December 10, 2015 - Sulaimani, Iraq: The American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) has officially been ranked as one of the top private universities in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The official rankings were announced by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the Kurdistan Regional Government earlier this week. This is the first national ranking within the KRG conducted in accordance with international ranking standards.
Out of 13 private universities in Kurdistan region, only three were placed in the Group B ranking; AUIS, Cihan University of Sulaimani and the University of Human Development in Sulaimani. AUIS came out on top of the three universities within Group B, while no university, public or private, was considered for Group A this year.
The universities were assessed on various criteria, including facilities, research, quality of libraries, student and lecturer evaluation, infrastructure and laboratory standards, among others. The evaluation for ranking is conducted separately for public and private universities in the region.
AUIS Interim President, Dr. Esther Mulnix said, “We are very proud and congratulate the entire community of the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani. All members in this community have contributed to achieve this important and significant academic goal. I am certain the satisfaction this produces will help us renew our efforts to continue developing our institution for the benefit of the region, the state, and the world.”
About American University of Iraq, Sulaimani
AUIS was established as a not-for-profit institution in 2007, dedicated to providing a comprehensive liberal arts education for the benefit of Kurdistan, Iraq and the wider region. The University’s objective is to produce graduates of responsible character with the necessary knowledge and skills for professional and national leadership. The educational program of the university is designed to develop strength in critical thinking, the ability to communicate well, a strong work ethic, good citizenship and personal integrity.
Academic freedom is a principle guaranteed in teaching, learning, and research in a manner identical to that found at regionally accredited colleges and universities in the United States. The university does not discriminate on the basis of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, occupation, politics, economic standing, or any other common human demographic factor in its admission of students or administration of the University or its policies.
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