The Millis Institute is unique in Australia. We offer a different degree with a different approach for a different purpose. The Institute fills the gap in Queensland for a comprehensive, accredited liberal arts degree that educates from a Christian worldview perspective, promotes a theology of calling, and demonstrates how various disciplines shed light on each other.
Established in 2015 by founding Director Dr Ryan Messmore, the Millis Institute began as an audacious dream to see the liberal arts expand in Australia. The first cohort of students commenced in 2016 and since that time Millis has grown and matured into a leader in liberal arts education in Brisbane.
In January 2018 Dr Ben Myers took over the position of Director and has used his expertise in higher education, research, literature, theology, and leadership to carry on the vision to continue promoting the liberal arts as a strategic, valuable, and formative means of education and as a launch pad for students to flourish in their future careers.
DR BEN MYERS
DR RYAN MESSMORE
FORMATION THROUGH THE LIBERAL ARTS.
The Millis Institute is inspired by a different vision of the university, not as an institution that simply provides job training but as a community of learning that also cultivates wisdom, creativity, and character. Our aim is not to produce graduates with a narrow skill set that ties them to a single career path. Our aim is to form graduates with hearts oriented towards the good, and minds sharpened by habits of questioning, discussion, and critical thinking - all within a vibrant community of scholarly tradition and intellectual formation.