UCAM participates in the Centenary of the International Federation of Catholic Universities at the Vatican
The Vice-Rector of International Relations, Pablo Blesa, attended this event together with representatives of catholic universities from all over the world, which included a private audience with the Pope and working sessions on the role of these institutions in the current geopolitical context.
On the occasion of the commemoration of the Centenary of the International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU), the Holy Father received the representatives of its member institutions. An event held in Rome on 19 January in which UCAM was represented by Pablo Blesa, Vice-Rector of International Relations.
‘In addition to the private audience in St. Peter's with the Pope, which was the main highlight, we also had two working days on the contribution of Catholic universities to science and on Artificial Intelligence in the context of technological developments that seem likely to produce mutations in culture’, explained Blesa.
This key event in Vatican City also addressed the role that these institutions play in ‘personal growth, given their interest and involvement in actions that guarantee a good level of student satisfaction’, explained the Vice-Rector of International Relations, for whom ‘Catholic universities must be in the spaces of influence and in the niches of knowledge that shape the future of society. In a scenario of great geopolitical turbulence and in the face of a probable civilisational change, as a result of NNTT, robotics, quantum computing and Artificial Intelligence, the Catholic university must have a specific and humanising voice.’