Successful company

November 13, 2018. One of our graduates, Fred Kasongu, owns FRECA, a heavy machinery construction company. Freca Mining and Manufacturing Ltd has been in the industry for over 11 years now. The company deals into mining, transport, hired labour, civil, construction, electrical, mechanical and Block manufacturing. The company labour force has over the years grown extremely big from a handful number of employees to over 1500 employees. However, Freca Mining Ltd has currently extended its work activities to other independent companies like Lumwana Mine, a company owned and operated by Barrick, an Australian Pacific and Canadian based organisation and Kalumbila Mine. Freca Mining and Manufacturing Limited is one of the five contractors that have been contracted by Kansanshi Mining Plc to construct over 3000 homes at the Kabitaka Ridge Housing Development. Freca will construct 100 houses in the first phase that will see 380 homes completed in 12 months’ time. This phase will cost $ 4 Million. In the second phase Freca will then construct 600 houses at a cost of $ 24 Million. ... You can read more about this company here: http://www. frecamining.com Fred Kasongu completed a Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate program with us at AIU, and is currently completing his Post-Doctorate program in Mining Management.

Exemplary Mother Award

November 5, 2018. The mother of Sivarajasingam Mahendran, one of our graduates, was conferred a special recognition award for being an exemplary mother by the President of Singapore, Her Excellency, Mdm Halimah and Jamiyah Singapore (a not for profit self-help Muslim group). The news has appeared in their local Straits Times newspaper. His mother was the main motivating factor to complete his Doctoral studies at AIU and she always exhorted him and his siblings to keep on learning for life and climbing the ladder of success. She has always been their best motivator and nurtured them through the years after his (late) father passed on, since 1985. The Exemplary Mother Award honours mother, regardless of race or religion, for their dedication in making a difference to their family and community. The chosen Exemplary Mother will have her name inscribed on the Presidential Shield that goes for 12 rounds each. Sivarajasingam Mahendran completed a Doctorate program of Education at AIU. Dr. Siva wrote a poem in recognition of her dedication and motherly love. You can read it here: https://aiu.edu/ news.aspx?itemid=1154

Thesis

October 23, 2018. One of our graduates, Addis-Alem Belay, wrote his thesis on: “The Influence of Leadership Style and Staff Retention in UK Public Sector”, and it has been published. You can read his work here: http://www.aiu.edu/applications/ DocumentLibraryManager/ upload/82478_PhD%20HRM%20 AND%20FINANACE%2017-08- 2018.pdf Addis completed a Doctor of Philosophy, PhD program with a major in Human Resources Management at AIU.

Graduated with Honors

November, 2018. This graduate student completed the majority of the requirements to obtain honors, which included a 4.0 GPA, published works, recommendation from his advisors, patent a product, etc. Congratulations!


Seafarer proposes sea transport system

By Johanna Marie O. Bajenting. SunStar CEBU. November 18, 2018. For a returning seafarer, sea trips are an option for commuters struggling to get to work on time. This is what Nelson Mejia Jr., 27, envisioned when he presented his startup idea at the business plan competition organized by the 2018 National Reintegration Center for OFWs (overseas Filipino Workers) (NRCO) and the Integrated Seafarers of the Philippines. “To emphasize my point of how extremely challenging it is for the commuting public to get a ride in Cebu City, I even highlighted in my video the non-peak hours from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., when most assume that the traffic condition during these hours is light and manageable. But it turned out that getting a ride even during what is considered non-rush hours is still very inconvenient and tough,” he said. His proposal entitled, “Metro Cebu Express: A Water Bus Liner Service,” aims to ease the difficulties faced by the riding public due to traffic congestion in the city. Mejia, who represented Central Visayas, bested nine other contestants during the national competition. The idea involved the maritime shipping industry in providing a solution to the growing concern of traffic. With the use of water vessels, Mejia proposed to ferry passengers from Pier 3 in Cebu City to Talisay City and vice versa. He said he will launch the design of the vessel by the first week of December. Mejia said that during the contest, he made sure to interact with the panel of judges to highlight his points and not just merely present his report. “I saw to it that the presentation of my business plan was interactive, involving the participation of the members of the panel of judges. I did not want to appear as if I was just merely reporting to them. I wanted them to realize in the process, the potential and viability of my business proposal in reducing the burden of the ordinary commuters, who struggle to get a ride in the midst of the worsening traffic conditions in Cebu,” he said. Mejia has a doctorate in maritime affairs from the Atlantic International University in Hawaii.

Department of Labor and Employment 7 Director Johnson Cañete said Mejia’s business idea showed potential by taking advantage of the sea to provide commuters an alternative and to decongest the major highways. “There is a pressing need, not only for government, but also for the rest of our constituents to help devise and introduce any business idea that would also serve as a plausible solution to some of our perennial problems. And what Dr. Mejia recommended has a big potential in decongesting the influx of commuters at the national highway, thereby solving our traffic situation,” he said, in a press release. Mejia received a P500,000 cash prize and will also be prioritized for possible grants and access to preferential business loan funding from the NRCO and its partners. (S) Source: https://www.sunstar.com. ph/article/1774633/Cebu/Business/ Seafarer-proposes-sea-transport-system


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Joao Paulo Rosa
Master of Science
Environmental Health and Safety
Angola
Dulce Manuela Antunes de Oliveira
Doctor of Philosophy
Human Res ources
Angola
Luis Alberto Del Valle Weckesser
Bachelor of Science
Ports Safety and Antiterrorism
Argentina
Marcelo Ramón Mannú
Master of Science
Political Science
Argentina
Ngolong Emmanuel Jonas
Master of Science
Nutrition Science
Cameroon
Ohagwu Onyinye Emmanuel
Master of Science
Computer Science
Canada
           
Djerandouba Yotobumbeti
Doctor of Social and Human Studies
Public Health
Chad
Jorge Marcelino Navarro Gallardo
Bachelor of Science
Civil Enginee ring
Chile
Carlos Ramos Carrillo
Master of Education
Linguistics
Colomb ia
Fiorella Donado Osío
Doctor of Literature
Latin American Language and Culture
Colomb ia
Ricardo Alberto Prieto Erazo
Master of Science
Mechanical Enginee ring
Colomb ia
Orlando Oscar Pasin Azerrad
Bachelor of Science
Architecture
Germany
           
Carlos Alberto Orozco Orozco
Master of Business Adm inistration
Business Administration
Guatemala
John Patrick Oketch
Master of Science
Che mical Enginee ring
Kenya
Karine Kimberly Alexandra Meyers
Master of Business Adm inistration
Marketing
Netherlands Antilles
Mela Bamiji
Bachelor of Arts
International Business
Nigeria
Chukwu, Chinedu Jude
Doctor of Project Management
Project Management
Nigeria
Douglas Doe Audu
Bachelor of Science
Energy
Nigeria
           
