APOSTOLIC CONSTITUTION OF THE SUPREME PONTIFF JOHN PAUL II ON CATHOLIC UNIVERSITIES

INTRODUCTION

BORN FROM THE HEART of the Church, a Catholic University is located in that course of tradition which may be traced back to the very origin of the University as an institution. It has always been recognized as an incomparable centre of creativity and dissemination of knowledge for the good of humanity. By vocation, the Universitas magistrorum et scholarium is dedicated to research, to teaching and to the education of students who freely associate with their teachers in a common love of knowledge(1). With every other University it shares that gaudium de veritate, so precious to Saint Augustine, which is that joy of searching for, discovering and communicating truth(2) in every field of knowledge. A Catholic University’s privileged task is “to unite existentially by intellectual effort two orders of reality that too frequently tend to be placed in opposition as though they were antithetical: the search for truth, and the certainty of already knowing the fount of truth”(3). Continue Reading →

International Charity Concert 2016

Held in the Driyarkara Auditorium of Sanata Dharma University, the International Charity Concert 2016 was successfully conducted. This concert was one of the highlighted events that were part of the celebration of the 61th Dies Natalis of Sanata Dharma University. In conducting the concert, the participation of the audiences in watching the concert was also required. Fortunately, the enthusiasm of the audience was quite obvious, and was proven by the number watching the performance reaching almost six hundred people. Continue Reading →

Post-project SLP 2014: “I Am a Smart Smoker”

SLP (Service Learning Program) 2014 held a discussion bringing up a theme I am a Smart Smoker on October 31st 2014. It is a part of SLP’s post-project which comes from a strong concern toward many active smokers in Sanata Dharma University who smoke at the inappropriate place. The purpose of this discussion is to know aspirations from the active smokers and passive smoker about the smoking area at campus. There were some parties took part in the discussion who are the Vice Rector IV SDU, lecturers and the students of SDU who are active and passive smokers. Continue Reading →

Sogang University Voluntary Program

The cooperation between Sogang University in South Korea and Sanata Dharma University especially in terms of holding voluntary service in Indonesia keeps on developing. After appointing seven volunteers to Indonesia on January 2017,for a second time this year, Sogang University had in total 15 students came from several major as volunteers in August. Continue Reading →

AJCU-AP Service Learning Program 2016: “Serving the City, Serving the People”

Held in the Driyarkara Auditorium of Sanata Dharma University, the International Charity Concert 2016 was successfully conducted. This concert was one of the highlighted events that were part of the celebration of the 61th Dies Natalis of Sanata Dharma University. In conducting the concert, the participation of the audiences in watching the concert was also required. Fortunately, the enthusiasm of the audience was quite obvious, and was proven by the number watching the performance reaching almost six hundred people. Continue Reading →

AJCU-AP CEOs meet at Sanata Dharma

The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities in Asia Pacific (AJCU-AP) has met for their annual meeting at Sanata Dharma University, Jogjakarta, Indonesia last August 11-12, 2016. The annual meeting was preceded by the Jesuit Conference in Asia Pacific (JCAP) Conference on the Sustainability of Life on August 8-10, 2016 at the same university. Continue Reading →

Keynote address of Fr. Mark Raper, SJ at the annual AJCU-AP Presidents’ Assembly

With the changing landscape both of the Jesuits and of Asia Pacific societies, and the diversity of our educational conditions, languages, cultures, religions and local struggles, how can our institutions of higher learning cooperate to make an effective contribution to the one, global Jesuit mission?  I have been asked to speak to this desire for greater collaboration among us in the context of General Congregation 36.

Mission and Governance
How we understand our mission should decide how we organise ourselves. The Jesuit mission is to serve the ‘Missio Dei’.  This mission is clearly given in the Formula of the Institute, the final version of which dates back to 1550.
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Service learning through social engagement, stories of love in action

The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities-Asia Pacific (AJCU-AP) slated the 8th Service Learning Program (SLP) with the host, Sogang University Seoul, South Korea last August 6 to August 16, 2015.

Nineteen delegates and 6 faculties from 7 universities participated in the three-week program. It gathered the Jesuit schools in the Asia Pacific region including Ateneo de Manila University, Ateneo de Zamboanga University, Ateneo de Cagayan, Xavier University and Ateneo de Davao University, Philippines; Sanata Dharma University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia; Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan; and the host, Sogang University. Continue Reading →