Mission and History

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San Pablo CEU University Foundation was set up by the Catholic Association of Propagandists (ACdP).

LSan Pablo CEU University Foundation was established with a view to making positive changes in society through its educational centres that offer an educational framework based on Christian Gospel values and through the work it does in the public arena in defence of humanity and justice.

The aims of the institution are rooted in its quest for academic and professional excellence, in the innovation of its educational projects and in its teachings on values and human virtues.



CEU is a charitable, not-for-profit educational institution with more than 80 years of experience in the field of education. The patron of CEU San Pablo Foundation is the Catholic Association of Propagandists, an organisation set up in 1908 by Father Ayala.

The Foundation, founded in 1933 by the Catholic Association of Propagandists (ACdP), has more than 25 educational centres offering more than 200 official degree courses from Childhood Education to postgraduate studies and vocational training. It has campuses in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Murcia, Castellón, Alicante, Vigo, Jerez, Elche, Sevilla, Vitoria and Valladolid.

The Foundation's educational model is based on a framework of Christian Humanism principles, commitment to academic excellence and providing an all-round education. The Foundation has also launched initiatives for social development and advancement, such as the Ángel Ayala Humanities Institute, or the Catholics and Public Life Conference.