A group of 52 senior students from Instituto Austriaco de Guatemala visited Universidad Francisco Marroquín last April 18th of 2007. The purpose of the visit was to get acquainted with the campus and to obtain data about the careers available at the UFM.
The visitors were received at the Liberty Plaza and then, at the Friedrich A. Hayek Auditorium, where they were informed about the admission process. Later they were divided accordingly to their areas of interest in smaller groups to visit the Schools of Architecture, Economics, Law, Political Studies, Medicine and Psychology.
In addition to their tour through the campus and schools, the visitors had the opportunity to listen to the UFM’s commitment with excellence, that in the House of Freedom is understood as «a superior quality that makes people or things worthy of singular esteem or estimation». In the particular case of academic excellence, that is «the quality of ideas, principles and performances of those who, like professors or students, are habitually located above the simple material and routine fulfillment of their duties, constituting before all a live example of coherent life». Excellence understood this way «is only possible in a frame of freedom, competition and respect».