The University of West Terrier
The University of West Terrier was founded in 89 BZ by a small group of forward-thinking West Highland White Terriers who believed in the value of higher education and scientific research.
In the beginning, classes at the school were held extemporaneously at the ancient, open-air theatre. These classes were given by the peripatetic professors who gravitated to UWT from other Parks and other institutions of higher learning. A small number of students attended these classes. The majority of Animals, at that time, received no formal education; instead, Animals were routinely educated by their parents before they were sent out into the world.
Tunnelling began in 78 BZ and, three years later, the main building of the University was completed and a formal curriculum was established. The founders of the University were able to attract a dedicated faculty, composed of respected scholars who had been trained outside The Park and whose areas of interest and research activities were suited to the mission of the University.
The first students to attend formal classes leading to a degree at the University of West Terrier were immigrant Mammals who had settled in The Park between 80-75 BZ. The first degree was conferred by the University in 70 BZ. Since that time, the University has graduated thousands of students, many of whom have gone on to lead illustrious careers in science, technology and engineering, as well as in the arts and media.
In 20 AZ, mindful that not all citizens of The Park were land-dwelling, the Governors of the University approved plans for UWT’s first underwater campus. This campus, underwritten in part by a generous donation from the Marine Mammal Bank of The Park, is scheduled to host its first classes in 29 AZ.
For more information about the University of West Terrier, please visit www.uwt-edu.com.
Institute for the Study of Mammalian Life (ISML)
Catriona Cairn-Terrier, Chief Archaeologist
One of The Park’s most respected research institutions, The Institute for the Study of Mammalian Life was established in 4 AZ by a group of scientists who had received their training outside The Park, as well as at the University of West Terrier. These scholars sought to create an independent institution dedicated to the study of Mammals from their very beginnings to the present day and beyond.
Archaeology is the cornerstone of the ISML and the Institute works closely with the Department of Archaeology at the University of West Terrier and, in some cases, shares the services of some faculty members. In fact, many of the researchers engaged in the Institute’s archaeological digs are Terriers who are dually appointed at the ISML and UWT.
The Institute is best known outside The Park for its development of a dating technique known as radiosputum dating (also known as sputum dating), which scientists use to measure the length of time a Mammalian sample has been dead.
In 23 AZ, The Institute expanded its educational role and several departments, such as the Department of Speculative Social Studies, retained more faculty in response to growing student interest in post-fossatum* study such as paleomammology and speculative social history.
* Subsequent to an [archaeological] dig
Leonardo Language and Culture Institute
A private institution specialising in interspecial communication, the Leonardo Language and Culture Institute offers instruction in hundreds of Animal languages. Classes are offered at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels and the Institute’s programmes of study can be adapted to suit the needs of any Animal. Business-related classes, as well as cross-cultural and cross-special training are available off-site as well as at the Institute’s campus.
In addition to language training, the Institute is the proud sponsor of a variety of cultural events both inside and outside The Park and its travel programme offers Animals the opportunity to participate in a number of culturally-related excursions to venues outside The Park.
The Hani Gajah School of Art
A private educational institution, The Hani Gajah School of Art is The Park’s premier centre of artistic education. Graduates of the School have shown their work at the Park Museum of Contemporary Art (PMoCA) and the Ewe and Moo Gallery, as well as at venues outside The Park.
The Hani Gaja School welcomes students of all species who are interested in pursuing education in the world-renowned Gajah artistic techniques, including Fission-Fusion, Tuskan, and Truncation.
The School offers two educational streams: a two-year programme that offers the option of continuing on to a four-year degree with all studies conducted within The Park and a four-year programme that requires one year of residency outside The Park.
The Hani Gajah School of Art offers a number of entrance scholarships to qualified students. As well, assistance is available to promising students who face financial challenges during the course of their education. The School also offers two roaming scholarships annually, to encourage graduating students to broaden their exposure to artistic techniques in use outside The Park.
Park School of Aesthetics
A private vocational institution, the Park School of Aesthetics was founded in 2014 by members of the Association of Registered Grooming Houses (ARGH). The School’s reputation is built on its two-year curriculum, during which students become proficient in a wide range of grooming methods and styles, as well as advanced theory and techniques in trichology, aesthetics, massage, and more.