IBERO considers the following principles fundamental to its activities:
- Freedom of conscience for all its members.
- A continuous and sincere openness for dialogue with all schools of though.
- Academic freedom to teach and research – within the norms of morality and law, and in accordance with a Christian concept of the human being.
- Genuine autonomy of academic functions, free from dependence on or submission to external political or economic interests.
- A profound and effective sense of social justice, which strives for the integral development of human communities, especially those in most need.
IBERO states that it’s Educational Philosophy:
- Is inspired on Christian values, and aims to accomplish the integration of those values with the scientific and philosophical advances in an atmosphere of permanent intellectual integrity and pursuit of truth.
- Gives special emphasis to the progress of interdisciplinary dialogue that strives to 1) form the individual integrally, 2) integrate the knowledge pertaining to a university and 3) make continuous efforts to achieve the highest goals in terms of human and academic quality.
- Instills in all its members a living awareness of the social problems and the resulting responsibility to contribute to their solution.
- Attempts to serve the people of Mexico by collaborating in the impartial and nonsectarian search for a cultural identity, congruent with its history and open to the world.