Akinola Oladipo Akinsola
Doctor of Management
Strategic Management
Nigeria
Segun Oyeniyi
Master of Science
Information Technology
Nigeria
Hoodo Abdillahi Mohammed
Bachelor of International Relations
Economic Development & Politics
North Somalia
Roberto Martínez Suarez
Doctor of Philosophy
Healthcare Administration
Puerto Rico
Ajayi Oluwakemi Deborah
Doctor of Philosophy
International Relations
Russia
Peter Nuyaba Sam-Kpakra
Master of Arts
Project Management
Sierra Leone
           
David Ayaga Aburko
Bachelor of Science
Public Health
South Sudan
Sergio Gracia Ledesma
Bachelor of Science
Civil Enginee ring
Spain
Thelma Khombi Nkonde
Doctor of Science
Public Health
Swaziland
Yeliz Daşan
Bachelor of Science
Business Administration
Turkey
Mulumba Julius
Doctor of Science
Structural Enginee ring
Uganda
Edward Mike Ndawula
Master of Science
Electrical Power Systems Enginee ring
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Master of Science
Political Science
United Arab Emirates
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Associate of Business Adm inistration
Marketing
Uruguay
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Bachelor of Science
Psychology
USA
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Master of Arts
Interior Des ign
USA
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Business Administration
USA
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USA
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Zamb ia
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Student Testimonials

Hendick Henzilzs Silien
Master of Education
October 23, 2018

“I, Mr. Hendick Henzilzs Silien writing to express my experience as a student studying online with Atlantic International University. Studying online have given me a challenge that the information, tasks, feedbacks which was send from my tutor, advisor, academic department and admission advisor that made me to graduate with a higher note. That boast my carrier to continue with my Doctorate with AIU again the next coming months. It is a grateful opportunity to study with AIU which develop my thinking capacity with my studies. I do face challenges with tuition fees but that never let me down with my studies. And I will be graduating with my Master Degree in Music. And I am ready to graduate on March, 2019. I am very, very happy to be part of Atlantic International University. Thank you
Ezekiel Mutopa
Bachelor of Mining Engineering
October 31, 2018

“My AIU experience has been exhilarating and interesting,amazing. I have grasped and learned many things in the course of my academic degree programme. AIU is a very welcoming place for different people from different backgrounds. My classes were great and enjoyed every bit of them. The depth and detail of what I was learning is far beyond my education experience in my home country. I managed to acquire knowledge on various aspects of mining engineering and managed to implement the knowledge that I gained at work and still sharing the knowledge and skills with others to create a better world. My experience at AIU has given me the chance to sharpen my skills in my field of choice. There have been, and there will continue to be many opportunities to learn more ways of improving mining engineering as a result of my time at AIU. I discovered that I still have a long way to go in terms of learning and look forward to do masters with AIU to further my knowledge in mining engineering.
Jamil Ibrahim Othman Falatah
Doctor of Education
January 14, 2012

“My participation with AIU was of multi dimensions covering personal, academic, and experience confines. The nature and relationship with AIU rendered me with factors that enhanced my personal qualifications as these factors supported recurred and fixed mechanisms dominated my daily programs for over more than three years. Regularly, I kept working on my assignments that became my first concern. Such involvement with writing, revising, and rewriting AIU assignments gave me both benefit and pleasure as my time became filled with duty and exploration. Regular contacts with my advisor and my tutor promoted confidence in my character as their remarks were both objective and friendly and closely associated not only with knowledge accumulation but also with personal conduct serving communication. My experience with AIU extends to the gaining of academic utility as this experience was rich in structure and was broad in scope. I had several contacts with an academic atmosphere provided me with knowledge of principles... Read full text: https://aiu.edu/Testimonials.aspx?ItemI D=812&rcid=73&pcid=63&cid=73
Joyce Mudhungu
Doctor of Science in Management
January 24, 2012

“AIU, thank you for the chance you gave me to be part of you for the last four years. It has been an exciting, and challenging time for me due to the fact that I was encountering a new career in my life. It has been a very great experience though. The program has driven me into a social achievement which I was lacking before. Now I believe I joined the ranks of the select group committed to build fundamental changes in our world destiny. I strongly believe that to God’s miracles there is no end and therefore one should never give up while still alive. Yes, as it is written in the bible that “all things are possible to those who believe and are strong willed to finding an answer to their questions.” I thank all my academic advisors, and counselors who have tolerated me in all ways, and have been there for me all the time. I now have insight in the day-to-day running of events, and I have learnt to be laissez-faire. God bless AIU.




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What is educational technology?

Akubue Innocent Emeka | Doctor of Educational Technology | Abstract



Various attempts have been made by scholars to define the term “Educational Technology”. A few of these definitions are presented below as follows: (i) The Association of Educational Communication and Technology (AECT, 1979) defines educational technology as "a complex, integrated process involving people, procedures, ideas, and organization for analyzing problems and devising, implementing, evaluating and managing solutions to those problems involved in all aspects of human learning".

(ii) According to Davies (1978), educational technology is "the development and presentation of instructional content using learning theories with the aim of promoting the achievement of predetermined instructional objectives and sub-systems that interact to achieve educational goals." In educational technology, instructional materials of various types are produced and used for effective teachingleaning activities. It makes lessons real, concrete, nearer home and clearer. (iii) According to Sandoval, V. For-lan (2010), Educational Technology, also called Learning Technology, is the study and ethical practice of facilitating learning and improving performance by creating, using and managing appropriate technological processes and resources, it includes other systems used in the process of developing human capability. (iv) The Educational Technology Act of US Congress, quoted in Grayson, (1972: 883), also, quoted in Unwin, D. and McAleese (1978), defined Educational Technology all the hardware and software, including television, radio, electronic classroom, instructional devices, still and motion picture projectors, computer-assisted or managed instructional equipment and materials, communications equipment for educational application, and other equipment and materials”... necessary to assist the process of learning. This definition restricts the meaning of educational technology to instructional media, with emphasis on the gadgets used in learning. The concept of technology in education is seen in terms of physical products.

in Agun, and Imogie, (1988:2), defined Educational Technology as a systematic way of designing, carrying out and evaluating the total process of learning and teaching in terms of specific objectives, based on research in human learning and communication, and employing a combination of human and non-human resources to bring about more effective instruction. In this definition, Educational Technology is defined in terms of the product and process of technology as a way of organizing materials and men. (vi) Gagne (1968: 6) quoted in Unwin, D & McAlesee (1978:313), defined Educational Technology as the development of a set of systematic techniques, and accompanying practical knowledge for designing, testing and operating schools as educational systems. ...It draws upon many disciplines, including those which design work space, like architecture,... equipment, like physical sciences; social environments, like sociology and anthropology ... administrative procedures, like the science of organizations and conditions effective learning, like psychology. This definition draws attention to the various fields that contribute to educational technology.

