Article for newspaper

July 26, 2019. One of our graduates, Pascual Ramos, wrote an article “Psychological teaching on division and phases of stress help calm down” (in Spanish), for the newspaper La Información in the Dominican Republic. Summary: In the so-called swing of life, the situations that people naturally confront, make the sufferings greater; as the human body, experiences physical and mental development, so it assumes the passing of the years; having to submit to strong family, work and social pressures; the product of material demands, which must be met, in order to achieve emotional calmness; and even spiritual. You can access the article through the following link: http://www.lainformacion. 14620/tranquiliza-ensenanza- psicologica-sobre-division-yfases- del-estres Pascual Ramos completed a Doctorate program in Psychology at AIU.

SIC gets new Director General

August 20, 2019. We want ro congratulate one of our graduates, Ahmadou Sardouana, who has been appointed new Director General of the National Real Estate Corporation, SIC, in Cameroon. He was appointed today during an extra ordinary board meeting of the National Corporation that equally saw Celestine Ketcha Courtes appointed board chair of the Public enterprise. The 53 year old who hails from the North region of Cameroon is a holder of a PhD in Civil Engineering obtained at the Yaounde advanced school of public works and another PhD of Science in Project Management from Atlantic international university in America. He leaves the post of Secretary General of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development which he occupied since 2012 to Director General of the SIC. He occupied the post of Regional Delegate of the then Ministry of Urban development and housing in the North region in 2005, the Far North in 2001 and Littoral in 2010. He replaces Gabriel Bengono, who spent 8years at the head of the SIC.

Appointed as Dean Director

July 16, 2019. One of our graduates, Fabián Salazar Sánchez, is a lawyer by profession, who has dedicated his life to studies, and lawyer of the Central University of Ecuador. He has obtained and served as prosecutor in Ecuador becoming provincial prosecutor in Pichincha. Now, Fabián has been appointed as Dean Director of the Law Degree at the University Indoamerica, who puts himself at the forefront to achieve solid results in the faculty of Jurisprudence is yet a further example of AIU’s growth as he obtained his Doctorate in Criminal Science. Fabián Salazar Sánchez completed a Doctorate program in Legal Studies at Atlantic International University.

Book published by graduate

July 31, 2019. One of our graduates, Abishu Morke Barisso, has published a book titled, “El rostro desafiante de la culpa,” (The defiant face of guilt) in More Books!. You can read a summary of the book below: This document arises from the need to describe guilt from another scenario, freer and bearable, as a reality that emerges and accompanies the human being in the learnings of its constant transformation. It describes different disciplines that have investigated the vicissitudes of guilt and with them the realities of two cultures: Oromo Tribe (East Africa) and Mexican, being referents and recourse to accompany each other in the same guilt; sometimes being a bond or propitious of personal growth; through stories told in the different stages of life, as possible generators and transcendence of personality, behaviors and ways of living in the face of a world that was given. Therefore “The defiant face of guilt” is an incentive for a proper conceptualization of guilt, inviting to live shared, that is, as a way of living thrown into the world and in the drama of existence itself. You can find more information about the book through the following link: https://www.morebooks. de/store/it/book/el-rostrodesafiante- de-la-culpa/ isbn/978-620-0-02083-3 Abishu Morke Barisso has completed a Doctorate program in Psychology at Atlantic International University.

Academic Advisor honored

August 8, 2019. One of our Academic Advisors, Prof. Dr. Andreas Georg Rissler was recently honored from his other University KSUSTA in Kyrgyzstan Bishkek with a Dr. h.c. in Psychology for his research about Personality-ABC. This is the personality assessment system he developed over the last 11 years. To know more, visit www.thebehaviourprofiler. com (www.personalityabc. com) We are very proud of you Prof. Dr. Andreas Georg Rissler. You are an asset to AIU and your community, and we wish you more success in your professional projects.

