AUM is pleased to announce that it has 143 students from 23 different countries registered for the Fall 2019 semester. The students hail from the US, China, India, Vietnam, countries in South America and MENA, and Malta itself. Their interaction with each other will make for a learning experience that complements instruction received in the classroom.
Meanwhile, AUM continues to launch recruitment drives across the globe and to forge partnerships with universities in the US, China, and elsewhere. Not only have our efforts begun to bear fruit, as evidenced by the nationalities of our students, but our retention rate is now one of which many universities would be envious. Ninety percent of eligible students returned to AUM this fall to continue their studies.
We also have an eye on our students’ future. In conjunction with the world-renowned Cloud and Autonomic Computing Center (CAC) at the University of Arizona, AUM is launching a satellite research facility. The Cloud and Autonomic Computing Research Centre (Malta), under the stewardship of CAC co-director Dr. Salim Hariri, will focus on Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, Data Science, Internet of Things, and Robotics. We have received funding from the prestigious US government-sponsored National Science Foundation (NSF) to assist with the endeavor, for which we are currently setting up a laboratory. The Centre will provide our students with the opportunity to engage in ground-breaking research of the sort long undertaken by the CAC.