Universidad Don Bosco
San Salvador, El Salvador
University description (as per official university website)
The objectives of the Universidad Don Bosco
1. Contributing to form citizens capable of serving the community through science, professional practice, the dissemination of culture and consciousness of solidarity.
2. Study, promote and develop the transmission of scientific and cultural knowledge .
3. Academically in racing form multidisciplinary studies in the sciences, arts and techniques.
4. Promote the principles of freedom in all forms of human activity, cultural, economic and social development.
5. To promote the improvement of the human person in all its dimensions, conscious of its role in seeking the common good.
6. Develop all activities related or extension in relation to its objectives.
Don Bosco University is a public benefit corporation, apolitical and Christian inspiration that was passed in 1984, through its statutes, with the agreement No. 677 of Ministry of Education.
Like all works Salesian Don Bosco University arises out of concern for the integral formation of young people. Its founding on March 8, 1984 was the culmination of the efforts of some Salesians of Don Bosco to give life to an idea that would complement the education work that the Salesians had been doing in the country since late last century.
Emerged at a time of social and political crisis, the UDB was not intended as one more experience in the field of higher education. From areas where the Salesians of Don Bosco had experience-that is, the educational, humanistic and professional-technical University wanted from the beginning to develop its mission with a high sense of professional competence, social responsibility and commitment to development comprehensive human.
It was in May 1985 when he began his academic activity through two Faculties, Sciences and Humanities and Engineering located in the premises of the former International Institute Don Rua. In 1986 the university was placed on the premises of the newly inaugurated Escuela Domingo Savio, stay that would be short lived due to the earthquake of October 10 of that year, which forced her to return to its original location.
The earthquake of 1986 and affected not only mobilized but the today UDB Centenario Don Bosco College, located at that time in Peralta Avenue. The relocation of the College and the need for appropriate campus for the University brought back view of the Salesians in the area of Soyapango. This town, with its social, youth and employment, drew the attention of the Salesians, which, along the lines of Don Bosco, wanted to be in this sector popular and rapidly growing country with a clear conscience, contribute, from a new educational model, human and social development of its inhabitants.
UDB development occurred not only through the acquisition of a spacious new campus from 1992, but mainly by joining a new integrated model Salesian: La Ciudadela Don Bosco. This work of educational, pastoral, with its various sectors, has quickly become a center of cultural outreach and serving the population of the municipality of Soyapango and the rest of the country.
In recent years the University Don Bosco, while physically consolidated its presence in the new campus has also expanded its educational services through the opening of the Faculty of Economics, College of Technological Studies and the Department of Orthotics and Prosthetics. The first response to the demand expressed by the student population, the second part of the development of technological studies at the University began offering several years ago on the premises of Ricaldone Technical Institute, and the third as consolidation of training that UDB, in cooperation with GTZ of Germany, has offered in the area of orthotics and prosthetics.
Don Bosco University was the first university in the country to obtain institutional accreditation, recognition was granted in 2001. Accreditation achieved is the result of a rigorous evaluation process that the country's universities are invited to submit voluntarily, and is carried out by the Commission for Accreditation of Academic Quality of Institutions of Higher Education (CDA), acting under the rules and regulations defined by the Higher Education Act. Accreditation is temporary for a period of five years and is part of the process of improving the quality of higher education institutions in the country.
Today, from its social and geographical location, the University Don Bosco continues to project their future educational and professional service for the benefit of human and socioeconomic development of all inhabitants of El Salvador