Book published by student

May 9, 2018. One of our students, Justin Bisimwa Mudekereza, has published the book titled “Understanding the Multifaceted Management Problems of Refugee Resettlement in the United States of America,” and it is available on Amazon. Here’s an overview: “Centering on a social justice theme, this book explains the realities of the life that refugees live upon their resettlement in the US. There are many problems in the sector of refugee resettlement in the country. Readers of this book should hope to understand the multifaceted management problems of resettlement in the US. This is the only social war that the US is unlikely to win.” You can find Justin’s book on the following link: https://www.amazon. com/Understanding-Multifaceted- Management- Problems-Resettlement/ dp/1480957240 Justin Bisimwa Mudekerezafor is studying a Doctorate program in Project Management at AIU.

Article by graduate

May 18, 2018. One of our graduates, Atangana Joseph Désiré, has published the article “The So’o rite in the tradition of the Beti people of Cameroon, Africa” on the Durreesamin Journal. The So’o rite in the tradition of the Beti people of Cameroon marks the transition from adolescence to adulthood and has the task of making the adolescent (boy) capable of carrying the weight, of bearing the difficulties and of penetrating the secrets of the new life. Read the article in this link: https://drive.google.com/ file/d/1rrKB38YvQ_EEx- OgaDsyEST__DyE1vFfL/ view?usp=sharing Atangana Joseph Désiré has completed a Doctorate program in Educational Sciences in Atlantic International University.

Medal and Certificate

April 3, 2018. One of our graduates, Saad Masood Butt, was awarded with a Medal and a Certificate of Academic Excellence for his PhD at the 33rd Jalsa Salana (Annual Convention) that was held at Australia’s largest mosque, Bait-ul-Huda (House of Guidance), in Western Sydney. Saad Masood Butt completed his Doctor of Philosophy, PhD program with a major in Computer Science at AIU

Graduated with honors

May, 2018. These graduate students completed the majority of the requirements to obtain honors, which included a 4.0 GPA, published works, recommendation from their respective advisors, patent a product, etc. Congratulations to both of them!

19TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations

Call for Papers This Conference will be held 5–7 June 2019 at the University of Patras in Patras, Greece. We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/ interactive sessions, posters/ exhibits, colloquia, focused discussions, innovation showcases, virtual posters, or virtual lightning talks. Theme 1: Identity and Belonging Theme 2: Education and Learning in a World of Differences Theme 3: Organizational Diversity Theme 4: Community Diversity and Governance 2019 Special Focus: Border Crossing Narratives: Learning from the Refugee Experience Become a Presenter: 1. Submit a proposal 2. Review timeline 3. Register Submit your proposal by 5 June 2018 Advance Registration Deadline 5 September 2018 Regular Registration Deadline 5 May 2019 Visit the website: http://ondiversity.com


Books shared

April 19, 2018. One of our graduates, Cirilo Quintana Alvarado, has shared two books with us. Cirilo explains that his book “Del amor y del desierto” (Of Love and the Desert) is a book to reflect on life and to look for in each poem a motive of improvement and encouragement to achieve our dreams. His book “Nostalgias, poemas de amor y desamor” (Nostalgias –Poems of Love and Heartbreak) is a book of poems addressed to all beings who love, struggle to find happiness, for those who know that love for another is necessary first to feel it in the heart. Cirilo Quintana Alvarado has completed a Doctorate program in Education at AIU. Read the books through the following links: “Del amor y del desierto” (Of Love and the Desert) http:// students.aiu.edu/submissions/ profiles/resources/onlineBook/ e7w9Q7_del%20amor%20y%20 del%20desierto.PDF “Nostalgias, poemas de amor y desamor” (Nostalgias –Poems of Love and Heartbreak) http://students.aiu.edu/submissions/ profiles/resources/ onlineBook/S5s8Q3_OSTALGIAS. pdf

15TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability

This Conference will be held 17–19 January 2019 at UBC Robson Square, in Vancouver, Canada. We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/ interactive sessions, posters/ exhibits, colloquia, focused discussions, innovation showcases, virtual posters, or virtual lightning talks. Theme 1: Environmental Sustainability Theme 2: Sustainability in Economic, Social, and Cultural Context Theme 3: Sustainability Policy and Practice Theme 4: Sustainability Education 2019 Special Focus: From Pedagogies for Sustainability to Transformative Social Change Become a Presenter: 1. Submit a proposal 2. Review timeline 3. Register Submit your proposal by 11 June 2018 Early Registration Deadline 17 July 2018 Visit the website: http://onsustainability.com

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Flávio Rafael Garcia Van-dúnem
Bachelor of Science
Computer Science
Angola
Leonardo Maliesse Ntemo Mack
Doctor of Philosophy
Educational Technology
Angola
David Teka Pongo
Bachelor of Science
Information Systems
Angola
Dalia Cardoso Nawandi
Bachelor of Business Administration
Busi ness Adminis tration
Angola
Denair Alexis Munroe
Bachelor of Science
Accounting
Bahamas
Hsun Chen
Doctor of Philosophy
Busi ness Adminis tration
Belize
           
José Jacinto Ramirez Terrazas
Bachelor of Science
Information Systems
Bolivia
Leang Rithea
Post-Doctorate of Public Health
Public Health
Cambodia
Chea Huch
Doctor of Public Health
Public Health
Cambodia
Earl Steadman Morgan Sr.
Doctor of Philosophy
Higher Education Leadership
Canada
Vic Birdi
Bachelor of Science
Chemical Engineering
Canada
Marie Isabelle Mendy
Bachelor of Social and Human Studies
Mass Communications
Cape Verde
           
