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A welcome message from AUIS President Bruce Walker Ferguson

  My warmest welcome to the AUIS community, with a special welcome to our new students, faculty, and staff.   Since its founding in 2007 the University has grown into a leading institution for higher education in Iraq and its Kurdistan region. AUIS is a private, not-for-profit university operated for the public benefit and with no investors. We are student-centered.   Our students come from all over Iraq and the Kurdistan Region, from Erbil and Sulaimani, Mosul and Kirkuk, Baghdad and Basra, Najaf and Al Nasiriya, Germany and Australia. Some come from small towns, others from large cities. Some students are from wealthy families, others from refugee camps. Ninety percent of our students receive financial support from the University, governments, or private donors, including generous support from the U.S Government for students whose lives have been uprooted by war. All of our students attend AUIS because of the opportunities it offers for a better life for them, for their families, and for their...

AUIS students raise funds, distribute meals to the poor for Ashura

  Members of the AUIS student-sponsored Council of Unity club held a cook-off fundraiser on campus on September 12, 2018, kicking off a campaign to provide meal donations for needy members of the wider Sulaimani community.   Club members sold plates of biryani, desserts, and other dishes in the AUIS cafeteria to raise money to buy, prepare, and distribute 3,000 meals to refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the area in commemoration of the Ashura holiday.   “Humanity is above all principles,” said club member Mohammed Tayib. “We, from different backgrounds, gathered for the sake of helping people who are in need...this gathering is a sign of unity, this message...

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