The American University of Kuwait (AUK) is a liberal arts institution dedicated to teaching, learning, and scholarship. The University offers programs that provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for lifelong learning and professional success. AUK enriches society by fostering an environment encouraging critical thinking, effective communication, personal growth, service, and leadership.
Local Institutional Accreditation
The American University of Kuwait received its Institutional Accreditation from the Private Universities Council (PUC) – Ministry of Higher Education in the State of Kuwait, as of February 1st, 2006.
The Intensive English Program at AUK is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) for the period August 2009 through August 2014 and upholds the CEA Standards for English Language Program and Institutions.
The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners has awarded the American University of Kuwait accreditation of five (5) years to the Business and Economics Division on November 14, 2010. ACBSP accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes within the Business & Economics Division of the American University of Kuwait meet the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP.
The American University of Kuwait was awarded International Program Accreditation from The American Academy for Liberal Education’s (AALE) Board of Trustees for its Arts and Humanities Division, Social Sciences Division as well as the University General Education Program for a five (5) year period, ending September 30, 2016. AALE Membership certifies that the institution meets or exceeds the Academy’s independently established Education Standards.
The AUK Campus is located in Salmiya at the intersection of Salem Al-Mubarak and Amro Ibn Al-‘Asse Streets, and is in the middle of one of Kuwait’s most vibrant neighborhoods. The University opened its doors in the Fall of 2004 and conducts its academic activities in a new, rehabilitated and refurbished facility, which will be expanded and developed as needed in the coming years. AUK’s campus has spacious, modern classrooms; computer, science and language laboratories, an administration building, a state-of-the-art library, coffee shops, restaurants, shops and recreational facilities; as well as nearby parking available for students, staff, faculty and visitors. Next to the library and central Campus classrooms is a beautifully designed and landscaped central courtyard, offering AUK students, faculty and staff a pleasant place to relax and study.
Campus life is an integral part of a student’s university experience at AUK and it helps bring students, faculty and staff together as one community. Participation in extracurricular activities allows students to learn new skills and develop already existing ones, thus enhancing not only their educational experience but also personal development.
The University has a Student Government Association, a student-run newspaper and university journal, intramural and intercollegiate athletic clubs and organizations, theater, academic organizations as well as other activities in which students can take part.