November 21 - 23: The Student Services department at AUIS held a three-day event titled AUIS vision, which focused on the topics of business in the current market, technology and innovation, and how to create your own startup. On the first day of the event, president Bruce Ferguson gave a speech and presented a video of a significant innovation in aircrafts, as students and faculty from AUIS and Komar University of Science and Technology attended. The second part of the event was a panel discussion with students from both universities. The participants debated on the economic crisis that has hit the Kurdistan region; each side presented shortcomings that they believed had contributed and led to the region’s economic failure. The second day of the event was attended by a representative from Asiacell; the deputy CEO of Asiacell and AUIS MBA graduate, Zring Faruk. He had an interactive discussion with the audience on their AsiaHawala project, a non-banking financial service with the aim of diversifying the payment procedure in the country. As part of day two's activities, AUIS alumni gave presentations on their own business and achieving success when entering the market. On the third day of the event, Five One Labs, a startup incubator based in Erbil, held a workshop for AUIS students, guiding them through the important steps to start a business. This event was organized by the Student Services department, and the university hopes to make it an annual event to help students think about entrepreneurship and innovation in the current market. Article written by communications intern Bana Aso.