(vii) Rowntree, D, (1974: 2), defined Educational Technology as being concerned with designing the system as a whole; identifying aims and objectives, planning the learning environment, exploring and structuring the subject matter, selecting appropriate teaching strategies and learning media, evaluating the effectiveness of the learning system and using the insights gained from evaluation to improve that effectiveness for the future… This definition outlines the various operations that are carried out in the field of educational technology. The need for standard definitions and terms in the field of educational technology has been the concern of the Association for Educational Communication and Technology in the United States of America (A.E.C.T.). After 14 years of research work, the Association came up with the most acceptable and professional definition of educational technology as follows: (viii) Educational Technology is a complex, integrated process involving people, procedures, ideas, devices, and organization for analyzing problems, and devising, implementing, evaluating and managing solutions to those problems involved in all aspects of learning. In educational technology, the solutions to problems take the form of all the “Learning Resources” that are designed and/or selected as Messages, People, Materials, Devices, Techniques and Settings. The process for analyzing problems and devising, implementing and evaluating solutions and identified by the “Educational Development Functions” of Research, viz - Theory, Design, Production, Evaluation, Selection, Logistics, and Utilization. The processes of directing or coordinating one or more of these functions are identified by the “Educational Management Functions” of Organization, Management and Personnel Management. From these definitions, one can make the following deductions about Educational Technology: (i) It involves not only devices, equipment, and media but also people, procedures, ideas and organization. (ii) Emphasis is placed on a systematic process of analyzing problems and devising, implementing, evaluating and managing solutions to the identified problems. (iii) Educational technology employs an integrated, holistic, problem-solving approach. (iv) The kind of problems that concerns educational technology are those problems that pertain to all aspects of human learning. It is concerned with the total educational environment not only with its components.

Ilya Prigogine, dissipative structures or Theory of chaos and happiness

By Dr. Rosa Hilda Lora M. Advisor at AIU | [email protected]


When we are reading the headline of this article and we think: this scientist, who is him? What has happiness to do with him? I start looking for who is or was Ilya Prigogine and increases my curiosity because what have to do so-called Hard Sciences with what is happiness that is considered a concept within the Human Sciences. I like the relationship because I like mathematics. Let's see what the Hard Sciences have to do with Human Sciences; first of all who was Ilya Prigogine. Ilya Prigogine was one of the great scientists of the last century who even received a Nobel Prize.

Prigogine was a scientist born in Russia, naturalized Belgian, who worked in Chemistry and Physics. Born in Moscow in 1917, he studied Chemistry and Physics at the Brussels University and received his PhD degree in 1941. He devoted himself to the study of irreversible phenomena by creating new concepts such as dissipative structures. He received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1977 for his work in Physics. Prigogine is one of the scientists who works in science and considers that determinism, as “this is a consequence of this and nothing else”, does not happen with the certainty that had been considered in science. Science is still divided among the scientists who support determinism, measurement and those who put it on. “As far as we know, some phenomena are adequately described by deterministic equations, as is the case with planetary movements, but others, such as biological evolution, involve stochastic processes”. (Prigogine, 2009, p. 23). According to Prigogine, in sciences there are aspects that are measurable, that remain constant, and others, the stochastic, which varies by elements, such as time. The fundamental concept of the Prigogine proposal is to distinguish phenomena in the sciences that are not kept constant to be measurable and that the same system can always be applied. What this says is just an illusion? That the sciences were developed thanks to the deterministic system, thanks to introducing mathematics to measure, but that same science that created its development and found new elements of knowledge also has to look for new ways of determining what is considered scientific. Faced with these new discoveries of the behavior of what nature offers, new concepts must be created such as: fluctuations, irreversibility and finally what he called "dissipative structures".

He tells us: “Our world is a world of changes, exchanges and innovation. To understand it, a theory of the processes, of the times of life, of the principles and of the ends is necessary; we need a theory of qualitative diversity, of the emergence of the qualitatively new”. (Prigogine, 2009, pp. 70-71). Prigogine is one of the scientists whose works integrate the quantitative with the qualitative. He accepted the measurement offered by mathematics but his thought was always that there are other phenomena that need more explanation than mathematics. He worked in the fields of physics and chemistry but considered that it was necessary to look for ways for other phenomena that already existed in the field of those sciences. His thought also took him to the social and explained the society within his great research: “THE DISSIPATIVE STRUCTURES” or THEORY OF CHAOS. Prigogine said: “It is evident that a society is a non-linear system in which what each individual does has repercussions and is amplified by the effect of the socius. This characteristic has increased dramatically as a result of the intensification of exchanges of all kinds”. (Prigogine, 2009, pp. 56-57). Within the social the human and happiness is given in the human being. According to Prigogine dissipative structures are processes of self-organization within a system that is altered by the influx of fluctuations. “Indeed, when, instead of disappearing, a fluctuation increases within a system, beyond the critical threshold of stability, the system expresses a deep transformation, adopts a completely different mode of operation, structured in time and space, functionally organized. What then emerges is a process of self-organization, what we have called "dissipative structures”. (Prigogine, 2009, p. 89). About life, he said: “Life is certainly one of the most amazing manifestations of this universal arrow of time. From this point of view, we can consider it as a consequence of the existence of irreversible processes, but what I want to highlight is that life, in turn, transmutes this own situation, intrinsic to the rupture of symmetry, to objects of the physical world that, without their intervention, they would have a symmetrical temporal behavior”. (Prigogine, 2009, pp. 131-132). Now begin the application to life and to the happiness of dissipative structures. As human beings we are a system, a system that is related to other systems such as: the governments, the culture of which we are part, the friends and our first system; parents. According to Prigogine's proposal, we are open systems because we are related, we let fluctuations in and these fluctuations break the balance and a new organization and a new state is created. What we have to do to build our happiness is to identify and know what fluctuations will make us self-organize better and better.

Happiness, what is it? Happiness is growth and the opportunity to achieve it. To have an education throughout life, to have a decent home, to have the necessary medical assistance, to have the opportunity of a job with just compensation. When we are far from being happy, it is because we let in our system, in our life, negative fluctuations, that make us self-organize towards aspects that are far from giving us satisfactions to the conditions that make the human being welfare to be better and therefore be happy.

