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AUIS and Kurdistan Botanical Foundation Announce Expanded Partnership

  Next phase of collaboration to focus on environmental research and conservation   SULAIMANI (September 9, 2019) — American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) and the Kurdistan Botanical Foundation (KBF) today announced an expanded partnership between the two entities that focuses on environmental research as well as environmental conservation.  AUIS and KBF have been working cooperatively since 2015.    Under this expanded collaboration, AUIS will support KBF with facilities, student interns and other resources, including dedicated campus space, to help KBF fulfill its mission in botanical science and research. KBF, in turn, will help AUIS in developing and maintaining new academic and program initiatives in environmental and plant-based research, conservation, and protection.    Past collaborative activities include landscaping the University’s 145-hectare campus; securing a $15,000 grant from Ford Middle East and North Africa; and publishing the “Birds of Qara Dagh” bird-watching guide by the AUIS Press.    “This new phase of our collaboration underscores the University's strong interest in environmental and life sciences,” said Dr. Bruce Walker Ferguson, AUIS President. “We welcome the opportunity to expand the range of our activities with the Foundation, which is the leading exploratory plant research center in Iraq.”   “We thank AUIS very much for this opportunity and for the hard work done to make this a reality,”...

Customer Service Professional Skills Development Course

  American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) held the first of several professional development courses for staff members on July 28-29, 2019. Ten staff members participated in the first “Customer Service Professional Skills Development Course” delivered by Instructor Muhammad Fahd Khan. The training focused on finding ways to create a positive customer service experience for internal and external customers, as well as conflict resolution. Two more workshops on the same topic will be held in August 2019. In total, 40 staff members will complete the training.  On the subject of the course, the Human Resources department at AUIS said: “AUIS and MFK Consulting signed a contract to provide us with an excellent Customer Service course. In today’s business environment, meeting customers’ various needs and expectations is a highly desirable outcome and a major contributor to the success of our University and brand.”...

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