Rafael Landívar University seeks academic excellence, which means a superior quality of ideas, principles and actions of those who, as professionals, administrators and students, can place themselves above the simple and routine fulfillment of their duty.
Their goal is to go beyond training highly trained professionals in their discipline and successful in their practice. They urge students to be agents of change and propose creative and transparent solutions to the challenges facing the country.
University teaching is systematically improved through courses, workshops and conferences for teachers, led by experts.
Academic excellence must be earned and defended "freehand": an important objective is to pursue continuous academic improvement and bet on quality as a distinguishing feature of its programs. Quality, the result of effort, constitutes "our horizon and commitment", framed within the vision and mission of the University.
On the other hand, they are a university committed to integral formation, that is, a formation that unites the pedagogy of intelligence and that of the heart. In their language, knowledge is going to taste and feel, hence serving as visible and appropriate way to show love.
Rafael Landivar University is an educational institution Guatemalan, independent, nonprofit superior, of Christian inspiration, vision and Jesuit Catholic tradition.
The University in its search for the truth through its functions of research, teaching and social projection, is committed to contributing to integral and sustainable development, transforming the person and society towards increasingly human, fair, inclusive and free dimensions .
In 2020, Rafael Landívar University stands out for being the best university system in the region, characterized by being an academic community with a distinctive, motivated, committed and helpful identity. It is also recognized for training competent, conscious, compassionate and committed professionals. At the same time, identified by developing relevant research that increases the intellectual and cultural heritage that provides solutions to the challenges of the country and the region.
In addition valued by performing advocacy and social projection sustained by faith, justice and the preferential option for the poor, through effective, efficient and coordinated strategic, administrative and academic management.