We can be self-destructing or we can do every human aspect better day by day. We can think that living in this or the other culture, whose sign is violence, there is no possibility of self-organizing to be happy. We can do it; what will happen to us is: it will take us more effort to maintain inner peace to choose the best to live satisfied with what we are and on the way to growth as a human being. In this stage of your life, who are you? Do you identify who are you as a human being? Do you identify the systems with which you relate? Do you identify what goals you want to achieve? Do you know what can you do to not self-destruct? Do you have enough will, to not let in to the system that you are, the negative fluctuations they come from wherever they come? What will you do so that the fluctuations that enter in the open system that you are should be the best for selforganization to be for your happiness? Go ahead! Let's build our happiness! We are going to generate self-organization, we are going to go through the chaos that is the changes that are taking place until the balance is broken and we reach the new structure that allows us to be happy! We are living in fluctuations everywhere and it seems that they bring us into chaos; it depends on us to organize ourselves in such a way that despite this chaos we are building our happiness. Let's do it! Goodbye to destructive chaos and it comes the chaos of self-organization to be happy!

BIBLIOGRAPHY. Prigogine, I. (2009). ¿Tan solo una ilusión?. Barcelona: Tusquest Editores.

Importance of Your Originality

Edward Lambert | AIU Academic Coordinator


In these days where information is digital, it is easy to copy text from other sources into an assignment. It is not good to copy text from sources. Why?

The advisors at Atlantic International University do not want to read the words of another person. They want to read words that come from your life experience, from your brain, from your soul. The advisors want to see your life in your essays. They want to see that the knowledge is passing through your brain and finding its own expression within you. They want to see your soul. They want to perceive your experience of life on this earth. The only way to see you and your life is by reading your own words. At AIU, we want to read about your community. We want to know about where you live and where you work. We want to see that you are applying the knowledge to your community. It is good to include case examples from your community or work in your assignments. If you write about your community, you will certainly write with your own words.

It is important to note AIU uses a very efficient internet service to evaluate the originality of an assignment. We do not want to see more than 30% of your work coming from other sources. We use 30% as the standard for the internet evaluation because some text is likely to found in other writings even though it is original to you. So we give you some leeway. However, you should write your assignments using your own words. If you are a student that is not confident in your English, it is still best to write in your own words. Your original words will be appreciated more, even if they are not written in perfect English. We want to hear your voice through your words. At AIU, we see all students as unique and unrepeatable. We recognize your originality as a person on this earth and in your community. So, be original. Be yourself. Write with your own words.




Learning

Storytelling

Our brains become more active when we tell stories.

For over 27,000 years, since the first cave paintings were discovered, telling stories has been one of our most fundamental communication methods. Recently a good friend of mine gave me an introduction to the power of storytelling, and I wanted to learn more. Here is the science around storytelling and how we can use it to make better decisions every day. We all enjoy a good story, whether it's a novel, a movie, or simply something one of our friends is explaining to us. But why do we feel so much more engaged when we hear a narrative about events? It's in fact quite simple. If we listen to a powerpoint presentation with boring bullet points, a certain part in the brain gets activated. Scientists call this Broca's area and Wernicke's area. Overall, it hits our language processing parts in the brain, where we decode words into meaning. And that's it, nothing else happens. When we are being told a story, things change dramatically. Not only are the language processing parts in our brain activated, but any other area in our brain that we would use when experiencing the events of the story are too. If someone tells us about how delicious certain foods were, our sensory cortex lights up. If it's about motion, our motor cortex gets active: “Metaphors like “The singer had a velvet voice” ...
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Snapchat dysmorphia

“ and the real dangers of perceived flaws.

Snapchat Dysmorphia. n. A fixation on perceived flaws in one’s appearance, caused by seeing too many filtered photos. People used to show up in plastic surgeons’ offices with photos of movie stars, asking for Angelina’s lips or Jon Hamm’s chin. Today they come with selfies, asking to look like themselves. Not the human selves that mock us all in fitting-room mirrors, of course, but the sparkling, digitally embellished versions that increasingly populate our social feeds. On platforms like Snapchat and Instagram, users now routinely deploy filters and tools like Facetune for selfieimprovement, fashioning reflections that better capture their true inner beauty. Swipe away acne or wrinkles. Swipe again for big soulful eyes, a thinner nose. You can even change the shape of your face. Such fixes used to be just for glamour shots of celebrities. But nowadays, with flawless skin and symmetrical faces all over social media, the “beautiful people” are our peers. It’s enough to give you a complex. In fact, doctors have begun to speak of “Snapchat dysmorphia,” an obsession with normal imperfections that, for teens especially, can cause real harm. And it’s driving many to seek surgery, in hopes of editing their faces IRL like they do on their phones. ... Read full text:


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Holy Cow!

Astronomers agog at mysterious new Supernova.

For many astronomers, 2018 will be remembered as the Year of the Cow —after the nickname of a spectacular stellar explosion that has kept them busy for months. The unusual event has offered an unprecedented window on to the collapse of a star, two teams of researchers suggest in papers submitted to the arXiv preprint server on 25 October. Contrary to the slow ramp-up of a typical supernova, Cow —technically, the event AT2018cow— became stupendously bright essentially overnight, leaving astronomers perplexed. “It popped up out of nowhere,” says Stephen Smartt, an astronomer at Queen’s University Belfast, UK, who first discovered the explosion, and who named it according to an alphabetical protocol that just happened to spell out the word ‘cow’. This is “the dream” for those who study stellar explosions, adds Raffaella Margutti, an astrophysicist at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, who led one of the teams behind the latest two papers. Through independent observations, the two groups behind the latest papers have now arrived at the same conclusion: that a ‘central engine’ has kept agitating the exploding star from the inside for months and that the energy must have come from either a newly formed black hole in the process of accreting matter, or the frenetic rotation of a neutron star. Black holes and neutron stars are both born ...
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Solar thermal fuel

Scientists develop liquid fuel that can store the sun's energy for up to 18 years.

