THE OPEN INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
（BMICH, Colombo, Sri Lanka）
It is an International Organization formed in 1962 congruent to the policy objectives of the WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION.
In 1962 The WHO and UNICEF sponsored an International Conference in USSR at Alma Ata, at the University of Khazakstan.
此次會議，阿拉木圖宣言（Alma Ata Declaration）宣言：公共衛生與預防醫學。「西元2000年,人人享有衛生保健」為全球的目標。
At this conference the ALMA ATA DECLARATION defined a global strategy for public health and preventive medicine which epitomized as "HEALTH FOR ALL BY 2000 A.D."
This strategy entails the use of all available healing methods both orthodox and traditional and The Open International University was formed as an international society under the guidelines of THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION, and registered under the legal enactments of USSR in Alma Ata in 1962.
Its membership was limited to those who limited to those who attended that meeting. Delegates from 46 countries were represented.
生物&物理學教授Prof. V. Inyushin。
聯合主席是：來自荷蘭（Holland）的著名神經科醫師Prof. Dr. Jos Schade。
The first Chairman was Prof. V. Inyushin of the Department of Biophysics of the University of Khazakstan in USSR. The co-chairman was Prof. Dr. Jos Schade, the celebrated neurologist from Holland.
A Summary of aims is as follows :
(1) To advance the scientific study and professional practice of Medicines, by encouraging its development by promoting research, living high standards of professional ethics, competence, conduct, education, qualification and achievement among practitioners.
(2) To carry out the promotion and the dissemination of knowledge and philosophy of Medicines through local and International Meeting, lectures, seminars, workshops, reports, papers, discussions, publications and professional contacts.
(3) To encourage a wide interest among the public and Medicines and all ancillary areas of knowledge and practice. This mandate has now been conferred on the Senate of The Open International University.
阿拉木圖宣言（Alma Ata Declaration）強調「基於實際的、科學合理以及社會可接受的方法和技術上，社會個人和家庭能普遍使用，並在每個發展階段的花費又是公眾和國家都能承受的，以自力更生為精神原則的必要和基本的衛生保健」。
Alma Ata declaration emphasizes primary health care which has been described as "Essential health care based on practical, scientifically sound and socially acceptable methods and technology, made universally accessible to individuals and families of the community through their full participation and at a cost that a community and a country can afford to maintain at every stage of their development, in the spirit of self reliance and self determination. "
Primary health care practice is based on the special training and scientific orientation provided to health care workers including physicians, nurses, midwives, auxiliary and community workers and traditional medical practitioners.
Therefore "The Open International University" under the WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION guidelines have established procedures and regulations outlining the Code of Ethics that healers are expected to allow, consequent to their training and certification by "The Open International University".
However, practitioners are governed by legislation and regulations which are appropriate to their country in which they hold registration, in addition to the Code of Ethics.
The Code of Ethics is a general guideline to all practitioners.
Under the auspices, the various regional associations have instituted training courses, Symposia and World Congresses in all five continents and in over one hundred countries in the past quarter of a century.
As candidates from many countries of the world found it difficult to attend the courses held in Khazakstan, it was decided to transfer the main base to western Europe.
幾年後，第二任主席(Prof. Dr. Jos Schade, M.D., Ph.D)將機構搬到到荷蘭（Holland）(Houten, City of Utrecht ' Dr. S. Yasuda being the first Patron)。
Some years later, the subsequent (second) Chairman (Prof. Dr. Jos Schade, M.D., Ph.D) transferred the organization to the Netherlands (Houten, City of Utrecht ' Dr. S. Yasuda being the first Patron).
However, persons from Third World countries and developing nations could not easily avail of the training programs in the various medicine disciplines made available through the organization in Western Europe because of expensive living costs.
In order to make this knowledge accessible to a larger population, and especially to those in economically less well off countries, it was decided to move the base to Sri Lanka which is now affiliated to "The Open International University" with the concurrence of the Government of Sri Lanka.
For about the past two decades "The Open International University Colombo" has been based in Sri Lanka (Ceylon) under the Chairmanship of Prof. Dr. Sir Anton Jayasuriya. Congruent to the objectives of the WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION and the Government of Sri Lanka and The Open International University conduct training programs in Western and other complementary forms of medicines.
These are conducted in collaboration with the Academy of Science, at the Institute of Rheumatology, Laser therapy at the Colombo South Government General Hospital, at Kalubowila, Sri Lanka, Over 29,000 students from 120 countries have been taught complementary medicine to date.
Thus, it was decided in 1987 to constitute The Open International University with special emphasis to conduct an intensive clinical training program.
The Sri Lanka Government was requested to enact legislation to enable The Open International University to be constituted as a privately funded postgraduate institute in March, 1988 onwards, degrees are being conferred and training courses are being conducted under the U.N. theme "Health for all by the year 2000".
The Open International University and other affiliated Institutes form part of this worldwide endeavor to improve educational and public health facilities by the year 2000 A.D., H. E. the President of Sri Lanka by Letter No. 196/1 of 25th March, 1988 recognized the Open International University as a privately funded body.
This Institute does not get any funding from The University Grants Commission and is a privately funded seat of post graduate studies.
It is therefore, not listed under the University grants commission.
Prof. Dr. Sir Stanley Cook是國際校長。
Eardly Perera Esqr，總統的律師，是首席法律顧問。
His Excellency J. R.Jayewardene, former President of Sri Lanka, has kindly consented (in August 1989) to be the Honorary Patron of this University.
Prof. Dr. Sir Stanley Cook is the International Chancellor.
Eardly Perera Esqr, President's Counsel, is the chief legal advisor.