About Us



Mission: Learning Together to Transform the World

Vision: JWL provides tertiary learning to people and communities at the very edges of our societies be it through poverty, location, lack of opportunity, conflict or forced displacement – so that they can contribute their knowledge and voices to the global community of learners and together we will foster hope to create a more peaceful and humane world.


Why we do our work?

–   Ad maiorem Dei gloriam – the greater glory of God
–   MAGIS – the greater good
–   Create women and men for others

 How we do our work?  – with 9 Cs

–       Compassion, love and hope
–       Competence, open mindedness and honest
engagement with reality

–       Commitment and service
–       Communities of learners, inclusive and
diverse, global and local

–       Conscience for justice and social

–       Collaboration
–       Cura personalis, care and respect for the
entire person, dignity and freedom

–       Creativity
–       Critical and transformative thinking


JWL is an organization built on four cornerstones:

•  Global Thinking
•  Strategic Partnerships
•  Ignatian Experience
•  Highest Quality for Affordable Cost

Through these cornerstones, JWL is sustainable over time, scalable to meet the needs, and transferable across the globe, to ensure access to tertiary learning for people and communities around the world.

JWL is committed to offer tertiary education in communities at the margins – rural or urban poor, indigenous, isolated or forcibly displaced people – to form a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and multi-religious global community of learners.

Collaboration and worldwide alliances are sought with universities and
mission-aligned strategic partners.

JWL is a work of the Society of Jesus that builds on over 450 years of tradition of transformative tertiary education which forms women and men for others.

JWL applies the Ignatian experience of contextual learning, reflection, action and evaluation to foster critical thinking.

JWL seeks to offer regionally and globally accredited, high quality curricula through virtual, blended and on-site learning experiences at affordable costs.

JWL believes tertiary learning and the formation of a global community of learners addresses the root causes of poverty, isolation, despair, conflict and displacement in order to build a more peaceful and humane world.

JWL knows education fosters hope.