The essence of our institutional mission is to foster institutional education and knowledge creation capacities in order to contribute to the construction of improved development conditions. This has motivated the design of a new strategy: the Social Integration Model with a two-way interaction between the Institute and society, as well as an improvement of our main functions and the social recognition of our effort.
Within the framework of this model, a number of networking actions, national and international cooperation, community service, relationship with alumni, among others, take place; and, notwithstanding their diversity, preserve the guidelines set by the model.
The presence of the Institute around the country comes to reality through the daily work of its alumni, both individually and in the organizations they belong to, which currently adds up to 115 Alumni Associations.
More than 21,000 community service providers serve the most deprived communities all over the country every year. They paticipate in projects ranging from health, housing, and community development to employment and infrastructure, which purpose is to contribute to meet community social needs, while students acquire the expertise that will enrich their education.