No matter how abundant or renewable, solar power has a thorn in its side. There is still no cheap and efficient long-term storage for the energy that it generates. The solar industry has been snagged on this branch for a while, but in the past year alone, a series of four papers has ushered in an intriguing new solution. Scientists in Sweden have developed a specialised fluid, called a solar thermal fuel, that can store energy from the sun for well over a decade. “A solar thermal fuel is like a rechargeable battery, but instead of electricity, you put sunlight in and get heat out, triggered on demand,” Jeffrey Grossman, an engineer works with these materials at MIT explained to NBC News. The fluid is actually a molecule in liquid form that scientists from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden have been working on improving for over a year. This molecule is composed of carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen, and when it is hit by sunlight, it does something unusual: the bonds between its atoms are rearranged and it turns into an energised new version of itself, called an isomer. Like prey caught in a trap, energy from the sun is thus captured between the isomer's strong chemical bonds, and it stays there even when ...
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Wilfrid Wood



Wilfrid Wood is a London-based sculptor, model maker and illustrator. He trained in graphics at Central St Martins before landing a job building latex heads for satirical TV programme, Spitting Image. From there he embarked on his artistic career, and his charismatic and quirky sculptures have since been exhibited all over the world. Wilfrid has created likenesses of a variety of people from Wayne Rooney to Paul McCartney. Wood began his career with a degree in graphics, before going on to work creating latex puppets for a TV show. It was during his TV work that he developed a keen interest in creating 3D sculptures, eventually going freelance full time. He now lives and works in Hackney Wick, one of East London’s most artistic boroughs with over 600 artist studios.
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Book displays



Starfield Library in Gangnam, Seoul, is spreading the Christmas cheer with larger-than-life illustrations painted across its towering shelves of books. Paintings of fairy tale animals cover the height of a three-sided tower of bookshelves that takes center-stage in the huge library. Stretching all the way up till it almost touches the ceiling, each painted side depicts a fantastical scene of animals engaging in fun activities.
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I worked out twice a day

...until it started messing with my hormones.

“Dude, I think something is out of whack with my hormones,” I tell my workout buddy, as I walk towards my CrossFit box for the second time in one day. ... All was well until a subtle shift started happening inside my body. I felt off. Even after 8 or 9 hours of sleep, I’d wake up wiped and craving coffee. ... I phoned a doctor friend, who suspected that all the high-intensity exercise was messing with my cortisol —you know, that pesky stress hormone— levels. She was right. Here’s the low-down on the hormone, how exercise impacts it, and what to do if flare-ups leave you feeling... off. Cortisol is in charge of regulating changes in the body that happen in response to anxiety and tension, and it plays a role in managing our bodies fight-or-flight response. “Cortisol is secreted by the adrenal glands, which are little glands on top of your kidneys that look like hats,” says Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG. “Your cortisol levels naturally rise and fall throughout the day. For most people, cortisol spikes in the morning when you first wake up, lulls in the afternoon, and may spike again in the late evening.” ... When your hormonal levels are ... out of balance, you might experience fatigue, insomnia, irregular periods, increased appetite, problems with blood sugar regulation, weight gain, increased inflammation, and decreased libido,” says Robin Berzin, MD, founder and CEO ... Read full text:

Panpsychism

Are we all multiple personalities of universal consciousness?

There’s a reason they call it the “hard problem.” Consciousness: Where is it? What is it? No one single perspective seems to be able to answer all the questions we have about consciousness. Now Bernardo Kastrup thinks he’s found one. He calls his ontology idealism, and according to idealism, all of us and all we perceive are manifestations of something very much like a cosmic-scale dissociative identity disorder (DID). He suggests there’s an all-encompassing universewide consciousness, it has multiple personalities, and we’re them. Kastrup’s paper is an attempt to devise an explanation for consciousness that leaves no unanswered questions behind as other commonly held perspectives do, at least at our current level of scientific knowledge. (Kastrup is a computer engineer specializing in A.I. and reconfigurable computing.) There are a seemingly endless array of ultimately unsatisfying isms thrown at the problem of consciousness. If you’ve got some time, have a look at the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Here, though, if only to explain what panpsychism, the basis of Kastrup’s idealism, isn’t, it’ll be helpful to talk very briefly about ... Read full text:

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System 001

Huge ocean cleanup device launches for Pacific Ocean.



After five years of development, ‘System 001’ by non-profit Ocean Cleanup —brainchild of 24-yearold Dutch inventor Boyan Slat— launched on September to remove 80,000 tons of plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. This area is where the largest amount of ocean plastic in the world resides and is located approximately mid-way between Hawaii and the coast of California. Created by circulating currents, the Patch has become roughly the size of France and is thought to contain 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic. The massive 600-meter-long ‘System 001’ machine capitalizes on tidal movements to drift towards areas of high plastic concentration. It forms a horseshoe-shaped blockade to net debris that can subsequently be collected and recycled. Should this initial launch prove successful, Ocean Cleanup intends to roll out a fleet of similar system to extract over half of the plastic debris collected in this area over the next five years. While many ocean experts have expressed optimism about the technology, one major lingering concern is the entrapment of marine life in the system. There remains a possibility that ocean life can bypass beneath the three-meter-deep skirt that collects the plastic. ... Read full text:

“New flavor” for Oreo

Greenpeace creates it, sends replica to global HQ.

Greenpeace has called out Oreo’s parent company, Mondelēz International, for not putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to eradicating deforestation and exploitative business practices from its supply chain. On November 14, Greenpeace revealed that it was delivering a fivefoot- wide replica of an Oreo cookie to Mondelēz International’s headquarters in Deerfield, Illinois. The flavor? Deforestation. The cookie model had its top layer twisted off in iconic Oreo “twist, lick, dunk” fashion to reveal a graphic of a bulldozer tearing though a forest, much to the distraught of its fleeing animals. The truck it was transported on came with the banner, “Tell Oreo to Drop Dirty Palm Oil.” Even though Mondelēz International announced its commitment in 2010 to enforcing a more eco-friendly supply chain by 2020, Greenpeace argues that the brand is far from achieving this goal. According to the NGO, among 25 of the worst palm oil manufacturers in Indonesia, 22 of these belong in Mondelēz International’s supply chain as of 2017. Fast Company reports that between 2015 and 2017, these 22 palm oil producers ravaged more than 70,000 hectares of rainforest in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. ...
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Rape victims

Why most of them don’t acknowledge what happened.

She was 16, he was 40. She told herself it was a romantic affair. But her body and mind would do strange things when they were together. Sometimes she felt as if she was separate from her body, which would shake and shake after seeing him. This was a full-body shaking, more like a quake than a shiver. It took Marissa Korbel more than a decade to view what had happened to her not as an affair, but as assault. “I really took all of the blame for it for at least nine or ten years,” she says. With years of therapy behind her, she’s now a mother and an attorney for an organisation in Oregon that advocates for survivors of sexual assault. Even today, Korbel finds herself sometimes re-experiencing the bodily dissociation that she first encountered with her assaulter. Revisiting this trauma is a way for her to try to understand it. “I’m seeking sexual experiences that overwhelm me, and that make me basically leave my body,” she explains matter-of-factly. “I have a very complicated relationship with dissociation because I understand that it’s a marker of a trauma. And I know that when I learned to do it, it wasn’t a good thing.” Korbel isn’t alone. A meta-analysis of 28 studies of women and girls aged 14 and older who had had non-consensual sex ... Read full text:

New robot

Tracks sick bees wearing tiny coded backpacks.

