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THE NEW INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY

Recognizing the need for affordable, quality education, WIN is launching an innovative university (The New International University - TNIU) that will be able to reach people who would not be able to access education through the existing channels and programs. We are currently in the process of applying to the Washington Student Achievement Council for approval to award degrees.

TNIU degrees will equip students with operational, and personal skill sets for the most diverse range of global realities; from a call to minister to those in abject poverty, to a call to minister to those in the corridors of the powerful. Students in all programs will have the opportunity of interacting and earning credit at the other sites around the globe, thus providing them unique geographic, cultural, and organizationally diverse relationships. In an age of globalization and internationalization we can no longer rely on the educational methods of the past to meet the needs of the ever-growing educational demands of today.

There are two major problems associated with education:

  1. The masses who desire education and can’t afford it. There are 150.6 million higher education students globally – a 53% increase from 2000[1]
  1. The educated who have knowledge and no platform to share it. India alone has a challenge to add 800 new universities by the year 2020[2]. In China, 8 to 10 million people write the national entrance examinations while only 2 million people are admitted to the national universities yearly.[3]

The Need: The world desires quality education as can be seen by the throngs of foreign students who come to the USA – over 1.1 million at present. Furthermore, current statistics show only seven out of every one hundred people in the world have a college education.[4] The model we envisage is to “bring the university” to the nations and allow students to grow and continue to be an influence in their own context. TNIU fills this need as a unique, global university with low direct costs and minimal fixed costs providing quality, cutting-edge and faith-based curriculum and programs. The programs will be offered via innovative delivery methods (i.e. online, DVD, correspondence, and face to face). These hybrid methods of delivery are some of the most advanced and effective of their type. We have developed this strategy in an effort to provide education to the masses in countries where we are currently working or where local organizations who are already working have approached us to partner including: China, India, Hong Kong, Macau, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria.

Christian Universities: As far as we are aware, there are currently no Christian universities offering courses online in an open source format. We believe one of the most important aspects of education is to make it available to the masses.

Finally: Due to the extensive contacts and qualified faculty TNIU already has in place globally, we will recruit and welcome students from around the world. It is our firm conviction that education must be democratized so that it is affordable and easily accessible to all people desirous of learning and higher education. We believe education is the new missions frontier and we will use TNIU to impact nations with the gospel. The New International University has the potential to change the lives of thousands of leaders worldwide.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss this further please feel free to contact us. We would love to speak with you about our passion to reach the masses with Christ-centered, values-based education.

Many blessings,

Peter and Gaby



[1]
“Trends in Global Higher Education: Tracking the academic revolution” retrieved from http://www.uis.unesco.org/Library/Documents/trends-global-higher-education-2009-world-conference-en.pdf

[2] Times Higher Education, June 2, 2011.

[3] Professor Jianyu He, Political Science Department, Tsinghua University, Beijing, April 2013.

[4] According to a 2010 study from Harvard University and the Asian Development Bank, 6.7% of the world’s population have earned a college degree

Written by Jenny Jensen.

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