We believe in individual liberty, responsibility and in the power that free people trading in free markets have to create shared prosperity and to improve the human condition all around the world.
We understand that liberty is the wellspring of human progress and we are dedicated to realizing in practice the entrepreneurship, innovation, and value creation that have raised humanity in two centuries from near universal poverty and degradation to the rapidly rising living standards enjoyed everywhere those principles are at work.
Our college is named after Nobel Laureate Friedrich August von Hayek, one of the last century’s foremost defenders of the ideals of liberty and peace. Hayek understood the task of building a free society to be “an intellectual adventure, a deed of courage.”
Inspired by Hayek’s vision, our program will educate the rising intellectual and business leaders of free societies, by equipping them with the skills of professional excellence.
To educate ethical and responsible leaders who contribute to a freer, more prosperous, and more peaceful world.
What type of leaders?
With integrity – who speak the truth, keep their words, and will hold themselves accountable for their actions even when its results don´t come as expected.
Tolerant – who defend the liberty of all individuals in the world and especially respect those who are different, independently of beliefs, race, sexual orientation, culture, or religion.
Passionate – who seek to find their purpose in life, appreciate the pursuit of excellence as an ideal, and fight for a noble cause.
Critical thinkers – who have the acumen to appreciate the complexity of human relations beyond simple stories of good versus evil, or the right versus left; and most of all are willing to listen, be proven wrong, and to challenge their own beliefs.
Independent – who think for themselves and question consensus, dare to do things differently, challenge the status quo and break paradigms.
Tenacious – who know that great achievements come from many small and consistent efforts, day after day, after day.
Ethical entrepreneurs – who are willing to try and fail, and also understand that pursuits of fame, money and profit are virtuous, as long as its attained with honesty, transparency and in mutual benefit.