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AULP Focuses on ASEAN Integration

The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), formally established on 31 December 2015, marks a major milestone in ASEAN’s regional economic integration agenda. For higher education leaders in the region, it’s an opportunity to develop the learning framework and curricula to support ASEAN’s core principles of free flow of goods, services, investment, capital and skilled labor. At the United Board’s Asian University …

Reconnecting with Scholarship Recipients

In the mid-1950s, the United Board began offering scholarships for Hong Kong students to attend International Christian University (ICU) in Japan. The program required a leap of faith for its earliest participants: a willingness to leave familiar settings in a region still recovering from war and to enroll in a newly established institution. Yet many of the 100 or so …

Herbert S. Corpuz, University of St. Louis

An Educator and a Global Citizen
Herbert S. Corpuz considers himself to be a global citizen, so when he learned about the United Board Visiting Lecturers Program (VLP), he seized the chance to spend a few months at Kachin Theological College and Seminary in Myanmar. “It has always been my dream to learn about the cultures of different people through actual immersion in their community while serving them through sharing my expertise,” he says.

2017-2018 Institutional Grants Program

The United Board invites proposals from colleges and universities in its network in Asia for projects that advance whole person education, which the United Board defines as educating the person intellectually, spiritually, and ethically.

Intensive English Language Program

Proficiency in English expands professional opportunities for Asian faculty: it enhances their ability to participate in international conferences and workshops, network with peers in other countries, access information in academic journals or online media, share their own research findings.  The United Board’s Intensive English Language Program, administered by the Ateneo Language Learning Center at the Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines, …

Dr. Shin Chiba

A Shared Understanding of Peace
Dr. Shin Chiba chairs the Department of Politics and International Studies at International Christian University in Japan and is a former United Board trustee. In a 2014 interview, he shared his perspective on peace studies in the East Asian context.

Social Work Education: Training for Service

Social work is a practice-based profession and academic discipline with natural links to whole person education. Social workers strive to connect vulnerable populations with social services, and in a college or university setting, social work educators train students to assess needs, offer counseling, and direct people to available resources. Developing academic programs in social work has been a focus of …

A Network for Exchange

Since its founding, the United Board has promoted sharing of resources across borders and among institutions. Today, we recognize that Asia has grown to be a rich repository of expertise, and the educators in our network of Asian colleges and universities are eager to share their ideas and experiences with each other. Educators engaged in our programs gain more than …

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 …