Graduate paper published

August 18, 2019. One of our graduates, Ahmed Elimam, had his paper titled, “Neuro-Linguistic Programming: A Cognitive Communicative Process to Hypnosis Trance and Reframing in Storytelling,” published in the book “Studies in Linguistic & English Education”. Abstract: The Neuro Linguistic Pattern, in contexts and beyond storytelling, is a representational system aiming at broadening the narrative knowledge towards a constructive organized modeling. This paper investigates literature reviews and defines reframing hypnosis when episodically negotiates the conscious and subconscious minds as a communicative approach, employing signals to urge all senses towards more acceptability among recipients. The paper finds that the NLP analysis may be used as an experiential approach in storytelling, though still under investigation. The paper concludes that a storytelling, via NLP, may require a real conflict with factual cues, or even circumstantial, to create an environment through convincing or unconvincing melodrama. It allocates a kind of study support in recalling information to bring pen to paper. You can find more information about the book through the following link: submissions/profiles/UD- 7977HED14657/comms/783963_ ahmad-imam%20Published%20 AIU%20Paper%20PDF.pdf Ahmed Elimam has completed a Doctorate program in Linguistics at Atlantic International University.

Low-cost digital whiteborad

August 18, 2019. One of our graduates and Academic Advisor, Leidy Dahiana Berroa Mercedes, won second place as a scientific researcher in the country on the 1st Scientific Research Contest created in the Dominican Republic. About 116 teachers took part, national level, approaching a problem that affects the educational system. Leidy Dahiana created a low-cost interactive digital whiteboard that would allow technological advancement in education, with the following tools: 1 An infrared pencil 2 A Nintendo Wii control 3 A projector 4 A computer 5 The Bluesolei program, with a computer with bluetooth 6 The Smoothboard Air program, for digital whiteboards 7. The Annotator program, which is useful for designs on digital whiteboards. It was necessary to give workshops to teachers and students to train them in the subject. The project was also presented to other educational centers, and from there they began to address the concerns of how to implement them. So both the initial center and other centers were benefited, and the governor of the city already committed to provide one for the start of the new school year in an educational center. Leidy Dahiana Berroa Mercedes has completed a Post-doctorate program in Educational Research at AIU.

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Ahmed Elimam
Doctor of Linguistics
July 2, 2019

“For the AIU PhD program, allow me to commence with a quote for a dear colleague of mine (Dr. Youssif Zaghwani). To AIU, writes: “… the whole program is wonderful and very beneficial.” He is right, of course, that the variable extended curriculum of the AIU has been designed to develop our competence and to achieve our academic dreams far beyond any geographic boundaries and any situational issues, even for a displaced academic. To linguists and translators, experiencing such rhetoric (that the AIU inspires via its extra-curricular activities: as in the philosophy of the argumentative theory, especially in written discourses carrying rhetorical patterns “with hidden virtue and/ or logic” with the advisor Dr. Lucia Gorea continuing aspirations and follow up as with the other academic staff members' well-being estimations, they all' have been present in every submitted assignment and grading) is found beneficial and commensurate in representing highly controversial issues, in events and contexts. ... Read full text:
Trunos Grison
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July 10, 2019

“My name is Trunos Grison and I work in Liberia as Sample Transport specialist. I have been studying for my Masters of Public Health with AIU from 2017 and managed to complete my academic requirements on schedule. Studying with AIU gave me the opportunity to organize myself and push my own targets towards my academic achievements. I managed to develop my own Course Curriculum with the flexibility to choose what I want to study and focus on, relevant to my work, experience and future opportunities. Study materials for my Master’s degree program were available in abundance on the AIU Online Library section which made it easy for me to complete my research and assignments within scheduled times. The Student services - AIU was also available 100% to respond to my questions and inquiries and feedback was within acceptable times. Also the accounting and billing system is accurate and precise. ... Read full text:
David Ange Kana
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“By this letter, I would like to address a very special thanks to Atlantic International University (AIU) for giving me the opportunity to advance in my studies and career. AIU educational system is for me is one step ahead comparing to many universities in terms adapting programs to students needs and work context. As a humanitarian specialist, working in non-profit organizations, I was facing many issues finding a school which could proposed me studies that could be aligned to my area of expertise needs. AIU enrolment was nice and comprehensive from first contact with Communication Coordinator, Tutor to Advisor. They gave me the opportunity to design my courses aligned with my needs and advices in order to provide better work, guided me and were accessible each time I needed them with fast response. My experience with AIU has increased my academic potential and I have enjoyed going back on books, doing researches, meeting people with various talents in order to come back ... Read full text:
Fairul Abdullah de Souza Philip Ignatius,
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July 26, 2019

