1. The student is at the centre of the learning process. Any student involved in a learning process researches, thinks, reasons, reads, writes and communicates with the help and guidance of his/her teachers and tutors.
2. The personal nature of the teaching model takes the shape of seminars. These involve small-group activities with a tutor, where the profession is worked on as a team, to reflect on and relate theory to practice.
3. Integral university training with a series of values which have their roots in the Christian faith, and are always open to and respectful of all beliefs and convictions.
4. Assessment is always continuous and is based on meeting challenges which are akin to those which will be encountered in the professional environment.
5. Materials include concepts and principles, procedures, techniques, strategies and values, attitudes and norms. This broad view of knowledge involves the ability to know, to know how “to do” and how “to be”.
6. Teamwork is a key component. Most activities are done in groups and effective cooperation is vital for small-group activities to succeed.
7. Deep-rooted links with the country of origin and internationalization are two facets of the identity of Blanquerna-URL students, capable of establishing relationships with other countries involving continued and responsible cooperation and teamwork.
8. Excellence demands awareness of both strong and weak points. Assessment is essential to become competitive and to adapt one’s competences to changing professional, social and cultural environments.
9. Obligatory placements which are guaranteed, tutor-monitored and assessed in the main companies and institutions of each of the sectors related to the degrees.
10. A competent professional is a person who is able to continue learning throughout his/her life. The ability to specialize or update skills/knowledge is provided with Blanquerna-URL master’s and postgraduate degree courses.