Another book published

June 30, 2020.
One of our graduates, Patricia Orlunwo Ikiriko, is an Amazon No.1 Bestselling Author and has published another book. You can find her book titled, “Template for Academic Excellence”, on Amazon.

Abstract: Discover the practical ways of studying and opportunity to learn important study methods with ease to attain good grades right now —without even stressing yourself to approach tests and examinations with confidence. Patricia Ikiriko does a thorough job in explaining clearly from first principles how to get into the right frame of mind for studying and the practical steps students should take to achieve educational goals, including Tips about time management, Self-belief, Self-responsibility, Learning styles, Practical exercise for easy retention when studying.

Find her published book here:
https://www.amazon. com/Template- Academic-Excellence- Develop-Habits/dp/ B084DG1HQW

Patricia Orlunwo Ikiriko has completed a Doctorate program in Educational Psychology at AIU.

New book

July 8, 2020.
One of our graduates, Ibrahim Ndagijimana, has published a book titled, “Performance Contract ‘Imihigo’ as a tool for Improving Performance,” in More Books!

Summary: The concept of performance contract has received considerable attention both in developed and developing world especially in African Countries and particularly, in Rwanda. Since 2006, Imihigo “performance contract” is signed between public institutions leaders and His Excellency, The President of the Republic of Rwanda every year. After Genocide against Tutsi, Rwanda has decided to put people at centre of governance towards achieving good governance. The findings revealed that performance contract, imihigo had a significant influence to the performance of public institution in Rwanda.

Specifically, the study found that performance contract resulted to an improved in accountability, ownership and citizen’s participation. There are no doubts that, performance contracting leads to effectiveness and efficiency of performance of Public institutions in Rwanda contributed significantly to improvement of social, economic development and enhanced creativity, innovation, competition and strong focus on results.

Find more information here:
https://www.morebooks.shop/store/ gb/book/performance-contract- %E2%80%9Cimihigo%E2%80%9D-asa- tool-for-improving-performance/ isbn/978-613-8-93152-2

Ibrahim Ndagijimana has completed a Doctorate program in Governance and Leadership at AIU.

28TH INTERNLATeIOaNrAnL CiOnNgFERENCE

Call for Papers This Conference will be held 7–9 July 2021 at Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland. We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/ interactive sessions, posters/ exhibits, colloquia, focused discussions, innovation showcases, virtual posters, or virtual lightning talks.

2020 Special Focus: “Universalism or particularism: knowledge and power in the process of decolonization revisited”

Early proposal deadline
7 Dec 2020

Advance registration deadline
7 October 2020

Visit the website:
https://thelearner.com

Honors

July, 2020. 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!

CUM LAUDE
Carlos Antonio Villarreal Pinto
Bachelor of Science
Early Childhood Psychology

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Argentina
Michael Zano
Bachelor of Science
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Botswana
Kaphepha Kgosietsile Kaphepha
Master of Science
Civil Enginee ring
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Vincenzo Cardella
Bachelor of Science
Political Science
Brazil
Manuel Couso
Bachelor of Business Administration
Business Administration
Brazil
           
Mauro Adolfo de Paz González
Bachelor of Business Administration
Business Administration
Brazil
Jean Claude Nkezimana
Master of Arts
Social Policies
Burundi
Magdaline Tarkang Agbor
Doctor of Business Administration
Business Management
Cameroon
Jaime Eduardo Reyes Martinez
Doctor of Regional Development
Regional Development
Colombia
Ricaurte Rozo Arce
Bachelor of Architec ture
Des ign and Construction
Colombia
Darwin Gutierrez Diaz
Bachelor of Science
Telecommunications Enginee ring
Colombia
           
Suham Elia Sarah
Bachelor of Business Administration
International Relations
Czec h Rep ublic
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Bachelor of Science
Civil Enginee ring
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Doctor of Mathematics Science s
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Doctor of Philosophy
Social Communication
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Bachelor of Marke ting
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Master of Business Administration
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Ecuador
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Bachelor of Public Administration
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Certificate of Management
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Master of Science
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Guatemala
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Master of Science
Coaching
Honduras
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Doctor of Education
Education
India
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Bachelor of Science
Accounting
Jamaica
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Master of Business Administration
International Relations
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Bachelor of Science
Human Res ources Management
Libe ria
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Master of Science
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Lybia
           
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Doctor of Business Administration
Accounting and Finance
Malawi
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Doctor of Science
Statistics in Industrial Enginee ring
Mexico
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Bachelor of Science
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Mexico
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Bachelor of Science
Nutrition
Mexico
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Master of Logistics
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Nicaragua
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Nigeria
           
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Doctor of Legal Studies
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Doctor of Philosophy
Public Health
Nigeria
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Master of Science
Strategic Management and Leade rship
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Doctor of Philosophy
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Doctor of Economics
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Nigeria
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Doctor of Philosophy
International Relations
Peru
           
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Bachelor of Science
Psychology
Peru
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Doctor of Science
Political Science
Peru
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Doctor of Science
Information Technology
Philipp ines
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Doctor of Science
Public Health
Puerto Rico
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Doctor of Philosophy
Education
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Doctor of Science
Information Technology
Rwanda
           
