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The Texas International Education Consortium Partners with American University of Iraq, Sulaimani to Build Capacity for Gender Inclusive and Streamlined Degree Programs

  Media Contact: Anna Charnitski, Texas International Education Consortium [email protected],  512-600-6066   Delawit Mesfin, American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) [email protected], +964-771-156-7123   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   [AUSTIN - Nov. 30, 2020] — The Texas International Education Consortium (TIEC) will partner with American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs (NEA) to support AUIS in their mission to advance an enhanced curriculum that prioritizes the robust integration of gender and diversity, as well as developing more marketable degrees. The program contributes to a wider effort by the U.S. Government to support American-style higher education in Iraq as part of its long-term stabilization strategy. COVID-19 has made a challenging higher-education environment even more difficult. Through this program, Texas will serve as a major partner in delivering high-quality education that instills the ideals of peace and tolerance to Iraqi-youth.   TIEC has curated a team of faculty and administrators from Texas A&M University - College Station, Lamar University, Southern Methodist University, Texas State University, Texas Tech University, Texas Woman’s University, The University of Texas at Arlington, The University of Texas at Austin, The University of Texas at Dallas, Navarro College, and the University of North Texas with expertise in instructional design, curriculum development, evaluation, gender, and soft skills development to participate in this project and...

Areena Dler Ismail named 2020 Blake and Bailey Endowed Scholarship Recipient

  Areena Dler Ismail, a senior Civil Engineering student at American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) is the 2020 Blake and Bailey Endowed Scholarship recipient. Areena, 22, is from Sulaimani and will graduate in 2021.   Areena says she chose to study at AUIS because of its reputation for being a challenging environment that pushes students to be their best. “AUIS was the right place for me,” she said. “I knew I had potential and that this university would give me all the opportunities and tools I need to turn that potential into success.”   Her passion for environmentalism in the Kurdistan Region inspired her academic path towards civil engineering and her dedication to excellence made her the perfect candidate for the Blake and Bailey Family Achievement Award.  “Receiving this scholarship was a huge motivator for me to...

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