University of the Nations:
In 1978 the Pacific & Asia Christian University (PACU) was founded in Kona, Hawaii. PACU was founded to train students as Gospel messengers in all the foundational areas of society (referred to as “mind moulders”) worldwide. A development guide was written to create seven faculties and several multi-disciplinary centres that would educate and train students in these subject areas.A master plan for the campus was prepared by a team of planners and architects who carefully considered the best environment for implementing the founding principles of the University.
Schools were developed rapidly in many nations and on six continents. Many of these schools were linked with PACU. However, the regional and local names no longer reflected the worldwide scope and unity of the various higher education activities. The Board of Regents unanimously adopted the new name, University of the Nations (U of N), at their meeting in 1988. The name change took place officially on June 2, 1989.
The U of N is unique in its international missionary training scope with school locations in 101 nations on all continents. Because national accrediting agencies have major differences in their systems, the U of N has not, at present, applied for any one nation’s accreditation. The school staff in U of N Faculties maintain high standards and are committed to excellence. The content of all U of N academic programmes matches closely the needs of a Christian in his or her chosen work environment. Courses require serious commitment and diligence. The courses are taught by a combination of experienced UofN staff and visiting experts who are widely recognized in their fields of study.