ORT Mexico Launches “Tikkun Olam” University

universidad ORT MexicoORT Mexico has announced the launch of its University for Social Entrepreneurship and Responsibility – believed to be the first institution of its kind in Latin America.

Due to begin this spring with on-line courses provided through its Virtual Campus, the Universidad ORT Mexico will launch accredited degree courses in 2015. Its diploma, undergraduate and post-graduate courses are aimed at people working in the social sector, to enable them to achieve levels of excellence in management, innovation and leadership.

“The ORT Mexico University’s academic programmes will promote social justice, equality, diversity and pluralism. The university will create a new generation of leaders with a social conscience and the skills needed to design, develop and manage non-profit organisations,” said the Chair of World ORT’s Board of Trustees, Mauricio Merikanskas, who sits on the university’s board. “In other words, the Jewish tradition of tikkun olam – shared social responsibility to repair and transform the world.”