“I began with AIU at the age of 59 because I was too busy teaching in various schools in my home country Singapore, and later in Indonesia, to be able to enrol for any on-campus program. At the outset, I had my reserves about doing an online degree program but once I started with AIU, all my qualms vanished because AIU’s androgogy was a perfect match with all that I dreamed of in a degree program at the age I decided to resume studying, and the busy work schedule I had. AIU recognized the long and hard work I had put in throughout my career as a school teacher, and gave me the full trust in mapping out what I really needed and wanted to pursue in my own degree program. Nothing was ever top-down and I had losts of elbow room to research into my interests so long as everything I did and studied was pegged to my choice of study and faculty. The flexibility AIU provides is amazing; all the real live social and educational projects participated in, in my ... Read full text:

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Early infant diagnosis tracking

Nurse Nyambi | Master’s Degree of Public Health

Introduction This article describes the lifesaving initiatives that have been brought about to infants that are born from HIV positive mothers and they have also seroconverted as positive. In Malawi and around the Sub- Saharan Africa there is still a good number of infants that are identified as HIV positive through testing at 2 weeks. Malawi’s Early Infant Diagnosis (EID) program provides DNAPCR testing to infants born to HIV positive mothers, in order to quickly diagnose and initiate children who require anti-retroviral therapy (ART). Without ART, infants who acquire HIV in the first months of life are likely to die before reaching the age of two years. Malawi began its program in 2007, testing 1,507 children in the first year. Since then, the program has tested over 100,000 children and provided diagnoses for more than 40,000 children in 2017 (EID SOP 2018). This program has also helped early identification of infants that are positive and linking them to care.

Background Malawi is one of the countries that has adopted the UNAIDS 90-90-90 strategy. This has also been stipulated in the 2015-20 National Strategic Plan for HIV and AIDS. The initiative to be described in this article, is tackling the second 90 of the strategic plan, thus making sure that there is early identification of positive infants as well as linking them to care. Access to life-prolonging ART treatment is one of the primary goals in early infant diagnosis of HIV programs, as early diagnosis and treatment initiation significantly reduces morbidity and mortality. The issue of early infant diagnosis tracking came about because between Q4 2014–Q3 2015, 1,108 infants who were identified as HIV+ via DNA-PCR in Malawi, 697 (63%) were not initiated on ART. These HIV+ infants need to be initiated on life-saving ART immediately, as 50% of HIV+ infants do not survive past the first two years. Due to long wait times for results to be delivered back to a facility these children become lost to follow up. There are a lot of reasons that contributed to these infants not initiated on ART.

1. Long turnaround time; results take a long time, sometimes 4 months from sample collection to result delivery at facility.
2. Poor record keeping; healthcare workers do not always keep the sample registers up to date.
3. Poor linkage to ART; there is rarely active follow up by health care workers to communicate results and ensure HIV positive infants are initiated on ART.
4. Samples are sometimes lost on the way to the lab and results are lost on the way back from the lab. All these problems resulted to some children dying before results are delivered back to the facility or communicated to the caregiver.

Method To address all the above challenges, a system was created to record all DBS (dry blood spot) samples from exposed infants, track results and linkage to care of HIV+ infants. This system was set up to complement the existing system that is already in place. The tracking system involves health care workers to send in an SMS (text message) when they collect a sample, or receive a result, communicate the result to the caregiver and when applicable initiate HIV+ infant on ART (anti-retroviral therapy). The goal for the tracking system is to report the status of all infants who had a sample collected, to confirm the sample result delivered to caregiver, to improve turnaround time of sample results and to initiate antiretroviral therapy on all infants with positive results.

How the system works The health care worker at the facility notifies the system by sending SMS (text message) that sample has been collected. The next step is that the sample is sent to the district laboratory and is entered into the system. Then the sample is sent to the central lab where it is run and results entered into the system. When sample has arrived at the central lab, the health care worker is notified through SMS that the sample has arrived at the lab. When the result is ready, the health care worker receives SMS that the result is ready and confirms receipt. Lastly the health care worker delivers result to care giver and confirms ART initiation (if the child is HIV positive). All this is documented in the patients HIV Clinic Care card and all the registers that are used. If the result is HIV positive, the system sends a reminder message to the health worker to initiate the infant on treatment. If the infant has been initiated the health care worker will send a message to the system to say the infant has been initiated on care so that no more reminders are sent. Figure 1 shows how the tracking system works.

Conclusion This tracking system has not yet been rolled out to the whole country but the initiative proved to be very useful. Health care workers really liked the idea of reminders being sent about positive results, and results given to care givers, this improved linkage of infants to care and start antiretroviral therapy. Follow up of clients was easy and sample tracking too. Facilities could get feedback very fast and results on time. The other thing is that facilities were able to know what is happening to all the samples throughout the whole process until they receive a result. The system improved documentation as well, since throughout the process everything was recorded both in the system and registers. As of now linkage to antiretroviral therapy has improved from 37% to 49%, there are other strategies that are being considered to improve the coverage to at least 61%.

