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Philosophy

We aim to be an agent fostering social change by generating scientific knowledge to achieve higher levels of well-being (individual and social) and quality of life for all. The final goal is a fairer, more inclusive, participative and democratic society.

This mission is firmly rooted in the shared tradition of Psychology and Education that looks to strike a balance between development of scientific knowledge (research) and social intervention (action).

The University of Deusto’s principles are the guidelines for this mission.

It is for this reason that our research teams centre their efforts on analysis of risk factors and psychosocial protection as well as development and assessment of the effectiveness of psychological and educational interventions. Work with individuals, groups and social environments with the ultimate goal of improving people's quality of life and well-being.

In pursuit of these goals, we aim to be:

  • A team of university lecturers from the fields of Education and Psychology working together on this project.
  • A world reference in our field of knowledge, both in Spain and abroad, for our research, teaching and knowledge transfer. A reference for the content of our research as well as our perspective when tackling these subjects.
  • A strong presence in society, working together with social organisations, public institutions and other persons involved in transforming innovative processes.