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A group of undergraduates presented their findings from data collected on genetic traits of the AUIS community for a statistics project to an audience of Academic Preparatory Program (APP) students and their instructors, as part of Discovery Week.
Discovery Week at AUIS kicked off with a microscope building activity by students and faculty members. The low cost digital microscopes were built using easily available material, and included smart-phones and tablets for digital imaging.
The American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) has introduced Honors English Program to top high school students across the region of Kurdistan. The one-week program invited over 100 English-speaking high school students to the University’s campus to participate and engage in AUIS’s English-based activities.

AUIS Blogs

AUIS Prepares Us to Become Global Citizens

Dina Dara hails from Erbil, Iraq. She graduated in 2014 as class valedictorian with a degree in international studies from AUIS. She is currently...
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AUIS Makes the Impossible, Possible!

Mahdi Murad hails from the town of Ranya in the Sulaimaniyah Governorate of Kurdistan. He graduated from AUIS in 2014 with a degree in business...
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My AUIS Journey

Sivar Qazaz hails from Sulaimani, Iraq. She graduated in 2012 with a degree in business administration from AUIS. She currently works for an...
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AUIS Helped Me to Become A Better Leader

By Mohamad Sabir - The American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) has had a great impact on my life. In Iraq, we have always struggled for better...
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AUIS Spotlight

Faculty
Esther Mulnix arrived in Sulaimani last month to join AUIS as the new vice president for academic affairs and professor of social sciences. In addition to overseeing the academic programs for the University, Mulnix will also be leading the University’s efforts to acquire accreditation in the United States.
Faculty
Marie LaBrosse, a poet, translator, and member of the Department of English, came to AUIS in 2011. “When I was contemplating whether I should take the job, someone told me that the streets in Sulaimani were named after poets. That made up my mind. I had to come here,” she said. 
Alumni
The goal of creating policy that can impact the future of a developing nation is a daunting one, but it’s a job that the class of 2014’s valedictorian Dina Dara hopes to take on. Dara’s next pursuit will be a master’s degree at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, one of the world's foremost graduate schools of international relations.  
Faculty
Assistant Professor Loren Higbee points to the students when he explains why he is at AUIS. “A major part of why I’m proud to teach at AUIS is that the liberal arts instruction we offer ensures that our students are not only trained in a specialty. They’re educated. We give our students opportunities that they wouldn’t have at other places. We provide a forum for open discussion of ideas,” said Higbee.