||In 1996, the Ateneo de Manila University formed the School of Government (ASoG) to provide an institutional vehicle for the development of public servants and as a forum for a dialogue and partnership among the government, the private and non-government organizations and the people’s organization sectors.
As a professional school for leadership and public service, ASoG s an environment that fosters the development of new ideas, concepts and methods. Focusing on results, it facilitates a learning process where the theory and practice are joined, and where wisdom of the classroom interacts with the world of policy decision and actions.
The School draws from the intellectual resources of the various academic units of the University as well as from its many years of social apostolate and interaction with the country’s decision-makers and basic sectors of society.
The ASoG mission is to work closely with effective and ethical leaders building prosperous and just communities throughout the Philippines. The School also helps leaders build enabling conditions for wealth creation, deliver basic services effectively, and ensure democratic access to opportunities and to justice.
The Ateneo School of Government is a partner in providing training and education but providing mentorship and sanctuary to local and national leaders.
Within the Ateneo de Manila University, the School of Government is a unit within the Professional Schools, and as such, a principal extension arm for social development and governance of the university. In fact, the School considers extension – defined as a set of programs that are designed to directly have an impact on the country – as the School’s primary mission with its teaching and research functions complementing this objective.