various lectures given, with the support of 6 administration. At present, from the year 2000 this number has grown to have 930 students in 18 races attending lectures by 102 teachers and 38 administrative support.

It should be mentioned that during all these years, the Loyola University with the assistance of his graduate students have contributed to the road improvement, agro industrial and electrification of communities Collantaca Cantu, CARU and Poque, adjacent to the town of Laja , through the elaboration of theses, projects implementation in the short term and field practices, as part of his humanistic education.

In December 1999 he graduated the first class in which they receive their diplomas from the hands of the authorities of our University, 16 new professionals, thus initiating a new constellation of professionals.

As a result of effort, dedication and application of the provisions of the General Rules of Private Universities, according to an external evaluation of national and international academic peers, Loyola University has been certified by the Ministry of Education Ministerial Resolution 4 July 2001 "UNIVERSITY FULL."

At present the professionals responsible for different areas of the University are:

Foundation President Loyola: Mr. Humberto Orellana Mendizabal
Rector: Mr. Haile Julio Estrada Vásquez
Vice Chancellor: Dr. Edwin Zambrana
Secretary General: Mr. Vicente Guerrero Torres
Academic Director: Ramiro Aguilar
Managing Director: Architect Mary Hilda Cabrera Mayser
Director of Planning and Assessment: Mr. Christian Mendizabal Cabrera

Bolivia Loyola University is an institution of higher education, consisting of teachers, students, officials, administration and alumni. Its purpose is essential to progress, conservation and transmission of high culture, by training professionals, educators, researchers and technicians that the country needs. Applies Ignatian pedagogy is concerned with the formation of the student, ie character education, intellectuality and spirituality. These three concepts based on charity, truth and faith, result in a full person, self-possessed and ready to give rather than receive.

Reflected in his students the desire to provide selfless cooperation, without sectarianism, seeks to identify cultural and national identity that fully meet our problems and our historical realities.

Loyola University of Bolivia, seeks to serve the country collaborating in the promotion of social justice changes. Try to instill in its members a lively and active consciousness that considers the social problems of Bolivia and to demonstrate the consequent responsibility to cooperate to solve them. Try to have direct contact with the student, with the reality surrounding social world and sets as part of their project and program a real social service for the good of the community.

Our educational institution is full solidarity with all movements in the world sincerely seek the order, peace and justice. Argues that respect for the dignity of the human person is inherent, that an equitable distribution of wealth in the domestic and international is the foundation of peaceful coexistence of peoples, the legal equality of all nations is the foundation of sustainable development, accelerated, harmonious and effective of all human communities.

Loyola University supports its mission by promoting a culture capable of forming integral people who are distinguished by the strength of his convictions, deep science, humanities and social, while maintaining its unwavering commitment to creating a fairer society , equal and fraternal.

We are determined to train professionals capable, conscientious, confident and able to contribute their expertise to assist charitable transformations of our time.

We want our professionals to improve the quality of life of Bolivian society, leadership, moral conduct and example, showing also be men and women committed to work with others.

MISSION become a principle

The principles that guide our actions and reflect the philosophy of community service, are:

Fully meet the needs of knowledge and improvement of our students. is achieved by listening, asking what their concerns and expectations, in order to fully cover, so that with proper training will meet the requirements and demands of the labor market.

Assess the student as our most precious resource. Providing equal opportunities for all students, training them, helping, listening and communicating the expectations of our society. "Expressing clearly what is expected of our graduates, encouraging them and rewarding them constantly.

Respond to market demands by delivering quality, suitability and experience. The way to achieve this, constantly requiring information as is conceptualized as quality, suitability and experience of how we can offer them, demonstrating our commitment to the implementation of each of our actions and not only express in words.

Get the best academic performance. emerges from the approach of clear academic goals. Ensuring their understanding and above all methods and how to achieve them. Fulfilling the objectives, constantly evaluating progress and educating those who need it to do the same.

To support the initiative and creativity of our students and faculty. Promoting their ideas, demanding that professors apply in practice our academic philosophy, studying the pros and cons, instilling the team spirit, rewarding the members of this community to show a spirit creative and enterprising.


The Vision of Loyola University, are realized in their educational work is put into effect in an atmosphere of openness, freedom and respect for all, promoting the integration of their values, aligned with the scientific and philosophical developments of our time.

This vision is framed and inspired by the Ignatian formation therefore bases its actions on what is claimed by the P. Kolvenvach, who states that "an institution can take freely without Ignatian orientation that this is necessary in this institution a physical presence of Jesuits. "

Today, an increasing tendency to differentiate more than Jesuit Ignatian, the world exists in a network of colleges, universities, colleges and schools within an astonishing diversity, refer to the educational project of the Society of Jesus, or in contemporary terms, the characteristics of Ignatian education.


Education Project at Loyola University in accordance with its institutional mission and the purpose of taking higher education for the XXI century with its vision:

A University that trains people and professionals aware and responsible, and interdisciplinary training, with strong humanistic culture, spiritual and scientific allowing them to be able to adapt their knowledge to the continuous transformations of science and technology.

An educational project where teaching, research, outreach and institutional well-being are integrated into a single university work and applied to the search for solutions to the problems of society.

An educational project where the intellectual is related to moral and spiritual dimensions of education, culture and life.

An educational project built on the basis of academic and administrative structures that foster flexible integration of knowledge and interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary using the box given didactic application as a contribution to the community.

An educational project self-evaluation and systematic practice, mindful of its social responsibility and without prejudice to their autonomy, recognizing the assessment made by the company efficiency and effectiveness of their performance.

A university in line with the values Bolivians, with its history and present who value not only to study and analysis of national problems but also to the creation of academic programs in harmony with the needs of the regions and Bolivia.

An educational project Equal access should be based on merit, ability, effort and perseverance.

Innovative educational approaches: critical thinking and creativity, a model that should be focused on the student.

Must be actively facilitated access to higher education for members of certain groups such as indigenous peoples, cultural and linguistic minorities, disadvantaged groups, peoples living under occupation and people with disabilities, since these groups, both collectively and individually, may have both experience and talent that can be very valuable for developing nations societies.

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