Julian Melgosa

The Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies (AIIAS) is still unknown by many members of the Adventist family worldwide. However, as a General Conference center of graduate education, it is committed to providing quality graduate education at affordable cost to all divisions of our church. Take a few moments to learn the basic facts about it:

AIIAS . . .

  • Was made a GC institution of graduate education by action of the Annual Council in 1996. It became the fourth GC educational institution after Andrews University, Loma Linda University, and Oakwood College. It is also the first one outside the U.S.
  • Is located in the city of Silang in the historic province of Cavite, 31 miles (50 kilometers) south of Manila, Philippines.
  • Began as the graduate section of Philippine Union College in 1957 and became a theological seminary under the former Far Eastern Division in 1978. The name AIIAS was granted by a Philippines presidential decree in 1987.
  • Offers graduate degrees in the fields of business, education, public health, and religion. Doctorates are granted in various areas of religion, education, and business (in process).
  • Is truly international, counting 40 different nationalities in its student body and 18 in its faculty.
  • Has no dormitories and no cafeteria, as the large majority of students are church workers coming with their spouse and children.
  • Is a pioneer in distance education, with several decades of experience in distance learning centers.
  • Has been offering degree courses online since 2003.
  • Has alumni all over the world, many of whom hold very responsible high positions of leadership in the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
  • Is recognized by the Commission of Higher Education of the Republic of the Philippines and accredited by Adventist Accrediting Association (AAA), by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU); and by the Association of Theological Education in South East Asia (ATESEA).
  • To learn more about AIIAS, visit www.aiias.edu

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