About The University


About the American University Kurdistan (AUK)

Mission
Discovery, creativity and application of knowledge are the best ways to serve society.
The American University of Kurdistan is committed to shaping tomorrow's leaders by offering quality education, cutting-edge research and career-oriented programs. As a prominent academic and research center, the University practices the highest standards of intellectual integrity and scholarship. The carefully selected faculty and staff excel in their chosen fields. Academic freedom, equal opportunity and unity in diversity are the hallmarks of AUK’s educational model.
The university encourages its diverse student body to effect positive transformations in society. The courses are designed to develop creativity, diligence, and competitiveness. 



Collaboration, team work and diversity are viewed as the catalysts of success. Aiming to increase investment in research, teaching and service, AUK attracts the best faculty and staff. 

Vision 
AUK is dedicated to becoming a leading academic institution, providing high quality education locally, regionally, and internationally. 

Our Core Values 
Academics 
Academic Excellence is a commitment to quality, integrity and excellence. The university focuses on a distinctive local heritage and helps students to achieve their highest potential. 




Uniqueness 
We value the uniqueness of each individual, we promote the free exchange of ideas in a congenial work environment, and we provide a personalized academic experience to every student. 

Knowledge 
The shared values of knowledge and human understanding remind us of the richness that diversity brings and we embrace the search for knowledge and the enhancement of the human experience by encouraging respect, creativity and independent thinking.