The world we bring with us

By Dr. Rosa Hilda Lora M. Advisor at AIU |

We hear about the world and notice that people refer to different concepts. What about the world concept? We live in a society that uses more technology every day; communications are made in less time and the information is more and more without checking what they say. We say that we live in the knowledge society, in the information society and in globalized commerce and that there is abundance. Voices are heard that we must have a global culture and unique legislation.

What happens to us as human beings living in a world like the one we describe? Nature is our source of life. There is the social world because we interact with others. There is the world of science. There is the world of the economy because we have to know what income we have to know how much we can spend on the goods we need. It is in the world of the economy: health, housing and education. What do human beings do with all those worlds in which we have to live? But there is more: world organizations such as the World Bank (WB) or The United Nations Organization (UN), in their reports have different data. World wealth is owned by only 10% of the population; there are serious problems of unemployment even in developed countries. Education is not what many countries say they have because the reports of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have low rates of schooling and also those who are supposed literate don’t understand what they read: they can't read; they are called functional illiterates. Hence the UNESCO Program for Sustainable Development. The United Nations Educational and Scientific Organization (UNESCO) was created at the request of two of the UN member countries following the situation generated by World War II. Those countries were the United Kingdom and France who convened a conference that was held November 1 – 16, 1945. After discussing projects and proposals from countries belonging to the UN, the Conference determined the creation of a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization whose headquarters would be in Paris. On November 16, 1945, in London, UNESCO was created. The minutes attesting to the foundation of the organization were written in English and French. Among the articles of the constitutive act is that being a member of the United Nations gives the right to belong to UNESCO, in the same way that members who are suspended from the UN will be automatically suspended from UNESCO. Educational, scientific and cultural organizations may belong to UNESCO at the request of the Member States; Atlantic International University (AIU) belongs to the Organization through UNESCO Clubs. Today, UNESCO is working for the well-being of world society in the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. This program arises from the 70th UN General Assembly that was held in New York in September 2015. The Objectives of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda are:

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 inequalities.
11. Sustainable cities and communities.
12. Responsible production and consumption.
13. Action for the weather.
14. Underwater life.
15. Life of terrestrial ecosystems.
16. Peace, justice and solid institutions.
17. Alliances to achieve the objectives” UNESCO (2015)

What this Agenda demonstrates is that the world is not what those who market everything tell us. That is why we say in our heading: “The world we bring with us”. What world is that we build in our minds? With the misinformation that surrounds us and the pressures of reality that we do not know: what world is it we bring? With the world of misinformation we build our life. Is it possible to be happy like this? It seems not. What do we have to do? We have to study and read documents from reliable sources. You have an online university, Atlantic International University (AIU) that allows you to have a working life and study; an educational institution that belongs to UNESCO and at the same time that you study you know the world in which they make us live and the world that we all have to build

What world is it you bring? Will you be happy in the world they sell us? The answer after reading this article is no. What do you have to do? You have to start building a world in which you know reality and build your well-being and the others, which will also be your well-being and therefore your happiness now; as we said in the number before this document: you have to be happy now; not to see when it will be. To be happy you have to know, what world do you want to bring? Do we know the world we bring, or know the world that they sell us? It will depend on you, what world do you want to bring? It will depend on you, what world do you want to live in?

BIBLIOGRAPHY. Constitución de la UNESCO. Retrieved from Constituci%C3%B3n%20UNESCO.pdf | Naciones Unidas, Home page. | Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Educación, la Ciencia y la Cultura (UNESCO), Home page. | UNESCO Agenda 2030 - Desarrollo Sostenible. Retrieved from FIELD/Hanoi/2030_Brochure_SP.pdf | UNESCO – Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible. Retrieved from

Study Every Day | Study Tips

Edward Lambert | AIU Academic Coordi

There’s an old saying, “You learn something every day.” In my opinion, the best study tip of all study tips is to study every day. Why would I say this? There are 6 reasons:

1. Studying every day shows your passion. You wake up in the morning with questions that you want to answer. Then you study to find the answer. Then you go to sleep at night wondering about the deeper knowledge that you gained. To be so present and inspired by your search for knowledge shows passion.