Cynthia Andrea Casco
Bachelor of Science
Psychology
Chile
Luis Antonio Mora Solan
Doctor of Education
Education
Colombia
Pedro Pablo Gutierrez Lopez
Bachelor of Theology
Theology
Colombia
Amador Benitez Lerma
Bachelor of Science
Mathematics
Colombia
Omar Dario Torres Torres
Bachelor of Science
Industrial Engineering
Colombia
Segundo Armando Caipe Cuatumal
Bachelor of Science
Electrical Engineering
Colombia
           
Juan Pablo Alvarez Atuesta
Bachelor of Science
Mechanical Engineering
Colombia
Jairo Ordilio Torres Moreno
Doctor of Business Administration
Finances and Projects
Colombia
Sixto Felipe Guzmán Figueroa
Doctor of Business Administration
Busi ness Adminis tration
Colombia
Mitra Heidarpanah
Doctor of Philosophy
Busi ness Management
Denmark
Yolanda Bienvenida Liriano Hernandez
Bachelor of Science
Psychology
Dominican Republic
Joël Fortuné
Bachelor of Science
Sociology
Dominican Republic
           
Cándida Díaz
Doctor of Linguistics
Linguis tics
Dominican Republic
Brindicys Rosario De Gonzalez
Doctor of Science
Information Technology and Management
Dominican Republic
Juan Heriberto Lopez Estevez
Doctor of Education
App . Linguis tics for Sec. Language Teachi ng
Dominican Republic
Wanda Marina Román Santana
Doctor of Science
Psychopedagogy
Dominican Republic
Patrick Girukwayo Semahane
Master of Business Administration
Strategic Planning and Leadership
DR Congo
Alexander Baez Hernández
Doctor of Philosophy
Forensi c Accounting
Ecuador
           
Guerrero Leon Willington Ivanel
Bachelor of Science
Environmental Science
Ecuador
Carlos Roberto Castillo Monge
Bachelor of Science
Industrial Engineering
El Salvador
Mohammad Rafee Sadiqi
Doctor of Philosophy
Information Security
Germany
Isaac Baya Naaso
Doctor of Science
Civil Engineering
Ghana
Sary Ghassani
Bachelor of Business Administration
Marketing
Ghana
Isaac Kwasi Annor Larbi
Master of Science
Project Management
Ghana
           
Yasser Jamyle
Master of Business Administration
Accounting
Ghana
Francis Edem Noviewoo
Bachelor of Science
Information Technology
Ghana
Alfred Gamaliel Orellana Morales
Bachelor of Science
Electromechanical Engineering
Guatemala
Claudia Guisela Mendoza Cruz
Bachelor of Business Administration
Busi ness Adminis tration
Guatemala
Lydie Madjou
Master of Business Administration
Busi ness Adminis tration
Haiti
Waldina Teresa Meza
Master of Science
Psychology
Honduras
           
Davodian Benyamin
Bachelor of Science
Mechanical Engineering in Automotive Spec.
Israel
Wesley Lindel Stennett
Bachelor of Science
Electrical Engineering
Jamaica
Mary Mukera Thiangau
Bachelor of Business Administration
Finance
Kenya
Foriest Samuel Vacanarat Toe
Master of Science
Project Management
Liberia
Jorge Nicolas Ulloa Gonzalez
Doctor of Science
Public Health
Mexico
Atangana Joseph Désiré
Doctor of Education
Educational Sciences
Mexico
           
Jose Ramon Soto Zazueta
Bachelor of Science
Civil Engineering
Mexico
Egbegi A. Neville
Certificate of Science
Construction Management
Nigeria
Samuel Oghene Etatuvie
Doctor of Philosophy
Public Adminis tration
Nigeria
Mustapha Musa Ibrahim
Doctor of Philosophy
Islamic Studies
Nigeria
Akusu Oyovwikimo Meshach
Doctor of Business Administration
Marketing
Nigeria
Jorge Luis Rodríguez Mendieta
Doctor of Science
Information Systems
Panama
           
Giancarlo Hernán Alva Gonzáles
Bachelor of Science
Environmental Mgmt. and Ris k Prevention
Peru
Pedro Rodolfo Arguedas Márquez
Bachelor of Science
Psychology
Peru
Vilmarie A. González Román
Doctor of Psychology
Family Therapy
Puerto Rico
Marisol Hernandez Hernandez
Doctor of Public Health
Public Health Adminis tration
Puerto Rico
Giovanie Yorke
Bachelor of Science
Archi tecture
Saint Lucia
Yousif Abdullatif AlSaeed
Bachelor of Science
Chemical Engineering
Saudi Arabia
           
Sami Bsoul
Master of Science
Psychology
Slovakia
Ghislain Ngoua
Bachelor of Literature
English -French-Spanish Literature
South Africa
Vongai Zhou Tangawamira
Master of Business Administration
Busi ness Adminis tration
South Africa
Lonkhululeko Phumzile Khumalo
Doctor of Science
Public Health
Swaziland
Peter. T. Nditi
Bachelor of Business and Economics
Accounting
Tanzania
Saidi O Nsigarila
Master of Arts
Education
Tanzania
           
Ayse Gokkaya
Master of Science
Clinical Psychology
Turkey
Atuhairwe Brenda
Bachelor of Business Administration
Procurement and Supp ly Chain Management
Uganda
Addis-Alem Belay
Post-Doctorate of Business Administration
Human Resources Management
United Kingdom
Osei Tawiah Frimpong
Doctor of Science
Clinical Psychology
USA
Olugboji Moyosoore Akindimeji
Doctor of Philosophy
Computer Systems Engineering
USA
Martha Abdullah
Bachelor of Science
Sociology
USA
           
Prudence Phiri
Bachelor of Business Administration
Busi ness Adminis tration
Zambia
Nswanamumi Gebby
Doctor of Philosophy
Geograph y
Zambia
Gracious Mwila Mwelwa
Master of Science
Environmental Engineering
Zambia
Martin Chimfwembe
Bachelor of Supp ly Chain Management
Supp ly Chain Management
Zambia
Francis Chishala
Bachelor of Science
Library Science
Zambia
 
