A total of 189 students begin their programs of study at the School of Philosophy y Letras
Among them is the first graduating class of the new Degree in language and Spanish Literature.
31 | 08 | 2022
"The disciplines that you are going to learn and cultivate during this stage that you are beginning today will give rise to numerous conversations, having as your first guides a academic staff attentive to arouse that restlessness that we hope will always accompany you, so that you will develop your own critical thinking". With these words Julia Pavón, dean of the School of Philosophy and Letters, welcomed the 189 students who this academic year 2022-23 begin their programs of study in the center.
The smiles, the first greetings between those who from today are classmates, and the nerves of those who begin a new stage have been the protagonists of a workshop held at the classroom Magna of Central Building. In her speech, the dean also pointed out to the new students that only by developing as people will they be able to become true humanists, "and only then will you be able to receive and share with passion some apparently invisible knowledge, but which is the core of our civilization". "You are beginning an adventure in which each of you will be the protagonists, but also those responsible for an exciting journey in which you will be able to address in a shared way the various dilemmas of the human being and the world," he added.
Also speaking at meeting was Professor Javier Andreu, Associate Dean for Students, who, alluding to the classics, encouraged students to cultivate hard work, constant dedication, fortitude, study, making the most of their time and friendship. "Every university experience has an evocative power and the classroom Magna is an evocative place to make speak to the classics that preceded us making university and that are part of that bequest that you will soon feel as your own. An encouraging and demanding panorama is opening up before you," he said. He also stressed the importance of frequenting counseling, of living the cultural experiences offered by the University and of exercising a proper spirit of service: "On this path, your professors will be your guide, they will give you all their experience and will help you to discover the truth and to appreciate the values of the spirit".
Cristhian Mestre, director of development of the School, then introduced the students to the opportunities for professional development offered by the School of Philosophy and encouraged them to "cultivate every day, because only then will you be able to make your lives something extraordinary and have the possibility of changing the world". For his part, José María Torralba, professor at department of Philosophy, discussed some of the key aspects of the identity of the University of Navarra. In his speech, he stated that "our project educational is not limited to professional preparation, because we also want to awaken in students the desire to contribute to the improvement of society through a humanistic training ". The workshop ended with the intervention of Professor Pilar Latasa, coordinator of the Degree in History, who spoke on behalf of the coordinators. After learning about some practical issues related to the academic management , the new students had the opportunity to have a relaxed meeting with their classmates and professors.
Good luck in this new stage and welcome to the School of Philosophy and Letters of the University of Navarra!