2. At night, your brain assimilates new knowledge while you sleep. So, if you study only one day a week, your brain only has one night a week to assimilate knowledge. Yet, even you study 5 minutes every day, your brain is actually able to assimilate more knowledge.

3. When your brain assimilates knowledge better, you will be able to write your assignments faster and easier, because your brain is better prepared to express the knowledge and analyze the knowledge.

4. Gaining knowledge is like breathing and eating. These are things that we do every day. Gaining knowledge is part of the purpose of life. Ultimately, we want to develop wisdom and understanding. Knowledge is the basis of wisdom.

5. Studying gives you surprises. When you experience new knowledge, it is a surprise that allows your consciousness to open even more. Studying gives you a gift every day.

6. Studying every day develops discipline, such that you develop a strong control over your knowledge. You remember the knowledge easier. If you only study one day a week, it is easier for your brain to forget the knowledge. Ultimately, you want control over your knowledge and to remember it when you need it. Reading through these reasons, you can see strong benefits to studying every day, even 5 minutes a day. You know what to do now.


'Adulting' class at high school

Teaches crucial life skills.

An “adulting" seminar for seniors at a Kentucky high school has been such a success that people can’t stop talking about it. “The parents didn’t know anything about it until it started blowing up on the internet and being on everyone’s social media,” Christy Hardin, director of the Bullitt Central High School Family Resource and Youth Services Center, told TODAY Parents. “(The response) has been overwhelmingly positive.” Hardin based the course, in part, on a meme she saw that pokes fun at what people learned in school, such as algebra, when they wished they learned how to prepare their taxes. “It frustrated me a little bit because we offer these classes, but it has to be an elective path that they choose,” she said. “(I thought), ‘Well, what can I do about that?’” ... The seniors could sign up for three hour-long breakout sessions, which included: Dorm-room cooking · How to interact with the police · Healthy relationships and boundaries · Personal finance · Physical fitness after high school · Writing a resume and cover letter, filling out an application · When you need to see a doctor and what level of care you need (ER compared to family doctor) · Basics of checking and savings · Why it’s not worth the T-shirt to fill out the credit card application · UPS on-the-spot hiring ...
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Public pantries

Popping up around the world to help fight hunger.

According to Feeding America, an estimated 1 in 8 Americans are food insecure, that's roughly 40 million Americans including more than 12 million children. And yet at the same time, 40% of the food produced in American goes uneaten, ending up in landfills. In 2016, Jessica McClard of Fayetteville, Arkansas found a brilliant way to help the uneaten food get distributed to those who are hungry. Inspired by the Little Free Library movement, she decided to create the Little Free Pantry project based on the same premise. Little Free Libraries are small boxes, usually mounted on someone’s front lawn, where neighbors can share books, like the “need a penny, take a penny” jar at a liquor store. ... After McClard opened the first Little Free Pantry, she received an “immediate and overwhelmingly positive” response from her community and decided to spread the idea through the Little Free Pantry Project. “The LFP is about feeding people, yes. But it's also about working together and about choosing reciprocity, trust, and grace over scarcity, mistrust, and judgment,” McClard told World Hunger. “Less obvious but no less profound is the project's effect on stewards and communities. It changes them.” ... Read full text:

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Sperm separation method

It may allow sex selection in IVF.

A new sperm separation technique may one day allow prospective parents undergoing IVF to choose whether they have a boy or a girl before fertilisation takes place, researchers say. Scientists in Japan have reported a new method which allows them to separate mouse sperm carrying an X chromosome from those carrying a Y chromosome, meaning that sperm can be selected based on whether they will result in female (XX) or male (XY) offspring when used to fertilise an egg. The researchers say they made their discovery as part of a project to unpick and understand the differences between sperm carrying an X chromosome or a Y chromosome, noting that the former carries far more genes than the latter. “This is first study to scientifically [show] the functional differences, [ie] fertilisation ability, between X-sperm and Y-sperm,” said Masayuki Shimada, co-author of the research from Hiroshima University. The scientists say their work could also prove useful in agriculture. “In a dairy farm, the value of a female dairy cow is much higher than male, because milk is only produced by female cows,” said Shimada. “In the case of beef meat production, the speed of growing is much higher in males after castration than females.” While there are already existing methods such as flow cytometry that can be used to sort sperm, these are based on the ...
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Supergravity theor

Wins scientists $3 million breakthrough prize.

