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London School of Economics Selects AUIS as a Lead Institutional Research Partner

  New Five-Year Project to Study Gender Justice in Conflict-Affected Societies   The Center for Gender and Development Studies (CGDS) at American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) announced today the start of a five-year, £896,000  research project with the London School of Economics (LSE). The project is part of the UK Research and Innovation’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) to support interdisciplinary research hubs around the world working towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.   CGDS’s Dr. Choman Hardi, a professor at AUIS, is a Co-Director of the Masculinities and Sexualities strand, one of six strands under LSE’s Gender, Justice, and Security Hub that will examine gender-related injustice and insecurity in communities around the world. As Co-Director, Dr. Hardi will coordinate research projects at six universities and other not-for-profit organizations. Dr. Hardi’s own research at AUIS, titled “Masculinity, Sexuality, and Violence,” will investigate transitional masculinity and violence prevention in the Kurdistan region of Iraq.   “It is great to be on the verge of so much new research, knowledge, and creativity,” Dr. Hardi said. “Research about masculinity in this region is in its infancy. This project aims to investigate the mechanisms that construct an entitled and violent masculinity which victimises women, with the aim of positively transforming it.”   The new GCRF project is the latest initiative for CGDS, which was...

Announcement of a Dual Degree between AUIS and the University of Arizona

  SULAIMANI, June 12, 2019 – Under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Yousif Goran, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) and the University of Arizona announced Tuesday in a joint press conference the start of a newly-approved dual degree program that will allow students to earn Iraq and Kurdistan’s highest-ranked engineering degrees at AUIS.   ...

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