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AUIS Once Again Ranked Top University in the Kurdistan Region

  American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) was again ranked top among universities in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq by the National University Ranking (NUR), Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Aram Mohammad Qadir announced in a press conference on January 9, 2020.    AUIS has been consistently ranked a top university in the Region since annual rankings were first announced in 2011.    NUR ranks private and public universities in the Region according to criteria which include graduate employment, faculty qualifications, student evaluations, library and academic resources, international and national partnerships, and quality control. Each of the Region’s universities are placed into one of several ranking groups based on the institution’s overall score.   “AUIS is proud to be recognized once again as a leading institution of higher education in the Region,” said University President Bruce Walker Ferguson. “Our University was established over a decade ago with the mission to provide the best education to future leaders in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region, and we remain committed to doing so.”   AUIS is the first non-governmental, not-for-profit, American-style university in Iraq. Founded in 2007 and operated for the public benefit, it is also the first non-governmental university in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region to be accredited by both the Federal Government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government. It is the only certified member in Iraq of the Association of American International Colleges and Universities.  

AUIS Again Ranked Among Top Private Universities in Kurdistan Region

American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) was ranked among the top universities in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq by the Kurdistan Regional Government’s Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Minister Yousif Goran announced in a press conference on November 21.  Ranking criteria include employment of university graduates, faculty qualifications, student evaluations, library and academic resources, international and national partnerships, and quality control. Based on the overall ranking, the Ministry places each of the region’s private and public universities into one of three groups. The University has been awarded the highest group ranking every year since the rankings were established in 2009.  With its growing list of academic degrees, including additions this fall of law, software engineering, translation, and a dual degree with the University of Arizona, together with other degrees in engineering, medical laboratory sciences, business and IT, AUIS has demonstrated a commitment to excellence and fostering an independent, student-centered academic environment to educate and shape the country’s future leaders.  “AUIS is dedicated to high-quality education that provides our graduates with good jobs as well as opportunities for graduate study at top universities around the world,” commented Prof. Bruce Walker Ferguson, AUIS President. “We appreciate the Ministry’s recognition of the hard work the AUIS community undertakes to help our students succeed.”  The highly acclaimed AUIS preparatory program, providing its students with excellent English language and study skills, is the only U.S.-accredited program of its kind in Iraq. AUIS’s pending dual degree program with the University of Arizona will for the first time allow students to obtain an undergraduate degree from a U.S. university without leaving Iraq. 
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