           

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Student Testimonials

Patrick Girukwayo Semahane
Master of Strategic Planning and Leadership
May 1, 2018

“My name is Mr. Patrick Girukwayo, from the Democratic Reporting of Congo (DR Congo). I have 27 years of professional experience (from 1992 to 2017), of which 14 years (since 2003) have been dedicated to humanitarian service in local associations, NGOs, United Nations Agencies and the United Nations Mission. Now at 48 years of age in 2018; my experience with AIU begun since 2015 when I discovered the AIU website. I joined AIU with a License Diploma in Law (BAC +5), and my great desire was to acquire a Master Diploma in Leadership and Strategic Management. I could not get a university that could provide me this learning since its one of rare domains. I remained with my objectives fixed at AIU with high expectations that I could finally be graduated by getting a master degree. Then how? This was not only a question of time, but also a question of how to register as student, follow courses, accomplish my assignments, make my thesis, and complete the fourth phase and get the Diploma. It was not easy for me if I say truth ! How I suspended and resume course at AIU At the beginning of 2015, I completed the registration phase 1 and 2, and my first joyful situation was to see various courses for my studies. It was an online library. I selected courses and downloaded then for offline reading at home since I cannot be connected every time at the internet. This course provided me with many interesting topics, which are actually useful in my professional life. I went to the phase 3. However, due to financial constraints, I was forced to stop my studies and could not continue. One among the special and honorable excellent habits for AIU; is the monitoring of students problems. While suspending my studies, I received many telephone calls and e-mails from the student and finance sections encouraging me to resume my studies. All my best honor to James Rotlewicz, Kinmberly Diaz and Rosie Perez who encouraged me to resume and now I and at the graduation process. My appreciation to the grading of assignments at AIU As a student, I was getting assignments, and my duties were to respond and sent them for grading. Another specific advantage I observed at AIU; is that each assignment submitted was graded as quickly as possible. At the opening of the website few days, I was enjoying the way the professors were delivering quick correction to my assignments. This is one of major ways, which enhanced my trust and confidence towards AIU and its professors. ...
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Sary Ghassani
Bachelor of Marketing
May 8, 2018

“When I was in Lebanon, I was in a university and I was working in a retail company, but after some time I received a job offer in Accra-Ghana. Before I left my country I still had some courses to finish in my country, when I arrived at Ghana, I started to search for a university but because of my schedule at work, I didn’t join any university suite my time. For that reason, I started search for university, and a day I found an advertising via Instagram for an online university. It was Atlantic International University (AIU), and directly from the first day I started contact the admission and I started to receive many mails from them and also many calls, as explanation for the university and specially for my major and how the procedure study is, the second I did my registration and I started my courses from the first phase then phase two, till I reached the graduation process. From the first day I noticed that I am dealing with a very professional team, and everyone have the same target to ...
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Hsun Chen
Doctor of Business Administration
May 15, 2018

“Throughout my studies at Atlantic International University (AIU), I must say that it was a great experience. Firstly, I must commend AIU for offering international students the opportunity to pursue higher education. From where I come from (Belize), the universities do not offer any doctoral program; therefore, I am very grateful to be a part of AIU’s alumni family. In particular, I appreciate AIU’s educational model because it allows students the opportunity to design their own curriculum. The advisors and tutors are very responsive to students’ needs and are always ready to render assistance. Therefore, I believe that the administration structure at AIU is very efficient and goes beyond the enrolment procedure. Without any reserve, I highly recommend other students to pursue their studies at Atlantic International University! Best regards




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Ways of combating street children and drug addicts in Lagos metropolitan

Blessing Okebugwu | Master’s Degree in Psychology | Excerpt



Outlines
1. Introduction 2. Type of children living on street 3. Why children run away from home 4. Nuisance 5. Negligence on the parts of parents, society and government 6. Ways of combating this —contribution from the children, parents, society and government

Introduction
One of the menaces of our times that are hitting our society negatively in Lagos is the street children and drug addicts menace. The street children comprises of street urchins, prostitutes, drug addicts, school drop-out, and social miscreants. They are people neglected by the society; many of them are jobless without any particular accommodation facility and are heavy alcoholic drunkards.

They constitute a nuisance to the people around where they stay. Stealing and rapping young girls that cross their way. Something must be done to put a stop to it or else the society would be engulfed by these social miscreants, just as my pastor –pastor Taiwo Odukoya said ‘if you don’t reach them, they will reach you’. There are professional street children and ordinary street children, then hardened street children. The professional constitute mainly beggars, while the ordinary are those that decide to run out of the house, and others sent or sponsor by some wicked elites in the society who use them as tugs, which develop to hired assassins. Some are sent to make money for their sponsors while they feed them daily. Others are indoctrinate to fight a religious war in time is needed. Another type of groups are the school dropouts, the stubborn and heady children who cannot stay with their parents and the orphans who are neglected by either poor uncles or wicked uncles. Other groups are the lazy ones who want to get things on a platter of gold without working for it, who are pilfers and they cannot lift up a broom. And finally, are those who are confused in life, they have no mind of their own but depend on their peer group to take decisions; they are easily lure to sin by their peer group. They have good parent willing to send them to school but cannot stay. Why they run away from home These children are mostly boys although we have girls who are street children; they cannot be comparing by the numerous boys on the street. They have several reasons for being on the street. Majority ran away from home because their mother died and their father remarried, the step mother started maltreating them badly. She was not giving them food. Some of them stole money and ran away from home. Some of them could not submit to their step mother. Some of them were apprentice but could not finish and ran away, either they stole money from their master and ran away. Some of them could not concentrate at the work they are learning due to peer group. Majority of them ran away as a result of poverty in the home, when parents or father could not feed his family, they have no choice than to get out of the home to look for daily food. Some of them were deceived by friends who told them to live their home and come to Lagos that they can get a job where they would make quick money, so they left home even left school for those in school and found themselves in Lagos for green pasture. The work they do on the street The ones that a bit reasonable hawk on the street, they sell things like sachet water, sweet etc, they carry loads for the people but majority do bus conductor in the day and in the night they snatch people’s bags. The rest that are not doing anything pick things from people’s pockets, remove woman’s necklace from their neck as they accustom them, the one that resist them they beat or even rape. Others snatch people’s phone on traffic jam. Who is to be blamed? There are many factors that contribute to this, first Parents, Society, government and the children themselves.

