Bard College

Founded in 1860, Bard College is one of America’s most respected liberal arts colleges. At its main campus in Annandale, New York, Bard has established itself as an authority in innovative and impactful liberal arts teaching. Moreover, Bard is known for its global presence and commitment to bringing high-quality college education to some of the world’s most underserved student populations.

Bard’s large international network includes campuses in East Jerusalem, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Hungary, and Germany.

We have partnered with Bard College, an internationally-recognized liberal arts college in the United States, to develop a program that will offer students an exceptional, American-style education grounded in the Myanmar context. Founded on all of the same beliefs as Parami Institute, the University will set a new precedent for higher education models across the country, ensuring a wider reach, greater impact, and even more meaningful change for Myanmar’s future.

Bard College Members

From Left To Right

  • U Ba Win, Retired Vice President of Bard College
  • Dr. Kyaw Moe Tun, Parami's Executive Director
  • Dr. Leon Botstein, President of Bard College
  • Dr. Jonathan Becker, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Bard College
  • Dr. Ian Bickford, Provost of Bard College at Simon's Rock
Parami Institute has already established itself as a leader in bringing pathbreaking higher education to Myanmar. Bard is proud to be partnering with Parami to expand that work even further with the establishment of Parami University, an initiative that will offer a Bard-style education to Myanmar’s young people.
Dr Leon Botstein
Dr. Leon Botstein
President of Bard College