MONDRAGON Cooperatives

Since its origin in 1943, instigated by Father José María Arizmendiarrieta, the activity of MONDRAGON UNIBERSITY is at the heart of the MONDRAGON Cooperative experience. The vocational school set at that time was the driving force behind  a community development movement based on the instruction of young people that fostered the creation of business activity through cooperation.

Nowadays, MONDRAGON UNIBERSITY is an essential part of a cooperative movement which has successfully extended cooperative values to a business reality currently operating internationally.