Parents More especially the polygamous family lacks affection for their children, according to Erikson’s theory on psychosocial stages of development, which state that when a child is deny love care and affection, he will grow up not trusting anyone, he ends up constitute nuisance because he cares for no one. Is what you have you give. Fathers who lost their wives should consider the children when getting a second wife, children fear second wife, they fear she may not like them and when she start having her children, she may favour her children more than them so they decide to live the house and stand on their own. Poverty on the side of the parent: When parents cannot care for their children, they left them to fern for themselves. Then they mixed up with all kinds of people in the society and get contaminated, they end up being street children. Society Society does not interact with these street children. They fear them as if they are outcast, people avoid having anything to do with them. The society sees them as never do well that nothing good can come out of them Government The government pretends that they don’t know that they are existing yet the politicians use them to get rid of anyone that stands on their way. They are active during any election Ways of combating street children and drug addicts in our area The parents should bring forth children that they can train very well to the highest level, it is a crime for one to bear a child and being unable to take care of that child. According to Erikson’s theory on psychosocial stages of development, if a child is denied love, care and affection, he/she end up not trusting anyone. Children should be encouraged to live a good life. Fathers should be able to maintain love and peaceful environment in their homes, women should learn that every child brought forth in this world is a child to take care of; they should take them as their own and treat them with love knowing they are building a future generation. Society should get closer and show them love. Thank God for my church that decided to rehabilitate them. They should be encouraged and not isolated. Everyone needs love. Government should build a home for the rehabilitation of these street children, our church started one and there have been a great improvement. Government should be involved in training and setting them up into small scale business, craft work or vocational. Street children themselves should be somehow compel to live a positive life, nonsense should not be tolerated from them, they should learn how to love, tolerate people and respect the elders. They should realize that the world is not always bed of roses; they should know that if you want to be on top, you have to work for it, lead by example. A leader must stand out for the good and truth. Not all that glisters are gold, if you go for all that glisters, you may not hit the gold, but if you go for gold then patience has to be applied. For gold passes through refiner’s fire. Going through fire is not easy. Let us all join hands to make our Nation better.

Educational evaluation

Leidy Berroa | PhD in Education


We can define the evaluation as the systematic and comprehensive procedure in which multiple strategies are used, such as: questionnaires, inventories, interviews, standardized or criterion tests, oral exams, short tests, portfolios, presentations, etc. The evaluation is, then, a set of strategies aimed at improving the quality of teaching. Evaluation is an integral part of the life of the human being, we are continually undergoing evaluation. Not a day goes by that at the end of the day we do not take stock of what we did and how we did it, what we still have to do, etc. And so it is with all aspects of life. Therefore, it is not possible to think and organize a teaching process without the evaluation component being present. When excellence in educational performance is sought, it is essential to continually evaluate our own teaching procedures, so that it allows us to adapt them to the needs and characteristics of the students in a way that satisfies the expectations of the students. In the same way, students must be systematically subjected to evaluations in order to check their evolution, as well as the effectiveness of our own professional performance. It is important that teachers adapt to the students for which they must know, and discern how to proceed with each one if you had to reduce all educational psychology to a single principle, it would remain: the most important factor that influences learning it is what the student already knows. Hence the current boom in the initial assessment and the diagnostic dimension of the evaluation. The schools are made up of professionals. Such professionals must constantly seek to serve their students and the community in the best possible way. They must have high demanding criteria. They should compare their practices with the criteria. They should try to improve those aspects of their work that are deficient, or when the state of science has confirmed that there are better strategies to educate their students. They must work in collaboration with colleagues, parents and the community in order to effectively meet the range of educational needs of all their students. Must be open and interested in others evaluating their work. Instead, the effective school is one whose professionals systematically perform and use assessments to serve students well and to inform the public of the school’s achievements and needs. The word is a term that has been used a lot in recent decades and that is currently loaded with new meanings. This appreciation ought to allow us to make our mind more flexible in order to be able to grasp what is now understood as evaluation. Formerly it was understood by evaluation, or it was spoken of in terms of correction, of exam, of “change of level”, of the degree of adjustment to some norms or criteria. In more recent times, evaluation has been exercised as a control; it has been applied more to the product and to the results than to the processes; it has been more understood as a measure and quantification; it has polarized in excess in the student and its performance more than in any other factor of the teaching-learning process and has been used to compare and classify. In many moments, the educational evaluation is understood as a source of improvement. We can affirm with completeness that without evaluation there is no better possible and that only evaluating continuously is how we will progressively improve. The evaluation allows us to know what happens in school, assess it and act more effectively.

