Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies (AIIAS) is an an accredited institution of higher learning which focuses primarily on higher education. Through its Graduate School and Theological Seminary, AIIAS offers programs in the field of Business, Education, Public Health and Theology. With a distinct Adventist education, AIIAS has a long history of attracting men and women from various countries who benefits from world-class graduate training.
AIIAS traces its beginnings to 1957 when the regional office of the Seventh-day Adventist church established and funded a graduate program in the Philippines to train church leaders of Asia.
These programs were organized into a theological seminary known as the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, Far East. Graduate programs steadily expanded to include education, administration, public health and nursing. These programs were organized into a graduate school.
On January 31, 1986, AIIAS came into being by Philippines Presidential Decree 2021 as an international, graduate-level institution. The charter provided for two schools: the Theological Seminary and the Graduate School
In 1991, the present AIIAS campus in Silang municipality, Cavite province, was completed.
On October 6, 1996, AIIAS became an institution of higher learning operated by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
AIIAS offers master's level extension programs at locations throughout the region in various settings. It continues to spread influence in both traditional classroom and through world wide virtual education.
AIIAS values excellence. AIIAS prizes continuous improvement and the pursuit of excellence are a way of life including high standards as part of devotion to God.
AIIAS values the honorable, transparent, and honest. It encourages and practices ethical behavior that displays high moral standards in personal and organizational action.
AIIAS values and nurtures joyful lives that bless others. Reaching beyond personal, family, and campus needs, AIIAS uses its faculty resources to support the church and community.
AIIAS values the beliefs and lifestyle of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, rooted in the Holy Scriptures, which are upheld in the highest regard as inspired and authoritative. Furthermore, as a messenger of God, Ellen G. White’s life and writings are highly esteemed. Faith in God is nurtured through a life of devotion and witness, and is seen in every class and campus activity.