On January 9, 2021, Professor Thomas Patterson, Harvard Kennedy School, Board Member of Michael Dukakis Institute, President of AIWS University, wrote the letter for founding AIWS University:
I write to announce the founding of AIWS University at AIWS City. Its mission is to foster a better world by preparing leaders and innovators for the challenges, opportunities, and responsibilities of the Age of Artificial Intelligence (AI).
AIWS University is not a traditional university but instead one devoted to lifelong learning through the application of new technology and concepts. It will provide individuals with the skills, knowledge, and worldview that will enable them to become better leaders and more innovative practitioners.
AIWS University’s courses will be taught by instructors from the world’s great universities, including my home university, Harvard University.
Based at the Michael Dukakis Institute, AIWS.city and Vietnam’s NovaWorld Phan Thiet, AIWS University will offer online courses to individuals throughout Vietnam and other countries of the region. AIWS University also has a collaborative AIWS Leadership Master’s program with Russia’s Saint-Petersburg Electrotechnical University (ETU ”LETI”).
AIWS will enroll students beginning on September 1, 2021 with course offerings in Leadership, AI and Machine Learning, Cybersecurity, Management, and other subjects.
Thomas E. Patterson
President, AIWS University
Bradlee Professor, Harvard University