Writing an Abstract for a Thesis

Edward Lambert | AIU Academic Coordinator


In phase 3 of your program at Atlantic International University, you write a thesis of a research project. One thing that differentiates the thesis from an essay is that you will write an Abstract at the beginning of your thesis. It is very important to the success of your thesis to have a good abstract. When you someone starts to read your thesis, they will read the abstract first. Even though it will most likely be the last part of your thesis that you write. The abstract is not the first impression that a reader has of your thesis; the title of the thesis is the first impression. If the title grabs the reader’s attention then they will read the abstract next. There are objectives that an abstract hopes to accomplish. The abstract is more than just a summary of your thesis. You also want to get the reader’s interest and trust. The abstract should briefly summarize the scope and methods of the research and clearly state the conclusion of the research. The abstract is like taking a quick photograph of the thesis. The reader develops an image of the research quickly. You want this image to develop trust in the thesis. The abstract will basically present 4 parts in this order. 1. Background of topic 2. Methods used in research 3. Results of analysis 4. Conclusion based on analysis An ideal abstract will present these parts using between 150 and 300 words. Your reader is more likely to lose interest if the abstract is too long. Also, if your abstract is too long, the reader will tend to think that you do not understand your research yet. The briefer and clearer you are, the more confidence the reader will have that you truly understand your own research. Moreover, do not include any citations or references in the abstract. Those are put in the text of the thesis. Also, make sure that your abstract does not copy sentences from your thesis, especially the introduction. The abstract must be different from the text of your thesis. To write the abstract, have another person ask you to briefly explain your thesis. Try to be as brief and complete as possible. Record your answer. Play the recording to other people. Ask for their feedback. Do they get a clear image of your research and its conclusion? Do they think anything is missing? Did your recording grab their attention? Use the feedback of other people to edit your abstract. It is important that you do not write the abstract all by yourself without feedback from others. The abstract is a part of the thesis that must be evaluated by others before the thesis is complete. You must have confidence that others like and approve of your abstract. The success of your thesis will be greater.

Bibliographical references

By Dr. Rosa Hilda Lora M. Advisor at AIU | rosa@aiu.edu


When we are doing a research work and we have all the bibliography that we will use, we can find the surprise of the existence of different ways in terms of quoting the texts we want or to make the reference of the sources at the end of our work. We had enough to find the bibliography but now we have a big problem: why they quote here in a way and why it is done in another way. Which is the correct way? In the case of being a teacher of distance institutions or Advisor, as in the case of Atlantic International University, I have deliveries with little known ways of quoting in the Western world. The rules to quotations are made by organizations for a better distribution and location of the works; Scientists accept these rules. The different ways of making citations and references are the following: 1. ISO 690:2013 idem ISO 690:2010. https://www.iso.org/ home.html 2. CMS. Chicago style. 1903. It is applied in social sciences, art, music and literature. 3. TURABIAN. Kate Turabian, 1937. It is applied in humanities for students and doctoral students. 4. MLA. Modern Language Association. It is applied for humanities. https://www.mla. org/MLA-Style 5. VANCOUVER STYLE. International Committee of Medical Journal Editors; 1978. It is applied for medical journals. 6. APA. American Psychological Association; 1952. http://www.apa.org/ 7. HARVARD. Harvard University, 1881. http://www. unamenlinea.unam.mx/ recurso/83752-estilo-harvardpara- las-referencias-bibliograficas 8. AMA. American Medical Association. https://sites. google.com/site/investigandocchn/ home/formatosde- citacion-y-referencias/ estilo-ama-american-medical- association 9. ACS. American Chemical Society. https://libguides.tru. ca/acs 10. MHRA. Modern Humanities Research Association. Style for social sciences, contemporary history and geography. http://www.mhra. org.uk/ 11. IEEE. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Model for Engineering and Computer Science. http:// www2.unavarra.es/gesadj/ servicioBiblioteca/tutoriales/ Citar_referenciar_(IEEE).pdf 12. CSF. Council of Science Editors. It is applied in Biomedicine and Biochemistry. https://www.councilscienceeditors. org/ If you are a student in English language, in this document you have the official pages or Home Page of the institutions mentioned. In the WEB pages you can find documents in English because the institutions that elaborate the system about quotations, the majority, are from the United States.

BIBLIOGRAPHY. International Organization for Standardization. Recuperado de: https://www.iso.org/home.html | Modern Language Association. Recuperado de: https://www.mla.org/MLA-Style | American Psychological Association. Recuperado de: http://www.apa.org/ | Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Estilo Harvard. Recuperado de: http://www.unamenlinea.unam.mx/recurso/83752-estilo-harvard-paralas- referencias-bibliograficas | American Medical Association. Recuperado de: https://sites.google.com/site/investigandocchn/home/formatosde- citacion-y-referencias/estilo-ama-american-medical-association | American Chemical Society Citation. Recuperado de: https://libguides. tru.ca/acs | Modern Humanities Research Association. Recuperado de: http://www.mhra.org.uk/ | Biblioteca Universidad de Navarra. Recuperado de: http://www2.unavarra.es/gesadj/servicioBiblioteca/tutoriales/ Citar_referenciar_(IEEE).pdf | Council of Science Editors. Recuperado de: https://www.councilscienceeditors.org/ | Pérez, M. y otros. (2015). Manual de citas y referencias bibliográficas. Bogotá: Uniandes. Recuperado de: https://ediciones.uniandes.edu.co/Documents/Pautas%20de%20citacion/ Manual%20de%20citas%20y%20referencias%20bibliogr%C3%A1ficas%20 (Uniandes%2C%20final%20impresi%C3%B3n%2C%20julio%2021).pdf




Learning

With a little help

Parents of children with autism experience less stress with a dog in the home.

A study published in July 2016 states pet dogs can actually reduce stress for families who have children with autism. Researchers at the University of Lincoln in the United Kingdom followed families for two-and-a-half years after a shorter term study. Scientists wanted to know if the short-term benefits of owning a dog translated to less stress among parents and kids on the autism spectrum. Based on the responses of the families with and without dogs, a pet canine can improve the functioning of families and reduce the number of dysfunctional interactions between a parent a child with autism. The study showed the stress of parenting a child on the autism spectrum decreased for families who had pet dogs. Previous research regarding dogs and autism focused solely on the benefits of specially trained therapy dogs or autism service dogs. Therapy dogs help train and relax kids who go through regular therapy sessions designed to help children with autism. Service dogs live with the family and spend every possible moment with children on the spectrum as they provide constant comfort, support and routine to children at school and in their community. ...
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Neurodiversity

Music never met a brain it couldn’t help.

