Hindu University of America (HUA) was established in 1989 to provide students of North America with a unique academic environment to explore the many aspects encompassing human existence, derived from the system of knowledge and practices popularly known as Sanatan Dharma- all traditions and culture which sprang out it.
The word “Hindu” in the name of this university is used with a broad connotation, identifying all people who adhere to the traditions of Bhārat (i.e. India), no matter where in the world they reside. HUA does not promote any one Hindu perspective, but rather strives to present all that is authentically available to study under broad terms such as Hindu, Vedic, Sanātana, Śaivism, Vaiṣṇaivism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, etc.
HUA’s focuses to fulfill a growing Western interest in Eastern philosophy and religion. The university presents this ancient body of knowledge in collaboration with the study of Hinduism’s influence on modern realms of natural and social sciences, politics, economics, education, the fine arts, literature, and more.
HUA also provides students and the greater academic community with a place of guidance in understanding difficult issues of our modern global society by examining, researching, and studying Hindu culture and literature, Yoga, Ayurveda, Jyotiṣh and other spiritual disciplines.
HUA welcomes all qualified students seeking to learn about Hinduism from highly qualified faculty who specialize in many different areas of studies. Those who already have exposure to Hinduism through their own heritage will find the university to be an excellent source to get an enhanced understanding of their own identity, and newcomers will find a thorough and accessible introduction to a seemingly esoteric way religion. The university provides opportunities at various levels of study. Please refer to HUA degrees.