Ateneo de Manila University

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Group.png Ateneo de Manila University  
Ateneo de Manila University seal.svg
MottoLux in Domino
HeadquartersQuezon City, Philippines
Type• Private
• research university
Other nameBlue Eagles
Prestigious Philippine university

The Ateneo de Manila University (Filipino: Pamantasang Ateneo de Manila; Spanish: Universidad Ateneo de Manila), also known simply as the Ateneo de Manila or the Ateneo, is a private Catholic Jesuit research university in Quezon City, Philippines. It was founded in 1859 by the Society of Jesus, and has grown from a small publicly-funded school for the children of the Spanish colonial elite, into a nationally- and internationally-recognized teaching and research university. It is also one of several Jesuit-run educational institutions in the country bearing the Ateneo name.

The university provides instruction in both basic and higher education across eleven schools, clustered into three units. Higher education is provided by two units: the Loyola Schools, a group of four schools which provide undergraduate and graduate instruction in the arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, engineering, and business management; and the Professional Schools unit, composed of four schools providing professional education in law, medicine, business, and governance. Meanwhile, the Basic Education Unit, comprising the Grade School, Junior High School, and Senior High School, provides education in the K to 12 level. The different Ateneo units' curricula are generally based on the Jesuit education tradition. This is especially pronounced in the Loyola Schools, which follows a Catholic-rooted, liberal arts core curriculum.[1] The university is also home to a number of research institutes and centers.

As of 2020, five Presidents of the Philippines, five Chief Justices of the Philippine Supreme Court, six National Artists, one National Scientist, and two Ramon Magsaysay awardees have been affiliated with the Ateneo, either as students, alumni, or faculty. The most notable among the Ateneo de Manila's alumni is José Rizal, considered the national hero of the Philippines.

The United Kingdom-based Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) currently ranks the Ateneo de Manila University in the 601–650 bracket of its World University Rankings and 135th on its Asian University Rankings.[2]


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Walden Bello11 November 1945The Philippines
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