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Newsletter Issue 07

The lead articles in this issue concern agreements with the Mongolian Ministry of Education and Science and the U.S. Embassy for the delivery of English language instruction through our English Language Institute. These agreements confirm the reputation for quality that the ELI has established since its opening more than a year ago. Other articles highlight two recent donors to the University and senior academic visitors from the U.S. We appreciate your continued interest in and support for the American University of Mongolia. . Read more ...(PDF)

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Newsletter Issue 06

AUM is pleased to announce that its project proposal and request to the Fulbright Program for a Senior Specialist was approved for funding. Dr. Mark Usher, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Classics at the University of Vermont (UVM), was selected as the Fulbright Senior Specialist to come to Mongolia this summer and design AUM’s Freshman Seminar. The project will have a crucial role to play in the successful launch of the AUM, as the curriculum he designs will set the tone for AUM’s liberal arts educational approach and for the quality of its offerings. Read more ...(PDF)

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Newsletter Issue 05

The American University of Mongolia has announced the signing of an agreement with the University of Alaska Fairbanks that will create the design of AUM's School of Engineering. Under the terms of the agreement, UAF proposes to deliver a comprehensive overview of the accreditation requirements, curriculum, faculty and staff, laboratories and space required for the school.

Dr. Rajive Ganguli, chair of the department of mining and geological engineering at UAF will lead a team of seven engineering professors from the fields of mining, geological, petroleum, mechanical and civil engineering in completing the work.  Read more ...(PDF)

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Newsletter Issue 04

Newsletter 2AUM is pleased to announce that DAI, a U.S. company based in Bethesda, Maryland has become its most recent corporate founder, joining Newcom LLC, Rio Tinto PLC and the General Electric Foundation in supporting the university's development. DAI is the largest development contractor for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).”

"We are delighted to make this contribution," said DAI president and CEO James Boomgard. "DAI has been working to make a difference in Mongolia for more than 20 years and we want to be part of Mongolia's bright future. Making a lasting investment in its young people is one way we can do that." Read more ...(PDF)

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Newsletter Issue 03

Newsletter 2On Oct. 22, the English Language Institute (ELI) began its Girst classes for 27 students studying English for Business Communication at the Intermediate and Pre-Intermediate levels. Classes meet daily in the evening for two hours at AUM and will run through January 11. Feedback thus far from students and their workplace sponsors has been very positive and there is already a large amount of interest being generated in courses for the next term. Amarsanaa Amgalan is a student in the Pre-Intermediate class. He writes, “Even though I am just starting to study at AUM, after a few weeks it seems my English is improving notably.” Read more ... (PDF)