Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
Bard College is an institutional partner of Parami University, since the time Parami operated in Burma (Myanmar). Bard College and Parami University have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), clearly delineating the roles and responsibilities of the two institutions. It is the intention of both institutions to provide quality education to students in Southeast Asia, particularly Burma, and the institutions aim to work together to provide value-added educational opportunities, such as dual degree programs, subject to approval by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), the institutional accreditor of Bard College. Bard College also provides institutional building support, particularly in the curriculum development of Parami University. In addition to providing curricular support, Bard College has lent its hand to the administrative capacity building for Parami University.
Dual Bachelor's Degrees
Parami University is currently in discussion with Bard College for approval to award Bard College credits and Bard College Associate Degree to students at Parami University, who fulfill all requirements set forth by Parami University and Bard College. We ultimately seek to award dual Bachelor’s degrees––one from Parami University and one from Bard College––the plan of which is subject to further approval by relevant authorities and committees. Bard College has entered into such dual-degree arrangements with many international institutions, such as the American University of Central Asia in Kyrgyzstan, Al-Quds University in East Jerusalem, Bard College Berlin in Germany, etc. We will be announcing updates of such arrangements in due course.
Open Society University Network
Parami University is one of the participating institutional members in the Open Society University Network (OSUN). OSUN was founded by Bard College and Central European University. Currently, the Network has nearly fifty (50) higher education and research institutions. Because of this network, Parami University has many academic resources within its reach, in terms of grants and other collaborative opportunities.