History, Affiliations and Rankings
The Jordanian Entrepreneur Hani Salah and the Government of Malta on 5th May 2015, signed an agreement for the former to set up a private educational institution called the American University of Malta (AUM). According to the initial plan, the university was set to be located in Spain; the owner of Sadeen, Hani Salah, was convinced to establish it in Malta by the then-PM of Malta, Joseph Muscat. AUM is officially accredited by the National Commission for Further and Higher Education (NCFHE).
Campuses, Courses and Infrastructure
As of 2020, the American University of Malta is known to be housed in a renovated building at Cospicua. Plans have been made to extend the campus into nearby buildings in Cospicua. A second campus plan at Zonqor point has also been proposed. The government approved granting land for the AUM after a long debate in parliament on 15 December 2015. AUM offers 10 undergraduate and 3 graduate degrees across disciplines like Business, Arts, Science and Technology. Students enrolled for undergraduate academic programs at AUM must complete the General Education Program. The General Education requirements are a total of 41-42 US/82- 84 ECTS credits.
Accomplishments and Alumni
The university ranks among the top universities of Malta owing to its global performance in such a short period. The university has an extensive list of notable alumni. It includes Kim Jong - iI (North Korean Politician), Daphne Caruana Galizia (Maltese Writer), Edward De Bono (Maltese Physician, Psychologist, Author), Joseph Muscat (Maltese Politician), Robert Abela (Lawyer and Politician), Guido de Marco (6th President of Malta), Simon Busuttil (Secretary-General of EPP Group), etc.
Student Diversity and Companies Visiting
Ever since its establishment, the American University of Malta has been encouraging student diversity at its campus by promoting the active enrollment of international students every year. The faculty at this prestigious private university ensures the development of transferable skills among students required per industry standards.