Mission, Vision and Values


AUM’s mission is to address a critical need in higher education in Mongolia by offering a student-centered, American liberal arts program. AUM prepares students to enter an evolving Mongolian marketplace, or to further their studies in graduate school, thus establishing a center of excellence for the entire region.


AUM offers a array of academic programs designed to educate Mongolia’s leaders of tomorrow. AUM is an American-style, not-for-profit University, accredited in the United States, focused on liberal arts, creativity and critical thinking along with hard skills and leadership capacity. The university provides a high standard of education based on best practices established in the U.S. academic community. It is our vision that AUM will be recognized as the top university in Mongolia and viewed as an outstanding young university globally within a decade.


AUM upholds the principles of academic freedom, social responsibility, equal opportunity, integrity, and excellence. The philosophy of AUM is to be a student-centered university that lays a foundation of critical thinking and problem solving paired with foundational knowledge in fields of specialization (majors, minors and concentrations), so that an AUM graduate is ready for the world, and leaves with a sense of purpose and a desire for life-long learning. The education of students is “outcome based” towards the careers and opportunities students seek in life. It is closely connected to the current and future markets.

Latest News

Founders Announce Establishment of American University of Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia–September 18, 2012 The American University of Mongolia Development Foundation...

A University’s Mission: Preparing Mongolia for the Future

View From Asia September 21, 2012, 4:00 am http://rendezvous.blogs.nytimes.com/category/view-...

Fulbright Program Approves Senior Specialist for American University of Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia–June 28, 2013  The American University of Mongolia (AUM) is pleased to announ...

Annual Reports

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