Before becoming a teacher I spent my entire career as a student surviving and thriving by reshaping the environment and information around me. Now, what does that have to do with music making your brain better? Well, I’ll tell you: it all started with rejection. From as far back as I could remember, and whenever I heard music, my brain moved. It saw patterns, colors, images and words. Words I didn’t yet know, but I saw them and could spell them before I knew what spelling was, and before I could write. When I was five years of age I saw my musical hero the great Louis Armstrong on television and from that moment on I knew I wanted and needed to play the trumpet. In the second grade a ‘music teacher’ came to each class to ‘audition’ kids for the newly forming PS72 Band. Well, this was my big chance, right? Wrong!! The ‘teacher’ who shall remain nameless asked me to move my fingers as if I were playing a Trumpet and I screamed to myself I’m in!! As it were, I was out!! I failed the ‘audition’ and I was crushed!! “Didn’t he see what I saw when I heard music” I lamented to myself. Well, I had to wait five torturous years before I was given the opportunity to play trumpet in the sixth grade. ...
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Where consciousness originates

At the quantum level, according to a brilliant scientist.

One way to think of consciousness is to conceive of it as a byproduct of numerous computations that are happening in your brain. The integrated information theory, created by neuroscientist Giulio Tononi of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, proposes that conscious experience is an integration of a great of amount of information that comes into our brain, and that this experience is irreducible. Your brain interweaves a sophisticated information web from sensory and cognitive inputs. The global workspace theory of consciousness, developed by Bernard Baars, a neuroscientist at the Neurosciences Institute in La Jolla, California, says that maybe consciousness is simply the act of broadcasting information around the brain from a memory bank. But there are some who think our attempts at understanding the nature of consciousness through neuroscience are doomed to fail unless quantum mechanics is involved. World-renowned Oxford University mathematical physicist Sir Roger Penrose, for one, thinks that consciousness has quantum origins. Together with noted anesthesiologist Stuart Hammeroff, who teaches at the University of Arizona, Penrose came up with the Orchestrated Objective Reduction theory of the mind. The theory is somewhat outlandish, but cannot be easily dismissed considering that Roger Penrose is regarded by many as one of the world’s most brilliant people ...
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How birds navigate

Scientists finally solve the mystery.

Migrating birds appear to have a ‘sixth sense’ which means they always manage to find their nesting grounds —a talent that has long mystified scientists. Now researchers have found the secret to this skill is down to a protein in the bird’s eyes that is sensitive to blue light. This protein lets them ‘see’ Earth’s magnetic field as an overlay on their normal field of view, two studies suggest. Scientists from Lund University in Sweden looked at zebra finches, while researchers from Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg in Germany studied European robins. For a bird to know roughly where it is in the world, and correct itself if it goes off course, it needs what is known as ‘true navigation’. They do this by using the magnetic field to plot their migratory routes. Scientists believe the Earth’s core is responsible for creating its magnetic field. As molten iron in the Earth’s outer core escapes it creates convection currents. These currents generate electric currents which create the magnetic field. Experts knew that birds could only sense magnetic fields if certain wavelengths of light were available, but they did not know why this was the case. ...
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Extreme juggling



At 23 years old, Alex Barron is the world’s best juggler —in April 2017, he became the first person to flash 14 balls on video. His physique is statuesque: 6 foot 3, big shoulders, little joints, cover-model muscles. When he’s not setting records in numbers juggling (the practice of juggling high numbers of objects), he surfs and rock climbs, but neither activity exhausts him quite like lobbing pellet-filled pouches high into the air.
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Alessi Juicy Salif

Designed by Phillipe Starck in 1990

Designed by Phillipe Starck in 1990, the Juicy Salif is rightly counted amongst the icons of industrial design and has been exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The citrus squeezer is cast in aluminium which is then polished, the design based on the shape of a squid and according to an account from the founder of Alessi was originally sketched out by Starck on a napkin while eating squid with lemon squeezed over it. It’s a perfect example of how the most abstract associations can inspire iconic design.
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Concussion


What happens to your brain when you get one?

What happens to your brain when you get a concussion? Concussions are a type of mild traumatic brain injury. A concussion is usually caused by a hard blow to the head. While the blow causes immediate pain on the outside, what happens within is where the real damage can occur. Thankfully, your brain does not absorb the brunt of the impact. Instead, it’s the protective liquid barrier between your brain and skull. As a result, the liquid sloshes back and forth, carrying your brain with it. This can bruise the brain tissue at the sites of impact. But something more sinister is happening deep in the tissue. The brain’s motion is stretching and ripping your axons apart. If this sounds bad, you’re right! Axons are delicate fibers that carry electrical signals throughout your brain. Without these signals, you can’t control your body. When axons break apart, they die and release harmful toxins. These toxins will damage healthy nerves in your brain. You may experience this nerve damage as one, or more, of the following: headache, dizziness, fatigue, blurry vision, unconsciousness. Plus, the damage caused by your first concussion actually raises your risk of a second one within the following year. Each year, over 1 million Americans suffer from a concussion, or similar mild brain trauma. Most people will recover after a few weeks.
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The music of poetry

The brain is wired to love it.



We’ve always known that poetry possesses an immeasurable, mysterious power. Still, for many, such expressions require some other, prior knowledge to be fully understood. But this is not entirely true: reading a powerful lyrical piece can shake your emotions and imagination in many levels. All of this now has an explanation. A psychologist at the University of Bangor in the United Kingdom, Gillaume Thierry, recently conducted a study that showed scientifically for the first time the way that poetry, more specifically the “musical quality” of poetry, is unconsciously captured by the human brain. This happens even before any literal meaning is assimilated. The implication is that the rhythmic and harmonic properties of poetic discourse will stimulate unconscious parts of the mind. Not only that, but the study also implies the existence (so often described by poets) of a close relationship between intuition and this particular form of art. Thierry’s study, published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, recorded the brain’s electrophysiological responses in a group of subjects who were randomly exposed to a traditional Welsh poetic form known as Cynghanedd. ... Read full text:

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Costa Rica to ban fossil fuels

...and become world’s first decarbonised society.



