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A group of AUIS students visited a water treatment plant in Dukan, near Sulaimani, as part of their course on “Water in Iraq”, taught by Dr. Maria Saldarriaga.
The second annual AUIS Research Symposium kicked off to a great start, where approximately 30 students from undergraduate programs showcased their projects to guests and distinguished judges.
A majority of AUIS former students voted in favor of a student-led alumni association with a new constitution and a formal structure in line with the tradition followed in most U.S. universities.

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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

Writer-in-residence
The novelist Mahmoud Saeed is the first writer-in residence at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) where he teaches calligraphy. “A friend arranged everything and made it a surprise for me,” says  Saeed when asked about his decision to return to Iraq and teach at AUIS. He refers to his friend Jackie Spinner – journalist and former teacher at AUIS - whom he met in Chicago.
Faculty
Esther Mulnix arrived in Sulaimani last month to join AUIS as the new vice president for academic affairs and professor of social sciences. She is currently also the Acting President of the university.  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.