Science hasn’t been giving us a tremendous amount of good news these days. We’re speeding toward climate catastrophe, for one. We’ve screwed up the environment so badly, it’s hard to even call it an environment anymore. And that’s coming back to bite (or sting) us: Bee populations, which we rely on to pollinate our crops, are plummeting. But science is also coming to the rescue, by gluing QR codes to bumblebees’ backs and tracking their movements with a robotic camera. Researchers have created a system that tracks individual bees as well as the dynamics of whole colonies exposed to imidacloprid, a neurotoxin that belongs to the infamous neonicotinoid group of pesticides. The findings aren’t pretty, but they may go a long way in teasing apart how neonicotinoids are ravaging bees, and how we might save these fliers. Neonicotinoids are the most common class of insecticides globally. “When we first started using them in agriculture in particular, they passed the initial tests of, Oh are they safe for bees at the concentrations they're likely to encounter in the field?” says Harvard biologist James Crall, lead author on a new paper in Science describing the bumblebee-tracking technique. But those tests weren’t exactly thorough enough. “You might not see a dead bee in 24 or 48 hours, but still you're seeing important behavioral shifts over time that lead to impaired ...
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Campus

Seven predictions

Bill Gates is pretty good at predicting the future. This is what he thinks will happen next.

1 In the next 15 years, 33 million people could be wiped out in less than a year by a pathogen. At the Munich Security conference, Gates warned that “epidemiologists say a fast-moving airborne pathogen could kill more than 30 million people in less than a year.” This could be due to mutation, accident, or terrorist intent. While this may seem outlandish, similar events have occurred before: the most obvious example is the Black Death, which killed almost a third of Europe, but more recently, in 1918, the Spanish Flu wiped out between 50 and 100 million people.

2 Africa will become entirely self-sufficient in terms of food production. He believes Africa will achieve the goal due to a number of structural changes: First, better fertilizers and crops being developed will cause an upward spiral of greater nutrition leading to greater productivity. Second, developments in infrastructure that are already taking place, such as Ghana increasing the width of highways connecting production zones to distribution zones and Senegal removing checkpoints that cause delays. Third, as phones become more widespread, this will allow the communication of information such as weather reports and market prices.

3 The lives of the poor will be transformed by mobile banking. Electronic banking systems will allow the poor to store and protect money digitally: he said in his 2015 annual letter that “by 2030, 2 billion people who don’t have a bank account today will be storing money and making payment with their phones.”

4 In the year 2035, poor countries will no longer exist. Gates cites how much the world has changed during his own lifetime —moving from a world segmented into the Soviet Union, the Western Allies, and “everyone else” to the world we see today— as a precedent for how much it has the potential to change. He wrote in his 2014 letter that “aid is a fantastic investment, and we should be doing more. It saves and improves lives very effectively, laying the groundwork for […] longterm economic progress.”

5 By 2030 there will be a clean energy breakthrough that will revolutionize our world. In a slightly more recent prediction, made in 2016, Gates does not name any existing method of renewable energy as the panacea, but he thinks the key is investment in young people. He has already invested $2 billion in alternative technologies.

6 Countless jobs will be lost to automation. In an interview with Quartz, Bill Gates envisages, as many industry leaders do, a world in which humans are put out of work by robots. Gates, though, has provided a possible plan of action: to tax robots in order to fund more jobs that can only be performed by humans, like taking care of the elderly or working with children.

7 Polio could be eliminated worldwide by 2019. In his 2013 Annual Letter, Gates revealed statistics showing that the prevalence of polio has been reduced from impacting millions of people in hundreds of countries to now being active in only three countries worldwide. The key, he states, is measurement: “You have to measure accurately, as well as create an environment where problems can be discussed openly so you can effectively evaluate what’s working and what’s not.”
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Foot Gym.

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—Stan Lee (via Spider-man).

“With great power comes great responsibility.”

—Stan Lee (via Spider-man). 1922–2018. American comic book writer, editor, and publisher, active from the 1940s to the 2010s.

What to do when things don't go your way

1. Take a step back and evaluate.
2. Vent if you have to, but don't linger on the problem.
3. Realize there are others out there facing this too.
4. Process your emotions.
5. Acknowledge your thoughts.
6. Give yourself a break.
7. Uncover what you're really upset about.
8. See this is an obstacle to be overcome.
9. Analyze the situation —focus on actionable steps.
10. Identify how it ocurred —so it won't occur again next time.
11. Realize the situation can be a lot worse.
12. Do your best, but don't kill yourself over it.
13. Pick out the learning points from the encounter.

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Bachelor of Infrastructure

SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

The Bachelor of Infrastructure program is offered online via distance learning. After evaluating both academic record and life experience, AIU staff working in conjunction with Faculty and Academic Advisors will assist students in setting up a custom-made program, designed on an individual basis. This flexibility to meet student needs is seldom found in other distance learning programs. Our online program does not require all students to take the same subjects/ courses, use the same books, or learning materials. Instead, the online Bachelor of Infrastructure curriculum is designed individually by the student and academic advisor. It specifically addresses strengths and weaknesses with respect to market opportunities in the student’s major and intended field of work. Understanding that industry and geographic factors should influence the content of the curriculum instead of a standardized one-fits-all design is the hallmark of AIU’s unique approach to adult education. This philosophy addresses the dynamic and constantly changing environment of working professionals by helping adult students in reaching their professional and personal goals within the scope of the degree program.

Important:

Below is an example of the topics or areas you may develop and work on during your studies. By no means is it a complete or required list as AIU programs do not follow a standardized curriculum. It is meant solely as a reference point and example. Want to learn more about the curriculum design at AIU? Go ahead and visit our website, especially the Course and Curriculum section: http://aiu.edu/CourseCurriculum.html

Core Courses and Topics

General aspects of infrastructure Statistics and GIS
Environmental aspects
Regional and urban planning
Transport planning and modeling
Water and power supply
Sanitary engineering
Management
Promotion, financing and viability analysis of infrastructures
Feasibility analysis in infrastructure investment
Promotion models
Concessions
Management of the inf. project
Administration and management of contracts in large turnkey projects
Contract management
Management of infrastructure exploitation
Infrastructure maintenance mgmt.
Specialty roads
Management of the promotion of roads
Construction of pavements
Execution of bridges
Execution of tunnels
Management of road exploitation

Orientation Courses

Communication & Investigation (Comprehensive Resume)
Organization Theory (Portfolio)
Experiential Learning (Autobiography)
Academic Evaluation (Questionnaire)
Fundament of Knowledge (Integration Chart)
Fundamental Principles I (Philosophy of Education)
Professional Evaluation (Self Evaluation Matrix)
Development of Graduate Study
(Guarantee of an Academic Degree)

Research Project

Bachelor Thesis Project
MBM300 Thesis Proposal
MBM302 Bachelor Thesis (5000 words)

Contact us to get started

Submit your Online Application, paste your resume and any additional comments/ questions in the area provided.

