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On behalf of the Board of Trustees at AUK, I am humbled to welcome you to our community and center of excellence. AUK was established as a necessity in Duhok city to help enhance the quality of education and in return the quality of life and well-being of people in the Region.

We are committed to shaping leaders for local and regional communities by offering quality education, research and career-oriented programs. Also, as a prominent academic and research hub, AUK practices the highest standards of intellectual integrity and scholarship. Our mission aligns with our passion for promoting education and blending intellectual substance and social action. AUK has a distinctive approach that offers the highest level of education in a vibrant community.

Experiencing the environment of AUK, you will have opportunities to interact with faculty scholars to add their wisdom to your enthusiasm for knowledge in order to make a difference in our community. Many of you will forge life-long relationships and career networks with others who will have positive impacts on your academic achievement, your career performance and your lifetime achievements.

Our goal is not just to provide an education that leads to a career and a future, but also to make you a leader as you broaden your knowledge and skills. Our goal is to equip you with the very best skills in a healthy environment. AUK will assist you in reaching the highest pinnacle of knowledge and will pave your "Path to Excellence".