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.