Area of Cooperativism
A cooperative nature is one of the basic features of the Faculty of Humanities and Education Sciences, first, because in 1980, four years after the foundation of the Eskoriatza Teacher Training School (precedent of today’s Faculty), it became a cooperative educational institution, and second, because one of the main lines of work of the Faculty is reflection on cooperativism and the dissemination of its values.
The commitment of the Faculty of Humanities and Education Sciences to cooperativism is longstanding. Indeed, in 2001 we created a research center in this field: the LANKI Institute of Cooperative Research. It was created with three goals: first, to analyze the Mondragon cooperative experience and the cooperative movement in general; second, to promote social and solidarity economics; and third, to promote social innovation and self-empowerment. For what purpose? To help create a fair and better society.