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The AUM Educational Journey

At the American University of Malta, our vision is to be recognized as an innovative student-centered institution of higher education, one that produces leaders with a global view and an entrepreneurial mindset.

Education through Video Games

More and more educators are hailing video games as a teaching tool with a bright future. And why not? Just look at the situation in a growing number of schools. Whether used for teaching core subjects such as math and English in a new and more engaging format, or helping students acquire technology-related skills (a requirement for numerous jobs [...]

The Top Five Student Attractions In Valletta

Valletta is the capital city of Malta, and, as you may know by now, was awarded the prestigious title of European Capital of Culture for 2018. Not only is Valletta rich in culture, it is a city with a storied past. Indeed, for history, entertainment, and breathtaking scenery, you’ve come to the right place. So make sure you fully charge your [...]

5 Ways to Study Smarter

The most common way to learn at any university is to go to class, listen and be a diligent note-taker. Being consistent allows you to make the best out of your student life. However, the time has come to take finals and if you didn’t keep up on studying your notes, you might need some tactics to make it through your final week. So here are some [...]

AUM’s Top Summer Music Event Picks in Malta

At the American University of Malta, we want to make sure that while you are enrolled in one of our degree programs, you are living the Mediterranean experience to its full potential.

Virtual Reality’s Paradigm Shift in Education – Part 2

As touched upon in part one of this two-part series, we looked at how VR gained a lot of traction in education in the last 10 years. We discussed two influential factors: the capital being poured into the research as well as a somewhat palpable sense of urgency to integrate VR into classrooms and corporate training. Therefore, it comes as little [...]

Virtual Reality’s Paradigm Shift in Education – Part 1

Education institutions have always been reticent about absorbing new technologies. Due to budget limitations, many schools tend to be left out in the cold when these technologies go mainstream. While this remains true to a certain extent in many cases, one new technological wave that is quickly seeping into anything from corporate employee [...]

Summing Up Malta Robotics Olympiad 2018

The 2018 edition of the Malta Robotics Olympiad was held at MFCC, Ta’ Qali last weekend from Friday 20th April through Sunday 22nd. The exhibition hall had several stalls and booths displaying different forms of technology, mainly meant to spark interest in children in STEM (Science Technology, Engineering, and Math) through play and interaction. [...]

Taleb’s Antifragile or How to Love Chaos and Learn From It – Part 2

In the first part of our article about Nicholas Nassim Taleb’s theories about antifragile, we briefly introduced what he means by Black Swans. These are inevitable and unpredictable stressors or chaotic events that destabilize us, either in a public or a private sense. Then, we turned to his idea of antifragile as being the desired characteristic [...]

5 Places to Visit in the South of Malta

The south of Malta generally retains a more rural feel than the north. However, it offers more than just a wealth of quaint villages and historical sites, including a most impressive megalithic temple entirely built underground known as Hypogeum. For instance, while most of the popular beaches are up in the north, there are several less visited [...]