Lenski Quichang Wesley Douglas
Master of Science
Project Management
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Doctor of Political Science
Political Science
South Africa
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Bachelor of Science
Public Health
South Sudan
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Bachelor of Science
Agriculture Science
St. Lucia
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Bachelor of Social and Human Studies
Occupational Therapy
Suriname
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Bachelor of Business and Economics
Business Administration
Thailand
           
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Master of Business Management
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Thailand
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Bachelor of Science
Mechanical Enginee ring
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Bachelor of Business Administration
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Turke y
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Business Administration
Turke y
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Bachelor of Arts
Business Administration
Turke y
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Bachelor of Arts
Business Administration
Turke y
           
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Doctor of Arts
Business Administration
Turke y
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Master of Science
Health Care Management
UA E
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Bachelor of Science
Education
USA
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Doctor of Philosophy
Sociology
USA
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Doctor of Forensic Psychology
Forensic Legal Studies
USA
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Bachelor of Science
Psychology
USA
           
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Master of Science
Psychology
USA
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Laboratory Science
USA
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USA
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Doctor of Business Administration
Organizational Leade rship
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Bachelor of Science
Nutrition
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Doctor of Education
Educational Administration and Management
USA
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Information and Communication Technology
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Zimbabwe
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Doctor of Philosophy
Information Technology
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Student Testimonials

Gabriel Kabanda
Post-Doctorate of Computer Science
June 6, 2020

“I write this experience letter full of gratitude and satisfaction to share with other colleagues worldwide my fantastic experience in studying for the Post Doctorate Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) degree in Computer Science with Atlantic International University (AIU). I am an experienced open and distance learning (ODL) practitioner and would like to confirm that the AIU student experience is one of the best in the world with regards to online learning which is student centred.

I witnessed the wonderful experience of ODL aimed at bridging the time, geographical, economic, social, and educational and communication distance between student and institution, student and academics, student and courseware and student and peers. It focuses on removing barriers to access learning, flexibility of learning provision and student centeredness. AIU is a dedicated online University whose mode of delivery is in congruence with the ODL fraternity.

My experience with AIU is like a two-sided coin with one side inward focusing on the parent discipline of philosophy and the other wide outward to educational practice challenged by the increasingly networked environment with rapid advancements and transformations of information and communication technologies (ICTs).

The philosophy of education interrogates the goals, forms, methods and meaning of education and addresses all the related philosophical nature of education. At AIU, I observed a unique rich mix of blended learning, distance learning, asynchronous/synchronous learning, singleness of teachers and students with a unity of purpose, computer supported collaborative learning, community of learning, interactive learning (between learners, between learners and teachers, between learners and content), co-creative, collaborative, inclusive spaces, participatory learning context and spaces, time on task, feedback mechanism (learner, group, country), learner analytics, and integrated tutoring systems (Kabanda G., 2015).

The degree of interaction between the learner and the technological tools, through the beautiful Student Section interface on the portal, presented the technology affordance worthy of exploration and investment in a learning environment. Affordances are the interactions between users and tool, i.e., the perceived and actual properties of an object that determine how it could possibly be used. All the learning I did with AIU was through this beautiful portal which prompts, guides, or constrains the users depending ... Read full text:
Severin Mbuyu Ngoie Munga
Bachelor of Busines Administration
June 24, 2020

“The Atlantic International University was the first big opportunity I had to catch up. I was chasing a dream to be a part of an international university and people I found there, their ability to assist, their kindness and their patient made me be a big dreamer and a hard worker. No long back, I learnt from Cindy Dominguez one thing extremely important talking about how to materialize one’s goal: “Your words and thoughts are seeds that you plant, the energy you manifest onto them is like watering your thoughts and to make them grow…” My first year was not easy, because I had to combine both my work and my studies.

But it was worth it because no one could accept that I apply to a higher position with my low degree, though I acquired experience already, I had to show them that I worked hard at school and got a diploma. Until I was called by Mr. Mejia from AIU to announce me that I was enrolled as an AIU student.

Walking along phases, I discovered that the potential in me which was sleeping woke up and the light shined again. Thesis after thesis, Courses after courses, I finally took taste to online learning. I could not look far to find what I wanted. A large library, experienced teachers, good advisors were already there to assist me on my personal and educational development.

As I liked to become a manager, the position I was inspired of, I jumped on Business administration with management on basis. Nothing could stop me as I was already walking.

If I could have one thing to say about my success, I would tell AIU staff to be proud of themselves. Making a simple man like me rich of educational foundations was the best present I got from them. As a worker, It was easy for me to understand the parallelism between what I learnt and what I practiced, thus I could rely myself on the key standard tasks to achieve. Investing on education paid me in the spot. And the chance I had to grow professionally started growing.

