The Structure of the American University of Kurdistan
Established in 2014, The American University of Kurdistan (AUK) seeks to foster respect for learning, knowledge, and genuine academic achievement. Located in the heart of Duhok, AUK will become a leading center of academic excellence and research. The main building, which has a floor area of 30,000 m2, can accommodate 3,000 students. The University aims to mold the next generation of leaders through challenging courses, up-to-date methodology and qualified, experienced faculty members. AUK will be an academic institution built on excellence.

Computer Science
The Department of Computer Science is one of five academic departments at AUK. It aims to provide its students with programs in the field of computer science and information technology. The department aims to maintain a program of excellence in teaching, research and services for all of its programs. Students have access to state-of-the-art facilities to enable their education. They can gain the skills and knowledge needed to effect changes in the local community, while excelling at the international level.
The Department of Computer Science currently features three academic programs: Information Technology Management, Network Security and Digital Forensics. The department is actively working towards gaining accreditation of these three programs, in accordance with international standards.
A further goal of the department is to initiate a plan for setting up a research center to understand the current requirements of using e learning systems as a means of education for the region and as a solution for current Information systems needs in the region. 

Design 
Design and aesthetics are the hallmarks of modern day sophistication. 
AUK creates a platform on which students can nurture their creative skills and transform their dreams into reality. Be it fashion, graphic, digital or interior design, the courses are broad-based and give the students ample opportunity to develop their talent. Striving to become one of the leading names in the world of design academics, the University hopes to bring about a sharp awareness on the importance of design and design theory. The course offers an intensive professional learning model aimed at unleashing the power of design. 

Management and Finance 
Management, finance and accounting are key components of successful business ventures. AUK develops globally competitive business leaders by offering students an opportunity to advance their knowledge and by creating value through deep engagement with business communities. The courses are contemporary in approach and intensive in practice, covering a blend of the various elements of business. Departmental courses empower students in financing decisions, market play, accounts management, logistics and risk management. A key focus on regionally-important industries such as healthcare and natural resources (oil and gas) helps prepare students for a competitive job market. 

Politics and Public Policy 
With the goal of molding policy makers of tomorrow, AUK offers state-of-the-art courses, with contemporary resources and an intensive course structure. Students learn the sophisticated nuances of major strategies to enable sharp analysis and debate of policy structures. The mission is to enhance both the range of ideas as well as the knowledge base.

 

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