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Myanmar: A Country in Transition

Myanmar has made reform of higher education a priority, and the challenging work of strengthening faculty credentials, transforming curricula, and making international connections is now underway. Through a variety of programs, described below, the United Board is providing support to Myanmar colleges, universities, and seminaries that are interested in introducing elements of whole person education into their institutions. Three international …

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Whole Person Education: Engaging the Eyes, Mind, Feet, Hand and Heart
Whole person education cultivates both values and knowledge, so that students may use their college or university training to improve their communities as well as to advance their professional careers. This approach resonates with the United Board’s mission of promoting Christian presence in higher education, which is grounded in the belief that each person deserves to grow as a whole person – physically, intellectually, socially and spiritually.

United Board Visiting Lecturers Program

Secondary schools in the Philippines are transitioning from a three-year to a four-year course of study. That process creates a temporary surplus of college and university faculty – and an opportunity for experienced educators to share expertise across borders. The United Board Visiting Lecturers Program (VLP), a teacher mobility program, seeks to capitalize on this opportunity in its pilot phase. …

Ricky Cheng, United Board

The Gift of Education
“I have always had an interest in education. I believe that the best way to help people is to give them an education, so that they can choose their own path. Give them an education, and they will have a lot more options in life.”

Network Milestones

Three institutions in the United Board’s network celebrated significant anniversaries in 2015: Yonsei University (130 years), Ginling College (100 years), and Tunghai University (60 years). The United Board congratulates these institutions on their leadership in higher education and on the innovative ways in which they engage faculty and students in service to others on campus, in surrounding communities, and across …

Whole Person Education in Asia

Past recipients of United Board Faculty Scholarships continue to seek opportunities to expand their knowledge base. Thirty-two program alumni joined the United Board’s Conference on Whole Person Education in Asia, held in Hong Kong on July 10-12, 2015. They shared ideas on how to translate the goals of whole person education into curricula that engage students from a range of …

2015 in Review: On the Frontlines of Whole Person Education

The United Board supports higher education institutions in Asia that share our commitment to whole person education. In Fiscal Year 2015, we directed $771,652 to our administered programs, giving college and university leaders and faculty opportunities for professional development. Our institutional grant-making, which totaled $905,428 in this period, enables colleges and universities to implement projects to advance whole person education. …

AULP: A Look at Education Reform in the Philippines

On June 18 and 19, 2015, the United Board convened an Asian University Leaders Program (AULP) seminar at Ateneo de Manila University for leaders of Christian colleges and universities in the Philippines. This event responded to major structural reforms to education  initiated by the Philippine government that will shift the current first two years of tertiary instruction into the secondary …

The Oxford Handbook of Christianity in Asia

Felix Wilfred has done us a great service by editing The Oxford Handbook of Christianity in Asia (Oxford University Press, 2014). Over four years, with the support of the United Board, Dr. Wilfred and his international editorial board brought together 35 of the best scholars in the world to write special essays for this book on a vast array of …

Sister Pushpa Joseph, United Board Trustee

A Prophetic, Creative Theology
Dr. Pushpa Joseph is the Provincial Superior of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, Bangalore, India. She is a United Board Trustee and the co-chair of its South Asian Task Force. In this interview, she shares her thoughts on public theology.