International Association of Jesuit Universities

The International Association of Jesuit Universities (IAJU) is an association of higher education institutions run by the Society of Jesus. It was founded in 2018, upon the approval of Rev. Fr. Arturo Sosa SJ, Father General of the society. The current chair of the IAJU board is Fr. Michael Garanzini, SJ.

International Association of Jesuit Universities
Formation11 July 2018; 3 years ago (2018-07-11)
FounderSociety of Jesus
PurposeOrganization of Jesuit higher education institutions
HeadquartersGeneral Curia of the Society of Jesus
Borgo S. Spirito 4, C.P. 6139, 00195 Roma-Prati, Italy
Coordinates41°54′4.9″N 12°27′38.2″E
Michael Garanzini, SJ[1]
Parent organization
Society of Jesus

IAJU is "the international advisory and coordinating body to the Secretariat of Jesuit Higher Education and, through him, to Father General and his Assistants in matters related to higher education and the intellectual apostolate," according to its charter.[2] It was established during an international assembly of Jesuit higher educational institutions at the University of Deusto in Bilbao, Spain.[3]

IAJU is part of the Jesuits' higher education apostolate, and its main mission is to "contribute to the progress" of the said apostolate to "promote the development of a more just and humane world for the greater honor and glory of God."