I am much obliged because from the day I got my transcript from my AIU, It opened doors and gave me strength to apply to millions of job announcements all over the world. What I knew was that though the time might not be right, I would finally show School of business and economics Bachelors of Business administration Option: Management. Ambitious and fast learner, I am convinced that the more I learn and the more I acquire, the more I become valued. And education is the key to multiple goals to achieve. Don’t let time steal your dreams ... Read full text: Read full text:




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We should do a little less (and get back to nature

Interview with Sonja Kickmaier | AIU Alumni | Austria



Who are you and what do you do for living? My name is Sonja Kickmaier. After completing an apprenticeship in tourism and studying at the AIU, I specialized in clinical trials. I have worked in clinical research in oncology at the medical university for 32 years. I currently have the science and research area for spa and spa medicine. I am allowed to work in Vivea Health Hotels in Austria.

What have you studied at AIU? I obtained the Master of Sciences at the School of Social and Human Studies with a focus on Clinical Studies and then the Doctor of Health Care Administration with a focus on Business Administration. In January 2019 I completed my second degree in Doctor of Science with a focus on Social Change. In 2014 I received the Letter of Reference AIU Program of Studies, which entitles me to teach at universities in the European Union (Venia docendi).

How has the learning process based in Andragogy impacted your life professionally and personally? Distance learning was a very positive experience for me —on the one hand because you are encouraged to deal with topics in depth, to actually work through them and to give they back with your own opinion and interpretation. This was a particular challenge, especially for my second degree, since I was dealing with an explosive health policy topic. I believe that I have matured a lot due to the complex issues and the challenges that have been imposed on me by the supervision of AIU. The study itself is a challenge for personal development. I also believe that this study brings a deeper understanding of the requirements in everyday professional life; the employer is given a broader understanding of what he is doing, but also more knowledge.

Tell us about your educational process. Why has it been important for you to invest in education and research? Education is a particularly important asset these days. The better the education, the more you can contribute to the functioning of the environment. I would like to actively contribute to life and be one of the people who make a difference. For me, research is one of the most important factors that help maintain our life cycle. Discovering new things, going new ways means progress, standing still means going backwards. I wanted to walk a path, not stop at the edge of the path, wanted to challenge me too — sometimes push myself to the limit. Science is like competitive sport —a victory against yourself.

What achievements have you obtained after completing this program? Immediately after I graduated, there were no successes at first, it was necessary to adapt —to subordinate. You also learn that in your program. Studying costs, a lot of time and energy, so that personal development comes behind. Only then will success be achieved if you have learned not to rush to new things, but to follow the path safely. My greatest professional success is now surely working with the Vivea team.

We are living exceptional times. What is your vision of the world situation at this unprecedented moment? Yes, the moment we currently live in is exceptional I believe that we all have to learn to deal with the world situation. Perhaps it is about the right time to slow down, to leave the hamster wheel by all of us, unequivocally before the pandemic, to gain more life itself. There are points in almost every life that have to change, change us. The world is now focusing on the pandemic —but aren’t there completely different individual fates that change us and our own lives much more? Visions? I think there are 7.4 billion different views. I am a person who accepts and respects life as it is.

Was the world giving real importance to Public Health before the pandemic? Are we doing enough now? Yes, she has. We do enough, actually almost too much in my opinion.

What can we do in the future to improve Public Health? What should countries do? So, I think the responsibility lies with everyone. Maintaining health and not curing illnesses is a political and economic challenge for the future. I see a lot of confusion, e.g. vaccine research. In my opinion, the individual countries would have to collect their experiences at a central point in the world, evaluate them and direct them in one direction —namely in a positive way for people. I also think it is difficult to bring state of the art knowledge to developing countries. The more instructions come from individual governments, the more opaque the situation becomes; and of course it is in the current situation that there are institutions that are looking for and will probably find profit. I don’t think there is really much that can be done —other than appealing to the reason of the people. How can we improve public health? That is a difficult question. Actually, we are fine, there are modern medicines for and against everything; there is an entire industry with all the studies. I’m almost tempted to say we should do a little less ... more back to nature, more listening to your body, just “being yourself.” I already know that it is necessary to intervene from the public side for certain diseases. But maybe you can take this influence back a little if we humans learn again to be what we are —namely actually humans, without eternal life. “Man” as a spare parts store, I don’t think anything of that. Maybe we should just enjoy our existence and accept the world as it is.

Is there a specific lesson we can learn from this situation as academics? Yes, we have to learn that there is no point in looking for a way to Mars. We academics should learn and teach that it is much more important to develop our existing resources. We should also be able to convince the Congo man that he cannot survive as an Eskimo. Everyone is responsible for their own actions, especially for their bodies and what they do with them. It is our job to strengthen people’s sense of responsibility. For me, research also means creating knowledge!

Do you want to share a specific message to AIU Community? Yes, education is important —knowledge is power!

Name: Sonja Kickmaier Country: Austria Programs MSc Clinical Studies DSc Health Care Administration DSc Social Change Current job Scientific Assistant, VIVEA Gesundheitshotels Austria Contact email [email protected]

The human beings we need to be

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


We are living a period in the history of humanity that we never imagined: for many it seemed that everything was perfect. Abundance of goods, wonderful technology, science in which we thought we knew everything, trips to the far end of the world and politicians doing what they wanted. There was another forgotten part of society that didn’t have the life we mentioned above: their world was lacking everything. We also had a part of society that said: the way we are going will lead to serious problems. Those of the good life said: we are going perfect, those people don’t know anything. In a society like the one we describe a good day: Oh surprise! we wake up hearing about a virus. Well, with so much science nothing will happen. That virus has been like a third world war: there is no vaccine with all the science we have.

