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Akamai University was established by school charter as a nongovernmental organization, awarded in State of Hawaii, on 30 May 2002.  Akamai is an accredited degree granting institution under the Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges, and Universities (ASIC) and has been designated as an ASIC Premier University for demonstrating several quality areas of strength and good practice.

Our mission and vision as an institution of higher learning is the advancement of the human condition and sustainability of the planet.  The programs of study at Akamai University evolved in support of this founding mission, including both graduate and undergraduate programs in the fields of psychology and human services, business and economic development, environmental and ecological studies, education and literacy, health and wellness, peace, diplomacy and international relations, engineering and technology, security and sustainability studies, and professional studies.

To be admitted to the faculty at Akamai University, instructors and mentors must meet rigorous professional and academic standards. Most have earned doctorates at recognized Universities and have extensive experience in their areas of concentration.

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Alumni of Akamai University have commented, as follows:

The challenging and interesting curriculum at Akamai helped pave the way for my post-doctoral position.

The distance education model allowed me to work one-on-one with the instructors and effectively streamline the courses to fit my teaching situation, experience and interests.

I have discovered that Akamai’s program has the same qualities as other accredited colleges, and the knowledge level is equally high.

Akamai’s instructional methods focus on teamwork and discussion of the matters concerned, and by this means the students are always expected to creatively address the subject matter.

Please be informed that I am really impressed by the contacts I have had with the professors working with me at the moment. I am convinced that I am not going to regret my choice of this university.

Most helpful at Akamai was the availability of the professors. In a regular academic setting, I know that I would not have received as much personal attention and guidance.

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Under the direction of qualified faculty mentors, students are freed to think beyond the confines of the classroom, building achievement and new learning fully engaged with their professional lives. Students are encouraged to create and evaluate, do independent and original thinking, and design effective solutions within “real life” situations. The nature of this type of outcome is known to contribute in a powerful manner to effectiveness for innovative career-minded individuals.

Akamai University is the leading innovator in providing the highest quality of one-on-one mentored virtual learning, conducted via an advanced method of individualized delivery and online e-campus interaction, including one-on-one tutorial through electronic communication and synchronous correspondence between students and world class faculty mentors.  Akamai also collaborates with affiliated (licensed and recognized) education providers for cross-border delivery of superior quality education programs. The University operates four academic journals, access to excellent libraries, and textbook resources.

Making Contact with Akamai

Akamai University
110 Haili Street
Hilo, Hawaii 96720 USA

Tel: 1 (808) 934-8793
Fax: 1(808) 443-0445


Douglass L. Capogrossi, Ph.D.
University President

Anthony Maranto, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President

Ben Lee, Ph.D.
Vice President for Asia Pacific Region

Kathleen Gardner
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