We are now mobilizing resources to establish Parami University of Liberal Arts and Sciences, a private not-for-profit four-year residential university in Myanmar. We are envisioning to open it in 2020.
In its initial phase, Parami University will welcome thirty students per year. For this phase, the university will recruit four full-time faculty members with Ph.D.s from international universities. New instructors will be added each year until the faculty size reaches ten. These faculty members will form the core of four interdisciplinary majors—Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE), Urban and Environmental Studies (UES), and Computational and Statistical Studies (CSS).
Students will live in dormitories as part of the residential learning component. Faculty will be provided with residences to facilitate their transition to life in Myanmar. Our campus will be a dynamic environment that reflects the diversity of our nation. We will recruit an economically and ethnically diverse student body. As part of our commitment to creating change agents from all walks of life, we plan to waive 50% of our tuition revenue to provide full and partial scholarships to students with financial need.
In its growth phase, Parami University will slowly expand its student body and faculty. It will increase the number of majors and grow the size of its campus to provide a world-class liberal arts and sciences learning environment.