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Publication.

Each graduate is encouraged to publish their research papers either online in the public domain or through professional journals and periodicals worldwide.


About Us

Accreditation

Atlantic International University offers distance learning degree programs for adult learners at bachelors, masters, and doctoral level. With self paced program taken online, AIU lifts the obstacles that keep professional adults from completing their educational goals. Programs are available throughout a wide range of majors and areas of study. All of this with a philosophically holistic approach towards education fitting within the balance of your life and acknowledging the key role each individual can play in their community, country, and the world. Atlantic International University is accredited by the Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC). ASIC Accreditation is an internationally renowned quality standard for colleges and universities. Visit ASIC’s Directory of Accredited Colleges and Universities. ASIC is a member of CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) in the USA, an approved accreditation body by the Ministerial Department of the Home Office in the UK, and is listed in the International Directory of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The University is based in the United States and was established by corporate charter in 1998.

Our founding principles are based on the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights; per article 26, AIU believes that Higher Education is a Human Right. The University has implemented a paradigm shifting educational model for its academic programs that have allowed it to move closer to this goal through the self-empowerment of its students, decentralization of the learning process, personalized open curriculum design, a sustainable learning model, developing 11 core elements of the Human Condition within MYAIU, and utilizing the quasi-infinite knowledge through the use of information technology combined with our own capacity to find solutions to all types of global issues, dynamic problems, and those of individuals and multidisciplinary teams. Due to these differentiations and the university’s mission, only a reputable accrediting agency with the vision and plasticity to integrate and adapt its processes around AIU’s proven and successful innovative programs could be selected. Unfortunately, the vast majority of accrediting agencies adhere to and follow obsolete processes and requirements that have outlived their usefulness and are in direct conflict with the university’s mission of offering a unique, dynamic, affordable, quality higher education to the nontraditional student (one who must work, study what he really needs for professional advancement, attend family issues, etc.). We believe that adopting outdated requirements and processes would impose increased financial burdens on students while severely limiting their opportunities to earn their degree and advance in all aspects. Thus, in selecting the ASIC as its accrediting agency, AIU ensured that its unique programs would not be transformed into a copy or clone of those offered by the 10,000+ colleges and universities around the world. Since ASIC is an international accrediting agency based outside the United States, we are required by statute HRS446E to place the following disclaimer: ATLANTIC INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY IS NOT ACCREDITED BY AN ACCREDITING AGENCY RECOGNIZED BY THE UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF EDUCATION. Note: In the United States and abroad, many licensing authorities require accredited degrees as the basis for eligibility for licensing. In some cases, accredited colleges may not accept for transfer courses and degrees completed at unaccredited colleges, and some employers may require an accredited degree as a basis for eligibility for employment. Potential students should consider how the above may affect their interests, AIU respects the unique rules and regulations of each country and does not seek to influence the respective authorities. In the event that a prospective student wishes to carry out any government review or process in regards to his university degree, we recommend that the requirements of such are explored in detail with the relevant authorities by the prospective student as the university does not intervene in such processes. AIU students can be found in over 180 countries, they actively participate and volunteer in their communities as part of their academic program and have allocated thousands of service hours to diverse causes and initiatives. AIU programs follow the standards commonly used by colleges and universities in the United States with regards to the following: academic program structure, degree issued, transcript, and other graduation documents. AIU graduation documents can include an apostille and authentication from the US Department of State to facilitate their use internationally.

The AIU Difference

It is acknowledged that the act of learning is endogenous, (from within), rather than exogenous.

This fact is the underlying rationale for “Distance Learning”, in all of the programs offered by AIU. The combination of the underlying principles of student “self instruction”, (with guidance), collaborative development of curriculum unique to each student, and flexibility of time and place of study, provides the ideal learning environment to satisfy individual needs.

AIU is an institution of experiential learning and nontraditional education at a distance. There are no classrooms and attendance is not required.

Mission & Vision

MISSION:

To be a higher learning institution concerned about generating cultural development alternatives likely to be sustained in order to lead to a more efficient administration of the world village and its environment; exerting human and community rights through diversity with the ultimate goal of the satisfaction and evolution of the world.

VISION:

The empowerment of the individual towards the convergence of the world through a sustainable educational design based on andragogy and omniology.

Organizational Structure

Dr. Franklin Valcin
President/Academic Dean

Ricardo González
Chief Operation Officer
Ofelia Hernandez
Director of AIU
Clara Margalef
Dir. of Special Projects of AIU
Juan Pablo Moreno
Director of Operations
Paul Applebaum
IT Director
Nadeem Awan
Chief Programing
Dr. Jack Rosenzweig
Dean of Academic Affairs
Paula Vieria
Admissions Manager
Dr. Edward Lambert
Academic Coordinator
Dr. Ariadna Romero
Academic Coordinator
Maricela Esparza
Administrative Coordinator
Jaime Rotlewicz
Admissions Coordinator
Carlos Aponte
Telecom. Coordinator
Rosie Perez
Finance Coordinator
Nadia Gabaldon
Student Services Supervisor
Dr. José Mercado
Chief Executive Officer

Linda Collazo
Student Services Coordinator
Kingsley Zelee
IT Coordinator
Felipe Gomez
Design Director
Giovanni Castillo
Operations assistant
Liliana Peñaranda
Logistics Coordinator
Amalia Aldrett
Admissions Coordinator
Alba Ochoa
Admissions Coordinator
Sandra Garcia
Admissions Coordinator
Veronica Amuz
Admissions Coordinator
Junko Shimizu
Admissions Coordinator
Roberto Aldrett
Communications Coordinator
Nazma Sultana
Assistant Programming
Jhanzaib Awan
Assistant Programming
Chris Benjamin
Hosting Server
Dr. Ricardo González
Provost

Vivian Calderon
Registrar Office
Daritza Ysla
Accounting Coordinator
Patricia C. Domenech
Human Resources
Irina Ivashuk
Administrative Assistant
Kimberly Diaz
Academic Tutor
Renata Da Silva
Academic Tutor
Lourdes Puentes
Academic Tutor
Rina Lehnhoff
Academic Tutor
Renato Cifuentes
Academic Tutor
Arturo Vejar
Academic Tutor
Arhely Espinoza
Academic Tutor
Luisa Villar
Academic Tutor
Cyndy Dominguez
Academic Tutor
Paulina Garcia
Academic Assistant

School of Business and Economics

The School of Business and Economics allows aspiring and practicing professionals, managers, and entrepreneurs in the private and public sectors to complete a self paced distance learning degree program of the highest academic standard. The ultimate goal is to empower learners and help them take advantage of the enormous array of resources from the world environment in order to eliminate the current continuum of poverty and limitations. Degree programs are designed for those students whose professional experience has been in business, marketing, administration, economics, finance and management.

