Founded as a not-for-profit higher learning institution in 2014, The American University of Kurdistan (AUK) aims to mold the next generation of leaders through challenging coursework, up-to-date methodologies, and exceptional faculty. Located in the Duhok Governorate of Iraqi Kurdistan, the university is fast becoming the region’s preeminent institution of higher education.
Diversity: AUK embraces a diverse learning community, free from discrimination, that actively promotes respect and understanding of all individuals.
Accountability: AUK is a dynamic educational institution that holds all faculty, staff and students accountable for adhering to values that promote excellence in teaching, research, and service with enduring benefit for the region and world.
Creativity: AUK encourages freedom of thought that allows for the highest caliber of creative expression.
Integrity: AUK requires that all faculty, staff and students act with dignity and honesty while adhering consistently to the University's ethical codes.
Commitment: AUK seeks commitment for the development and implementation of new research initiatives, teaching methodologies, and innovative curriculum that enhances the educational opportunities for all students and thereby deepening their understanding of global issues and events.