The three architects of supergravity are getting some high-profile recognition, more than four decades after they developed the influential theory. Sergio Ferrara, Daniel Freedman and Peter van Nieuwenhuizen will receive a $3 million Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for their formulation of supergravity in 1976, Breakthrough Prize representatives announced today (Aug. 6). “The discovery of supergravity was the beginning of including quantum variables in describing the dynamics of spacetime,” selection committee chairman Edward Witten, a theoretical physicist at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, said in a statement. “It is quite striking that Einstein’s equations admit the generalization that we know as supergravity.” ... The trio’s supergravity work began in 1975, with discussions between Ferrara and Freedman at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris. These two soon brought in van Nieuwenhuizen, who was already working on quantum gravity at Stony Brook University in New York. Together, the three devised a supersymmetry theory that included the gravitino, the supersymmetric partner of the graviton, which is the hypothetical boson that mediates the gravitational force. ...
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Ryo Minemizu

20 years capturing photos of microscopic plankton.

Japanese underwater photographer Ryo Minemizu has dedicated his 20-year career to capturing some of the smallest organisms in the sea —plankton. Shooting primarily in the shadow of Mount Fuji in the Osezaki sea and off the Okinawa coast, Minemizu goes deep underwater to discover the beauty and diversity of these microscopic creatures. His dedication sees him spending two to eight hours underwater every day, where he sets about photographing these tiny organisms. As they typically measure between 2 mm and 40 mm, Minemizu has had to develop special techniques to achieve his incredible photographs. Through trial and error, Minemizu developed the Black Water Dive, a night dive with underwater lighting to bring out the best of larval plankton. “Plankton are intriguing and beautiful creatures. They symbolize how precious life is by their tiny existence,” the photographer writes. ...
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Traditional Moroccan cosmetics

Updated for smartphone generation.

Industrial designer Kim Ramain- Colomb’s brightly packaged Habibi cosmetics range is based on traditional Moroccan makeup. Created as part of Ramain-Colomb’s diploma project at ECAL, the makeup is held in small poured clay pots – which resemble the tiny terracotta bowls that hold Berber lipstick. The designer referred to typical swiping gestures used on smartphones to create paper sleeves that wrap around the terracotta. The packaging features simple embossed geometric shapes and colours that depict the product it contains. ...
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Organ that processes pain

Scientists say they’ve found one in skin.

A team in Sweden claims to have uncovered an intricate network of cells underneath skin that helps process certain kinds of pain. The find could broaden our conceptions of how we feel pain, as well as how to relieve it. Typically, it’s thought that we perceive harmful sensations on our skin entirely through the very sensitive endings of certain nerve cells. These nerve cells aren’t coated by a protective layer of myelin, as other types are. Nerve cells are kept alive by and connected to other cells called glia; outside of the central nervous system, one of the two major types of glia are called Schwann cells. The authors of the new study, published Thursday (August 14) in Science, say they were studying these helper cells near the skin’s surface in the lab when they came across something strange —some of the Schwann cells seemed to form an extensive “meshlike network” with their nerve cells, differently than how they interact with nerve cells elsewhere. When they ran further experiments with mice, they found evidence that these Schwann cells play a direct, added role in pain perception, or nociception. One experiment, for instance, involved breeding mice with these cells in their paws that could be activated when the mice were exposed to light. Once the light came on, the mice seemed to behave like they were in pain, such as by licking themselves or ... Read full text:

A deep breath

surely can change you mind.

Changes in breathing —for example, breathing at different paces or paying careful attention to the breaths— were shown to engage different parts of the brain. Humans’ ability to control and regulate their brain is unique ... These abilities are not trivial, nor do humans share them with many animals. Breathing is similar: animals do not alter their breathing speed volitionally... Given that many therapies —Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, trauma therapy, or various types of spiritual exercises— involve focusing and regulating breathing, does controlling inhaling and exhaling have any profound effect on behavior? A recent study finally answers these questions by showing that volitionally controlling our respirational, even merely focusing on one’s breathing, yield additional access and synchrony between brain areas. This understanding may lead to greater control, focus, calmness, and emotional control. ... The findings provide neural support for advice individuals have been given for millennia: during times of stress, or when heightened concentration is needed, focusing on one’s breathing or doing breathing exercises can indeed change the brain. ... Read full text:

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World’s first solar road

Has it officially crumbled into a total failure?