Areas of Study:

Accounting, Advertising, Banking, Business Administration, Communications, Ecommerce, Finance, Foreign Affairs, Home Economics, Human Resources, International Business, International Finance, Investing, Globalization, Marketing, Management, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Public Administrations, Sustainable Development, Public Relations, Telecommunications, Tourism, Trade.

School of Social and Human Studies

The School of Social and Human Studies is focused on to the development of studies which instill a core commitment to building a society based on social and economic justice and enhancing opportunities for human well being. The founding principles lie on the basic right of education as outlined in the Declaration of Human Rights. We instill in our students a sense of confidence and self reliance in their ability to access the vast opportunities available through information channels, the world wide web, private, public, nonprofit, and nongovernmental organizations in an ever expanding global community. Degree programs are aimed towards those whose professional life has been related to social and human behavior, with the arts, or with cultural studies.

Areas of Study:

Psychology, International Affairs, Sociology, Political Sciences, Architecture, Legal Studies, Public Administration, Literature and languages, Art History, Ministry, African Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Asian Studies, European Studies, Islamic Studies, Religious Studies.

School of Science and Engineering

The School of Science and Engineering seeks to provide dynamic, integrated, and challenging degree programs designed for those whose experience is in industrial research, scientific production, engineering and the general sciences. Our system for research and education will keep us apace with the twenty-first century reach scientific advance in an environmentally and ecologically responsible manner to allow for the sustainability of the human population. We will foster among our students a demand for ethical behavior, an appreciation for diversity, an understanding of scientific investigation,

Areas of Study:

Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Communications, Petroleum Science, Information Technology, Telecommunications, Nutrition Science, Agricultural Science, Computer Science, Sports Science, Renewable Energy, Geology, Urban Planning.

Online Library Resources

With access to a global catalog created and maintained collectively by more than 9,000 participating institutions, AIU students have secured excellent research tools for their study programs.

The AIU online library contains over 2 billion records and over 300 million bibliographic records that are increasing day by day. The sources spanning thousands of years and virtually all forms of human expression. There are files of all kinds, from antique inscribed stones to e-books, form wax engravings to MP3s, DVDs and websites. In addition to the archives, the library AIU Online offers electronic access to more than 149,000 e-books, dozens of databases and more than 13 million full-text articles with pictures included. Being able to access 60 databases and 2393 periodicals with more than 18 million items, guarantees the information required to perform the assigned research project. Users will find that many files are enriched with artistic creations on the covers, indexes, reviews, summaries and other information. The records usually have information attached from important libraries. The user can quickly assess the relevance of the information and decide if it is the right source.

Education on the 21st century

AIU is striving to regain the significance of the concept of education, which is rooted into the Latin “educare”, meaning “to pull out”, breaking loose from the paradigm of most 21st century universities with their focus on “digging and placing information” into students’ heads rather than teaching them to think. For AIU, the generation of “clones” that some traditional universities are spreading throughout the real world is one of the most salient reasons for today’s ills. In fact, students trained at those educational institutions never feel a desire to “change the world” or the current status quo; instead, they adjust to the environment, believe everything is fine, and are proud of it all.

In a world where knowledge and mostly information expire just like milk, we must reinvent university as a whole in which each student, as the key player, is UNIQUE within an intertwined environment. This century’s university must generate new knowledge bits although this may entail its separation from both the administrative bureaucracy and the faculty that evolve there as well. AIU thinks that a university should be increasingly integrated into the “real world”, society, the economy, and the holistic human being. As such, it should concentrate on its ultimate goal, which is the student, and get him/her deeply immersed into a daily praxis of paradigm shifts, along with the Internet and research, all these being presently accessible only to a small minority of the world community. AIU students must accomplish their self-learning mission while conceptualizing it as the core of daily life values through the type of experiences that lead to a human being’s progress when information is converted into education. The entire AIU family must think of the university as a setting that values diversity and talent in a way that trains mankind not only for the present but above all for a future that calls everyday for professionals who empower themselves in academic and professional areas highly in demand in our modern society. We shall not forget that, at AIU, students are responsible for discovering their own talents and potential, which they must auto-develop in such a way that the whole finish product opens up as a flower that blossoms every year more openly.

The AIU stance is against the idea of the campus as a getaway from day-to-day pressure since we believe reality is the best potential-enhancer ever; one truly learns through thinking, brainstorming ideas, which leads to new solutions, and ultimately the rebirth of a human being fully integrated in a sustainable world environment. Self-learning is actualized more from within than a top-down vantage point, that is to say, to influence instead of requesting, ideas more than power. We need to create a society where solidarity, culture, life, not political or economic rationalism and more than techno structures, are prioritized. In short, the characteristics of AIU students and alumni remain independence, creativity, self-confidence, and ability to take risk towards new endeavors. This is about people’s worth based not on what they know but on what they do with what they know.

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AIU Service

AIU offers educational opportunities in the USA to adults from around the world so that they can use their own potential to manage their personal, global cultural development. The foundational axis of our philosophy lies upon self-actualized knowledge and information, with no room for obsoleteness, which is embedded into a DISTANCE LEARNING SYSTEM based on ANDRAGOGY and OMNIOLOGY.

The ultimate goal of this paradigm is to empower learners and help them take advantage of the enormous array of resources from the world environment in order to eliminate the current continuum of poverty and limitations.

This will become a crude reality with respect for, and practice of, human and community rights through experiences, investigations, practicum work, and/ or examinations. Everything takes place in a setting that fosters diversity; with advisors and consultants with doctorate degrees and specializations in Human Development monitor learning processes, in addition to a worldwide web of colleagues and associations, so that they can reach the satisfaction and the progress of humanity with peace and harmony.

Contact us to get started

Now, it’s possible to earn your degree in the comfort of your own home. For additional information or to see if you qualify for admissions please contact us.

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