Letter from the President

Letter from the President

At Universidad del Istmo we want to make great things. Our main goal is to achieve the University’s excellence, and we want to contribute to the development and peace through a quality higher education, that helps to create employment; that closes gap between the rich and poor; to promote research, in order to find solutions for our society problems; to educate ethical leaders committed to their countries, so they can manage governmental institutions in a honest and effective way in the future.

There are four strategic areas in which we want to work on to achieve the objectives we pursue: Teaching, innovation and research it is of vital importance that in Guatemala university teaching profession gets recognition as a worthwhile profession. That is the only way universities will seriously dedicate to research and to educate the youth. Students and university life, to promote learning outside the classrooms and to offer a full and enriching experience. Leading Campus, to give our students and professors the best spaces for developing their tasks. Endowment Fund that will ensure the previous projects and the University’s sustainability in time.

All these will be possible depending on us:  professors, students and administrative personnel at Universidad del Istmo, but also on you. Universidad del Istmo has been built from its foundation with the generosity of many people. Now we want to offer others the opportunity to participate by sharing time and through economic contributions in this exciting project. With your help we can achieve everything that will allow us to educate the new leaders generation and to build a better future for the whole region.

Manuel Pérez Lara
President, Universidad del Istmo