Costa Rica’s new president has announced a plan to ban fossil fuels and become the first fully decarbonised country in the world. Carlos Alvarado, a 38-year-old former journalist, made the announcement to a crowd of thousands during his inauguration in May (2018). “Decarbonisation is the great task of our generation and Costa Rica must be one of the first countries in the world to accomplish it, if not the first,” Mr Alvarado said. “We have the titanic and beautiful task of abolishing the use of fossil fuels in our economy to make way for the use of clean and renewable energies.” Symbolically, the president arrived at the ceremony in San Jose aboard a hydrogen-fuelled bus. Last month, Mr Alvarado said the Central American country would begin to implement a plan to end fossil fuel use in transport by 2021 –the 200th year of Costa Rican independence. “When we reach 200 years of independent life we will take Costa Rica forward and celebrate ... that we’ve removed gasoline and diesel from our transportation,” he promised during a victory speech. Costa Rica already generates more than 99 per cent of its electricity using renewable energy sources... Read full text:

Free public transport

Estonia will be the first in the world.

Tallinn, known for its digital government and successful tech startups, is often referred to as Europe’s innovation capital. Now celebrating five years of free public transport for all citizens, the government is planning to make Estonia the first free public transport nation. To ride Tallinn’s network of trams, buses and trains for free, you must be registered as a resident, which makes the municipality profit €1,000 from your income tax every year. All you need to do then is getting a €2 green card and carrying your ID on public transport. Five years ago, citizens of Tallinn were asked in a referendum if free public transport should be realized. Why should citizens be involved in such political decisions? Allan Alaküla, Head of Tallinn European Union Office, shares some valuable insights for other cities: “A decision for a long-term project should not only be taken by the current elected council, but it should be locked politically by asking for support from the public. Although a local referendum is not legally binding, the mandate from the popular vote is stronger than just from the council.”
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Transgender Citizens

...gain fundamental rights in Pakistan.

Pakistan’s parliament on May 8 (2018) passed a bill ensuring fundamental rights for transgender citizens. The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act will ensure that members of the transgender community in Pakistan have the right to have their chosen gender identity officially recognized on government documents such as passports, driver’s licenses and national identity cards. In addition the new law would prohibit discrimination at work, on public modes of transport, in schools and while receiving medical care. The fate of this historic bill now lies with Pakistan’s president, Mamnoon Hussain. We’ll wait to see whether he will sign the bill, but in any case this is a huge step forward for activists such as Mehlab Jameel who have been working hard for such a law. “This kind of development is not only unprecedented in Pakistani history, but it’s one of the most progressive laws in the whole world,” Jameel told NPR. How do other countries line up in terms of their protection of transgender people? According to the Global Commission on HIV and the Law, 20 countries have passed legislation recognizing the rights of transgender people.
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Solving dolphin deaths

Each year, some 600 porpoises, dolphins and whales wash up on UK shores.

In a white-tiled lab at London Zoo, just across the street from the giraffes, two investigators are slowly and painstakingly dissecting a porpoise.Rescue workers recovered the stranded animal on a beach in Somerset a week before. It was maimed by brutal red gashes –from a boat’s propeller, they thought. Investigators Rob Deaville and Matt Perkins are not so sure. Over the next two hours, they will try to uncover what killed this particular porpoise. They will also look for clues to a much bigger puzzle, one that involves all of marine life, answering questions like: what is the state of our oceans? What are the biggest threats? And what can we as humans do to help? Deaville and Perkins conduct postmortems on more than a hundred porpoises, dolphins and whales a year for the Zoological Society of London. Their work has uncovered surprising threats, from long-banned chemicals lingering in the water to the devastating impact of fishing nets. But it has also revealed good news about the power of policy change and the return of endangered species. “We use a dead body on a beach to shed light on its life, not just its death,” says Deaville, who leads the UK’s Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme –or CSIP for short– at the Zoological Society. Cetaceans are dolphins, porpoises and whales ...
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Campus

7 ways to be more productive

Elon Musk emailed Tesla employees tips on how to be more productive. These are his suggestions.

Elon Musk gets a lot done. The 46-year-old entrepreneur and CEO is revolutionizing the spaceflight industry with SpaceX, transforming the world of the electric car at Tesla, and pushing neuroscience and transportation forward at Neuralink and the Boring Company. As SpaceX COO Gwynne Shotwell said at the 2018 TED Conference, Musk’s goals are a lot to keep up with. “When Elon says something, you have to pause and not blurt out ‘Well, that’s impossible,’” she said. “You zip it, you think about it, and you find ways to get it done.” Recently, Musk reportedly announced to Tesla employees that he wants to adopt a 24/7 shift schedule to get production for Tesla’s Model 3 electric car on track. In an email obtained by Jalopnik, Musk explained a number of changes in the works for Tesla. He’s asking for quite a lot, so at the end of that email, he offered employees a list of his own productivity recommendations. From those tips, it’s clear that Musk is clearly not a fan of meetings, bureaucracy, hierarchy, or any system that impedes immediate communication. He prefers people apply common sense to the task at hand. He also told employees that if they had any ideas for making work at Tesla better and more efficient, they should let him know. Here are the seven productivity tips Musk offered in the letter, in his own words.

