At AIU we want our students to discover their passion in life, and find their purpose while contributing to solving today's world's problems sustainably, respecting human rights. With our open, asynchronous, and andragogical learning system each student can become their optimal self, taking advantage of what makes them unique and unrepeatable.
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.
AIU's Founding Architects
Dr. Jose MercadoChairman
Dr. Franklin ValcinPresident/Academic Dean
Dr. Ricardo GonzalezProvost
Dr. Edward Lambe rtAcademic Director
Dr. Miriam GaribaldiViceprovost for Research
Dr. Scott WilsonAcademic Advisor
Chief Operating Officer
Director of AIU
Dean of Admissions
Director of Special Projects of AIU
Director of Operations
Dean of Academic Affairs
From the AIU Media Center and video gallery: See Testimonials, Academic members and our friends Lucy and Tim describing what it means to be a part of AIU.
AIU = Unique and Unrepeatable
AIU Additional Features
Resources and tools accessible to the AIU community:
My AIU Elements
MyAIU’s primary goal is to go beyond Academics, it looks to guide students through 11 elements that are key to living life optimally in all aspects. By identifying and reflecting on these key areas, an opportunity arises to holistically address them, through positive change, habits, reinforcement and tools to keep students on their chosen path. These self-reflections and the actions that accompany them are a vital part of living a healthy, happy, fulfilling and prosperous life and are part of the AIU journey resulting in the ideal AIU Alumni.
AIU TV & Radio
The students have the opportunity to produce, edit and host their own show reaching a worldwide audience, the AIU community and giving notice of their expertise/passion in the subject. AIUTV & AIU Radio allow students to explore new ways to communicate, develop a platform and form potential collaboration with likeminded individuals.
AIU Campus Mundi
AIU Campus Mundi is a monthly magazine that gathers the most notable news and information about the university and its members in one convenient place. The magazine allows our community to be well informed, involved and keep in tough regardless of their geographic location. AIU Campus Mundi publishes, news, research, events, awards, academic achievements, and happenings in the AIU community.
Each year AIU organizes graduation ceremonies where the students can assist and share their experiences with fellow students and academic members Participation in the ceremony is optional, the day’s events include conferences, research presentations, group meetings, networking, lunch and formal dinner. The following days after the ceremony, AIU organizes optional activities that attendees can choose to participate in with their families.
We provide you with many tools to ensure your success. Most important of all, every AIU student is assigned a tutor and an academic advisor. Once you login to the student section of your AIU Virtual Campus, communications and assignments can be sent directly to your tutor and academic advisor. They will respond within 24-48 hours. Complete assignments online or offline at your convenience with 24/7 access to distance learning through AIU’s Virtual Campus. Step by Step guides including videos, tutorials, live webinars and examples for each course. All materials can be access on all web browsers as well as via AIU's Mobile App which brings all the features of the Virtual Camus to your Mobile Device. Direct interaction with all aspects of the university including advisor and tutor. Access to hundreds of new online courses which you can select from.
The Goal is a highly targeted curriculum with relevant academic content. During Phase One of the program students define the content of their academic journey keeping in mind their past, present, and most importantly future goals. Thus the program seeks for each student to define their future goals, dreams and work towards achieving them as part of their AIU journey. Whether we are conscious of it or not, we all seek a purpose in life and the AIU Pledge encourages students to find it and discover the rewards of doing what they were always meant to do in life.
AIU is working on the UN's sustainable development goals by 2030.
At AIU we focus on the empowerment of students towards the convergence of sustainable development in the world, and because we know that each student is unique and unrepeatable, we have thousands of online resources available in order to help each one to achieve the goals of the UN 2030 in their communities, countries and on a global scale.
AIU Alumni have worked in the public and private sector:
AIU provides its students with excellent content for research at the click of a button. With access to the largest online catalog collectively developed by over 9,000 institutions.