Human beings transmit it with amazing ease. Developed countries have been forced to close production and leave it only what is necessary, and workers attend only the convenient production. Health systems, even in rich countries, overwhelmed and that wonderful world for a few is paralyzed and threatened with a contraction of the economy we never imagined. Now think of those who previously had nothing. Those people now think: we will die of hunger and need or we will die of the new virus called coronavirus. COVID-19 Politicians who boasted that their countries’ economies were buoyant today don’t know what to do. According to organizations that measure growth such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the world economy predicts a contraction of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at a global level of at least 8.7%. Globally, governments don’t know how to resolve the situation of all the unemployed that the situation will cause. At the moment developed countries have unemployment insurance but that benefit is not for life.

We are seeing in developed countries the distribution of food to the most needy. What will happen to developing countries? World society is detained in controlling the virus and in starvation of the least favored. What will society do when the resources that are still available are terminated? It seems that the human beings who have inhabited this planet have a way to go: analyze what has been done to see the mistakes and build a new world. Congresses have been held, there are men and women of science who warned that the social organization and the way of production were leading to the destruction of the goods we need for a life of opportunities for all. The first thing we all know is that to have opportunities in a society you have to know, you have to know how things are done in the best way. Knowing how things are done in the best way is provided by science. From many studies that have been done there is one presented to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) by the International Commission on Education for the 21st Century, which carried out its work in 1996. The work was published under the title: “The education holds a treasure”. The work of this Commission determined the 4 pillars that allow knowledge and are the following:

1. Learn to know
2. Learn to do
3. Learn to live together
4. Learn to be

Furthermore, education must be throughout life. These four pillars were and continue to be worked on, but the organization of the economy continued with its same form of destruction of non-renewable resources. From people within science we have the French philosopher and sociologist Edgar Morin whose work focuses on the preservation of life on our planet and on an integrative education instead of the division into departments that we continue to have. Morin’s works are: Homeland, Introduction to the Politics of Man — Science with Consciousness, among others.

We also have studies of the reason for poverty in a world of abundance. Angus Deaton’s work awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1915.

The work was published with the title: The Great Escape; health wealth and the origins of inequality. We currently have the United Nations (UN) proposal for sustainable development. It emerged at the organization’s 70th General Assembly with the participation of UNESCO and civil society. The assembly was held in New York in September 2015. There are 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

1. End of poverty 2. Zero hunger 3. Health and well-being 4. Quality education 5. Gender equality 6. Clean water And sanitation 7. Affordable and non- Polluting energy 8. Decent work and Economic growth 9. Industry, innovation And infrastructure 10. Reduction of inequality 11. Sustainable cities And communities 12. Responsible production And consumption 13. Climate action 14. Underwater life 15. Life of terrestrial Ecosystems 16. Peace, justice and Solid institutions 17. Alliances to achieve The objectives

There is also the “Paris Agreement” signed by 195 countries and whose purpose is to limit global warming to less than 2 degrees. This agreement was signed in 2015. Planet Earth is the only place where, until now, life is possible for human beings. Given all that as a society we have done with a development aimed at denying life, what we see with all that the coronavirus pandemic has generated is that we have to work with and for the organizations that have been created and educate those who they refuse to sustain life. If we continue as we are going to we will have as many problems as we are living at the moment by having to limit the production of the necessary goods.

The past days of confinement and those that seem to be waiting for us voluntarily give us time to think about what we want to have as a life. Nowadays there is no vaccine and the contagion doesn’t stop, increases and increases and the countries that have achieved a certain control fear, when interacting with others that the rate of patients will increase again. There is no country that doesn’t have patients with this virus, there is not. Life on the planet has changed whether we want it to or not, so we have to accept that we have to change. Change is necessary; the change has to be made. If we want a good life, we will have to change the way we work to achieve development and well-being.

BIBLIOGRAPHY. Deaton, A. (2015). El Gran Escape. Salud, riqueza y los orígenes de la desigualdad. México: FCE | Fondo Monetario Internacional (FMI) Home page. Retrieved from https://www.imf.org/external/spanish/ index.htm | Hobsbawm. E. (1998). Historia del siglo XX. Buenos Aires: Grijalbo, Crítica | Morin, E. (2011). ¿Hacia dónde va el mundo? Barcelona: Paidós | Morin, E. (2007). Introducción a una política del hombre. Argentina: Gedis | Morin, E. y Anne-Brigitte Kern (2005). Tierra Patria. Barcelona: Kairós. | Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Educación, la Ciencia y la Cultura (UNESCO), Home Page. Retrieved from https://es.unesco.org/ about-us/introducing-unesco | UNESCO – Agenda 2030 - Desarrollo Sostenible. Retrieved from https://es.unesco. org/sdgs | UNESCO – Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible. Retrieved from https://es.unesco.org/sdgs

Set a major goal and treat study like a job

Study Tips


My most important tip for anyone attending or considering an online degree is to stay on task. It’s understandable that sometimes things happen in life that are unforeseen and pull us away from our studies. But you must keep your primary goal in mind. When you set goals that are personally important, you’re more likely to manage your time in a way to accomplish them.

