FOUNDATION UNIVERSITY

 

The mission of Foundation University is to provide education for the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.

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OUR MISSION

Bijlmerdreef 1289

1103 TV Amsterdam

The Netherlands

Tel. +31.20.4952074 (Tue.-Thu. 10AM- 5PM)

Fax +31.20.4952075

Email: office@foundationuniversity.com

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OUR vision

Justice in higher education...




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inspired by article 26 of

the Universal Declaration of

Human Rights

 A M S T E R D A M   

tuition free education 

for the citizens of the developing world,

migrants with low income,

refugees ...

 
 

Foundation University equips the students to identify and address critical social and global issues such as corruption, gender inequality, poverty and racial discrimination in a manner that contributes to a just and caring societies.


Foundation University is a growing online Christian university with a mission to advance knowledge, promote teaching and research, and help society discover ways to overcome its most pressing problems. Foundation University graduate programs and courses are developed to stimulate social transformation by encouraging the students to identify and address critical social and global issues such as corruption, gender inequality, poverty and racial discrimination in a manner that contributes to a just and caring societies.


At Foundation University, education is limited neither by time nor space. It is an ongoing and restless search, one to which this University is dedicated. Foundation University offers hybrid education, this means we adapt our programs to the circumstances and situations of our students. Thus our programs are based on distance, online, and class based education. We use  both traditional and non-traditional methods which allow the students to study in their own pace, place and timing with guidance and mentorship of our volunteer faculty.


Foundation University makes education accessible for those who have never had the opportunity to experience higher education. It is fair education, It is small. We don’t have campuses and big classrooms. Our classrooms are  churches, homes, offices, internet cafes, even prisons. We use everything we can to transfer knowledge to those who cannot afford it, but have dreams to pursue it and the courage to use it for a better world. At the moment we do not claim to be the greatest online university, we do not have sufficient resources yet, but we hope that one day we become the Red Cross of education. Thus, Foundation University is a movement to promote self-education, self-mobilization around the world and justice in higher education: fair and equal distribution of knowledge worldwide.


On behalf of the University I invite you to join us on this journey for change.



Samuel Lee, Ph.D.

Founder & President

News & Update

News

Welcome

Education is not a luxury for the rich and the powerful; education is a matter of human rights and human dignity!

Promo School of Integrated Human Rights

New classes start in October 2015. This is a 9 months certificate program, 2 Saturdays per months

Panel Discussion GoForth Conference 2014 Singapore


Panel discussion by Dr. Samuel Lee on the importance of holistic Christian education and the dangers of its lack. 62% of pastors around the world did not have a proper theological / pastoral education...

Encyclopedia of Christian Education

Foundation University is listed in the upcoming Encyclopedia of Christian Education. This is a great achievement for Foundation University.

https://rowman.com/ISBN/9780810884922/Encyclopedia-of-Christian-Education-3-Volumes

Download here the written text : ece_volume_1 (1) (Foundation University).pdf

Download Catalogue 2015-16

FU-Cathalogue 2015-16 .pdf

MIGRANT RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS 

As part of Transnational Migrant Platform (TMP), takes this date of December 18, 2015 - the Day on which the International Convention for the Protection of the rights all Migrant Workers and Members of their Families was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1990 - to grieve the thousands who have died on the treacherous journeys to the borders of Europe and to be in solidarity with those who have survived. This is also a time when we grieve those who have died crossing the Mexico-US border, in seas in Asia as well as those who have died enduring intolerable conditions of work as in Qatar.  For further information download the full text of the statement here:

Migrant Rights are Human Rights (PDF)

Dr. Samuel Lee’s recommendations for Inter-religious Dialogue for UN Conference 2016

In 2016, there will be a United Nations’ conference in Istanbul on Inter-religious dialogue. In preparation for this there was a symposium held in Geneva at the United Nations. In this symposium Religions together for Humanitarian Action”, it was asked whether Religion is a source of conflict or can it play the role to create peace? I believe religion is a tool of both; it can be used for good as well as evil. However in order to utilize religion for peace we have to reform our religious education. 85% of the world population affiliate themselves with a particular religion. Therefore what is preached from our churches, mosques or temples are crucial for tomorrow’s peace. When clergies are trained to think and act holistic and be more dialogue oriented, they will contribute to peace building of tomorrow.  The following the recommendation I offered:

  1. 1.Let us identify and recognize bridge-builders. In every religious group there are people, men and women of influence who are opening their doors and arms to the other religious groups. They are looking for dialogue and fellowship. Such people should be identified and recognized.

  2. 2.Various platform and tools should be given to such bridge-builders to share their stories and influence others by their message.

  3. 3.Identify and address the common grounds in our spiritual and theological doctrines between different religions.

  4. 4.Identify and address the common pain and suffering of humanity and allow the bridge builders to address such matters following d by action.

  5. 5.When trust is build among the religious groups that are involved, identify and address the differences and misunderstanding between religions.

  6. 6.Develop curricula and educational programs build upon the recommendations and advise of such Bridge builders.

  7. 7.What are the moral and ethical boundaries for freedom of opinion and expression of ideas? Does ridiculing, humiliating other belief systems and religions in de media part of freedom of expression of one’s ideas? I would recommend a UN Declaration that condemns such acts.


I am convinced that such steps will help religious people/organizations develop better understanding of each other together and contribute to a better world. As long as we live together here on earth, we have to share everything, we have to live together in harmony and love, otherwise hate and violence will take over this world in much higher extend than we even experience today.