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The Akamai Mission in Detail

Institutional Mission
Academic Mission
Research Mission
Community Service Mission
Higher Purpose of the Akamai Institution

Institutional Mission
The founding mission of Akamai University is founded upon the premise that amelioration of major world problems and the creation of sustainable lifestyles and global practices are the hallmarks of responsible individual and corporate world citizenship. As generators of new knowledge and developers of new systems, our sole mission as an institution is the advancement of the human condition and sustainability of the planet.

Academic Mission
The primary academic mission of the University is to provide mature adults with the opportunity to pursue life-long learning in an environment that supports flexible and individualized studies. Akamai University is committed to the design and use of appropriate cutting edge information, models, textual materials, and technological applications for delivery of quality degree programs, research, training, and distance-learning experiences.

Research Mission
Akamai University understands and supports the need for research on all fronts of the human experience, from the arts and humanities, religious and spiritual arenas of ideas, to the concrete world of hard political and business decisions. The scope of research should reach from the realm of public health and disease control to the recognition of the whole person in the healing process and from the study of the depth of human psyche to the community as an incubator of social and psychological health. Our research scope also spans the essential areas of environmental and life science. Through quality in research, Akamai hopes to encourage the development of new systems addressing the need for each world citizen to acquire the knowledge and empowerment to foster change in their world. Akamaiís research mission and philosophy is to create and organize new knowledge and systems toward the amelioration of major world problems, improvement of the human community, and sustainability of our planet.

Community Service Mission
The Akamai University mission for community service is to strive for a world filled with greater peace, balance, cooperation, and the promise of an evolved human fellowship. These are noble foundation stones upon which to establish the fundamentals of sustainable human culture. They are spiritual principles that demand a worthy mission, and although the tasks and goals before us seem immense, they are attainable with adequate understanding of the problems and solutions, and the full commitment and participation of the global community. While this is no small aspiration, the mission for community service is derived directly and in support of the founding mission of the institution.

Higher Purpose of the Akamai Institution
Akamai hopes that in time we will contribute favorably toward betterment of a number of vital human conditions through quality ventures in education, research and community service. Two years ago, we drew together a statement of some of the problems we hope to address through community service. Following is that statement.

Roughly 1.3 billion people live in absolute poverty with nearly 25 million being added to their numbers each year. Hundreds of millions of people have no running water to drink or bathe themselves. One hundred million people do not have homes to live in and must spend their lives on the streets and pavements, their children never knowing the security of a suitable shelter. (World Bank and the United Nations)

Already, more than ten percent of the earth's vegetated surface has been degraded, an area larger than India and China combined. This desertification, caused by overgrazing domestic animals, over-cultivation, salinization, and deforestation, has already begun to impact over 35 percent of the land surface of the Earth and the situation is worsening (United Nations Environmental Program).

The children of many nations suffer appalling abuses at the hands of their own countrymen and represent a huge and voiceless population seldom represented in the international human rights arena. Street children are frequently abused by police, or imprisoned in inhumane conditions. Because of their vulnerable condition, young people are often used as soldiers, and bonded laborers. Governments are also known to perpetrate or acquiesce in systematic human rights violations against women, citing customs and rigid concepts of privacy as justifications for the subordination of women. (Human Rights Watch)

Human culture now has the potential to inflict irreversible damage on the environment and on its life sustaining systems and resources. Already, critical stress suffered by our environment is clearly manifest in the air, water, and soil, our climate, and plant and animal species. Should this deterioration be allowed to continue, we can expect to alter the living world to the extent that it will be unable to sustain life, as we know it. (Union of Concerned Scientists)

More than half the World population lacks access to the badly needed essential drugs. More than 150 million children are born every year worldwide and approximately 10% of these will never see their fifth birthday. One child dies every other second, due to malnutrition, hunger and poverty. It is estimated that one quarter of the World population is subject to chronic intestinal parasitic infections, which have insidious effects on growth, malnutrition, and cognitive functions. (World Health Organization, World Health Report)

It is no small aspiration to strive for a world filled with greater peace, balance, cooperation, and the promise of an evolved human fellowship. These are noble foundation stones upon which to establish the fundamentals of sustainable human culture. They are spiritual principles that demand a worthy mission, and although the tasks and goals before us seem immense, they are attainable with adequate understanding of the problems and solutions, and the full commitment and participation of the global community.

To attain the highest level of guidance in deriving education, research and community service programs, Akamai has entered affiliation with the top level United Nations NGO, World Federation of United National Associations (WFUNA), Millennium Project. Millennium Project is an independent non-profit global participatory futures research think tank, comprised of futurists, scholars, business planners, and policy makers who work for international organizations, governments, corporations, NGOs, and universities.
The Millennium Project

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Akamai University is internationally accredited by the Accreditation Service for International Colleges (ASIC). The University has earned Premier status with ASIC for its commendable areas of operation. ASIC is an approved accrediting body for the purposes of compliance by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) is a member of the British Quality Foundation (BQF), sits on the Quality Standards Group of UK NARIC, and is one of a number of international accrediting bodies listed in the international directory by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in the USA and is a member of the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG).

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