For online study to be a successful experience, you need to be passionate about your chosen course of study. This passion will drive you to be disciplined and to persevere when deadlines are looming. Focus on the big picture and remember why you chose to study in the first place. Take one step at a time and, before you know it, you’ll be closer to achieving your dreams. Keep in mind why you are seeking this degree. Just having the mindset that I’m doing this for my family, or I’m doing this for a better career, or just doing it to say “hey I did it” is enough encouragement to keep your mind on your studies.

Always remember, study is your work. Consciously choose to show up, absorb wonderful content available to you, schedule in assessments, lectures, tasks, and really set and keep those boundaries. Have a success mindset. Implement firm boundaries. Keep a schedule like your life depends on it.

I plan to treat my online classes like a job. Setting daily goals and making checklists can help me succeed in each course and project, allowing me to prove that I can work efficiently and independently. Accomplishing small goals each day and creating a portfolio will help motivate me to keep working.

Make school your top priority everyday and you can’t fail! Some universities ask you to post a picture of yourself that other students can see on your online class. I have seen some doozies, including shots that almost look pornographic. Please remember that your online class is not a model shoot where you get to show off your assets. Oh, and that also includes posting a picture of your dog’s face instead of yours. Source: goodcolleges.online




Learning

Outdoor learning

Scotland eyes this model for reopening of schools.

Outdoor learning could offer a template for socially distanced schooling across Scotland, according to practitioners who believe the coronavirus pandemic could push parents and teachers to embrace the benefits of education in the outdoors. While Scotland’s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has warned that schools may not reopen until August, The Guardian understands that local authorities are exploring how using outdoor space could optimise physical distancing. Scotland’s children’s minister, Maree Todd, said: “There are a growing number of fully and partially outdoor childcare settings in Scotland. This model could have many benefits for maintaining physical distancing and minimising risk of transmission as part of the transition from lockdown back into early learning and childcare and school. While specialist outdoor nurseries are well attuned to the needs of children spending all day outdoors, other establishments are considering how to adapt their practice to enable more time to be spent in gardens and playgrounds.” The outdoor experience is already a part of Scotland’s “curriculum for excellence”, while many councils have ambitious plans to expand outdoor learning as they meet the Scottish government’s commitment to a near-doubling of funded childcare this year. ...
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Genocide in Xinjiang

It is the world’s most technologically sophisticated

Two recent disturbing events may finally awaken the world to the scale and horror of the atrocities being committed against the Uighurs, a mostly secular Muslim ethnic minority, in Xinjiang, China. One is an authoritative report documenting the systematic sterilization of Uighur women. The other was the seizure by U.S. Customs and Border Protection of 13 tons of products made from human hair suspected of being forcibly removed from Uighurs imprisoned in concentration camps. ... Over a million Turkic Uighurs are detained in concentration camps, prisons, and forced labor factories in China. Detainees are subject to military-style discipline, thought transformation, and forced confessions. They are abused, tortured, raped, and even killed. Survivors report being subjected to electrocution, waterboarding, repeated beatings, stress positions, and injections of unknown substances. These mass detention camps are designed to cause serious physical, psychological harm and mentally break the Uighur people. The repeated government orders to “break their lineage, break their roots, break their connections, and break their origins”; “round up everyone who should be rounded up”; and systematically prevent Uighur births demonstrate a clear intent to eradicate ... Read full text:


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Heart scans

...of Covid-19 patients show range of abnormalities.

Heart scans of coronavirus patients in hospital have revealed a range of abnormalities that can disrupt the ability to pump blood and in severe cases lead to a life-threatening failure in the organ. Doctors at Edinburgh University examined ultrasound scans (echocardiograms) from more than 1,200 patients in 69 countries and found heart problems in 55%, with one in seven exhibiting signs of “severe abnormalities”. The scans found damage to the ventricles –the two main chambers of the heart– in more than a third of the patients, while 3% had experienced heart attacks and a further 3% had inflamed heart tissue. The majority had no known heart disease before the scans were done. “The proportion with an abnormal scan was really high,” said Dr Anda Bularga, a researcher at Edinburgh who worked on the study. “Half of them had an abnormal scan, which makes us think this could be because of the viral infection.” ... Bularga said the findings showed how crucial ultrasound scans could be for identifying patients with serious heart problems caused by Covid-19. She said some doctors had been reluctant to order them during the pandemic because the procedure involves close contact with patients. ...
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Llama antibodies

Could help us defeat Covid-19, scientists say.

