This interview was conducted by Javier Toro.
Germán Mejía is Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana.
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I would say, and with certainty, that at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana there is no single formula or institutional definition. And I think this is a positive thing, because, for example, the Faculty of Economics, the Faculty of Engineering or the Vice-Rector’s Office may have different ideas about how to link with the community. I think that the most important feature of our university is the ability to be flexible around this concept, because this allows the University to respond to the needs of the community from what is specific and particular to each of its areas.
A particular feature of our university is its social commitment. In this sense, the University’s mission is to establish real links with the country’s diverse communities —urban, rural, indigenous, Afro-Colombian. In terms of innovation, I think that the University understands innovation as the capacity to adapt our actions to the needs of the community and to be proactive.
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