Recognition of IAU degrees by HKCAAVQ

The Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ), formerly the Hong Kong Council for Academic Accreditation (HKCAA), is an independent statutory body to provide authoritative advice on academic standards of degree programmes in higher education institutions in Hong Kong. HKCAAVQ recognizes IAU’s degrees as equivalent. IAU’s recognition by HKCAAVQ means that […]


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IAU Adopts Semester Academic Calendar

Effective Fall 2022, IAU will adopt a traditional semester calendar. Since inception, IAU has operated on a trimester calendar starting in January and ending December. Effective Fall 2022, IAU’s semester academic Calendar will start in September and end in August.  The change will mostly impact IAU internally. The reason for the change was to operate […]

IAU Establishes New ASC in Malta

IAU has established a new Affiliate Support Center (ASC), Learnkey Institute, Malta to help expand IAU’s online footprint. Malta is an island country in the European Union consisting of an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea, and considered part of Southern Europe. Established in 1995, Learnkey Institute, Malta is one of the pioneer Maltese Training Institutes. […]


The State of California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) is a unit of the California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) charged with regulation of private postsecondary educational institutions operating in the state of California. Every few years the BPPE conducts an Announced Compliance Inspection on Approved institutions. The BPPE Announced Compliance Inspection is a […]

SEVP Grants IAU Recertification

After years of waiting, IAU has finally received its recertification! To demonstrate compliance, all Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified schools must go through the recertification process every two years. Recertification reassures its students, staff and the community that IAU is operating in compliance with SEVP and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations.  IAU’s […]

New STEM Degree Programs, STEM OPT Extension

As announced, IAU received its long-awaited recertification. In addition to receiving recertification, IAU was approved to issue the Form I-20 for two (2) new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) degree programs. These programs are: MBA in Business Analytics (BAn) (CIP Code 30.7102) MBA in Management Information Systems (MIS) (CIP Code 11.0101) The benefit of graduating with […]

IAU Establishes Articulation with Collège Universel

Collège Universel (CU), located in Gatineau, Quebec, is a private college institution authorized and subsidized by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education of Quebec. CU offers pre-university programs for preparation for pursuing university studies, certificate programs, and technical diplomas. IAU’s Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Richard Gayer, worked with Dominique Blais, CU’s Director of Development, […]