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The American University of Iraq, Sulaimani was established in 2007 to be a catalyst for innovation in higher education in the country. This new university was designed to develop strength in critical thinking, the ability to communicate well, a strong work ethic, good citizenship and personal integrity. The Board of Trustees sought to create an institution not only innovative in its teaching methodology, but also unique in its role as an establishment of learning unaffected by sectarian divides and affiliations, where talented students from across the country and region would come to learn, regardless of their ethnic, sociopolitical or economic background.
Find out more about the academic programs offered at AUIS, and how the University prepares non-native English speaking high school graduates to enter the undergraduate programs.
The Institute of Regional and International Studies (IRIS) is an independent research center based at AUIS. IRIS’s location offers academics, journalists and institutions access to areas of interest and a secure space in an otherwise unstable region, making it an attractive, unique meeting place. The Institute’s main focus areas include but are not limited to: energy and the economy; IDP, refugee and minority issues; post-ISIS Iraq; and gender.
Visit the AUIS website to find out more the University's mission, facilities, programs, academic and student life.