Symposium 6th World Congress on Positive Psychology 2019

Wellbeing at Higher Education, The Tecmilenio´s Journey (#135)

Hector Escamilla 1
  1. Universidad Tecmilenio, Monterrey, Nuevo León, México

Tecmilenio University is recognized as the First Positive University in the world, serving 58,200 students in 29 campuses across Mexico.  Our Vision is “To prepare people with a purpose in life and competencies to achieve it”, students are empowered to customize their own college program.  We seek the highest return on education investment that translates into competent graduates in a world economic environment with high employment rates and tools to improve their own wellbeing. 

We defined a Positive University as a learning community that cultivates the best self of each person, allowing them to flourish discovering and developing their purpose in life and benefit society.

Everything is aligned to our Wellbeing and Happiness Ecosystem, inspired in Martin Seligman’s PERMA model, to which we added the Physical Wellbeing and Mindfulness factors. All students take a required course in Wellbeing and Happiness, and later on a guided project in Positive Organizations.

The Positive Experience at Tecmilenio University includes 5 domains: (1) Students, (2) faculty and Staff, (3) Alumni, (4) Partners and (5) Sustainable management.

Extensive training in short programs and certifications in (I) Positive Psychology, (II) Positive Organizations and (III) Purpose in Life, to faculty, staff, and University leaders.