It would be a great honor and privilege for us to welcome biennial ICUSTA you at the Catholic University of Avila, Spain, venue of the conference, which will take place on June 21 – 23, 2017.
Next year ICUSTA will celebrate its 25th anniversary and we are taking the occasion to thank God for this network of Catholic universities, united by the ideals and teachings of Saint Thomas Aquinas.
Our meeting in Avila will be an opportunity to strengthen the commitment of our universities with passion for truth, trust in reason and knowledge at the service of human community.
The founding declaration of ICUSTA, based on the philosophy and theology of Saint Thomas Aquinas, prompts us to renew our commitment to identity and mission of our universities and to seek new forms of cooperation.
We have chosen as a theme of reflection for this meeting "THE SPIRIT OF SAINT THOMAS TODAY" and the working sessions shall focus on the following three axes: Solidarity, Joint Academic Programs and Reason and Faith.
Hoping to achieve desired results, we welcome you in our beautiful city of Avila, birthplace of Saint Teresa, a medieval walled city, declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO, which counts among its monuments The Royal Monastery of Saint Thomas, built by the Catholic Monarchs.
See you soon and may God bless you,
Mª del Rosario Sáez Yuguero
Rector of the Catholic University of Avila and
President of ICUSTA