Universitas is the name of the challenge facing the University today: the challenge of recuperating itself. The university system to which we are accustomed revolves around the Faculty, often understood as a center of higher learning that offers its students the possibility of preparing themselves for specialized professional work. Consequently, it often becomes difficult to find things in common between the distinct Faculties of a University. And nevertheless, there are things in common.
Together with this challenge, a question arises: What role does the University play in a plural society? Society expects from the University competent professionals, scientific answers, technical or medical solutions, etc. But the problem most particular to a plural society is dialogue. And it is perhaps in this aspect that Universitas really has something to say.