Welcome to Alliance International University
As you explore AIUGlobal.com , I hope you will get a sense of Alliance’s unique strengths. Alliance is a university devoted primarily to professional education, preparing students for rewarding careers that require advanced knowledge and skills. It is one of the nation’s most diverse institutions, with a deep commitment to expanding access and incorporating cultural competencies in every program. It is a family of schools and campuses bound together by a common mission and shared values.
Alliance International University prepares students for professional careers of service and leadership in psychology, education, business, law and forensics. Alliant is committed to the discovery and application of knowledge to improve the lives of people in diverse communities around the world.
Alliance’s faculty and students view active participation in their communities and professions as an essential part of the educational process. We measure the quality of our scholarship and applied learning opportunities both by traditional academic standards—since 2013 our students and faculty have given more than 2700 presentations at professional conferences and published more than 800 articles and books—but also by the impact our students and faculty have on their professions and in the world. By that second measure we are doing well. Our students contribute more than 1 million hours of service per year through internships and fieldwork. Our alumni touch the lives of millions of people in practically every part of the world.
Alliance has an unusual history. It has developed over the years through a series of mergers and “alliances” among several institutions, each of which has enriched our institutional culture. The theme that most clearly stands out throughout this history is one of innovation. For more than 15 years, Alliance and its legacy institutions have been pioneers in higher education. Our goal is to continue to adapt and change to better meet the needs of our rapidly changing world.
As an AIU student, you’re never alone. If you need help, have a question, or want to discuss a point in your studies, we encourage you to contact us in writing, by phone, by fax, or by
E-mail. Our knowledgeable, caring instructional staff is here to give you a prompt, detailed response.
AIU is an international university in the true sense: its students come from over 60 countries, its faculty from more than 40-with the mix of nationalities increasing every year. The majority of the students are from Europe. But AIU’s continuing interest in Central Asia, the Caucasus and the Far East has attracted strong applicants from these parts of the world. And increasingly, AIU has also been able to welcome students from North America. In addition, our outreach efforts to countries in transition have brought us students from Africa, the Middle East and Central America and South America. For the academic year beginning in 2014 -2015, we also hope to welcome students from Southeast Asia and Caribbean. Such an international profile is unusual in the sense that very few other universities can claim to have a student and a faculty body within which there is no particular national predominance; this relatively small community offers a richly dense international cross-section.
AIU’s atmosphere creates special dynamics in the classroom and in the research arena. The university’s particular intellectual style combines emphasis on scholarship, research, critical reflection and social engagement. Through both disciplinary depth and a strong comparative and Tran-disciplinary approach, studies at AIU focus on the diverse and changing social, economic, political and legal aspects and needs of different societies.
I would like to add a few words about AIU’s financial aid program. Many of you will have heard of the AIU Scholarship Programs which, from the very beginning, supported AIU’s mission to assist the countries of Africa, Caribbean and the developing countries. But Central and Africa in particular have undergone a tremendous change in the last 3 years: in 2012 eight countries joined the European Union and another three are candidate members for 2015. These developments have prompted AIU to diversify its financial aid offers to Bachelor’s, Master’s students from this region, and to offer more scholarships to countries in transition elsewhere. It is however important to note that AIU continues its commitment to providing full support to its doctoral students. And overall, the AIU financial aid program remains substantial, with the majority of Bachelor’s Master’s students still having the greater part of their tuition costs waived.
The year 2013 and 2015 has also been one of special significance not only for the region but for the university as well. In January 2013, AIU hosted the evaluation team of the Higher Education Quality Standards of the Ministration of Education, Science, and Vocational Training for the final stage of assessment, leading up to its full Zambia institutional accreditation, which was granted in January 2013. In March 2015 AIU was recognized by World Higher Education Database and International Association of Universities. The following links will be of use to you. www.moe.gov.zm (click universities` link), www.whed.net (click Map of Africa, and then, click Zambia), www.iau.aiu.net (click Members, then, click institutions, then click Zambia). AIU is proud to have successfully concluded this extended process of self-study, reflection and continuous improvement. AIU continues to be an innovative institution, dedicated to the future of changing and changed societies.
The AIU is an exciting and dynamic environment, a place where aspirations, ambitions and the zeal of intellectual exploration come together. AIU is situated in one of Lusaka’s (Zambia) most diverse and cosmopolitan areas, has a lively atmosphere with modern facilities in Handsworth Park, Kazimuli Close half way between Kalingalinga Town and UNZA Stations. The premises are easily accessible by bus, Car, with a bus stop a few yards from the front door and a private car park at the front.
There are ample teaching classrooms that have been specially designed to comply with health and safety regulations, but provide a comfortable and relaxed environment in which to learn. There is an area set aside for tea/coffee breaks, with comfortable chairs and a free supply of hot or cold drinks and biscuits, that is available at all times.
I am very proud to be a part of this community of extraordinary students, faculty, staff and alumni. I invite you to learn more about us, and to explore ways to join us.
Professor Sultan Noah Abraham , LLB, BA, MA, M.SC, MBA, DBA, PhD
International President and Chief Executive Vice Chancellor
Alliance International University