On September 4th, 2012, the International University of Monaco started its new academic year. Two hundred and seventy new students of 60 different nationalities have just arrived to join the returning students and undertake their studies in our Bachelor, Master or MBA programs.

Alongside our well established programs, IUM launched two new specializations this year to extend our offer at the Master degree level: one in Luxury Hospitality and Event Management and the other in Digital Marketing.

We are happy to announce the arrival of a new permanent professor, Mrs. Jauffret-Cervetti, who joins the faculty of IUM to further develop our Bachelor in Communication and Event Management program. Mrs. Jauffret–Cervetti is currently completing her PhD in Communication and Information Sciences at the University of Nice and brings significant practical experience in the field of communication and event management. We wish her all the best in this new undertaking.

The Library resources have been enhanced this year, in particular with the upgrading of research databases and with a transition to a new library management system in progress. The new system allows for more specific and dynamic search options.

Last but not least, during the summer we continued refurbishment of our facilities with classroom renovation and the addition of a brand new classroom on the third floor of the Stadium C entrance. Further facility expansion will be completed by the end of 2012, allowing us to increase the surface area by 30%, including 3 new classrooms and some offices.