According to a new study published in the journal Cell Tuesday by an international team of researchers, antibodies found in the blood of llamas were able to stave off Covid infections. “This is one of the first antibodies known to neutralize SARS-CoV-2,” Jason McLellan, from the University of Texas at Austin and co-author of the study, said in a statement. The researchers built on previous research from four years ago in which they found that the antibodies from a then nine-month-old llama named Winter were able to neutralize both SARS-CoV-1 and MERS-CoV viruses over six weeks. Luckily, the antibodies from Winter –who’s now four years old– also staved off SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19. Surprisingly, this isn’t the first time llamas have been used in antibody research, as The New York Times reports. Llama antibodies have been used in work related to HIV and influenza, where they helped discover promising therapies. Thanks to the llamas’ antibodies’ small size, they can connect with different parts of the virus more easily. “The binding of this antibody to spike is able to prevent attachment and entry, which effectively neutralizes the virus,” Daniel Wrapp, Dartmouth ...
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Smart mask

Japanese startup

Japanese startup Donut Robotics has developed a way to turn the ubiquitous coronavirus face mask into the latest tech gadget. You place the CMask over the top of your regular face mask. A Bluetooth connection to your phone lets you dictate messages or make calls. The system can also translate speech into different languages, a feature Donut originally developed for its Cinnamon robot. The translation feature will require a subscription. Another feature is the ability to send your voice out from your phone. It can be hard to hear people talking from under face masks, so this digital loudspeaker concept could come in handy in classrooms or meeting rooms where you have to stay at a distance from the people you're talking to. Donut will soon open up preorders for Japan at a price of around $40 (£32, AU$60). ... Read full text:

Takashi Murakami

Limited-edition posters to support BLM.


Japanese artist Takashi Murakami announced that he would be creating a limited-edition collection of 300 prints with his signature flower and skull designs in support of the Black Lives Matter cause. Now, it is available to purchase via the shopping app NTWRK. Each print is priced at US$800, and buyers will be picked through a lottery to purchase one out of six prints he has created for the movement. ...
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Beta(MSK)

Beta(MSK) by Petit Pli


Beta(MSK) by Petit Pli is a washable fabric face mask for the coronavirus pandemic made from recycled plastic bottles with pleats that adjust around the wearer’s nose and chin. The mask is the first item for adults made by Petit Pli, a wearable technology company that was the winner of Dezeen Awards wearable design of the year 2018 for its collection of expandable children's clothes. “I created Petit Pli with the ambition of reducing waste and plastic pollution generated by the wearable industry,” Petit Pli founder Ryan Mario Yasin told Dezeen. “Petit Pli Beta(MSK) is our solution to reducing waste and inspiring humanity to embrace reusable masks to save them from living on our ocean floors for 450 years.” ...
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Harvard nutrition course

Helps you learn to eat healthier in 6 weeks.

The express purpose of Harvard’s six-week online eating course ($30) is to take nutrition back to the basics through quizzes, worksheets, and easy recipes (because deciding what to eat for dinner shouldn’t be a brain-teaser). “Harvard experts have created a six-week plan that can boost your health by showing you simple ways to eat more healthfully,” reads the course description. “This online course is an engaging, empowering, and exciting way to learn.” In other words, it takes the drama out of your food choices so you can eat your meals in peace. Although the course is designed to take a month and a half, it’s self-paced —meaning that you can move through Harvard’s seven steps to healthy eating at your own leisure. “There is so much Harvard nutrition course Helps you learn to eat healthier in 6 weeks. Image: www.robins.af.mil nutrition information available today —much of it is confusing and conflicting— that it can seem difficult to make the best choices,” says Harvard Health. “But in this new course, our experts distilled the latest nutrition science into easy steps you can take each day to help you improve your diet, set achievable goals, and then take positive steps to reach them.” In the first week, you’ll learn how to reorganize your kitchen with nutrition in mind, keep your first food journal, shop smart at the grocery store, and read a nutrition label like a pro. Week two will be all about mastering your mornings, from prepping a fueling breakfast to scheduling time to sweat. ...
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UltraBath

Helps you wash away stress in 20 minutes.

Once you’re stressed out, it’s hard to escape from it. ... According to functional medicine doctor, Mark Hyman, MD, there’s a solution: an “UltraBath.” ... which is essentially a bath loaded with everything you need to melt your sweat away in minutes. “For the lazy among us (including me), an UltraBath is a secret weapon against stress,” he says. You only need a handful of ingredients for your UltraBath —all things you probably already have at home. “Add two cups of Epsom salt (which contains magnesium, the relaxation mineral), a half-cup of baking soda, and 10 drops of lavender oil (which lowers cortisol) to a very hot bath,” Dr. Hyman says. “Then, add one stressed human and soak for 20 minutes. Guaranteed to induce relaxation.⁣” If you really want to super-charge your stress-relief, take a handful of deep breaths before you hop on the tub. Dr. Hyman says most people hold their breath often or breathe shallow, anxious breaths. So when you do the opposite, you allow your body to relax. “Take five deep breaths and observe how differently you feel after,” he says. “Deep, slow, full breaths have a profound effect on resetting the stress response, because the relaxation nerve (or vagus nerve) goes through your diaphragm and is activated with every deep breath.” ...
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Listening to silence

Why we must protect the world’s quiet places.

