Message from the Provost
Welcome to the AUK community. This university was established amid financial and humanitarian crises with a vision of cultivating future leaders for our communities. Through diverse, quality academic programs with exceptional faculty, our mission is to become the leading institution of higher learning in the region.
At AUK students enjoy the flexibility of the American model of education: They receive instruction in a variety of fields and are encouraged to engage in cross-disciplinary research. In order to facilitate a smooth transition to tertiary education, AUK provides a preparatory program where students undertake intensive English language tuition and other foundational studies. The preparatory program enables students to develop and improve their communication and leadership skills. They learn how to apply their minds to critical thinking and intellectual growth. In addition, AUK offers university orientation for incoming students to acclimate to their new academic environment and to interact with their professors and other AUK staff.
Our faculty members have a wealth of international teaching and research experience. AUK presently has four colleges: Arts and Sciences; Business; Engineering and Architecture; and International Studies. Faculty members take great care to direct students to courses and programs appropriate to their interests and goals. In addition, AUK faculty members initiate and participate in numerous outreach programs to improve quality of life for our communities.
Grounded in theory, our academic departments, along with the Center for Peace and Human Security, place a great deal of importance on research, drawing on the strengths, talents, and resources of our communities, in order to find practicable solutions to the issues we face. A strong link with the private sector has always been our aim. We believe that AUK should be a place where students collaborate not only with faculty members but also public sector researchers and industry leaders to find innovative solutions to real-world problems.
At AUK we are always thinking ahead and always moving forward in our commitment to providing better education, more economic opportunity, and a brighter future for the peoples of this region. We invite you to join us at AUK: Your Path to Excellence.