About Blue Sky U
Blue Sky University is dedicated to the discovery, development, communication, and application of knowledge in a wide range of academic and professional fields. Its mission of providing the highest quality undergraduate, graduate and post graduate education programs, internationally, is inseparable from its mission of developing new understandings through research and creativity. It prepares students to assume roles in leadership, responsibility, and service to society. Blue Sky University assumes as its historic trust the maintenance of freedom of inquiry and an intellectual environment nurturing the human mind and spirit. It welcomes and seeks to serve persons of all racial, ethnic, and geographic groups, women and men alike, as it addresses the needs of an increasingly diverse population and a global economy. In the twenty-first century, The Blue Sky University of Mongolia strives to assume a place of preeminence among international universities while respecting the history and traditions of the region.
Our Operating Ethos:
People are Blue Sky University’s most valuable asset. The university strives to maintain an environment which encourages all employees to achieve their personal and professional goals and aspirations as we work toward achieving the university’s mission. In this environment, each person’s individuality and contributions are respected. Blue Sky University recognizes that all people have rights at work, including the right to be treated with respect and dignity, the right to be recognized and rewarded fairly for performance, and the right to a work environment free from discrimination and harassment. The university is committed to these rights. All people, students, alumni and stakeholders and staff, at Blue Sky University are expected to treat each other in accordance with these rights.
Blue Sky University recognizes the importance of communication, and is committed to an environment which stresses open sharing of information and ideas, and values input from all people. Blue Sky University strives for a work environment in which all people accept responsibility to contribute to the success of the University, and are empowered to do so. Finally, for this ethos to become reality and endure, it must be continually communicated, supported and upheld.
The University’s Core Values
At Blue Sky University, we are committed to the principle of academic freedom founded on rational enquiry conducted with integrity. We value lifelong relationships with our students, from their first engagement with the University, throughout their studies, and their future lives as alumni. We strive to develop leaders that will contribute to the world’s economic prosperity and to the social well-being of all mankind. Through our research and teaching we contribute to solving some of the most important problems or “grand challenges” in our society. We seek to foster excellence, innovation, creativity and enterprise among our students, staff, and partner organizations. We aim to work in sustained partnerships with external organizations and we encourage collaboration across international boundaries. As an organization we promote supportive teamwork, and we value diversity, fairness and equality of opportunity. We value our staff and expect them to use their professional judgment, and word to develop; their knowledge, skills and capabilities for their own professional fulfillment and for the University’s benefit. We also endeavor to adopt best practices in the interactions we have with our local communities and aim to have cost effective procedures and processes as we seek continuing improvement in what we do.
As we move to become a premier international university, Eight Core Values drive the institution’s academic and co-curricular programs, and it operating ethos – Respect, Excellence, Compassion, Service, Hospitality, Integrity, Diversity, Learning for Life:
Respect moves us to understand the gifts and unique contributions of every person in the University community and to value diverse perspectives.
Excellence commits us to challenge ourselves to utilize our God-given gifts — intellectual, social, physical, spiritual and ethical. Blue Sky University’s commitment to excellence impels both individuals and the University itself to consistently strive for outcomes that are exemplary rather than simply satisfactory. Such striving for excellence touches all aspects of University life from academic programs to sports, from student services to campus environment, from recruitment to publications, from special occasions to daily business. This value also inspires the University community to recognize its members’ significant achievements and contributions to the welfare of others.
Compassion compels us to stand with and embrace others in their suffering that, together, we may experience a liberating and healing presence. This value reflects the reality that mercy demands commitment, courage and action, as well as sensitivity, understanding and
care. Members of the BSU community stand with their colleagues in times of personal crisis or grief and express compassion through multiple endeavours that respond to the needs of others within and beyond the University.
Service calls us to use our gifts, talents and abilities to advance the genuine well being of our community and those we encounter. Service to students is a basic tenet of life at Blue Sky University, as is service by students, staff and faculty — each lending personal skills and professional expertise to assist others through campus clinics, off-campus internships, service trips and numerous volunteer opportunities that extend the ethos and the value of service well beyond BSU’s campuses.
Hospitality draws us to do our daily work with a spirit of graciousness that welcomes new ideas and people of all backgrounds and beliefs. At Blue Sky University, the value of hospitality means making space for an unexpected visitor, a surprising idea, a fresh insight, even a disturbing question or challenging opportunity. Welcoming the ideas of another may not result in agreement, but such hospitality does require attentive listening and a readiness to reconsider one’s position.
Integrity gives us the ability to realize the greater good in our actions and programs and challenges us to look at our work and ourselves holistically and as one united with others across the globe. Integrity, whether personal or institutional, implies coherence between words and acts. It calls each member of the BSU community to live in accord with what the University professes to be as an educational institution. Integrity suggests a certain wholeness in the University itself, and in its connections between the University and the larger educational, religious and social worlds in which it functions.
Diversity builds a community that fosters a climate that is open and welcoming to diverse people, ideas and perspectives; that promotes a constructive discourse on the nature of diversity; and that engages faculty, staff and students in activities that promote the University’s core values. Such diversity strengthens BSU’s academic programs and educational environment, preparing students to live and work in an international society and global economy.
Learning for Life encourages us to pursue knowledge and truth throughout our lives in ways that improve our communities and ourselves; and that strengthen our understanding of each other. BSU’s commitment to the liberal arts and sciences, as well as to a variety of professional programs, is a commitment to education as a means of liberating people to live meaningful lives as well as earn a decent living. In accord with the value of learning for life, the University enrols students of all ages and supports programs and activities that expand the knowledge of members of the broader community, whatever their age or formal education.
Whether your motivation for advancing your education is personal, professional or a combination of both, Blue Sky University is ready to support you. Contact the Office of Admissions today (email@example.com) for details on how our Applied Arts programs can satisfy your academic, personal or professional needs. Also, be sure and ask about our scholarship opportunities that are reserved exclusively for students in the Applied Arts.