As the global population soars, cities and towns sprawl out, and roads stretch into even the most remote parts the world, quiet is becoming increasingly scarce. The noise of buzz saws and trucks infiltrate deep into the Amazon rainforest. The blast of ship horns ring out over the Arctic Ocean. The U.S. has become a highly developed landscape, with just a fraction of its original wilderness remaining, split up into parks and protected areas. Now, even in these refuges, cars, planes, motorboats, helicopters, and crowds contribute to the growing din. A 2017 study by scientists at Colorado State University and the National Park Service found that human noise doubled background sounds in 63 percent of U.S. protected areas. ... Now, a growing coalition of environmental organizations, scientists, and grassroots activists are working to protect and restore quiet places. Scientists at Colorado State University and the National Park Service are working to document where quiet has been lost and the most prominent drivers of noise in the places people go to escape it. Local activists in Hawaii and Washington state are petitioning policymakers to reduce or stop helicopter and plane flyovers near wilderness areas. And the nonprofit Quiet Parks International is turning public attention to the fragility of quiet by flagging remaining quiet areas as worthy of special protection. ... Read full text:
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Climate change

Summers could become ‘too hot for humans’.

Millions of people around the world could be exposed to dangerous levels of heat stress —a dangerous condition which can cause organs to shut down. Many live in developing countries, and do jobs that expose them to potentially life threatening conditions. These include being out in the open on farms and building sites or indoors in factories and hospitals. Global warming will increase the chances of summer conditions that may be “too hot for humans” to work in. When we caught up with Dr Jimmy Lee, his goggles were steamed up and there was sweat trickling off his neck. An emergency medic, he’s labouring in the stifling heat of tropical Singapore to care for patients with Covid-19. There’s no air conditioning —to prevent the virus being blown around— and he notices that he and his colleagues become “more irritable”. And his personal protective equipment, makes things worse by creating a sweltering ‘micro-climate’. “It really hits you when you first go in there,” Dr Lee says, “and it’s really uncomfortable over a whole shift of eight hours —it affects morale.” One danger is that overheating can slow down their ability to do something that’s vital for medical staff —make quick decisions. Another is that they may ignore the warning signs of what’s called heat stress and keep on working till they collapse... Read full text:

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Neurodiverse workplace

What does one look like?

At any given point in time, about half the people in a workplace are probably not neurotypical —i.e., their brain function and behavior don’t fall within a range that experts consider typical. This could be for a variety of reasons, including conditions like autism spectrum disorder, events such as a traumatic brain injury, or mental health challenges such as depression and stress. The HOK [www.hok.com] report “Designing a Neurodiverse Workplace” suggests a variety of design strategies for building a workplace that is more inclusive of these human conditions. This must go hand in hand with HR policies such as promoting a flexible work culture, permitting the use of noise-canceling headphones, and providing assistive software and technology for those who might need it. These measures can keep people engaged and satisfied with the workplace even as remote working becomes more widely accepted. As diversity and inclusion architect Toby Mildon says in the report, “If we design workplaces with different impairments, disabilities and conditions at the forefront of our thinking, we will make workplaces better for everybody.” The graphic below [go to link] from HOK suggests one potential setup for a neurodiverse workplace. ... Read full text, find graphic: Read full text:

15 giant tortoises

...returned home after saving their species with 1,900 babies.

The Española tortoise program on the Galapagos Islands has become one of the most successful captive breeding programs ever undertaken in the world. Created in the mid-1960s to save that species from extinction, it collected the last remaining 14 tortoises on Española island —the only place in the world they are found. Now, they’ve all made the trip back home, 55 years later, to live out the rest of their days in retirement on their island’s restored ecosystem. The 14 giant Española tortoises (plus one that had been at the San Diego zoo) produced 1,900 offspring over the decades which have slowly been reintroduced on the island —many of which have survived to adulthood and have since bred, creating a population of roughly 2,300 children and grandchildren of the original 15. One giant tortoise dubbed “Diego” managed to contribute to approximately 40% of the offspring repatriated to the island before two weeks ago joining his brood where he was taken almost 80 years ago. “This captive breeding program, in addition to the management actions implemented on Española island, give us peace of mind that we managed to save a species that would otherwise have become extinct. ... Visit and donate, if you can:

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Campus

The role of cognitive dissonance in the pandemic

Cognitive dissonance, coined by Leon Festinger in the 1950s, describes the discomfort people feel when two cognitions, or a cognition and a behavior, contradict each other. I smoke is dissonant with the knowledge that Smoking can kill me. To reduce that dissonance, the smoker must either quit —or justify smoking (“It keeps me thin, and being overweight is a health risk too, you know”). At its core, Festinger’s theory is about how people strive to make sense out of contradictory ideas and lead lives that are, at least in their own minds, consistent and meaningful.

One of us (Aronson), who was a protégé of Festinger in the mid-’50s, advanced cognitive-dissonance theory by demonstrating the powerful, yet nonobvious, role it plays when the concept of self is involved. Dissonance is most painful when evidence strikes at the heart of how we see ourselves —when it threatens our belief that we are kind, ethical, competent, or smart. The minute we make any decision —I’ll buy this car; I will vote for this candidate; I think Covid-19 is serious; no, I’m sure it is a hoax— we will begin to justify the wisdom of our choice and find reasons to dismiss the alternative. Before long, any ambivalence we might have felt at the time of the original decision will have morphed into certainty.