1 Large-format meetings waste people’s time. “Excessive meetings are the blight of big companies and almost always get worse over time. Please get [rid] of all large meetings, unless you’re certain they are providing value to the whole audience, in which case keep them very short.”
2 Meetings should be infrequent unless a matter is urgent. “Also get rid of frequent meetings, unless you are dealing with an extremely urgent matter. Meeting frequency should drop rapidly once the urgent matter is resolved.”
3 If you don’t need to be in a meeting, leave. “Walk out of a meeting or drop off a call as soon as it is obvious you aren’t adding value. It is not rude to leave, it is rude to make someone stay and waste their time.”
4 Avoid confusing jargon. “Don’t use acronyms or nonsense words for objects, software, or processes at Tesla. In general, anything that requires an explanation inhibits communication. We don’t want people to have to memorize a glossary just to function at Tesla.”
5 Don’t let hierarchical structures make things less efficient. “Communication should travel via the shortest path necessary to get the job done, not through the ‘chain of command’. Any manager who attempts to enforce chain of command communication will soon find themselves working elsewhere.”
6 If you need to get in touch with someone, do so directly. “A major source of issues is poor communication between depts. The way to solve this is allow free flow of information between all levels. If, in order to get something done between depts, an individual contributor has to talk to their manager, who talks to a director, who talks to a VP, who talks to another VP, who talks to a director, who talks to a manager, who talks to someone doing the actual work, then super dumb things will happen. It must be ok for people to talk directly and just make the right thing happen.”
7 Don’t waste time following silly rules. “In general, always pick common sense as your guide. If following a ‘company rule’ is obviously ridiculous in a particular situation, such that it would make for a great Dilbert cartoon, then the rule should change.” Read full text:

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Butterup Knife.

This nifty knife takes a hard brick of butter and turns it into sumptuous, spreadable ribbons. By Sacha Pantschenko, Craig Andrews and Norman Oliveria. store.moma.org

Knops.

Acoustic adjustable hearing solutions that reduce noise in four steps. No electronics, comfortable to use and easy to carry.
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Piggyback rider.

A clever standing child carrier system makes it easy to carry a toddler on your back. By Full Sail International. piggybackrider.com

–Friedrich Nietzsche. (1844–1900). German Philosopher.

“The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct them to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.”

Be practical

1. Don’t procrastinate —get it started! (...as opposed to “Get it done.”) —David Crumbaker
2. Develop good study habits. —Laura Stipancich
3. Read the directions. —@LindaAragoni
4. Wear sunscreen. (Sorry. Couldn’t help it.) —Rodney Fields

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Bachelor of Metallurgy Engineering

SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

The Bachelor of Metallurgy Engineering (BS, BSEE) program objective is to provide students with a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of Metallurgy Engineering that would allow a graduate to function effectively in industry or continue on to graduate school. The Bachelor of Metallurgy Engineering (BS, BSEE) 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 Metallurgy Engineering (BS, BSEE) 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

Design
Mechanics
Modelling
Mathematics
Professional Skills
Teamwork, Communication
and Management
Materials
Properties
Selection
Processing
Biomaterials
Failure and Protection of Metals
Polymers
Ceramics and Composites
Safety Engineering
Internal Combustion Engines
Automotive Heating, Ventilating
and Air Conditioning
Fasteners and Bolted Joints
Polymer Materials and Processes
Thermodynamics
Mechanical Engineering Graphics
Introduction to Engineering Projects
Mechanics of Materials
Manufacturing Processes
Fluid Mechanics
Kinematics & Dynamics of Machines

Orientation Courses

Communication & Investigation (Comprehensive Resume)
Organization Theory (Portfolio)
Experiential Learning (Autobiography)
Seminar Administrative Development (Book Summary)
Seminar Cultural Development (Practical Experience)
Seminar International Development (Publications)

Research Project

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

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


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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). AIU meets all state and federal laws as a degree-granting institution in the United States and the State of Hawaii. The University was legally established by corporate charter in 1998 and is in good standing.

While National Accreditation is common for traditional U.S. institutions of higher learning utilizing standard teaching methods, every country has its own standards and accrediting organizations. Accreditation is a voluntary process and does not guarantee a worthy education. Rather, it means an institution has submitted its courses, programs, budget, and educational objectives for review. AIU’s Distance Learning Programs are unique, non-traditional and not accredited by the U.S. Department of Education. This may be a determining factor for those individuals interested in pursuing certain disciplines requiring State licensing, (such as law, teaching, or medicine). It is recommended that you consider the importance of National Accreditation for your specific field or profession. Although Atlantic International University’s individualized Distance Learning Degree Programs, are distinct from traditional educational institutions, we are convinced of their value and acceptance worldwide. Non-traditional programs are important because they recognize knowledge gained outside the classroom and incorporate a broader more comprehensive view of the learning experience. Many great institutions are unaccredited. We invite you to compare our programs and philosophy with traditional classroom-based programs to determine which is best suited to your needs and budget. AIU has chosen private accreditation through the Accrediting Commission International (ACI), obtained in 1999. ACI is not regulated or approved by the US Department of Education. ATLANTIC INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY IS NOT ACCREDITED BY AN ACCREDITING AGENCY RECOGNIZED BY THE UNITED

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There is no distinction between the programs offered through AIU and those of traditional campus based programs with regards to the following: your degree, transcript and other graduation documents from AIU follow the same standard used by all U.S. colleges and universities. AIU graduation documents can include an apostille and authentication from the U.S. Department of State to facilitate their use internationally. Authentication from the U.S. Department of State is a process that will ultimately bind a letter signed by the U.S. Secretary of State (permanently with a metal ring) to your graduation documents. If a student outside the U.S. wishes to carry out a particular procedure within a country’s Department of Education regarding their degree earned at AIU, such procedures are to be carried out independently by the student. AIU respects the unique rules and regulations of each country and does not intervene or influence the respective authorities. We recommend prospective students who intend to carry out such procedures outside the U.S. to verify in detail the steps and requirements needed in order to be fully informed.

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.

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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.

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President/Academic Dean

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Chief Operation Officer
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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.

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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

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Online application:

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