Thanks to its unwavering commitment to innovating social initiatives, the Universidad de Monterrey has been designated as a Changemaker Campus by Ashoka U, the program focused on higher education of Ashoka
, the international organization.
Ashoka is a citizen-sector international organization that fosters change through the promotion of social entrepreneurship in different sectors. Through its program “Ashoka U
”, it identifies leading universities in its field in order to solve major social problems.
UDEM is the first higher-education institution in Northern Mexico to receive this designation. Through this distinction, UDEM has joined a select group made up of 24 universities from all over the world that have demonstrated excellence in education for social entrepreneurship.
Even though the designation was announced in September 2013, the distinction was physically awarded on February 22nd, 2014 at the “Ashoka U Exchange” in Brown University. In attendance were Isabella Navarro Grueter, Vice President of Formación Integral (Whole-person Education) at UDEM; Carlos Basurto Meza, Dean of the Business Division and Change Team leader along with Héctor Gómez de la Paz, professor in the Department of Administration; and Yanniz Valadez, a student and leader of the IDASE (I Design as a Social Entrepreneur) organization.
UDEM understands social entrepreneurship as the ability that agents of change have to solve social problems with a sustainable vision in accordance with their personal sense of transcendence through innovation, learning, and collaborative work.