In July, the French daily newspaper Le Monde reported that the 0.6-mile (1 kilometre) solar road was a fiasco. In December 2016, when the trial road was unveiled, the French Ministry of the Environment called it "unprecedented". French officials said the road, made of photovoltaic panels, would generate electricity to power streetlights in Tourouvre, a local town. But less than three years later, a report published by Global Construction Review says France's road dream may be over. Cracks have appeared, and in 2018, part of the road had to be demolished due to damage from wear and tear. Even at its peak, the road was only producing half of the expected energy, because engineers didn't take into consideration rotting leaves falling on the road. ... It was a bold move beginning a solar panel trial in Normandy, France, since the region doesn't have the most sunshine. Caen, a city in Normandy, only has 44 days of strong sunshine in a year. Thunderstorms also reportedly broke solar panels on the road. ... Read full text:

A bad dystopian movi

by a student at International Congress of Youth Voices.

Jamie Margolin, 17, is a Colombian-American writer ... who founded Zero Hour, an international youth climate justice movement. If you were watching a movie, and all of the characters in it knew there were only 10 years left to save the world, but they continued going on with their lives as if nothing was happening you would yell at the screen right? I would. We on planet Earth are living out that movie. Climate change and environmental destruction are quite literally ending the world –and the United Nations has made it crystal clear through years of extensive scientific research that we have a maximum of 10 years left in order to turn the tides on the climate crisis and save humanity and every creature we share this once-blue earth with. ... ... It is not fair to my entire generation that we are inheriting this monstrosity of a problem. It’s hard enough trying to grow up and live your life... That’s why I, along with 12 other young people ... recently sued the state of Washington. Why? Because the whole state government is screwing over my generation. Washington state’s elected officials love to talk about solving the climate crisis, but then turn around and issue permits for fossil fuel plants that poison communities, and destroy ecosystems, water, air and land that my generation and future generations need to survive. ...
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Aid groups deploy tech

To help migrants at the border.

Last month, A young transgender woman from Central America applied for asylum in the US. Unlike thousands of others requesting asylum at the US-Mexico border, this person was especially fortunate. She had her birth certificate as well as a lawyer to represent her. She presented herself to Customs and Border Protection officers in San Ysidro, California, ... and was put in detention, and eventually into protective custody. While detained, she turned over all her belongings to the border patrol. But when it came time to file the asylum paperwork, the woman's birth certificate was gone. “We run into these issues literally all the time,” says Allegra Love, an immigration attorney who is representing the woman and who says CBP officials couldn’t produce the document when her firm requested it. ... A study by the American Immigration Council, a nonprofit group that advocates for immigrants, found that 40 percent of migrants who were detained in 2016 didn’t get back some or all of their belongings even after they were released. But the transgender woman was prepared. Before crossing the border, she visited a legal clinic in Tijuana run by immigrant rights group Al Otro Lado. While there, she uploaded her birth certificate to a secure cloud-based digital locker. Her lawyers only had to request a copy. ... Read full text:

Annual seal massacre

Namibia’s dirty secret.

From the 1st of July through November 15, 80,000 Cape fur pups, still dependent on the teat, are beaten to death with pick handles for their fur pelts. A further 6,000 adult bull seals are shot at point blank range so that their penises can be used to make ineffective sex potions for the Asian markets, thus fueling an illegal trade in animal body parts for fake medicines. Each year, despite massive international criticism, flawed science, mounting public outcry, and warnings from the IUCN, the quota gets increased. For 139 days, terrified pups are rounded up, separated from their mothers and violently beaten to death. The colony are rounded up at daybreak. Pups, bulls, and cows are surrounded and kept away from the safety of the sea. Men with clubs move in and the seals run in fear. To kill the animal, the men need to administer a swift blow to the head. ...This initial strike is seldom sufficient to kill the animal and, as it tries to take evasive action, it is repeatedly beaten until it is either dead or unconscious. The sealer then stabs the little ones in the throat, sometimes while they are still alive. The baby seals are known to become so terrified that they will vomit their mother’s milk. ... Read full text:
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The thriving market for human remains on instagram

Seven years ago, a box containing 12 human skulls and a hyena skeleton arrived at Henry Scragg’s front door in Essex, England. The 28-yearold gardener, who had been collecting and hoarding other oddities for a number of years, stumbled on the collection a week earlier while browsing on eBay. On a whim, he placed a bid and won. Having never owned human remains before, Scragg unpacked the delivery with some trepidation. But when he held the skulls in his hands, he was struck by the beauty of the bared teeth and cavernous eyes, devoid of all life. He arranged the craniums, took some photos, and uploaded them on Instagram, adding hashtags: #skull #skeleton #curiosity.

