Tecmilenio University emerged in 2002 as an innovation of the Tecnológico de Monterrey to look for a new model of education with a high return on educational investment. It is a world leader in positive education and its model focuses on: making its graduates positive leaders who flourish as people and help others to transform, to ensure the competitiveness of their students in a global market economy and to promote well-being and happiness of the members of your community. All this based on the science of Positive Psychology. Tecmilenio University’s vision is to train people with a life purpose and the skills to achieve it. Its institutional values are Innovation, Human Sense, Teamwork, Global Vision and Integrity. What makes it unique in the world are its differentiators: the educational experience tailored to the students, learning by doing and the best place to study and prepare to be happy.
Tecmilenio University has created the Institute of Happiness Sciences, which promotes wellness through:
- Teaching the foundations for a full life
- The proposal of positive practices for the promotion of the happiness of its students and collaborators.
- The investigation of the basic principles of well-being.
- The dissemination of results derived from our experience and research.
It is an educational community that cultivates the best version of each person strengthening their leadership through living in a Welfare and Happiness Ecosystem to flourish discovering and developing their Purpose of Life for the benefit of society.
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For a smart and socially responsible future: smart social cities, smart social universities
The Smart City concept emerged shortly before 2010 and is frequently used in the political and academic debate about cities. This term has eclipsed other concepts related to urban sustainability as “sustainable cities” or “eco-cities” (Joss, 2015), although these ideas of sustainability and ecology have been permanently incorporated into the intelligence’s. The use of ICT is the fundamental and distinctive element of the Smart City concept (Deakin and Al Wear, 2011), but the ultimate goal of a Smart City should be to achieve efficient management in all areas of the city (city planning, infrastructure, transportation, services, education, health, safety, energy, etc.). The Smart University concept is a translation into the university environment of the Smart City concept, seeking to apply to the University the need to approach new models, proposals, solutions and strategies, and that in this approach, ICT can play a key role. This perspective is enriched by the university dimension to the extent that the main objective (although not the only one) of the universities is the improvement of the living conditions of citizens through investment in research, knowledge and learning. Thus emerges a new concept, that of Smart Social University, which through the articulation of the three fundamental axes (the university itself, the public administration and the private investments), promotes innovation and social progress on the solid basis of sustainability criteria, participation, cooperation, technology and ecology.