As people justify each step taken after the original decision, they will find it harder to admit they were wrong at the outset. Especially when the end result proves self-defeating, wrongheaded, or harmful. The theory inspired more than 3,000 experiments that have transformed psychologists’ understanding of how the human mind works. One of Aronson’s most famous experiments showed that people who had to go through an unpleasant, embarrassing process in order to be admitted to a discussion group (designed to consist of boring, pompous participants) later reported liking that group far better than those who were allowed to join after putting in little or no effort. Going through hell and high water to attain something that turns out to be boring, vexatious, or a waste of time creates dissonance: I’m smart, so how did I end up in this stupid group? To reduce that dissonance, participants unconsciously focused on whatever might be good or interesting about the group and blinded themselves to its prominent negatives. The people who did not work hard to get into the group could more easily see the truth —how boring it was.

Because they had very little investment in joining, they had very little dissonance to reduce. The term cognitive dissonance has since escaped the laboratory and is found everywhere —from op-eds and movie reviews to humor columns (as in The New Yorker’s “Cognitive Dissonances I’m Comfortable With”). But few people fully appreciate the mechanism’s enormous motivational power —and the lengths people go to in order to reduce its discomfort. For example, when people feel a strong connection to a political party, leader, ideology, or belief, they are more likely to let that allegiance do their thinking for them and distort or ignore the evidence that challenges those loyalties. The social psychologist Lee Ross, in laboratory experiments designed to find ways to reduce the bitter conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, took peace proposals created by Israeli negotiators, labeled them as Palestinian proposals, and asked Israeli citizens to judge them. ...

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BALMUDA the toaster.

A precise temperature setting and innovative steam technology brings out the taste, aroma and texture of any type of bread. You can also use the BALMUDA without steam, to bake cookies or reheat frozen food. store.moma.org

Cliu.

Apart from a magnetic frame and anti-fog film system for the transparent opening, Cliu is also a “smart” mask that can be synced with a smartphone app. Cliu offers the hitech version with integrated Bluetooth, microphone and GPS. cliu.it

Howard Zinn. 1922–2010.

“Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world, in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war and cruelty.”

Howard Zinn. 1922–2010.
American historian, playwright, and socialist thinker

Mindsets.

This kits encourage customers to engage in a quick yet mindful activity to encourage private moments of introspection at home. www.ikea.com/au

Good Advice

2. A NARROW FOCUS BRINGS BIG RESULTS
The number one reason people give up so fast is because they tend to look at how far they still have to go instead of how far they have come. But it’s a series of small wins that can give us the most significant success. Source: www.inc.com


Bachelor of Organizational Development

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS

The Doctor of Organizational Development program objective is to help students pursue higher education faculty positions or business leadership or consulting positions in a broad range of business, nonprofit, military, and government jobs. Doctorate’s Degree in Organizational Development understand organization systems in the context of their changing environments Use strategic and systemic thinking in the management and change of organizations as systems, design and execute strategies for learning and change across levels of the system (individual, group, inter-group, whole organization, inter-organization and communities) to move in more desired directions. AIU’s Doctorate degree in Organizational Development goes one step further by allowing students to study and research multiple key areas of computer science to develop a unique foundation of practical knowledge and computer science theory. Your AIU Distance Learning Doctorate program in Organizational Development will be a custom-made program, designed just for you by you and your advisor. This flexibility to meet your needs is seldom found in other distance learning programs. Our program does not require every student to study the same subjects and use the same books and other learning materials as every other student. Instead our online Doctoral programs are designed just for you. They are individually designed to meet your needs and help you to reach your professional and personal goals.

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

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)

Core Courses and Topics

Introduction to organization
development
Strategic organization design
The practice of organization
development
The evolution of organizational
development
Whole systems change
Group dynamics & team effectiveness
Organization development & change
in a global & diverse context
Introduction to research in organization development
Theory of change
Managing and organizing people
Ethics and social responsibility
Entrepreneurship management
Qualitative research
Advanced Strategic Management
Cross-Cultural Management
Incentive Systems in Organizations

Research Project

Doctoral Dissertation Project
MBM900 Doctoral Proposal
MBM902 Doctoral Dissertation (15,000 words)

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Each Doctorate 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
Dr. José Mercado
Chief Executive Officer
Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Ricardo González, PhD
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Chief Operation Officer
and MKT Director
Linda Collazo
Logistics Coordinator
Dr. Silvia Restorff
Academic Advisor
     
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Viceprovost for Research
Irina Ivashuk
Alumni Association
Coordinator
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Academic Advisor
     
Clara Margalef
Director of Special Projects
of AIU
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Telecommunications
Coordinator
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Academic Advisor
     
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Director of Operations
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Intelligence Systems
Bruce Kim
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Academic Advisor
     
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Design Director / IT Supervisor
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Corporate/
Accounting Counsel
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Academic Advisor
     
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IT Coordinator
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Quality Assurance Coordinator
Deborah Rodriguez
Academic Tutor Coordinator
     
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Chief Programming Officer
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Administrative Coordinator
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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, knowledge of design innovation, a critical appreciation for the importance of technology and technological change for the advancement of humanity.

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 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.

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