Soon, Scragg was flooded with messages from people offering to buy the grisly remains. “I wasn’t really expecting much,” he says. “But obviously people want what they haven’t got.” Over the next few months, he sold a few of the items, and with the extra cash he bought more skulls and put them up for trade too. Today, Scragg’s Instagram account has over 33,000 devoted followers and is a central node in a small but active network of buyers and sellers who trade human remains on Instagram. Most buyers and sellers are avid collectors, who see accumulating rare bones as a legitimate, if eccentric, hobby. But others view the rise of the human remains trade on Instagram as more than a sign of eccentricity, particularly when Instagrammers take real human skulls and give them faux tribal makeovers. Archeologists and historians keeping a close eye on the Instagram skull trade worry that it is an online microcosm of the West's dark colonial past, and at a moment in history when museums are beginning to take decolonization and repatriation of stolen remains seriously, some wonder whether the online trade is reopening barely healed wounds.

Pre-2016, if you were in the market for human remains, eBay was your go-to website. But after the site banned the sale of human body parts (with the exception of scalp hair) in 2016, Instagram has taken over. Selling remains on the photo-sharing network works much like other informal commerce on the platform. A user will post an image of, say, a skull and offer a price in the comment section below. Interested users will then reach out via direct message, and if a price is agreed upon, payment is made directly, and the goods packaged and shipped.

Archeologists Damien Huffer and Shawn Graham have been surveying the scale of this shadowy market since 2013, searching and analyzing several thousand posts advertising human remains on the platform. Their findings reveal a rapidly growing trade: In 2013, sales totaled only $5,200, but by 2016, that number had risen to $57,000. And Huffer says that the true total is likely to be much higher. ... Unlike other illicit markets on Instagram —exotic animals, looted antiquities, weapons— there is nothing explicitly illegal about trading human remains on the platform. ...
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The Hoptimist.

This bobbing and smiling figurine comes to you straight from Denmark with only one goal: bringing you cheer. Designed by Gustav Ehrenreich.

HAY Anything tape dispenser.

With its uniquely vertical design, the tape dispenser makes a striking architectonic statement. Mint, light gray, or warm yellow.

Kusama snowglobes.

Modeled after two of the artist Yayoi Kusama’s most famous works, one Kusama Snowglobe features Kusama’s distinctive pumpkin surrounded by gold glitter, and the other, a likeness of the artist with reflective spheres that move in waves—a reference to her Narcissus Garden project.

—Michael Aaron Pollan. 1955–.

“There is no such thing as life hacks cheap food. The real cost of food is paid somewhere. And if it isn’t paid at the cash register, it’s charged to the environment or to the public purse in the for of subsidies. And it’s charged to your health.”

—Michael Aaron Pollan. 1955–. American author, journalist, activist, and Professor at Harvard University and at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

De Stijl storage tower.

This Netherlands-based art movement, embraced an abstract, minimalist aesthetic grounded in the basic visual elements of simple geometric forms, lines and primary colors.

Psychological “There is no such thing as life hacks

Get the complete answer from someone If you ever want to hear the complete answer from someone, just keep quiet after they have stopped talking about that particular topic. If it goes well, they will start talking about the issue again, within few minutes. Research suggests that people might reveal even more details than they were going to, in the first instance. Source:

Bachelor of Technology Innovation


The Bachelor of Technology Innovation (BSc) objective is to produce high-quality scholars by preparing them for successful academic professions and to help them develop an understanding of the methods used in theoretical modeling and empirical testing. AIU’s Bachelor’s degree in Technology Innovation 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 Bachelor program in Technology Innovation 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 Bachelor programs are designed just for you. Every program is individually designed to meet your needs and help you to reach your professional and personal goals.


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:

Core Courses and Topics

Business creativity
Design of products
Management by competences
Business models
Competition analysis
Innovation Management
Technological projects
Cost management
Product development
Technological development
Technological innovation
Sources of innovation
Innovation Strategy
Mobile business
Professional skills of the 21st century
Innovative Organizational Structures
Flexibility and adaptability
Master in Innovation

Orientation Courses

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

Research Project

Bachelor Thesis Project
MBM300 Thesis Proposal
MBM302 Master Thesis (7,500 words)

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

About Us


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


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.


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

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

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